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Lesson Index: [ Introduction | Lesson Objective | Overview | Distinctive Capabilities | Air Force Distinctive Capabilities | Air Force Distinctive Capabilities | Air and Space Superiority | Air and Space Superiority | Example: Desert Storm | Example: Bosnia | Precision Engagement | Precision Engagement | Evolution of Precision Engagement | Examples of Precision Engagement | Precision Engagement-Nonlethal Ops | Information Superiority | Information Superiority | Example: Deliberate Force | Global Attack | Global Attack | Rapid Global Mobility | Rapid Global Mobility | Example: Enduring Freedom | Agile Combat Support | Air and Space Power Functions | Summary | Quiz ]

Title: Introduction

Action: The screen opens with a picture of Gen Jumper. Also, show the following quote:

“distinctive capabilities…serve to define the essence of who we are as airmen and will guide our continuing development as an air and space force”
- General John P. Jumper

Action: Now transition into a picture of pilots plotting on a map, then fade into a picture of buildings struck by bombs, next show a fleet C-17's flying through the sky, followed by a picture of a F-16 firing a missile, fade to picture of the globe. Finally fade oput the globe and show the title of the lesson "Distinctive Capabilities" with the American Flag and Air Force seal in the background.

Voice: General Jumper, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, calls the distinctive capabilities significant because, together with our core values, they serve to define the essence of who we are as airmen and will guide our continuing development as an air and space force. Hence, the United States Air Force’s fundamental service to the nation is its ability to develop, train, sustain, and integrate the elements of air and space power to execute those distinctive capabilities across the spectrum of conflict. The U.S. Air Force’s distinctive capabilities are discussed in AFDD One. Understanding the distinctive capabilities will help you articulate the contributions of air and space power to the joint arena.

Action: Show the following link:

Link to AFDD-1(opens acrobat pdf in new window): AFDD-1 p.27 (35 of 96)

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