Air Force Performance in Desert Storm
OFFICE OF THE VICE CHIEF OF STAFF (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC STAFF GROUP
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The Air Forces success in Desert Storm stems from quality people, equipment, training, and leadership. Todays airman is the best that has ever been recruited. Articulate, bright, and innovative, these people willingly accept responsibility, and operate sophisticated equipment with skill and pride. They are team players. The Air Force today has the global reach and the global power to support national security objectives. These comprehensive forces can exploit the speed, range, flexibility, lethality and precision of modern airpower. Desert Storm reflects a commitment to recruiting quality people, providing them with the best equipment and technology available, training them until they gain confidence in their ability and their equipment, and giving them quality leaders to direct them. This formula was a winner in this both pilots and support personnel for war and they performed magnificently. When coupled with innovative planning, aggressive leadership, ane near flawless execution, Desert Storm was an unqualified success.
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