Twelfth Air Force

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Headquartered at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Twelfth Air Force controls the Air Combat Command conventional fighter and bomber forces based in the western United States and is the Air Component (AFSOUTH) for the Unified Combatant Command, United States Southern Command.

12AF Bases

Beale Air Force Base, California

  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

Dyess Air Force Base, Texas

  • 7th Bomb Wing: B-1

Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.

  • 28th Bomb Wing: B-1

Holloman AFB, N.M.

  • 49th Fighter Wing: F-117, T-38

Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska

  • 55th Reconnaissance Wing, which flies a variety of C3I-ISR aircraft

Robbins Air Force Base, Georgia

116th Air Control Wing at Robbins Air Force Base, Ga.

Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

Tinker is home to the most intensely deployed wing in the Air Force, the 552nd Air Control Wing operating the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), now under Twelfth Air Force. It is also the operating location for the joint Air Force-Navy task force for the E-6 TACAMO command and control aircraft.

  • 3rd Combat Communications Group

While Tinker, as a base, is organizationally under the 12th, it hosts the immense Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, part of the Air Materiel Command. It also has a variety of maintenance units.

Tenants at non-12th AF Bases

  • 388th Fighter Wing (F-16C/D) and 419th Fighter Wing [Air Force Reserve], Hill Air Force Base, Utah
  • 1st Air Support Operations Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.
  • 819th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE) Squadron, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana
  • 820th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, Nellis AFB, Nev.