Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, work on an F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to a Red Flag 21-3 mission at Nellis AFB, Nevada. William Lewis
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2022 USAF & USSF Almanac: DAF Personnel

July 1, 2022

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DAF TOTAL FORCE END STRENGTH

(As of Sept. 30, 2021)

Fiscal Year 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
USAF Active Duty Enacted Requested
Officers 61,597 62,640 63,902 64,245 64,873 64,957 61,544
Enlisted 256,983 258,978 263,976 265,369 265,658 262,609 257,856
Cadets 4,207 4,262 4,223 4,176 4,103 4,140 4,000
Total USAF Active Duty 322,787 325,880 332,101 333,790 334,634 331,706 323,400
USSF Active Duty
Officers 84 3,656 4,334 4,314
Enlisted 1 2,907 4,067 4,286
Total USSF Active Duty 85 6,563 8,401 8,600
Civilian Personnel
Direct hire (excluding technicians) 140,116 135,879 139,536 140,848 147434* 145024** 147,373
ANG technicians 22,542 21,705 17,502 14,970 10,994 9,885 9,778
AFRC technicians 7,872 7,648 7,714 9,027 7,224 7,111 6,696
Total direct hire 170,530 165,232 164,752 164,845 165,652 162,020 163,847
Indirect hire 4,570 4,202 4,190 3,694 3,728 4,014 4,014
Total Civilian Personnel 175,100 169,434 168,942 168,539 169,380 166,034 167,861
Air National Guard
Selected Reserve Officers 15,257 15,401 15,495 15,990 16,377 15,089 15,204
Selected Reserve Enlisted 90,413 92,068 91,702 91,424 92,106 93,211 93,196
Total ANG 105,670 107,469 107,197 107,414 108,483 108,300 108,400
Air Force Reserve Command
Selected Reserve Officers 13,672 13,716 14,042 14,458 14,947 14,849 14,609
Selected Reserve Enlisted 55,126 54,987 55,347 54,598 55,623 55,451 55,391
Total AFRC Selected Reserve 68,798 68,703 69,389 69,056 70,570 70,300 70,000
Individual Ready Reserve Officers 7,492 6,593 7,631 7,631 7,631 7,631 7,631
IRR Enlisted 29,359 21,801 20,683 20,683 20,683 20,683 20,683
Total IRR 36,851 28,394 28,314 28,314 28,314 28,314 28,314
Total AFRC 105,649 97,097 97,370 97,370 98,884 98,614 98,314
Total Force 709,206 699,880 705,610 707,198 717,944 713,055 706,575
Sources: Fiscal 2023 President’s Budget Request
*Enacted **Requested

DAF ACTIVE DUTY AIRMEN FEMALE/MALE

Airmen assigned to the 18th Security Forces Squadron huddle before a field training exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Senior Airman Jessi Monte

(As of Sept. 30, 2021)

1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2019 2020 2021
Cadets                
Female 0 504 553 658 966 1,176 1,194 1,182
% 0 11.4 12.7 15.4 21.2 27.9 28.6 28.8
Male 4,144 3,907 3,817 3,617 3,592 3,047 2,982 2,921
% 100 88.6 87.3 84.6 78.8 72.2 71.4 71.2
Total 4,144 4,411 4,370 4,275 4,558 4,223 4,176 4,103
Enlisted                
Female 8,987 60,803 60,803 55,011 50,946 54,205 55,273 55,644
% 1.4 13.2 14 19.2 19.3 20.5 20.8 20.9
Male 652,559 399,517 374,385 231,620 212,491 209,771 210,279 210,014
% 98.6 86.8 86 80.8 80.7 79.4 79.2 79.1
Total 661,546 460,320 435,188 286,631 263,437 263,976 265,552 265,658
Officer                
Female 4,667 8,493 13,331 11,819 12,363 13,932 14,325 14,671
% 3.6 8.7 13.3 17.1 18.7 21.8 22.3 22.6
Male 125,136 89,156 86,714 57,204 53,838 49,970 49,920 50,202
% 94.6 91.3 86.7 82.9 81.3 78.2 77.7 77.4
Total 129,803 97,649 100,045 69,023 66,201 63,902 69,598 64,873
Grand Total 795,493 562,380 539,603 359,929 334,196 332,101 339,326 334,634

