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12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Shoulder Sleeve Insignia and Emblems.  12th Air Force Emblem December 1943 - May 1958.

12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Shoulder Sleeve Insignia and Emblems. 12th Air Force Emblem December 1943 - May 1958.

12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Shoulder Sleeve Insignia and Emblems.  12th Air Force Emblem May 1958 – June 1994.

12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Shoulder Sleeve Insignia and Emblems. 12th Air Force Emblem May 1958 – June 1994.

Twelfth Air Force shield

Twelfth Air Force shield

Air Force Southern (Color).  Image provided by the Institute of Heraldry. In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander. The image is 7x7 inches @ 300 dpi.

Air Force Southern (Color). Image provided by the Institute of Heraldry. In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander. The image is 7x7 inches @ 300 dpi.

The origin of 12th Air Force began with a series of meetings conducted in mid-1942 when Allied planners were developing a strategy for the invasion of Northwest Africa. Dubbed Operation Torch, the hope was that this effort would serve as a preliminary step toward the invasion of Europe. Because this extensive and complex operation would require a new Air Force organization to provide manpower and equipment, plans for the activation of 12th Air Force were prepared simultaneously with the invasion strategy.

The headquarters and headquarters squadron of 12th AF activated at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., on Aug. 20, 1942, and a headquarters detachment for planning was also formed, in England, under the direction of Brig. Gen. James H. Doolittle. During the interim period between the activation of 12th Air Force headquarters and its arrival in England, Doolittle was responsible to Maj. Gen. Carl Spaatz, Commander of 8th Air Force, resulting in 12th Air Force code name, "8th Air Force Junior," or "Junior." The Headquarters element, from Bolling Field, arrived in England in early September and Doolittle formally assumed command of 12th AF on Sept. 23, 1942.

On Nov. 10, 1942, 12th AF's 33d Fighter Group's Curtiss P-40 Warhawks took off from the USS Chenango, an aircraft carrier, and landed at Port Lyautey airdrome, French Morocco. This operation marked the inception of a fighting tactical air force that would see action in ten separate campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and Southern France. By the end of World War II, the Airmen of 12th AF had flown 21 different types of aircraft that included heavy bombers, seaplanes, and light observation planes.  They also developed close air support air-ground coordination teams that set a model for other numbered Air Forces.  By the end of the war, 12th Air Force Airmen completed 430,681 sorties, dropped 217,156 tons of bombs, and destroyed 2,857 enemy aircrafts, while only losing 2,667 of their own aircraft. On Aug. 31, 1945, after hostilities ended in Europe, 12th Air Force was inactivated.

During the postwar period, when the overriding interest of the American people was the return to peace and normalcy, those who were responsible for defense preparations began to rebuild a peacetime air force. As a component of this preparation, 12th AF reactivated on May 17, 1946, at March Field, Calif., and was reassigned to the recently established Tactical Air Command (TAC). During this time, 12th AF became the first numbered air force to be equipped with a jet aircraft, the P-80. The 12th AF also participated in numerous exercises to refine air-ground coordination and cooperated with naval and ground forces in a number of amphibious operations connected with the defense of Alaska.

In December 1948, 12th AF moved to Brooks AFB, Texas, under the newly formed Continental Air Command.  For a little over a year, 12th AF was responsible for maintaining the operational readiness of Air Force Reserve Program units in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.  By June 1950, 12th Air Force was inactivated.

Reactivated on Jan. 21, 1951 in Wiesbaden, Germany, and assigned to U.S.  Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), 12th AF became the first USAFE unit to be committed to the newly created North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in April 1952. Charged with conducting the aerial mission of NATO's Allied Air Forces Central Europe, 12th AF along with French and Canadian air units formed the 4th Allied Tactical Air Force. As part of a USAFE base realignment, 12th Air Force moved in April 1953 to Ramstein, Germany. From Ramstein AB, 12th Air Force continued to operate in its coequal role as a tactical air force for USAFE and NATO through December 1957.

In January 1958, 12th AF Force relocated to James Connally AFB, Texas, and was reassigned to Tactical Air Command. The 12th AF remained at James Connally AFB for the next ten years where its mission was "to ensure tactical aircrew and unit combat readiness" to include the capability to conduct joint air operations. During this time 12th AF participated in several missions that included the 1958 Formosa Straits Crisis, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and the 1965 Dominican Republic Crisis. For its part in the Formosa Straits Crisis, 12th AF was awarded the 1958 Mackay Trophy for rapid and effective deployment of Composite Air Strike Force X-Ray Tango.

