Cameroon Armed Forces, also known as Forces armees camerounaises or FAC (French: Cameroon Armed Forces) is the military of Cameroon. There are 14,200 soldiers in the armed forces, including ground, air and naval personnel. The army has approximately 12,500 troops across three military areas. Cameroonian Navy consists of approximately 1,300 soldiers, headquartered in Douala. The Air Force has fewer than 400 soldiers. The Air Force also includes 9,000 paramilitary soldiers that are used as a gendarmerie or reconnaissance role. Air Force bases can be found in Garoua (Younde), Douala, Bamenda, and Douala.