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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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combat search and rescue (CSAR)

Military; Air force

Combat search and rescue is how the Air Force accomplishes the personnel recovery task. It is the Air Force’s preferred mechanism for personnel recovery execution in uncertain or hostile environments ...

combat support (CS)

Military; Air force

Fire support and operational assistance provided to combat elements. Provides the foundation for and is the enabler of the Air Force distinctive capabilities. It includes the actions taken to ready, ...

commander, Air Force Forces (COMAFFOR)

Military; Air force

The senior US Air Force officer designated as commander of the US Air Force component assigned to a joint force commander (JFC) at the unified, subunified, and joint task force level. In this ...

computer network attack

Military; Air force

Operations to disrupt, deny, degrade, or destroy information resident in computers and computer networks, or the computers and networks themselves. Electronic attack (EA) can be used against a ...


Military; Air force

The necessary action to ensure adequate exchange of information to integrate, synchronize, and deconflict operations between separate organizations. Coordination is not necessarily a process of ...

core competency

Military; Air force

The basic areas of expertise or the specialties that the Air Force brings to any activity across the spectrum of military operations whether as a single Service or in conjunction with the core ...

core task

Military; Air force

A task adapted from the Air Force core competencies or their command and control.

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