List of Air Expeditionary units of the United States Air Force

This article is about the USAF concept. For the similarly named RAF unit, see Expeditionary Air Wing.
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Air Expeditionary Wings/Groups (AEW/AEG) are a Wing/Group concept used by the United States Air Force. These units are activated under temporary orders by the owning MAJCOM for a specific purpose or mission. Once the subject mission is completed, these units are inactivated.

A good source for some of these units appears to be the annual review issue of Air Force magazine.

Air Expeditionary Units

Unit Shield Location Reports to Status Aircraft Notes
13 AEG
Christchurch IAP, New Zealand PACAF Joint Task Force-Support Forces Antarctica[1]
16 AEW
USAFE Inactive
40 AEW
Diego Garcia PACAF Inactive B-52, B-1
64 AEG
Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia AFCENT Active
320 AEW
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC AFDW Inactive
321 AEW
New Al Muthana Air Base, Iraq AFCENT Inactive
322 AEG
AFCENT Inactive
323 AEW
Balotesti, Romania USAFE Inactive Activated from 14 Mar to 30 Apr 2008.
332 AEW
Ahmed Al Jaber AB, Kuwait AFCENT Inactive A-10, C-130,
F-16CG/C+, HH-60G,
Predator UAV
363 AEW
Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia ACC Inactive Redesignated 363 FTG
370 AEAG
ACC Active Iraq
376 AEW
Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan AFCENT Active KC-135
379 AEW
Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar AFCENT ActiveKC-135, C-130
380 AEW
Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE AFCENT Active U-2, RQ-4, KC-135, KC-10
384 AEW
ACC Inactive
385 AEG Incirlik AB, Turkey AMC Active
386 AEW
Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait AFCENT Active C-130
387 AEG
Kuwait City IAP, Kuwait AFCENT Active
398 AEG
ACC Inactive
401 AEW
USAFE Inactive
404 AEG
Ramstein AB, Germany United States Air Forces Africa Active C-130 Air Forces Africa[2]
405 AEW
ACC Inactive B-1
406 AEW
ACC Inactive
407 AEG
Undisclosed location (2015) Iraq AFCENT Active C-130H
409 AEG
Ārba Minch IAP, Ethiopia United States Air Forces Africa ISR operations (UAVs), seemingly Horn of Africa.[2]
410 AEW
ACC Inactive
416 AEG
ACC Inactive
432 AEW
Creech Air Force Base, Nevada ACC Active MQ-1, MQ-9
438 AEW
Kabul IAP, Afghanistan AFCENT Active
444 AEW ACC Inactive
447 AEG
Iraq USAFE Inactive
449 AEG
Camp Lemonier, Djibouti USAFE Active
451 AEG
Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan AFCENT Active MQ-1, MQ-9, MC-12W Liberty, E-11A
455 AEW
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan AFCENT Active F-16C
457 AEG
AFCENT Inactive
466 AEG
Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan AFCENT Active
467 AEG
Iraq AFCENT Inactive Inactivated Dec 2011
484 AEW
ACC Inactive
485 AEW
Iraq AFCENT Inactive C-130
486 AEW
ACC Inactive C-130
487 AEW
ACC Inactive
506 AEG
Joint Base Balad, Iraq AFCENT Inactive C-130
651 AEG Camp Bastion, Afghanistan AFCENT Active HH-60 Activated 29 June 2011


  1. 13AF Public Affairs: "13th Air Expeditionary Group adopts new emblem"
  2. 1 2 Air Force Magazine, May 2013, p.64
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