12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) is responsible for two equally important missions. As part of Air Combat Command, 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) organizes, trains and equips Airmen under its command for worldwide deployment. 12th Air Force also serves as the air and space component to U.S. Southern Command, working with partner nations in the region in order to support operations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH)'s subordinate commands operate more than 360 combat aircraft with more than 20,300 uniformed and civilian Airmen. The command is also responsible for the operational readiness of 14 Twelfth Air Force-gained wings and other units of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. These units include more than 220 aircraft and 18,900 Total Force Airmen.