Continental Air Command (ConAC) (1948–1968) was a Major Command of the United States Air Force (USAF) responsible primarily for administering the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. During the Korean War, ConAC provided the necessary augmentation to the regular Air Force while it rebuilt itself under wartime conditions. Later, during the 1950s, it was a training force for reservists with no prior military service. ConAC provided peacetime airlift missions for the Air Force. It was mobilized twice in 1961 and 1962 by president Kennedy for the Berlin and Cuban Missile Crisis. Lastly, it was used by president Lyndon B. Johnson for airlift operations into the Dominican Republic and South Vietnam. It was inactivated in 1968 and replaced by Headquarters, Air Force Reserve (AFRES).
Below, you will find numerous histories pertaining to ConAC.
The Black Vault wishes to thank Cory Newman, a FOIA researcher, investigator, and collector of these records. He has graciously donated them to The Black Vault for preservation and online distribution.
The Continental Air Command and the Korean War, June to December 1950 [147 Pages, 37.1MB] –
REEL A4028 [1,640 Pages, 490MB] – Continental Air Command History, December 1948 – December 1949 (Vol. 1 – Page 594) | Continental Air Command History, December 1948 – December 1949
REEL A4037 [1,638 Pages, 460MB] – Continental Air Command, August 1949 – October 1949
REEL A4029 [1,346 Pages, 358MB] – Continental Air Command History, December 1948 – December 1949, (Volumes 2-5)
REEL A4030 [1,599 Pages, 500MB] – Continental Air Command History, December 1948 – December 1949 (Page 3, Volumes 5-7) | Continental Air Command History, January 1950 – June 1950 (Volume 1, Page 1,270)
REEL A4031 [1,448 Pages, 364MB] – Continental Air Command History, January 1950 – June 1950 (Volumes 2-5)
REEL A4032 [2,048 Pages, 640MB] – Continental Air Command History, January 1950 – June 1950 (Volumes 6-7)
REEL A4033 [2,297 Pages, 769MB] – Continental Air Command History, June 1949
| Continental Air Command History, March 1950
REEL A4034 [1,909 Pages, 564MB] – Various CONAC Training Histories, Circa 1949-1950
REEL A4035 [1,117 Pages, 367MB] – Sweet Briar, 1950
REEL A4036 [1,818 Pages, 675MB] – Exercise Swarmer History, March 1950 | ORT Conference, April 1950 | Air Reserve Officers, March 1949 – February 1950 | Air Force ROTC, 1948-1949 | Air Science 2, April 1949 | Air Armament, May 1949 – June 1949 | AF Communications, April 1949 | Radiological Defense Course, September 1949 | Criminal Investigation, April 1949