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Air force

An branch of the military establishment that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army, navy or other branch. Typically, air forces are responsible for gaining control of the air, carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions and providing support to surface forces.

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air and space power

Military; Air force

The synergistic application of air, space, and information systems to project global strategic military power.

air and space PSYOP

Military; Air force

Deliberate use of air and space power, in any of its lethal or nonlethal, kinetic or nonkinetic, forms to achieve a psychological balance advantageous to friendly forces and objectives. PSYOP may be ...

air and space superiority

Military; Air force

That degree of dominance in the air and space battle of one force over another which permits the conduct of operations by the former and its related land, sea, air and space forces at a given time ...

air bridge

Military; Air force

An air refueling operation that extends the unrefueled range of aircraft transiting from CONUS and a theater, or any two theaters. This operation reduces the number of aircraft on the ground at ...

air component coordination element (ACCE)

Military; Air force

A component level liaison that serves as the direct representative of the commander, Air Force forces (COMAFFOR)/joint force air and space component commander (JFACC) to interface with other ...

air force core competencies

Military; Air force

Developing Airmen, technology-to-warfighting, and integrating operations are the Air Force core competencies. Core competencies are not doctrine, but are enablers of our doctrine. They begin to ...

air interdiction

Military; Air force

Air operations conducted to destroy, neutralize, or delay the enemy’s military potential before it can be brought to bear effectively against friendly forces at such distance from friendly forces ...

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