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:
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.
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: 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 common bond that unifies us all are the Core Values.
We live and serve with a commitment to three core values.
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.