What is ECS in Air Force?

The original design did not anticipate the demands placed on expeditionary com- bat support (ECS) (i.e., continuous surge) and the shift in force mix from aviation-related to ECS forces.

What is Aerospace Expeditionary Force?

The Air and Space Expeditionary Force (AEF) concept is the force generation. construct that allows the Air Force to prepare and present forces and capabilities globally. AEF’s purpose is to organize, train, and equip to deploy and sustain our air and space capabilities for military operations worldwide.

What is an Air Expeditionary Wing?

Air Expeditionary Wings and Groups are a Wing/Group concept used by the United States Air Force. These units are activated under temporary orders by the owning Major Command (MAJCOM) for a specific purpose or mission. Once that mission is completed, these units are inactivated.

What is an AEF cycle?

The 20-month AEF cycle includes periods of normal training, preparation, and on-call or deployment eligibility. The approximate 14-month normal training period concentrates on unit missions and basic proficiency events.

What is an AEF indicator?

The AEF Indicator is a letter and number combination assigned to military members aligning them with an AEF cycle, which is used to identify when Airmen deploy.

What is AEF tempo band?

Air Force officials have created five tempo bands: A through E. Tempo Band A reflects the original AEF cycle of a 1:4 dwell ration based on 120-day deployments. Bands B through E are based on 179-day deployments. Tempo band B is a 1:4 dwell ratio — or six months deployed 24 months home.

Where is the 435 AEW located?

Ramstein Air Base, Germany
The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing is an active unit of the United States Air Force, assigned to the United States Air Forces in Europe. It is stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Where is 332 AEW?

Southwest Asia
The 332d Air Expeditionary Wing (332 AEW) is a Provisional Wing of Air Combat Command, currently active….

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What is AEF in the military?

The American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), commanded by General John Pershing, were the armed forces that the United States sent to Europe during World War I. Because the American troops needed training, very few made it over to Europe before 1918.

What are the AEF bands?

How do I find my Air Force AEF indicator?

Upon login to vMPF, Airmen can view the initial page that shows a box containing their AEF deployment status. This includes their AEF indicator, rotation period and the date their commander assigned them to a specific AEF.

How are AEF bands assigned?

Airmen are assigned to one of five tempo bands based on their career fields. Each band is then broken into blocks that represent deployment and dwelling (or preparation) periods. Airmen’s unit type codes, or career fields, dictate the band they are assigned to, or, more specifically, the frequency of their deployments.

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