During the Vietnam War (1965-1973), 12th AF and 9th Air Force - two of Tactical Air Commands numbered air forces - were the primary source for tactical fighter, reconnaissance, and airlift forces used throughout the Southeast Asian theater. By late 1965, as the air effort expanded in support of ground forces, the need for replacement aircrews for units in theater rose sharply. To meet this need, the 12th Air Force mission shifted in emphasis from ensuring tactical operational readiness to training aircrews and support personnel for Southeast Asian operations.

By mid-1966, 12th AF units were training combat aircrews at full capacity. In order to provide a steady stream of aircrews to the combat area, Replacement Training Units were activated at most 12th AF bases. In addition to providing trained and experienced pilots for tactical fighter aircrews, 12th AF was also heavily involved in providing tactical airlift support and developing a tactical reconnaissance mission.  In Sept. 1968 James Connally AFB, closed and 12th Air Force moved to Bergstrom AFB, Texas.

As the tempo of combat operations in Southeast Asia began to slow in the early 1970s, 12th AF began a shift away from combat crew replacement training and back to combat readiness to include rapid reaction capabilities. To conduct this mission 12th AF directed the activities of four air divisions and thirteen tactical flying and training wings. In addition, 12th AF supervised the activities of the only squadron dedicated to training tactical launch crews for the Ground Launched Cruise Missile weapon system. In October 1983, 12th AF participated in Operation Urgent Fury, the joint and combined invasion of the island nation of Grenada. During this contingency, 12th AF provided an Air Force element to the joint operations staff. This cadre of 12th AF personnel worked to direct tactical air operations and ensure the most efficient use of available forces.

In January 1987, an additional mission was assigned to 12th AF, that of the air component for the United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM). At this time the 12th AF commander took on the added responsibility of United States Southern Command Air Forces commander. As such, the commander managed all Air Force personnel and assets in the USSOUTHCOM area of responsibility (AOR), which consists of Central and South America as well as the Caribbean Sea region. One notable operation in this new role was its participation in Operation Just Cause in Dec. 1989, during which 12th Air Force and other Air Force units deployed in support of U.S. Army forces in order to return democracy to Panama.

With the end of the Cold War in 1991, the 12th AF's air component mission shifted to what it remains today: counter-transnational organized crime, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and building partnership capacity. This tripartite focus has placed 12th Air Force into a direct relationship with the majority of air forces in the region and has offered unparalleled opportunities for cooperation and engagement. In June 1992, 12th AF was assigned to the newly established Air Combat Command. Later that year, in October 1992, the organization was moved to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. In September 1994, 12th AF participated in Operation Uphold Democracy   a United Nations mandated and U.S. led Multi-National Force operation designed to return power to the democratically elected Haitian President and restore stability and democracy to the region.

By the time the Panama Canal Treaty reached the final moment of implementation on December 31, 1999, the US had dismantled and removed its entire military presence from Panama. This meant that 12th AF had to oversee the closures of Panama's Albrook Air Force Station and Howard AFB and to absorb their mission-essential operations. Between 1999 and 2000, 12th AF moved all key operations out of Panama to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and other strategic forward operating locations throughout Central and South America, and the Caribbean region.

As part of a Department of Defense effort to realign designations with functions, 12th AF was re-designated 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) on February 29, 2008. This new designation reflects the role that 12th AF, a component Numbered Air Force, executes as the air component for USSOUTHCOM. In mid-January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake with multiple aftershocks brought devastation to the people and infrastructure of Haiti. In response, USSOUTHCOM tasked 12th AF (AFSOUTH), as part of Operation Unified Response, to open an airway and provide air and space command and control for a massive air relief effort. On a single runway airfield, Airmen continuously coordinated the ingress of U.S. and international relief supplies and emergency response personnel and the egress of medical evacuees. In addition, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) also executes and/or participates in numerous humanitarian assistance exercises to include New Horizons and Beyond the Horizon.

Today, the dual mission of 12th AF (AFSOUTH) continues as an Air Combat Command (ACC) component Numbered Air Force and as the air component for U.S. Southern Command. As part of ACC, the unit ensures that assigned and aligned forces, 10 active and 23 Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard units are properly trained and equipped. As the air component for USSOUTHCOM, it has the responsibility for all USAF forces in the U.S. Southern Command AOR, developing air and space contingency plans, and providing command and control of the AOR air, space, and cyber operations. With a long and proud history, stretching back nearly three quarters of a century, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) stands ready to support the defense requirements of the United States and its allies today and into the future.
 
