U.S. Air Forces in Europe - U.S. Air Forces Africa
U.S. Air Forces in Europe - U.S. Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA)
USAFE-AFAFRICA provides coverage of U.S. Air Force Airmen and military assets to include aircraft and weapon systems. We also report on USAF partnerships with NATO and DoD directed national defense and humanitarian aid efforts throughout Europe and Africa in cooperation with Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.
As the air component for both USEUCOM and USAFRICOM, USAFE-AFAFRICA executes the Air Force, USEUCOM and USAFRICOM missions with forward-based airpower and infrastructure to conduct and enable theater and global operations. USAFE-AFAFRICA directs air operations in a theater spanning three continents, covering more than 15 million square miles, containing 104 independent states, and possessing more than one-fifth of the world's population and more than a quarter of the world's gross domestic product. More than 35,000 active-duty, Reserve, Air National Guard and civilian employees are assigned to USAFE-AFAFRICA. Equipment assets include about 217 fighter, attack, rotary wing, tanker, and transport aircraft, and a full complement of conventional weapons.