US 17th Air Force in Germany to be deactivated

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, September 14, 2009.

From John T. Bennett, the Hill:  [Air Force Secretary Michael Donley] provided more details about which facilities and organizations the service will shutter and consolidate as part of Pentagon’s cost-cutting drive, moves guaranteed to garner attention on Capitol Hill.

The 17th Air Force, headquartered in Germany, will be deactivated, with parts rolled into U.S. Air Forces Europe.

The service also will combine separate Air Operations Centers at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany that now support U.S. European and Africa commands.  (photo: Defense News) (via Morning Defense)

Image: defense%20news%201%2013%2011%20Michael%20Donley.jpg