Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James spoke to the importance of total force integration during the Air Force Reserve's recent 68th birthday celebration at the Pentagon. The Air Force Reserve was originally formed as a "standby" force by President Harry Truman in 1948, and now has five air reserve bases and 33 flying wings. It officially became the ninth major command — Air Force Reserve Command — in 1997. Learn the top five facts about Air Force Reserve operations history in the video at Military.com's Video Center.
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