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Die United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA; deutsch Luftstreitkräfte der Vereinigten Staaten in Europa - Luftstreitkräfte Afrika) bilden neben den Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) eines von zwei regional ausgerichteten der insgesamt zehn Hauptkommandos der United States Air Force (USAF). Außerdem ist USAFE-AFAFRICA die für den Luftraum zuständige Komponente des United States European Command (EUCOM) und NATO-Verband und des United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). Das Hauptquartier liegt auf der Ramstein Air Base in Deutschland. Befehlshaber ist seit dem 28. August 2016 General Tod D. Wolters.

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Die United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa sind zuständig für die Planung, Durchführung und Unterstützung von Luftwaffeneinsätzen in Europa und Afrika und unterhält fünf Hauptstützpunkte: RAF Lakenheath und RAF Mildenhall in Großbritannien, Ramstein AB und Spangdahlem AB in Deutschland und Aviano AB in Italien. Dazu kommen 80 weitere Einrichtungen, darunter Morón (Spanien), Incirlik (Türkei), RAF Alconbury und RAF Fairford (Großbritannien) und Chiévres (Belgien). Der USAFE untersteht die Third Air Force mit zehn Geschwadern.

Im Jahre 2018 gehören den USAFE-AFAFRICA rund 23.805 Personen und circa 200 Flugzeuge an.

  • Third Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, (Deutschland)
    • 603rd Air and Space Operations Center, Ramstein Air Base, (Deutschland)
    • 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, (Italien)
      • 31st Operations Group
      • 31st Maintenance Group
        • 31st Maintenance Operations Squadron
        • 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
        • 31st Maintenance Squadron
        • 31st Munitions Squadron
        • 731st Munitions Squadron
      • 31st Mission Support Group
        • 31st Civil Engineer Squadron
        • 31st Communications Squadron
        • 31st Contracting Squadron
        • 31st Force Support Squadron
        • 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron
        • 31st Security Forces Squadron
      • 31st Medical Group
        • 31st Aerospace Medicine Squadron
        • 31st Dental Squadron
        • 31st Medical Operations Squadron
        • 31st Medical Support Squadron
        • 31st Surgical Operations Squadron
      • 31st Comptroller Squadron
    • 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik Air Base, (Türkei)
      • 39th Weapons System Security Group
        • 39th Maintenance Squadron
        • 39th Security Forces Squadron
        • 39th Operations Support Squadron
      • 39th Mission Support Group
        • 39th Civil Engineer Squadron
        • 39th Contracting Squadron
        • 39th Communications Squadron
        • 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron
        • 39th Force Support Squadron
        • 425th Air Base Squadron, Izmir Air Station (unterstützt NATO Allied Land Command)
        • 717th Air Base Squadron - Ankara Support Facility
      • 39th Medical Group
      • 728th Air Mobility Squadron
    • 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, (Vereinigtes Königreich)
      • 48th Operations Group
      • 48th Maintenance Group
        • 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
        • 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
        • 48th Component Maintenance Squadron
        • 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron
        • 48th Maintenance Operations Squadron
        • 48th Munitions Squadron
      • 48th Mission Support Group
        • 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron
        • 48th Civil Engineer Squadron
        • 48th Force Support Squadron
        • 48th Security Forces Squadron
        • 48th Communications Squadron
        • 48th Contracting Squadron
      • 48th Medical Group
    • 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, (Deutschland)
      • 52nd Operations Group
      • 52nd Maintenance Group
        • 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
        • 52nd Maintenance Squadron
      • 52nd Medical Group
        • 52nd Aerospace Medicine
        • 52nd Dental Squadron
        • 52nd Medical Operations Squadron
        • 52nd Medical Support Squadron
      • 52nd Mission Support Group
        • 470th Air Base Squadron, Geilenkirchen Air Base, (Deutschland)
        • 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron
        • 52nd Communications Squadron
        • 52nd Contracting Squadron
        • 52nd Force Support Squadron
        • 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron
        • 52nd Security Forces Squadron
      • 52nd Munitions Maintenance Group
    • 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, (Deutschland)
    • 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, (Vereinigtes Königreich)
      • 100th Operations Group
      • 100th Maintenance Group
        • 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
        • 100th Maintenance Squadron
      • 100th Mission Support Group
        • 100th Civil Engineer Squadron
        • 100th Communications Squadron
        • 100th Force Support Squadron
        • 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron
        • 100th Security Forces Squadron
      • 100th Comptroller Squadron
    • 352nd Special Operations Wing, RAF Mildenhall, (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    • 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing, Ramstein Air Base, (Deutschland)
      • 4th Air Support Operations Group
        • 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron
        • 21st Operational Weather Squadron
      • 409th Air Expeditionary Group, (Aufklärung), Basis unbekannt
      • 435th Contingency Response Group
        • 435th Air Mobility Squadron
        • 435th Security Forces Squadron
        • 435th Construction and Training Squadron
      • 435th Air and Space Communications Group
      • 449th Air Expeditionary Group, Camp Lemonnier, (Djibouti)
    • 501st Combat Support Wing, RAF Alconbury, (Vereinigtes Königreich)
      • 422nd Air Base Group, RAF Croughton (in Teilen auf RAF Fairford und RAF Welford)
        • 420th Air Base Squadron, RAF Fairford
        • 420th Munitions Squadron, RAF Fairford
        • 422nd Air Base Squadron, RAF Croughton
        • 422nd Civil Engineer Squadron, RAF Croughton
        • 422nd Communications Squadron, RAF Croughton
        • 422nd Medical Squadron, RAF Croughton
        • 422nd Security Forces Squadron, RAF Croughton
      • 423rd Air Base Group, RAF Alconbury (in Teilen auf RAF Molesworth, RAF Menwith Hill und beim Joint Warfare Centre auf der Stavanger Air Base (Norwegen))
        • 421st Air Base Squadron, RAF Menwith Hill
        • 423rd Civil Engineer Squadron, RAF Alconbury
        • 423rd Communications Squadron, RAF Alconbury
        • 423rd Force Support Squadron, RAF Alconbury
        • 423rd Medical Squadron, RAF Alconbury
        • 423rd Security Forces Squadron, RAF Alconbury
        • 426th Air Base Squadron, Stavanger Air Base (Norwegen)
    • Heavy Airlift Wing Hungary, (Strategic Airlift Capability) mit C-17 Globemaster III, Pápa Air Base (Ungarn)

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Älteste direkte Vorläuferorganisation der USAFE ist die im Januar 1942 aufgestellte 8. US Air Force, die am 22. Februar 1944 aufging in den United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe. Am 7. August 1945 erfolgte schließlich die Umbenennung zur heutigen Bezeichnung United States Air Forces in Europe.

Am 20. April 2012 nach der Inaktivierung der 17. US-Luftflotte der United States Air Forces Africa (AFAFRICA) erfolgte die Umbenennung von United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) in United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) und eine Erweiterung des Verantwortungs- und Zuständigkeitsbereichs (Area of responsibility).

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