For the first time after the implementation of new NATO command structure, AIRCOM commander Gen. Philip M. Breedlove gathered his subordinate air units for the AIRCOM Commanders’ Conference. The two-day event took place at the Combined Air Operations Center in Uedem, Germany, from Feb. 28 to March 1.
The range of topics included reorganization of the AIRCOM mission, check on progress of transition and updates on the various subordinate units. Another focus was on the AIRCOM role within the NATO Response Force in 2014.
“This conference is more than just an ordinary get-together of Airmen,” said Breedlove to those in attendance. “It is another step toward implementation of our new air command structure. While this transition is a dynamic process, our day-to-day mission continues. I am confident that together we can harmonize these new structures and ensure professional execution of our air tasks.”
The meeting in Uedem offered an opportunity for the leaders to exchange views with their colleagues normally spread all over Europe.
AIRCOM is NATO’s single air command. Since the beginning of this year, AIRCOM has been implementing the new NATO command structure by assuming responsibility for NATO’s entire European airspace from the North Cape to Sicily and from the Azores to the eastern border of Turkey.