F-22 Demo Team at Thunder Over New Hampshire Air Show

About Us

Core Values


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INTEGRITY FIRST
SERVICE BEFORE SELF
EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO

 

Our Heritage

 

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For over a century, the U.S. Air Force has defended this country in the air, space and cyberspace through the skill and the bravery of American Airmen. Learn more about our storied history.

Mission and Vision

 

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 superiority; global strike; rapid global mobility; intelligence, surveillance 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. CQ Brown Jr.

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

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