ACTIVE DUTY AIR & SPACE PERSONNEL END STRENGTH: 1930-TODAY

U.S. Space Force Specialist Three Raquel Goins, 65th Cyberspace Squadron cyber operator, completes training on a computer at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman/USSF

(As of Sept. 30, 2021)

YEAR NUMBER YEAR NUMBER YEAR NUMBER YEAR NUMBER
1907 3 1936 17,233 1965 824,662 1994 426,327
1908 13 1937 19,147 1966 887,353 1995 400,409
1909 27 1938 21,089 1967 897,494 1996 389,001
1910 11 1939 23,455 1968 904,850 1997 377,385
1911 23 1940 51,165 1969 862,353 1998 367,470
1912 51 1941 152,125 1970 791,349 1999 360,590
1913 114 1942 764,415 1971 755,300 2000 355,654
1914 122 1943 2,197,114 1972 725,838 2001 353,571
1915 208 1944 2,372,292 1973 691,182 2002 368,251
1916 311 1945 2,282,259 1974 643,970 2003 375,062
1917 1,218 1946 455,515 1975 612,751 2004 376,616
1918 195,023 1947 305,827 1976 585,416 2005 353,696
1919 25,603 1948 387,730 1977 570,695 2006 348,953
1920 9,050 1949 419,347 1978 569,712 2007 333,495
1921 11,649 1950 411,277 1979 559,455 2008 327,379
1922 9,642 1951 788,381 1980 557,969 2009 333,408
1923 9,441 1952 983,261 1981 570,302 2010 334,196
1924 10,547 1953 977,593 1982 582,845 2011 333,370
1925 9,670 1954 947,918 1983 592,044 2012 332,918
1926 9,674 1955 959,946 1984 597,125 2013 330,694
1927 10,078 1956 909,958 1985 601,515 2014 316,332
1928 10,549 1957 919,835 1986 608,199 2015 311,357
1929 12 ,131 1958 871,156 1987 607,035 2016 317,883
1930 13,531 1959 840,435 1988 576,446 2017 322,787
1931 14,780 1960 814,752 1989 570,880 2018 329,880
1932 15,028 1961 821,151 1990 535,233 2019 332,101
1933 15,099 1962 884,025 1991 510,432 2020 329,797
1934 15,861 1963 869,431 1992 470,315 2021 334,634
1935 16,247 1964 856,798 1993 444,351 2022* 340,107
2023** 332,000
From 1907-1946, these Airmen were part of the U.S. Army. 
Enacted*
Requested**

DAF ACTIVE DUTY END STRENGTH

(As of Sept. 30, 2021)

U.S. Wars

DAF ACTIVE DUTY BY REGION

A U.S. Air Force F-35A conducts a low approach flyover in the Baltic Sea region on, June 16. Master Sgt. Ryan Campbell/ANG

(As of Sept. 30, 2021)

1980 1990 2000 2010 2019 2020 2021
US and Territories 445,886 418,027 291,260 277,123 276,090 277,818 303,007
Europe 76,788 69,296 32,901 30,963 27,649 27,762 29,896
East Asia, Pacific 32,263 33,558 22,030 12,649 20,698 20,644 22,053
Africa, Mideast, S. Asia 674 376 8,972 891 2,076 2,032 2,162
Western Hemisphere 2,211 2,356 345 339 440 436 454
Other 147 11,620 146 12,231 1,096 1,105 1,183
Total* 557,969 535,233 355,654 334,196 328,049 329,797 358,755

