Mission: Provide strategic airlift and combat forces in defense of our nation and support of our state.
Vision: Be the most responsive, resourceful, and respected airlift wing in the nation.
The Secretary of the Air Force is Deborah Lee James, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is Gen. David L. Goldfein, the Vice Chief of Staff is Gen.Stephen W. Wilson, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is CMSAF James A. Cody.
The Air Force has three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations.
These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible:
--Air and Space Superiority: With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions -- land, sea, air and space
--Global Attack: technological advances enable the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime and do so quickly and with great precision
--Rapid Global Mobility: respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility.
--Information Superiority: The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial.
--Precision Engagement: The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage.
--Agile Combat Support: Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces.
The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three core values --
SERVICE BEFORE SELF - INTEGRITY FIRST- EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO!