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Warrior knowledge

Aim High

Air Force Mission and Vision

The United States Air Force is a trusted and reliable joint partner with the sister services known for integrity in all of it’s activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. The U.S. Air Force 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 U.S. Air Force is the world’s preeminent force in air, space and cyberspace. We maintain that distinction by maintaining our objective of global vigilance, reach and power and remaining true to our vision statement: The World’s Greatest Air Force—Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation. Through shared values, key capabilities and upholding our Airman’s Creed, we continue to achieve our mission and aim high in all we do.

Air Force Mission

To fly, fight and win … in air, space and cyberspace.

AIRMAN’S CREED

We share an unbreakable trust and the will to never give up. The Airman’s Creed is our promise to country and colleagues.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN.
I AM A WARRIOR.
I HAVE ANSWERED MY NATION’S CALL.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN.
MY MISSION IS TO FLY, FIGHT, AND WIN.
I AM FAITHFUL TO A PROUD HERITAGE,
A TRADITION OF HONOR,
AND A LEGACY OF VALOR.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN.
GUARDIAN OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE,
MY NATION’S SWORD AND SHIELD,
ITS SENTRY AND AVENGER.
I DEFEND MY COUNTRY WITH MY LIFE.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN.
WINGMAN, LEADER, WARRIOR.
I WILL NEVER LEAVE AN AIRMAN BEHIND,
I WILL NEVER FALTER,
AND I WILL NOT FAIL.
 


INTEGRITY FIRST

An Airman is a person of integrity, courage and conviction. They must be willing to control their impulses and exercise courage, honesty and accountability in order to do what is right even when no one is looking.

SERVICE BEFORE SELF

An Airman’s professional duties take precedence over personal desires. Every Airman is expected to have the discipline to follow rules, exhibit self-control and possess respect for the beliefs, authority and worth of others.

EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO

An Airman strives for continual improvement in self and service in order to propel the Air Force further and to achieve greater accomplishment and performance for themselves and their community.


Key Capabilities

We develop Airmen, technology for war fighting and integrating operations with a focus on six key capabilities.

AIR AND SPACE SUPERIORITY

We continually build distinctive capabilities that enable joint forces to dominate enemy operations in all dimensions: land, sea, air and space.

GLOBAL PRESENCE

We pursue technological advances that allow us to attack anywhere, anytime, more quickly and with greater precision than ever before.

RAPID GLOBAL MOBILITY

We maintain and improve our ability to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we’re needed around the globe.

PRECISION ENGAGEMENT

We hone the application of selective force against specific targets, advancing the reliable use of military power with minimal risk or collateral damage.

INFORMATION SUPERIORITY

We advance data capabilities that allow joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign’s plans.

AGILE COMBAT SUPPORT

We offer expert combat support across deployment and sustainment, including all permanently based and expeditionary forces.


The Air Force Song

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,

Climbing high into the sun;

Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, 

At 'em, boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!) 

Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,

Off with one helluva roar! 

We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey! 

Nothing will stop the U.S. Air Force!