The Ninth Air Force is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC). It is headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Ninth Air Force shared its commander with United States Air Forces Central (USAFCENT) until August 2009. It is planned that they will return to a shared commander after the United States completes its current wars. This article deals with the current organization, as the lineage of the previous organization currently belongs to USAFCENT.