The mission of the U.S. Air Force is to defend the United States and protect its interests through air and space power. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. These core competencies make the U.S. Air Force's six distinctive capabilities possible:
Air and Space Superiority With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions -- land, sea, air and space.
Global Attack 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 The ability to respond quickly and decisively anywhere needed.
Precision Engagement The ability to apply selective force against specific targets with minimal risk and collateral damage.
Information Superiority The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan.
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.
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!
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one hell-of-a-roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame.
NOTHING WILL STOP THE U. S. AIR FORCE!