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Lesson Index: [ Introduction | Lesson Objective | Overview | Expeditionary Operations | Evolving National Security Strategy | Basing Changes | Basing Changes, continued | Current National Security Strategy | Temporary Basing | From Containment to Engagement | AEF Characteristics | Traditional Organization | AEF Organization | AEF Construct | Force Requirements | Force Composition | Force Composition, continued | AEF Employment Concept | Lead Wing | Lead Mobility Wing | AEFs in Joint Forces | AEF Cycle | AEF Cycle, continued | AEF Rotation Schedule | AEF Force Alignment | Expeditionary Combat Support | AEF Vision Across the Spectrum | AEF Issues | Lesson Recap | Summary | Quiz ]
Title: Lesson Objective
Action: Present the lesson objective and then display the samples of behavior as they are mentioned:Lesson Objective
Voice: Since its inception as an independent and separate service in 1947, the Air Force has participated in numerous contingencies around the globe. Air and space forces have continually exploited the speed, range, precision, and flexibility of air and space power. However, personnel and financial cutbacks along with increasing worldwide obligations have impacted the Air Force’s ability to effectively meet its commitments. The Air Force has now adopted a concept called the Air and Space Expeditionary Force, or AEF. The AEF concept embodies the Air Force’s 21st century vision to organize, train, equip, and sustain its future Total Force—Active, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve—to meet the security challenges of the 21st Century. It is important to understand this concept and its relationship not only to Air Force doctrine but also to the national military strategy and national security strategy. The material presented in this lesson will enable you to understand how the Air Force is restructuring and reorganizing its forces to meet the demands of the 21st century.
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