Mission
Main areas of focus for EUCOM activities, an overview of the Command's Area of Responsibility, and a brief history and background of the U.S. military presence in Europe.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 12, 2011) - Boatswain's Mate Seaman Aaron Cole logs a change of speed on the board in the pilot house of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed as
part of Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Austin Rooney/Released)
You may hear U.S. European Command leaders refer to the "five lines of effort" when it comes to the command's mission.
AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy (March 20, 2011) - A 31st Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot receives a handshake from a member of his flight crew at Aviano Air Base after returning from supporting Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn (JTF OD). JTF OD is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973.  UNSCR 1973 authorizes   "all necessary measures" to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces.  JTF Odyssey Dawn is commanded by U.S. Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III.  (US Army Photo by SSG Tierney P. Wilson/Released)
Background information on the command
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