America's Air Force: A Call to the Future
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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Over the past 18 months, we released two foundational documents to help us define the United States Air Force for the twenty-first century. The first, Americas Greatest Air Force Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation, describes who we are an exceptional team of innovative Airmen, grounded in our Core Values, superbly trained and equipped to execute our five core missions. The second document, Global Vigilance, Global Reach, Global Power for America, describes what we do. Understanding the importance of airpower now and well into the future, this paper details our core missions and how through the skill, commitment, dedication, and leadership of our Airmen we provide enduring contributions to American security. Building upon who we are and what we do, this Strategy provides a general path of where we need to go to ensure our Air Force meets the needs of our great Nation over the next 30 years. This is an aspirational document, providing an over the horizon sight picture and delivering strategic vectors that describe how the Air Force needs to look and act as we move towards a dynamic future. This long look guides the 20-year Strategic Master Plan, which identifies priorities, goals, and objectives that align our planning activities with strategic vectors to produce a resource-informed 20-year planning force. This Strategic Master Plan gives us the opportunity to reassess the environment, adjust strategic vectors based on the predicted changes, and make course corrections before decisions arrive within the budget horizon. Through an annual Planning Choices event, we will update this planning force, putting particular emphasis on balancing the next 10 years in light of fiscal projections. This Strategy is not just about resources and investment choices. Our ability to thrive in the future environment and provide responsive and effective Global Vigilance--Global Reach--Global Power is as much about our structure, people, and processes as our purchases.
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