C-NAFComponent Numbered Air Force (US Air Force)
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Prior to April 2012, the two C-NAFs, 3 AF, and 18th Air Force (18 AF) supported the European and Africa missions.
As crises materialize anywhere on the globe, the WOC is able to react instantly to related combatant command and C-NAF operational responses requiring Sentinel personnel and to reassign crews as appropriate.
The most mature and well-known Pacific C-NAF is Seventh Air Force in Korea, which operates the Capt Joseph McConnell AOC, where for over 30 years US and Korean Airmen have developed the model for conducting combined air and space operations for the US-ROK Combined Forces Command.