DAF ACTIVE DUTY BY BASE, 2021 vs. 2011

An Air Force C-12 Huron assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a training mission, April 6. Yasuo Osakabe

(As of Sept. 30, 2020)

BASE 2021 2011 #CHANGE #CHANGE
JB San Antonio-Lackland, Texas 20,057 17,406 2,651 15.2
Ramstein AB, Germany 10,117 9,471 646 6.8
Hurlburt Field, Fla. 9,944 8,314 1,630 19.6
Nellis AFB, Nev. [1] 8,556 9,900 -1,344 -13.6
JB Langley-Eustis, Va. 8,373 7,986 387 4.8
Shaw AFB, S.C. 7,948 5,912 2,036 34.4
Travis AFB, Calif. 7,500 6,571 929 14.1
Kadena AB, Japan 7,121 6,673 448 6.7
Eglin AFB, Fla. 7,016 5,771 1,245 21.6
Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. 6,939 6,643 296 4.5
JB Andrews, Md. 6,727 7,603 -876 -11.5
Offutt AFB, Neb. 6,446 5,405 1,041 19.3
Minot AFB, N.D. 6,303 5,323 980 18.4
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 6,265 5,813 452 7.8
Sheppard AFB, Texas 6,085 5,357 728 13.6
JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska 6,003 5,608 395 7.0
JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii 5,951 5,030 921 18.3
JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. 5,846 4,855 991 20.4
Barksdale AFB, La. 5,701 5,814 -113 1.9
Osan AB, South Korea 5,657 5,308 349 6.6
Scott AFB, Ill. 5,349 5,109 240 4.7
Tinker AFB, Okla. 5,219 5,876 -657 11.2
Cannon AFB, N.M. 5,166 4,275 891 20.8
Luke AFB, Ariz. 5,152 3,917 1,235 31.5
Moody AFB, Ga. 5,131 4,654 477 10.2
Dyess AFB, Texas 5,102 5,093 9 0.2
Holloman AFB, N.M. 5,054 4,030 1,024 25.4
Aviano AB, Italy 4,882 4,444 438 9.9
RAF Lakenheath, U.K. 4,855 4,636 219 4.7
Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. 4,835 4,814 21 0.4
Hill AFB, Utah 4,806 3,864 942 24.4
Pentagon, Va. 4,707 4,179 528 12.6
RAF Mildenhall, U.K. 4,648 4,035 613 15.2
Keesler AFB, Miss. 4,587 5,263 -676 -12.8
Whiteman AFB, Mo. 4,396 3,786 610 16.1
Spangdahlem AB, Germany 4,273 4,815 -542 -11.3
Beale AFB, Calif. 4,271 3,937 334 8.5
MacDill AFB, Fla. 4,099 3,649 450 12.3
JB Charleston, S.C. 3,952 3,783 169 4.5
Robins AFB, Ga. 3,892 3,918 -26 0.7
Little Rock AFB, Ark. 3,861 5,185 -1,324 25.5
Peterson SFB, Colo. 3,855 3,832 23 0.6
Dover AFB, Del. 3,854 3,525 329 9.3
Fairchild AFB, Wash. 3,850 2,861 989 34.6
Mountain Home AFB, Idaho 3,847 3,553 294 8.3
Goodfellow AFB, Texas 3,836 4,513 -677 15.0
Fort Meade, Md. 3,805 2,583 1,222 47.3
Ellsworth AFB, S.D. 3,667 3,535 132 3.7
Malmstrom AFB, Mont. 3,580 3,129 451 14.4
JB Lewis-McChord, Wash. 3,538 3,680 -142 4.0
Yokota AB, Japan 3,527 2,931 596 20.3
Kirtland AFB, N.M. 3,441 3,460 -19 -0.5
F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo. 3,437 3,128 309 9.0
Maxwell AFB, Ala. 3,267 2,915 352 12.1
Eielson AFB, Alaska 3,248 1,925 1,323 68.7
McConnell AFB, Kan. 3,199 3,023 176 5.8
Creech AFB [1] 3,187 n/a n/a n/a
JB San Antonio-Randolph, Texas 3,052 2,938 114 3.9
Edwards AFB, Calif. 3,046 2,652 394 14.9
Bolling AFB, D.C. 2,897 2,986 -89 3.0
Misawa AB, Japan 2,812 2,950 -138 4.7
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. 2,811 2,460 351 14.3
Vandenberg SFB, Calif. 2,656 2,809 -153 5.4
Kunsan AB, South Korea 2,586 2,506 80 3.2
Pope Field, N.C.  2,523 2,574 -51 2
Andersen AFB, Guam 2,302 2,070 232 11.2
Tyndall AFB, Fla. 2,302 2,748 -446 16.2
Patrick SFB, Fla. 1,987 1,777 210 11.8
Grand Forks AFB, N.D. 1,970 1,457 513 35.2
Buckley SFB, Colo. 1,825 1,443 382 26.5
Schriever SFB, Colo. 1,777 1,616 161 10.0
MCB Quantico, Va. [2] 1,720 n/a n/a n/a
Hanscom AFB, Mass. 1,597 1,655 -58 -3.5
Incirlik AB, Turkey 1,581 1,429 152 10.6
JB San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas  1,562 1,322 240 18.2
Columbus AFB, Miss. 1,551 1,592 -41 -2.6
Laughlin AFB, Texas 1,416 1,479 -18 -1.2
Altus AFB, Okla. 1,443 1,381 62 4.5
Los Angeles AFB, Calif. 1,288 1,400 -112 -8.0
Vance AFB, Okla. 1,283 1,209 74 6.1
USAG Stuttgart, Germany 835 1,265 -430 -34.0
Errors in data 3 2 n/a n/a
Brooks City-Base, Texas [3]  0 28 n/a n/a
Lajes Field, Portugal [4] 0 663 n/a n/a
Total 358,755 329,029    
[1] Nellis AFB’s personnel included Creech AFB until FY2020.
[2] Air Force personnel first recorded in 2012.
[3] Closed in 2012.
[4] Personnal grouped with the Ramstein Air Base, Germany, host wing in 2015.
*Not including Active-duty Space Force.

