United States European Command

MEDITERRANEAN SEA - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) conduct weapons qualifications on the flight deck. Gravely, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is
on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
Ready Forces
EUCOM’s mission is to maintain Ready Forces to conduct a full range of operations.

USS Gravely Sailors conduct weapons qualifications on the flight deck.

An F-15C Eagle from the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, March 6, 2014. The 48th Fighter Wing sent an additional six aircraft and more than 50 personnel to support NATO's air policing mission in Lithuania, at the request of U.S. allies in the Baltics.
International Cooperation
EUCOM works with partner nations to address regional issues and keep the peace in Europe and parts of the Middle East and Eurasia.

An F-15C Eagle from the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, March 6, 2014. The 48th Fighter Wing sent an additional six aircraft and more than 50 personnel to support NATO's air policing mission in Lithuania, at the request of U.S. allies in the Baltics.

Angela Sherbenou, OFDA senior humanitarian advisor and civilian/military advisor to U.S. Africa Command, leads a presentation during the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course May 22-23, 2012. The course, offered twice annually to U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command, provides a high-level overview of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), USAID's arm for foreign disaster response. Of the 70 some disasters that OFDA responds to each year, about 10 percent involve the U.S. military in some role. The JHOC course is designed to build relationships and explain the disaster response process before such an event occurs.
Interagency Integration
Taking a “whole of society” approach, EUCOM addresses its regional and global issues by integrating academia, the private sector, and non-government and international organizations.

A senior advisor from the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) training EUCOM personnel on humanitarian operations.

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, airmen, and soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014. The service members were bound for Monrovia, Liberia, to construct medical treatment units and train health care workers as part of Operation United Assistance, DoD's support to the USAID-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer
Helping People
Helping people is an important part of U.S. European Command’s mission. Its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief work improves living conditions and places partner nations on a trajectory toward long-term, self-sustaining capability.

A group of 30 U.S. military personnel, including Marines, airmen, and soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 19, 2014.

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EUCOM Support to Operation United Assistance U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 633rd Medical Group stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Va., begin construction on the Monrovia Medical Unit site in Monrovia, Liberia on Oct. 7. The MMU is being constructed in the event that any of the medical workers in the area catch Ebola while assisting in Operation United Assistance. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government organization for Operation United Assistance. U.S. Africa Command is supporting the effort by providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Pfc. Craig Philbrick) Safely preventing the spread of Ebola is the core objective of this international effort.
The Region EUCOM's Area of Responsibility EUCOM's Area of Responsibility encompases 51 countries.