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U.S. European Command USEUCOM

May 2012

Commander
U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove

U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip M. BreedloveAir Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove assumed duties as commander of European Command and as supreme allied commander, Europe in late spring of 2013. Prior to that, Breedlove served as commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe; commander of U.S. Air Forces Africa, commander of Air Component Command, Ramstein; and director of Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Kalkar, Germany.

Breedlove Sets Course in First Blog Post

In his first blog post as commander of U.S. European Command and NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe, Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove today paid tribute to the legacy of his predecessors and stressed the importance of partnership and family. Story

Eucom Priorities

Increase Interagency Integration

'Whole-of-Government' Focus Boosts Eucom's Effectiveness

Ambassador Lawrence Butler, U.S. European Command's deputy to the commander and foreign policy advisor, discusses regional security issues with U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Judith Garber, during the Baltic Sea Region Senior Leadership Seminar at the Eucom headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, April 20, 2012. U.S. European Command photoSome staff members at U.S. European Command, the oldest and in some people's view, most traditional of the U.S. combatant commands, thought the "whole-of-government" concept introduced about three years ago was nothing but a fad. Story

Promote International Cooperation

Breedlove: European Partnerships Vital to Global Security

U.S. European Command is working to strengthen the NATO alliance and other partnerships in the region. Here, Air Force Maj. Bryan Trinkle discusses close-air-support training scenerios with Slovenian army Sgt. 1st Class Sergej Savov during a NATO coalition combat-capability training exercise at Pocek Range Feb. 2, 2011. in Postojna, Slovenia. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nadine Y. BarclayIt makes fiscal and strategic sense for the United States to continue to base troops in Europe, said Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, who serves as NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command. Story

Help and Defend People

Eucom Humanitarian Assistance Enhances Security Aims

Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a resupply mission with Montenegro's Red Cross to deliver medical supplies to people stranded by severe weather, Feb. 22, 2012. The soldiers were part of a U.S. task force that provided humanitarian assistance at the request of Montenegro's government, coordinating with the National Emergency Operations Center and Defense Ministry. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lorenzo WareA robust humanitarian assistance program in Europe is helping to provide essential services while bolstering bilateral relationships and setting conditions for future cooperation in a crisis, U.S. European Command officials reported. Story