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Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW)

There are two Aerospace Expeditionary Wings -- the 366th Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. The two wings rotate "on-call" responsibilities and respond to crises as they occur throughout the world. An Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) is a deployed wing or a wing slice attached to an ASETF or in-place NAF by G-series orders. Normally the ASETF/in-place NAF commander exercises OPCON of an AEW. An AEW normally is composed of the wing command element and several groups. Use of the AEW designation is also intended to provide appropriate unit awards and honors credit. Where possible, the AEW is formed from units of a single wing. The AEW commander, normally a brigadier general, will report to the ASETF/ in-place NAF commander.

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