The map above and table below illustrate how the United States divides up the world and responsibilities by Unified Commands.
|United States Africa Command||USAFRICOM||October 1, 2007||Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany|
|United States Central Command||USCENTCOM||January 1, 1983||MacDill Air Force Base, Florida|
|United States European Command||USEUCOM||August 1, 1952||Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany|
|United States Indo-Pacific Command||USINDOPACOM||January 1, 1947||Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii|
|United States Northern Command||USNORTHCOM||October 1, 2002||Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado|
|United States Southern Command||USSOUTHCOM||June 6, 1963||Doral, Florida|
Functional combatant commands
|United States Cyber Command||USCYBERCOM||May 4, 2018||Fort George G. Meade, Maryland|
|United States Special Operations Command||USSOCOM||April 16, 1987||MacDill Air Force Base, Florida|
|United States Strategic Command||USSTRATCOM||June 1, 1992||Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska|
|United States Transportation Command||USTRANSCOM||July 1, 1987||Scott Air Force Base, Illinois|
Two of the commands are located near our home at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
We just caught a hop from MacDill to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Peterson is also home of a major US Command. Retired military personnel can ride Space Available on US Military planes - a nice benefit which encourages people to make careers in the military.