Air Force Mission

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight, and win...airpower anytime, anywhere.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:

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 mobilityintelligencesurveillance and reconnaissance; and command and control. Airpower also requires people and resources dedicated to unit readiness, base infrastructure and talent management.

"Delivering airpower for our nation requires more than just aircraft; It requires Total Force Airmen – active duty, Guard, Reserve, civilians – in all Air Force specialties working together as a seamless team to operate, maintain and enable our mission and bring the unique capabilities and effects of airpower to bear." --  Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Q Brown Jr.

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

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.

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. Charles Q. Brown Jr., the Vice Chief of Staff is Gen. David W. Allvin, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass.

Air Force Global Strike Command

AFGSC Commander's Lines of Effort: 

People, Mission, Modernize and Engage

AFGSC Mission: 

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

AFGSC Vision:

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

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