The Air Combat Command's responsibility is to deploy overseas in support of warfighting commands and
maintain air sovereignty and wartime air defense in CONUS.
(b) Air Mobility Command. It is located at Scott AFB, Illinois. Its mission is to provide airlift,
air refueling, and special air mission and aeromedical evacuation for U.S. forces. The Air Mobility Command
supplies forces to theater commands to support wartime tasking.
(c) Air Force Space Command. It is located at Peterson AFB, Colorado. Its mission is to place
high value payloads in space with a variety of expendable launch systems. It provides weather, communications,
ballistic missile warning, and intelligence to warfighters. The Air Force Space Command provides land-based
ballistic missile deterrent.
(d) Air Force Special Operations Command. It is located at Hurlburt Field, Florida. It provides
air component of U.S. Special Operations Command, deploying specialized airpower and delivering special
operations combat power. It is responsible for unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, and
counterterrorism support to unified commands.
(e) Air Force Materiel Command. It advances, integrates, and uses technology to develop, test,
acquire, and sustain weapon systems. It performs single manager continuous product improvement throughout a
product's life cycle. The Air Force Material Command is responsible for managing the major product, logistics,
and test centers.
(f) Air Education and Training Command. It is located at Randolph AFB, Texas. It recruits,
accesses, commissions, trains, and educates Air Force enlisted and officer personnel. The Air Education and
Training Command provides basic military training, initial and advanced technical training, flying training, and
professional military and degree-granting professional education.
(g) Pacific Air Force. It is located at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. It plans and coordinates offensive
and defensive air operations in the Pacific and Asian theaters. The Pacific Air Force organizes, trains, equips, and
maintains resources to conduct air operations.
(h) US Air Forces, Europe (USAFE). It is located at Ramstein AB, Germany. It plans, conducts,
controls, coordinates, and supports air and space operations to achieve United States national and NATO
objectives and U.S. European Command taskings. The USAFE supports U.S. military plans and operations in
parts of Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Africa.
(3) Numbered Air Forces. This is a level of command directly under a major command. It is a
tactical echelon that provides operational leadership and supervision.
(4) Wings. They are a level of command below the numbered Air Force. Each wing has about 1,000
to 5,000 persons. A wing may be an operational wing, an air base wing, or a specialized mission wing.