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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and air, space and cyberspace. 

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

The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will 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 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 :  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:  Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility.

Precision Engagement:  The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power 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 is crucial.

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.
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Team Barksdale provides decisive
nuclear deterrence and conventional
to Combatant Commanders...
for global strike operations...
Anytime, Anywhere!


Innovative warriors
shaping the future
by upholding the
highest standards of discipline and who
are uncompromising toward the
pursuit of excellence in nuclear,
conventional and expeditionary operations


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Adapt and overcome: the Desmond Awadzi story

New face of customer service: Exchange gets upgraded

Inspiring next generation: Secret Squirrel Raiders honored at Parkway High School

“A Day in the Life of a Leader”

Bounty Hunters: Wounded Warriors claim their prize  1

Optometry clinic opens doors to Active Duty dependents, and diabetics

2015 Veterans Day Parade

B-52s fly in largest NATO exercise in 20 years

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