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Volunteers from JTF-Bravo recently donated food and supplies for more than 150 Honduran families near Cane, La Paz. Service members hiked to the village carrying bags of donations to provide for the community and spent time playing soccer with the children as part of Chapel Hike 76. Our forces remain resilient and connected to our neighbors by giving back to the community. Voluntarios de nuestra organización recientemente donaron alimentos y suministros para más de 150 familias hondureñas cerca de #CaneLaPaz quienes subieron a la aldea con bolsas de donaciones para ayudar a la comunidad y compartieron su tiempo jugando fútbol con los niños, como parte de #ChapelHike76. Nuestras fuerzas siguen siendo fuertes y conectadas con nuestros vecinos al ayudar a la comunidad.
Today we said farewell to Colonel Eric Cólen Guedes, 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) Brazilian Air Force Liaison Officer. Colonel Cólen received a Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of his work as a crucial link between 12th Air Force and the Brazilian Air Force. Our Liaison Officers play a critical role in strengthening ties between 12th Air Force and our partner nation air forces. We thank Colonel Cólen for his hard work and wish him luck as he moves on to his next assignment! U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Força Aérea Brasileira
Check out this live shot of the Colombians training and flying here at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander met with Colombian Air Force Brig. Gen. Pablo Enrique Garcia Valencia! 🇺🇸🇨🇴🤝
The Colombian Air Force Fuerza Aérea Colombiana has sent their finest Kfir team to participate in Red Flag 18-3! 🇺🇸🇨🇴🚩🎉 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Nellis Air Force Base
Here's your chance to meet some of our Partner Nation Colombian Airmen! #RedFlag2018 🚩 🇺🇸🇨🇴
We’d like to give a 🔥warm 🤗 welcome to the members of the Colombian Air Force Fuerza Aérea Colombiana who arrived today at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona! They will train with the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard as they prepare for Red Flag 18-3!🚩️🇺🇸🇨🇴️ U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Air Combat Command Nellis Air Force Base
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Creech Air Force Base Airmen show-off the MQ-9 Reaper!
A Colombian Air Force pilot shows his enthusiasm about participating in the upcoming Red Flag 18-3! We are just as excited as him! 😁🎉🌎✈️
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Today we bid farewell to Colonel Kim Campbell, Commander of our 612th Theater Operations Group and 474th Air Expeditionary Group. Colonel Campbell relinquished command to Colonel Travis Ingber during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. We thank Colonel Campbell for her leadership and wish her the best of luck in her next assignment!
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RT @Creech_AFB: #CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright made his way to Creech for the first time to get a better understanding of what we do here at the R…
RT @jtfbravo: Helicopters from the 1-228th Aviation Regiment arrived in #Ecuador yesterday in support of the #USNSComfort #EnduringPromise
RT @southcomwatch: El buque hospital #USNSComfort llevara en una misión de asistencia médica en estrecha colaboración con los gobiernos y m…
RT @jtfbravo: Las capacidades médicas del buque hospital #USNSComfort incluyen salas quirúrgicas y posquirúrgicas, unidad de escaneo, máqui…
@USAF_ACC's Crisis Action Team is working around the clock ⏰as they execute recovery efforts to support the people… https://t.co/Ka8BWHP1RC
These #Airmen are taking the @ACC_Commander's words to ❤️. They are bringing the future! https://t.co/YXTXuai3hZ
RT @DeptofDefense: The @USNavy’s state-of-the-art hospital ship @USNSComfort is scheduled to deploy to #CentralAmerica and #SouthAmerica fo…
RT @FuerzaAereaCol: “La milicia no es más que una religión de hombres honrados” #FelizViernes te desea la tripulación del UH-60 #BlackHawk
Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force completed a 3-day foreign humanitarian assistance subject matter exper… https://t.co/jrCeJbt83r
Best wishes in your future endeavors!!👏 https://t.co/A3XUoSm7jc
A great article about how the @southcomwatch humanitarian assistance program is focused on working with partner nat… https://t.co/lbRWQCfAt3
95 @usairforce Airmen trained with partner nations in the @FuerzaAereaCol search and rescue exercise Angel de l… https://t.co/UGQjAgmBMo