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3rd Air Force


Third Air Force is U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa's numbered air force. Based at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the 3rd Air Force advocates for and provides organizational, administrative and legal support to USAFE-AFAFRICA wings in the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) areas of responsibility. Along with its headquarters operations directorate, the command is comprised of 10 wings consisting of more than 33,000 personnel.

Third Air Force

3 AF Mission and Vision

Mission: Third Air Force advocates for and provides direct support to our wings in order to enhance combat readiness in support of USAFE-AFAFRICA objectives.

Vision: A world-class NAF – inspired, ready, and relentless Airmen.