Aerospace Studies | The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power
A201 | ALL | Baechtold


Description.  A course designed to examine general aspects of air and
space power through a historical perspective.  Utilizing this
perspective, the course covers a time period from the first balloons
and dirigibles to the space-age global positioning systems of the
Persian Gulf War.  Historical examples are provided to extrapolate
the development of Air Force capabilities competencies), and missions
(functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's
USAF air and space power.  Furthermore, the course examines several
fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension: e.g.
Principles of War and Tenets of Air and Space Power.  As a whole,
this course provides the students with a knowledge level
understanding for the general element and employment of air and space
power, from an institutional doctrinal and historical perspective.
In addition, the students will continue to discuss the importance of
the Air Force Core Values with the use of operational examples and
historical Air Force leaders and will continue to develop their
communication skills.

Course Objectives: The AS 200 student should know the key terms and
definitions used to describe air and space power.  The individual
should know the events, leaders, and technical developments which
surrounded the evolution and employment of USAF air and space power.
The individual should demonstrate the basic verbal and written
communication skills.  The individual should know the Air Force core
values and examples of their use throughout the evolution of US Air
and Space power.