U.S. Air Forces Europe

June 18, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 31st Fighter Wing perform a preflight inspection of an F-16 Fighting Falcon before takeoff during exercise Agile Buzzard at Decimomannu Air Base, Italy, in January. The Air Force is expanding its concept of Agile Combat Employment to apply to Europe. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Heidi Goodsell

The U.S. Air Force is moving forward with its concept of Agile Combat Employment as a way to increase its force generation capabilities in a contested environment. The Pacific Air Forces, or PACAF, under Gen. Charles Q. Brown, USAF, who is moving into his role as the chief of the Air Force on August 6, replacing a retiring Gen. David Goldfein, USAF, began looking at how to engage small groups of multifunctional airmen to increase capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region last year. In February, PACAF conducted training of airmen in this so-called Agile Combat Employment concept, which is designed to shift operational-level forces into smaller, tactical-level forces.

June 6, 2019
 

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as commander of U.S. Air Forces Europe, U. S. Air Forces Africa and Allied Air Command, and director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

May 30, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Charles S. Corcoran, USAF, has been selected for the grade of major general and assigned as chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

September 6, 2016
 

Lt. Gen. Tod D. Wolters, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of general and assigned as commander, U.S. Air Forces Europe; commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; commander, Allied Air Command; and director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

June 2, 2015
 

Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 86th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Forces Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. 

 

Lt. Gen. Frank Gorenc, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of general and assigned as commander, U.S. Air Forces Europe; commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; commander, Allied Air Command; and director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.