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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin

"We face a security environment which grows more complex by the day and a pacing competitor which continues to advance at an alarming rate. The attributes of the changing character of war are ones well suited for our service. Speed, tempo, range, agility, flexibility, precise lethality, and resilience have been the hallmarks of airpower since our inception. Therefore, we have a responsibility to lead and advance the integration of the joint force to achieve excellence in these characteristics."

Air Force Mission


Fly, fight, and win...airpower anytime, anywhere.



With a Total Force of more than 689,000 personnel, Airmen work to support all aspects of airpower, which includes five core missions: air superiorityglobal strikerapid global mobilityintelligence,
surveillance, and reconnaissance; and command and control. Airpower also requires people and resources dedicated to unit readiness, base infrastructure, and talent management.

Core Values

Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in all we do

Air Force Global Strike Command

 Lines of Effort: 

People, Mission, Modernize and Engage


Airmen providing strategic deterrence, global strike and combat support...anytime, anywhere!


Innovative leaders providing safe, secure and effective combat-ready forces for nuclear and conventional global and tomorrow!

8th Air Force

8 AF/J-GSOC conducts indefinite strategic deterrence operations; on order neutralize the enemy through global strike in order to protect the United States of America. 


An agile, back-to-basics command; bridging to the future and ready to fight tonight!


Live our Air Force Core Values: Integrity, Service, Excellence

Ensure our "Big-3 Missions": Strategic Deterrence, Global Strike, Expeditionary Readiness 

Enable Airmen and their families

Department of the Air Force


The Department of the Air Force is headquartered in the Pentagon, Washington D.C. The service is organized in nine major commands throughout the world which provide combat aircraft, airlift, refueling, reconnaissance and other support to the Unified Combatant Commands.


The Air Force also has more than three dozen field operating agencies and direct reporting units which directly support the mission by providing unique services.


Together with Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard  forces, the United States Air Force is the best in the world.


The Secretary of the Air Force is Frank Kendall, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is Gen. David W. Allvin, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass.