Ninth Air Force

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Ninth Air Force
Ninth Air Force - Emblem.png
Shield of the Ninth Air Force
Active4 August 2009 – present
(10 years)[1]
Country United States of America
BranchFlag of the United States Air Force.svg United States Air Force
TypeNumbered Air Force
RoleProvide combat-ready air forces to Air Combat Command[2]
Part ofACC Shield.svg Air Combat Command
HeadquartersShaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, U.S.
Maj Gen Scott Zobrist[3]

The Ninth Air Force (9 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC). It has been headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, since activation on 5 August 2009. From 1990, units were deployed to the Middle East against Iraq, and from 2001 against threats emanating from Afghanistan; this prior Ninth Air Force is now known as United States Air Forces Central (USAFCENT).

Until August 2009, the Ninth Air Force shared its commander with USAFCENT.[4] In a complicated transfer of lineage, the Second World War-and-after heritage of the Ninth Air Force was bestowed solely on United States Air Forces Central, and a new Ninth Air Force, was activated on the U.S. East Coast, where it is responsible for a variety of Air Combat Command units.[5]


  • Established as Ninth Air Force on 4 August 2009
Activated on 5 August 2009[6]


Major components[edit]

The command is responsible for operational readiness for eight active duty wings and two direct reporting units; these eight wings are:

Supervised non-flying direct reporting units include:

The Ninth Air Force is also responsible for overseeing the operational readiness of 30 designated units of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.


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  3. ^ Hinderliter, Capt Tristan (3 August 2015). "9th AF welcomes new commander". 9th Air Force Public Affairs. Archived from the original on 23 November 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.As of 3 August 2015
  4. ^ New leaders take command of redesignated AFCENT, 9th Air Force, 6 August 2009, Air Force News Service
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  6. ^ Air Force Historical Research Agency, Ninth Air Force (ACC) Archived 15 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine, accessed August 2011

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