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United States Air Forces In Europe.

Mission

Provides rapidly deployable, capabilities-focused expeditionary air and space forces to conduct the full spectrum of military operations to achieve U.S. objectives based on taskings from the U.S. European Command commander and is an integral part of the military forces of NATO.

Responsibilities

Enhances transatlantic security promotes regional stability and advances U.S. interests in Europe, Greenland, Iceland, the Azores, Russia, the Middle East, Africa the Mediterranean, the Caspian Sea and more than half of the Atlantic Ocean spanning 20.5 million square miles and 91 countries.
People

Active duty 28,339
 Officers 3,691
 Enlisted 24,648
AFRC 432
ANG 185
Civilians 10,793

Total 39,749


Organization

16th Air Force Warfighting Headquarters Ramstein AB, Germany

* 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy (F-16CG/DG)

* 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik AB, Turkey (rotational aircraft)

* 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England (F-15C/D/E)

* 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany (A/CA-10. F-16CJ/DJ)

* 65th Air Base Wing, Lajes Field, Azores

* 85th Group, NAS Keflavik, Iceland (HH-60)

* 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany (C-20. C-21 C-37 C-130E)

* 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England (KC-135)

* 401st Air Expeditionary Wing, Aviano AB, Italy (U-2)

* 420th Air Base Group RAF Fairford, England

* 421st Air Base Group RAF Menwith Hill, England

* 422nd Air Base Group, RAF Croughton, England

* 423rd Air Base Group RAF Alconbury, England

* 435th Air Base Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany

* 501st Combat Support Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England

Commander: Gen. William T. Hobbins

Headquarters: Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Command Chief Master Sgt.: Chief Master Sgt. Gary G. Coleman

Web address: http://www.usafe.af.mil/
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Author:Ruleau, Kristin
Publication:Airman
Article Type:Company Profile
Geographic Code:4E
Date:Jan 1, 2006
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