In October 2009, the Army established USARAF as its newest Component Command.
The command's formal mission statement explains that "U.S. Army Africa, as the Army Service Component Command for U.S. Africa Command, enables full spectrum operations while conducting sustained security engagement with African land forces to promote security, stability, and peace. As directed, deploys a contingency headquarters in support of crisis response."
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