14th Air Force Patch – Hook and Loop
A 3.5″ patch 14th Air Force Patch – Hook and Loop
The Fourteenth Air Force (14 AF; Air Forces Strategic) was a numbered air force of the United States Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). It was headquartered at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
The command was responsible for the organization, training, equipping, command and control, and employment of Air Force space forces to support operational plans and missions for U.S. combatant commanders and their subordinate components and was the Air Force Component to U.S. Strategic Command for space operations.
Established on 5 March 1943 at Kunming, China, 14 AF was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force activated in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of World War II. It primarily fought in China. After World War II Fourteenth Air Force subsequently served Air Defense Command, Continental Air Command, and the Air Force Reserve (AFR).
14 AF was commanded by Major General Stephen N. Whiting.[when?] Its Command Chief Master Sergeant was Chief Master Sergeant Patrick F. McMahon. &[relevant?]
On 20 December 2019, the USAF’s Fourteenth Air Force was redesignated as the United States Space Force’s Space Operations Command (SPOC).