We’re Honored to Serve with You

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  • By Gen. Philip M. Breedlove
  • United States Air Forces in Europe Commander
It is truly a remarkable honor to take the flag as your new commander. Cindy and I cannot be more proud of the team we are joining, and we are ecstatic to continue the amazing progress that General and Mrs. Welsh effected in their tenure here. We are blessed to return for our seventh United States Air Forces in Europe tour, and I cannot tell you how grateful we are to be back in the USAFE family!

For seven decades, the dedicated Airmen of USAFE have played a vital role in ensuring peace and stability in Europe for our allies and friends. You have strengthened our already ironclad partnerships here, and in doing so safeguarded our own national security. You have rightly earned a stellar reputation, both at home and abroad, for your momentous achievements in delivering airpower's unique capabilities. I am particularly proud of your most recent contributions to our missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. The United States, our allies, and our partners continue to benefit from your persistent contributions to USAFE's mission and commitment to excellence--no small feat in an area of responsibility spanning 105 countries and two continents.

Cindy and I humbly and sincerely thank you for your warm welcome. We look forward to serving you and your families while continuing to advance the USAFE mission of providing the forward-based airpower and infrastructure our nation requires to conduct and enable theater and global operations. You and your families are our number one priority; your efforts differentiate us from all others and make us the best Air Force the world has ever known. Thank you for the privilege to serve alongside you as we provide air, space and cyber power for America.