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  • AEF
    Air and Space Expeditionary Force
  • Overview
    • Setting the Stage for Change/Background
    • The Air and Space Expeditionary Force Concept
    • Air and Space Expeditionary Force Structure
  • Setting the stage…Cold War Influence
    Containment
    … to Engagement
  • A New Challenge
    UNCLASSIFIED
    Containment
    Engagement
    Large Force
    Structure
    1/3 Fewer
    People
    Extensive
    Forward Basing
    2/3 Fewer
    Overseas Bases
    Robust
    Infrastructure
    “Bring your own”
    Infrastructure
    4 Times More
    Deployments
    Airmen Stayed
    at Home
    Cold War Air Force
    Today’s Air Force
  • Overseas Basing
    During The Cold War
    Bitburg Sembach
    Hahn Spangdahlem
    Hessishe-Oldendorf Tempelhof
    Lindsey Wuescheim
    Ramstein Zweibruecken
    Rhein Main
    Thule
    Alconbury Lakenheath
    Bentwaters Mildenhall
    Chicksands Molesworth
    Croughton Upper Heyford
    Fairford Wethersfield
    Greenham Common Woodbridge
    High Wycombe
    Soesterberg
    Florennes
    Izmir
    Ankara
    Incirlik
    Pirinclik
    Misawa
    Yokota
    Osan
    Kunsan
    Lajes Field
    Zaragoza
    Torrejon
    Moron
    Iraklion
    Hellenikon
    Kadena
    Dhahran
    Clark
    Aviano
    San Vito
    Comiso
    Howard
    Albrook
    Andersen
    Cold War Air Force - ContainmentStrategy
  • Overseas Basing
    Today…70% Reduction
    Spangdahlem
    Ramstein
    Thule
    Lakenheath
    Mildenhall
    Molesworth
    Croughton
    Incirlik
    Misawa
    Yokota
    Osan
    Kunsan
    Lajes Field
    Kadena
    Aviano
    Andersen
    Post Cold War
    Reduced force structure and fewer forward locations
  • The Need for AEF
    Post Cold War Reality …
    45% less end strength – 657K to 320K
    45% less overseas – 107K to 59K
    70% overseas basing infrastructure gone – from 50 down to 15
    Regional hotspots
    400% increase in OCONUS ops tempo
    Post Gulf War presence mission imbalance
    Only 12% of eligible airmen carrying
    the load (80K of 657K)
    Retention and recruitment concerns rising
    Combat capability eroding
    Limited predictability and stability
    WHAT DID WE DO TO CHANGE THIS?
  • What is an AEF? Concept
    Beginning in 1999, the AEF CONOPS is how the Air Force organizes, trains, equips, and sustains itself…
    …everyone in the Air Force must understand that the day-to-day operation of the Air Force is absolutely set to the rhythm of the deploying AEF force packages.”
    General John P. Jumper
    Former Chief of Staff, USAF
    Bottom Line:
    It’s how we present AF Forces to the Combatant Commander
  • Air and Space Expeditionary Force
    What does it do for us?
    A New Playbook to meet combatant commander’s needs
    Responsive / Tailorable / Trained to Task
    Meets steady state taskings / protects ability to surge
    Smarter Use of all resources
    Better integration of the Total Force
    Method to quantify “cost of engagement”
    Provides CC capabilities, not specific airframes
    Rotational schedule
    Culture: Expeditionary / Warrior…What does that mean?
  • A More Deployed Force
    On average there are 14,600 AF members deployed
    during non–crisis state (35,000 at high point 2007)
  • Structure of an AEF
    AEF pair is a collection of combat capability that
    allows us to better manage the combat employment
    10 / 4 / 20
    10 AEFs (5 pairs)
    4-month rotation
    20-month AEF cycle
    * Some career fields are forced to use 6 month rotations
    During ‘Steady State’ battle rhythm the AEF provides predictability
    and stability to our troops and their families
  • 12 Carrier Strike Groups
    10 Divisions/28 Brigades
    AEF ComparisonJoint Ops in Action
    10 AEFs = 5 pairs
  • The AEF Cycle(‘Steady State’ Battle Rhythm)
    Normal TrainingPeriod
    Employ
    Preparation
    Period
    Maintenance & Modifications, Composite Force Exercises, Inspections, etc.
