The Air Force has released its new mission statement: Fly, Fight and Win… Air Power Anytime, Anywhere. This shift emphasizes the primary competitive advantage and capabilities that air power provides to the nation and to joint operations.
The ability to fight and win with Airpower is key to dealing with emerging and close rivals, according to department heads.
“As we developed this new mission statement, we consulted with Airmen from across the spectrum – enlisted, officers, reservists, guards and civilians,” said the Army Chief of Staff. Air, General Charles Q. Brown, Jr.
Since the space domain is the responsibility of the Space Force, the Air Force can now focus only on air power and maintain a sustained focus on the core missions of the air domain.
With a total force of over 689,000, Airmen work to support all aspects of air power, which includes five main missions: air superiority; global strike; rapid global mobility; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and command and control. Air power also requires people and resources dedicated to unit readiness, basic infrastructure, and talent management.
The Air Force Chief Master Sgt stressed that all Airmen, regardless of the Air Force specialty code in which they serve, play an important role in the generation of the nation’s military air power.
“As the new mission statement was formulated, it was important to us that all Airmen saw where they fit in,” said the Chief Master Sgt. Air Force JoAnne S. Bass. “Every aviator, from all career fields, is directly responsible for the delivery, support, launch and conduct of air power, which is the culmination of our diverse specialties, expertise and capabilities that make up our great force. Aerial. “
General Brown also stressed the importance of the Total Force in making American air power a reality.
“Providing air power to our country requires more than just planes,” Brown added. “It requires Total Force Airmen – active duty, guard, reserve, civilian – in all Air Force specialties working together as a cohesive team to operate, maintain and enable our mission and leverage capabilities and effects unique aspects of air power. “
In order to accomplish the mission of air power, Air Force leaders call on Airmen to accelerate change and think about future challenges before they are faced with them.
“Our national security does not rest solely on the shoulders of the Air Force Chief of Staff or other department heads,” said Brown during his fireside chat at the AFA Aerospace Symposium Warfare 2021. “It’s all of us together who have an interest in this; and the way we work together on this topic, move forward together and understand what’s going on in the future, and really appreciate that, will help us all go faster.