Air Combat Command, with headquarters at Langley Air Force Base, Va., is a major command activated June 1, 1992. It is the primary provider of air combat forces to America's unified combatant commands. Air Combat Command's operates fighters, bombers, reconnaissance, battle management, rescue and theater airlift aircraft, as well as command, control, communications and intelligence systems. As a force provider, ACC organizes, trains, equips and maintains combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime air defense. ACC provides nuclear forces for U.S. Strategic Command, theater air forces for the five geographic unified commands (U.S. Atlantic Command, U.S. European Command, U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Central Command and U.S. Southern Command). ACC also provides air defense forces to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).