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The Air Force mission is to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace anytime and anywhere. Every time I see images or watch video footage of my fellow Airmen I’m motivated even more to live out the Air Force core values. It’s almost like hearing your favorite song before you go to work out. After you hear the song, you are mentally prepared to accomplish your workout goals.
Here are a few videos that highlight parts of the Air Force mission from around the world that truly give insight into the amazing things Airmen are doing across the Air Force. We’ll be sure to share more videos in the future of other Air Force missions. I chose to highlight these videos because of the job diversity shown in each video. We have more than planes in the Air Force; people assume we are all pilots or aircraft maintainers. All of the jobs in the Air Force reinforce our mission to fly, fight and win. We are truly one team! We will never falter, and we will not fail
Air Force Special Operations Command’s primary mission is to deliver highly trained, capable and ready Airmen to conduct special operations. The mission is to organize, train and equip Airmen to execute global special operations.
The primary mission of U .S. Air Forces Pacific Air Force (PACAF) is to deliver rapid and precise air, space and cyberspace capabilities to protect and defend the United States, its territories and our allies and partners; provide integrated air and missile warning and defense; promote interoperability throughout the Pacific area of responsibility; maintain strategic access and freedom of movement across all domains; and posture to respond across the full spectrum of military contingencies in order to restore regional security.
U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Forces Africa (USAFE) directs air operations in a theater spanning three continents, covering more than 19 million square miles, containing 104 independent states, and possessing more than a quarter of the world’s population and more than a quarter of the world’s Gross Domestic Product.
What Air Force mission intrigues you the most?
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Around the world and at home, America’s Airmen bring critical airpower capabilities to bear against the most pressing national security challenges. Incredible advances are made every day to strengthen those capabilities through the combined efforts of Airmen and aerospace nation partners.
During the 2015 Air Force Association Air And Space Conference Sept. 14-16, 2015, the America’s Airmen exhibit highlighted core missions of Airmen across the globe in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance space and special operations.
The booth put the spotlight on Airmen working in the special operations career fields.
We talked with four Airmen at the exhibit who gave us an inside look at special operations in today’s Air Force. They also showed us some of the amazing gear that helps them keep up their oath – “That others may live.”
Capt. Ben Self, 321st Special Tactics Training Squadron
special tactics officer
Capt. Catherine Roese, 9th Special Operations Squadron pilot
Master Sgt. Jared Pietras, 720th Operations Support Squadron
superintendent, and Senior Airman John Couzens Jr.,
23rd Special Tactics Squadron pararescueman
By Staff Sgt Antonio Gonzalez
Air Force Public Affairs Agency
The Global Positioning System is celebrating its 20th anniversary today! On July 17, 1995, the Air Force officially declared the GPS fully operational. The system is a constellation of orbiting satellites that provides navigation data to military and civilian users all over the world. The system is operated and controlled by just seven Airmen, averaging 23 years in age, at the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
Find out how GPS operates from one of those Airmen:
By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez
Air Force Social Media
Ever wonder how aerial refueling works? This in-depth video explains the ins and outs of aerial refueling and introduces you to the Airmen who operate and sustain this critical mission. This unique asset enhances the Air Force’s capability to accomplish our core missions of rapid global mobility and global attack.
(U.S. Air Force video by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Barton/Released)
Which Air Force capabilities and missions would you like to know more about? Post your request in the comments section, and we’ll do our best to feature it in a future blog post!