DAF Active Duty Demographics: Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Marital Status, Education

A 43rd Fighter Generation Squadron load crew moves an AIM-9X to their F-22 Raptor during the unit’s weapons load competition Sept. 21 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Samuel King Jr./USAF

Air Force Reserve Demographics: Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Marital Status, Education

Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 312 Airlift Squadron discuss their plan of action on board a C-5M Super Galaxy during Exercise Nexus Rising on June 4, 2022, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Nexus Rising is a readiness exercise designed to test the ability of the 349th Air Mobility Wing to generate, employ and sustain air operations in a simulated combat environment. Missions include air rescue, aeromedical evacuation, airlift for cargo and personnel, aerial refueling, deployment processing, aerial port operations, and command and control. Reserve Citizen Airmen from Travis, Army National Guard members from Fairfield, and California Air National Guard members from Moffett Field are participating in the exercise, June 3-5, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brady Penn)

ANG Demographics: Sex, Ethnicity, Race, Marital Status, Education

A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard, does a pre-flight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during exercise Sentry Savannah the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga. Senior Airman Erica Webster

Total Force Enlisted: Airmen and Guardian by Specialty Code (AFSC)

The first two Guardian flights to experience a Space Force ecosystem within Air Force Basic Military Training graduated at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, on June 22-23, 2022. More than 700 Airmen and Guardians assigned to the 326th Training Squadron graduated. Miriam Thurber/USAF

Total Force Officers: Airmen and Guardian by Specialty Code (AFSC)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Alexis Shirley and 2nd Lt. Trisha Crisp, 333rd Training Squadron cyber warfare officers, complete cyber tasks in the cyber escape room inside Stennis Hall at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Senior Airman Seth Haddix