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

Vision of the Air Force 2020
Global vigilance, reach, and power.

Mission of Air Education and Training Command (AETC)
Recruit, train and educate Airmen to deliver airpower for America.

Mission of Jeanne M. Holm Officer Accession and Citizen Development Center (Holm Center)
We build leaders.

Mission of AFROTC
Develope Quality Leaders for the Air Force

Core Values
Integrity First
Service Before Self
Excellence In All We Do

Honor Code
We will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.

1. Developing Airmen
2. Technology-to-warfighting
3. Integrating Operations

1. Air and Space Superiority
2. Global Attack
3. Rapid Global Mobility
4. Precision Engagement
5. Information Superiority
6. Agile Combat Support

The Air Force Song
Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At em boys, giver the gun!
Down we dive spouting our flames from under,
Off with one hell-uv-a-roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame,
Nothing'll stop the US Air Force!

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue;
Hands of men blasted the world asunder,
How they lived God only knew!
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings, ever to soar.
With scouts before and bombers galore,
Nothing can stop the US Air Force!

Here is a toast to the host of those who
Love the vastness of the sky;
To a friend we send a message of his
Brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast
The US Air Force.

Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the wings level and true!
If you'd live to be a gray haired wonder,
Keep the nose out of the blue!
Flying men guarding our nation's borders,
We'll be there followed by more.
In echelon we carry on!
Nothing'll stop the US Air Force!

Code of Conduct
Article I:
I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life.  I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

Article II :
I will never surrender of my own free will.  If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.

Article III :
If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available.  I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape.  I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

Article IV :
If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners.  I will give no information nor take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades.  If I am senior, I will take command.  If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will
back them up in every way.

Article V :
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give my name, rank, service number, and date of birth.  I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability.  I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

Article VI :
I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

Phonetic Alphabet

A: Alfa/Alpha
B: Bravo
C: Charlie
D: Delta
E: Echo
F: Foxtrot
G: Golf
H: Hotel
I:  India
J:  Juliett
K:  Kilo
L:  Lima

M: Mike
N: November
O: Oscar
P: Papa
Q: Quebec
R: Romeo
S: Sierra
T: Tango
U: Uniform
V: Victor
W: Whiskey
X: X-Ray
Y: Yankee
Z: Zulu

Air Force Chain of Command

1. Commander in Chief
2. Secretary of Defense
3. Secretary of the Air Force
4. Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
5. AETC Commander
6. Air University Commander
7. Holm Center Commander
8. AFROTC Commander
9. AFROTC Northeast Region Commander
10. Det 215 Commander & Professor of Aerospace Studies

1. President Barack Obama
2. Hon. Ashton B. Carter
3. Hon. Deborah L. James
4. David L. Goldfein, General, USAF
5. Darryl Roberson, Lt Gen, USAF
6. Steven L. Kwast, Lt Gen, USAF
7. Steven D. Garland, Brig Gen, USAF
8. Sherry L. Stearns-Boles, Colonel, USAF
9. Jeffery Pierce, Colonel, USAF
10. Roy L. Frierson II, Lt Col, USAF

USAF Enlisted Ranks

USAF Officer Ranks

Major Commands


Air Mobility Command
Air Force Special Operations Command
Air Force Space Command
Air Education and Training Command:
Air Force Materiel Command
Air Force Reserve Command
Pacific Air Forces
United States Air Forces in Europe
Air Combat Command

The Oath
I ________, having been appointed a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without and mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter, so help me God.

The Seven Responses
Yes, Sir (Ma’am)
No, Sir (Ma’am)
No excuse, Sir (Ma’am)
Sir (Ma’am), I do not know
Sir (Ma’am), I do not understand
Sir (Ma’am), may I make a statement
Sir (Ma’am) may I ask a question

When you need to make a correction say:
Correction please, Sir (Ma’am)

When you need to say "excuse me" instead say:
Pardon me please, Sir (Ma’am)

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