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Air Force Mission
The mission of the United States Air Force is to
...in air, space and cyberspace.
To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:
The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.
The Air Force has three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible:
Air and Space Superiority :
With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions -- land, sea, air and space.
Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime -- and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before.
Rapid Global Mobility:
Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility.
The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage.
The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial.
Agile Combat Support:
Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces.
The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three core values --
integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do
8th Air Force Mission
Headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base in the communities of Bossier City and Shreveport, La., Eighth Air Force is one of two active duty numbered air forces in Air Force Global Strike Command. The mission of the Mighty Eighth is to safeguard America's interests through strategic deterrence and global combat power. The flexible, conventional and nuclear strategic mission gives Eighth Air Force the ability to deploy forces and engage enemy threats both from home station or forward positioned, anywhere and at any time.
Our motto is "Deterrence through strength, global strike on demand."
Airmen providing strategic deterrence, global strike and combat support...anytime, anywhere!
Dept. 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.
Air Force Reserve
Air National Guard
forces, the United States Air Force is the best in the world.
The Secretary of the Air Force is
Heather A. Wilson
the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is
Gen. David L. Goldfein
, the Vice Chief of Staff is
Gen. Stephen W. Wilson
, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is
CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright
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