Every Airman A Warrior
Thirty years ago this summer, Saddam Hussein invaded his peaceful neighbor Kuwait, setting the stage for the first Gulf War. In response, the United States launched Operation Desert Shield, soon followed by Operation Desert Storm, restoring Kuwait to its rightful leaders and destroying Saddam’s army in the process.
Question and Answer on the U.S. Space Force
Since becoming President of the Air Force Association, I’ve had the privilege to visit many of our Chapters around the country and to meet with many dedicated individuals and thought leaders. One of those is Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Tom “Tav” Taverney, Chairman of the Board of AFA’s Schriever Chapter in Los Angeles, and a lifelong space expert and advocate.
Two Chiefs - One Mission
The collaborative—and sometime contentious—decision to launch the new U.S. Space Force will no doubt generate new questions and debates about jointness, funding, and the roles and missions of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Space Force. Within the Department of the Air Force, we now have two military services and two service chiefs. Together, they share one mission: to guarantee that America can count on the professionalism, courage, and experience of our Airmen in the Air Force and Space Force to ensure compelling national security and warfighter credibility in air, space, and cyberspace.
The General James H. Doolittle Leadership Center
As we share thanks for our many blessings that stem from the opportunity to live in freedom this Thanksgiving, I am again reminded of General James Doolittle, who founded our Air Force Association on the “Spirit of a Volunteer.” American freedom is built on the backs of those who volunteered and answered the nation’s call. And as Gen Doolittle said years ago, nothing is stronger than the heart of our AFA volunteers. We can never thank them enough.
Fighting and Winning in Space - Today and Tomorrow
In the coming weeks, a conference committee of House and Senate lawmakers will join together to hammer out a compromise on how best to defend the vital interests of the United States in space. Whether their solution is a “Space Corps” or “Space Force” matters little in the grand scheme; what’s important—essential, in fact—is that the US answer the rising threats posed by China and Russia against commercial, military and intelligence satellites with unparalleled military capability to deter and, if necessary, defeat enemy threats in space.
Expanding the Airman's Competitive Edge
For the past 75 years, the United States has been the world’s premier air power, dominating the skies in every conflict in which it participated. American air dominance has arguably been America’s most effective deterrent against aggressors seeking to challenge U.S. interests.