    Deployment
    Eligibility
    Site-specific
    Deployment
    Preparation
    CYCLE
    A 20-month CYCLE with one 4-month ROTATION
    2 Months
    4 Months
    14 Months
    DEPLOYMENT Window
    • Maintains a sustainedhigh-level of readiness
    • Facilitates better reconstitution / training
    • Preserves predictability / stability
    • Helps minimize retention impacts
    Key to maintaining and sustaining combat capability
  • 20 Month Cycle
    AEF 1 & 2
    AEF 3 & 4
    AEF 5 & 6
    AEF 7 & 8
    Normal Training & Exercises
    Spin-up/ Deploy Prep
    AEF 9 & 10
    AEF Rotation Cycle
    Sept 09
    Jan 09
    Sept 08
    May 08
    Jan08
  • Typical AEF Composition
    Typical AEF Pair
    • 2 Theater Airlift SQ
    • 2 Air Refueling SQ
    • Operations Support Aircraft (OSA), Low Density / High Demand (LD/HD) Aircraft
    • Expeditionary Combat Support (ECS)
    • Average # personnel in pair: 45,000
    • Average # aircraft in pair: 400
    • 2 Air Superiority Squadron (SQ)
    • 4-6 Multi-Role Fighter SQ
    • Precision Guided Munitions (PGM)
    • Close Air Support (CAS)
    • Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD)
    • 2 Bomb SQ
    • Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM)
    • Precision Guided Munition (PGM)
    • Maritime Operations
  • 175th Ftr Sq
    SD ANG
    7th Bomb Wing
    Dyess AFB
    93rd Ftr Sq
    Homestead AFR
    Precision Munitions
    466th Ftr Sq
    Hill AFB
    Precision Munitions
    457th Ftr Sq
    Fort Worth AFR
    Precision Munitions
    55th Ftr Sq
    Shaw AFB
    Air Def Suppression
    174th Ftr Sq
    Iowa ANG
    Aviation Alignment - AEF #8
    94th Ftr Sq
    Langley AFB
    AEF
    457 Ftr Sq
    Every Fighter and Bomber Squadron on-call or deployed--
    120 days every 20 months…(exceptions like the stealth)
  • Expeditionary Combat Support Alignment - AEF #8
    93 FS GM
    = AFRES
    = ANG
    = ACTIVE
    ECS Contribution from 75 Active, 18 ANG, 11 AFRC Bases
  • UNCLASSIFIED
    UNCLASSIFIED
  • Geilenkirchen
    Rhein Main
    Einsiedlerhof
    Brize Norton
    Fairford
    Taszar
    Tuzla
    Istres
    Akrotiri
    Rota
    Moron
    Budapest
    Brindisi
    Rimini
    Cervia
    Gioia Del Colle
    Sigonella
    Falconra/Ancona
    Tirana
    Thessaloniki
    Curacao
    Aruba
    Al Jabar
    Shaikh Isa
    Camp Doha
    Ali Al Salem
    Taif
    Prince Sultan
    Seeb International
    Al Dahfra
    Manta
    Diego Garcia
    AEF Basics Contingency Basing
    21st Century AF engagement requires expeditionary basing
  • AEF Rotation Cycle
    MAJOR
    COMMANDs
    Combatant
    Commander
    Normal Training Period
    Preparation
    Period
    EMPLOY
    - On-Call
    - Deployed
    4 Months
    Maintenance & Modifications, Composite Force Exercises, Inspections, etc.
    14 Months
    - AOR Train
    - Deploy Prep
    2 Months
    Trained to Task for the Warfighter
  • When We Are SuccessfulOur Expeditionary Airmen
    Think light and lean
    Know their teammates
    Are truly “mission briefed”
    Have extensive job continuity
    Have families that are just as “ready”
    Have increased situational awareness (SA)
    Know how the AF works and where they fit in
    Know who’s in charge and where to get support
    Are self-sustaining or efficiently sustained via reachback
    Understand standardization makes them “plug and playable”
    Have access to, and are rated against, measures of success
    Operate in any environment and despite “fog and friction” of war,
    still accomplish the combat mission … that’s “expeditionary”
  • Take Away PointsIn Summary
    Background, concept, and structure
    AEF Transition began 1 Oct 99
    AEF concept has and will evolve
    AEF rotations allow us to:
    Manage resources better and level playing field for deployments
    Be responsive to Combatant Commander’s airpower needs
    Take care of our people -- Predictability and Stability
    Level the playing field for deployments
    Max 120 days/year TDY still the AF goal
    Some critically manned AFSC’s still heavily taxed
    Everyone has a role to play in AEF
    …whether stateside or deployed…whether pilots, security forces, or cooks
  • AEF
    USAF
    REMEMBER
    “The Air Force’s first and most important task is to maintain a razor sharp focus on our primary mission – to Fly, Fight and Win.”
    AEF
    23
  • Questions?