Air Force Mission & Vision

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win... Airpower anytime, anywhere.

The United States Air Force will be a trusted and reliable joint partner with our sister services known for integrity in all of our activities, including supporting the joint mission first and foremost. We will provide compelling air, space and cyber capabilities for use by the combatant commanders. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.

Dept. of the Air Force

The Department of the Air Force is headquartered in the Pentagon, Washington D.C. The service is organized in nine major commands throughout the world which provide combat aircraft, airlift, refueling, reconnaissance and other support to the Unified Combatant Commands.

Together with Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard forces, the United States Air Force is the best in the world.

The Secretary of the Air Force is Frank Kendall, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is Gen. Charles Q. Brown, the Vice Chief of Staff is Gen. David W. Allvin, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass.


Air Force Global Strike Command, activated Aug. 7, 2009, is a major command headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., in the Shreveport - Bossier City community.

AFGSC mission: Airmen providing strategic deterrence, global strike and combat support...anytime, anywhere!

AFGSC vision: Innovative leaders providing safe, secure and effective combat-ready forces for nuclear and conventional global and tomorrow!

The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command is Gen. Thomas Bussiere, the deputy commander is Lt. Gen. Mark Weatherington, and the command chief master sergeant is Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith.

20th Air Force

The 20th Air Force, activated April 4, 1944, has a proud heritage as America's long-range strategic force. The 20AF is a Numbered Air Force headquartered out of F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., in the Cheyenne community.

20AF mission: Defend the United States with combat-ready nuclear forces; on order, conduct global strike.

20AF vision: The world's most respected and feared global strike team, always ready to strike.

The commander of the 20th Air Force is Maj. Gen. Michael Lutton, the deputy commander is Col. Deane Konowicz, and the command chief master sergeant is Chief Master Sgt. Rodolfo Gamez Jr.