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3rd Air Force

Mission: Third Air Force consist of more than 32,000 Airmen across Europe and Africa.  Third Air Force issues directives to subordinate commands and takes action on behalf of the USAFE-AFAFRICA Commander as directed.  Third Air Force exercises delegated authorities over assigned forces that include personnel management and advising subordinate commands on requirements, programs, and budget.  Third Air Force also works with its subordinate commands to ensure implementation and compliance with relevant policies and directives of the Department of Defense, Headquarters Air Force, and USAFE- AFAFRICA.  Additionally, Third Air Force facilitates proper coordination between its subordinate commands and USAFE-AFAFRICA, USEUCOM, USAFRICOM, DOD agencies and other field activities.

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


Third Air Force