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17th Air Force Stands Down Again

April 25 2012


The U.S. Air Force has inactivated the unit that formerly provided air resources to the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).

The 17th Air Force was stood down during a ceremony Tuesday at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, according to an AFRICOM release.

U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) has now assumed responsibility for providing air components to Africa, officials said.

The 17th Air Force had its origins in North Africa in 1953 and was previously inactivated in 1996. The 17th Air...

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