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)
EUCOM is engaged, postured, and ready with forward deployed U.S. forces. We will enable and exeute a full range of military missions and exercises in concert with our indispensable European allies and partners to secure U.S. national interests and support a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace.
A Romanian rigid hull inflatable boat carrying special operation forces cruises by distinguished visitors aboard the Romanian frigate, Ferninand, after the demonstration at the Romanian Naval Port in Constanta, Romania, for on the opening day of Exercise Jackal Stone 2011, on Sept. 17, 2011. Jackal Stone is an annual multinational special operations exercise designed to promote cooperation and interoperability between participating forces, build functional capacity and enhance readiness. This year nine nations are participating in various locations in Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine.
At any given moment, EUCOM and its components are actively engaged in more than 100 exercises and operations, taking an active role in transatlantic security and to defend the United States. These are a few of the major exercises and operations.
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (Sept. 11, 2011) – The flags of European countries who did not have representatives attending Combined Endeavor stand in honor of their citizens who were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks during a memorial ceremony Sept. 11, in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Twenty-two nations attending the Combined Endeavor exercise had citizens among the 2,977 people killed during the terrorist attacks on 9/11 in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania in 2001. (Photo by US Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Whitney / Released)
EUCOM supports NATO in a variety of ways, from training partner nations' forces missions to providing US forces for those missions.
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