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United States Air Forces in Europe.

Commander: Gen. Robert H. Foglesong Headquarters: Ramstein AB, Germany Command Chief Master Sgt: Chief Master Sgt. Gary G. Coleman Established: Aug. 7, 1945 Web Address: www.usafe.af.mil

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 93 countries from the northern tip of Greenland to the eastern tip of Russia, to the southern tip of Africa.
People

Active duty 35,223
 Officers 5,042
 Enlisted 30,181
AFRC & ANG 458
Civilian 6,506

Total 42,187


Flying Hours

Per month: 7,400

Organization

3rd Air Force, RAF Mildenhall, England

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

I 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany (A/OA-I0, F- 16CJ/DJ)

I 65th Air Base Wing, Lajes Field, Azores

I 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany (C-9, C-20, C-21, C-37, C-130E)

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

I 435th Air Base Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany

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

I 420th Air Base Group, RAF Fairford, England

16th Air Force, Aviano AB, Italy

I 401st Air Expeditionary Wing, Aviano AB, Italy (KC-135E/R, U-2)

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

I 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik AB, Turkey (rotational aircraft)
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Title Annotation:Organization
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Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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