Twelfth Air Force serves as a primary conventional fighter and bomber warfighting headquarters trained and ready for worldwide employment of airpower. It is responsible for the combat readiness of six active-duty wings and one direct reporting unit for contingency operations, and oversees 21 gained units from the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, totaling more than 630 aircraft with more than 42,000 Airmen. As the air and space component to U.S. Southern Command, Air Forces Southern conducts security cooperation and provides air, space, and cyberspace capabilities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.


Active Duty Wings/Unit

355th Fighter Wing - Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. (A-10C)

366th Fighter Wing - Mountain Home AFB, Idaho (F-15E)

388th Fighter Wing - Hill AFB, Utah (F-35)

432nd Wing - Creech AFB, Nev. (MQ-1B, MQ-9A, RQ-170)

552nd Air Control Wing - Tinker AFB, Okla. (E-3)

557th Weather Wing - Offutt AFB, Neb.


Direct Reporting Unit

820th Red Horse Squadron - Nellis AFB, Nev.

Associated Units

Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) - Lackland Air Force Base, Texas (Professional Military Education)

Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) en Espanol

SICOFAA - El Sistema de Cooperación entre las Fuerzas Aéreas Americanas

612th Air and Space Operations Center - Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

Forward Operating Locations

Curacao - Dutch Caribbean 

Guantanamo Bay - Cuba

Muñiz - Puerto Rico

Soto Cano - Honduras

Air Force Reserve Wings/Groups

419th Fighter Wing - Hill AFB, Utah (F-35, F-16)

301st Fighter Wing- NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas (F-16)

Air National Guard

114th Fighter Wing - Sioux Falls, S.D. (F-16) 

115th Fighter Wing - Madison, Wis. (F-16, RC-26) 

124th Fighter Wing - Boise, Idaho (A-10C) 

129th Rescue Wing - Moffett Field, Calif. (MC130P, HH-60G)

132nd Wing - Des Moines, Iowa (F-16) 

138th Fighter Wing - Tulsa, Okla. (F-16) 

140th Wing - Buckley AFB, Colo. (F-16) 

142nd Fighter Wing- Portland, Ore. (F-15)

144th Fighter Wing- Fresno, Calif. (F-15) 

148th Fighter Wing- Duluth, Minn. (F-16)

163rd Reconnaissance Wing - March Joint Air Reserve Base, Calif (MQ-1)

183rd Fighter Wing - Springfield, Ill. (AOC) 

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Colombian Kfirs fighters train with the A-10, F-16
Always Ready to Defend! 24/7/365 🇺🇸
A true honor to work with our Partner Nation! #partnership
Check out the view from inside a Colombian Air Force refueling tanker as it performs an in-air refueling mission in the skies above Tucson, Arizona! Members of the Fuerza Aérea Colombiana are training this week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as they prepare for Red Flag 18-3. This week has been another great example of how the U.S. and partner nation air forces train together to accomplish shared goals. U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
Wow! What a sight to see! Fuerza Aérea Colombiana #Kfir aircraft preparing for #RedFlag 18-3! U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Nellis Air Force Base Air Combat Command
Members of the Fuerza Aérea Colombiana are training this week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base as they prepare for Red Flag 18-3! Check out our video from a Colombian 767 as the aircrew performs an in-air refueling of 3 Colombian Air Force Kfir fighters! U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
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
Happy Independence Day!
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! 😁🎉🌎✈️
Wow! The F-15E Strike Eagle's train with JTACS!
The Colombian Air Force are bringing their #Kfir's to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada for Red Flag 18-3!
Check out our video from the Conference of American Air Chiefs in Panama City, Panama! This conference brought together Air Force leaders from 19 nations in the Western Hemisphere June 18-22. The System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA), the conference’s sponsoring organization, was established in 1961 and promotes the exchange of experiences, knowledge and training among member nations to strengthen cooperative capabilities in North and South America. Senan Panamá Embajada de Estados Unidos en Panamá U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs Heidi Grant Fuerza Aerea Guatemalteca United States Air Force
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!
#DYK that when #hydrazine is released in a #F16 it creates a chemical reaction that allows the pilot to manually la… https://t.co/pWWqV6z0zY
@FACh_Chile fuels technicians are learning the ins and outs of their new hydrazine servicing stand from a 🇺🇲… https://t.co/SbsxVK40GG
Staff Sgt. Daniel Salazar a fuels technician is working with the @FACh_Chile as the lead instructor for a Hydrazine… https://t.co/uMFw3IyyIN
Congrats to Lt Gen Plehn. https://t.co/K3mC0bGOxv
22 Latin American cadets visited @AFSOUTH as part if the Latin American Cadet Initiative! https://t.co/fqQz0jTVD8
11 Latin American nations top 2 cadets visited @DMAFB as part of the Latin American Cadet Initiative! The Office of… https://t.co/ZgXINWcbkc
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