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Lesson Index: [ Introduction | Lesson Objective | Overview | Organization of Joint Forces | Air & Space Expeditionary Task Force | AETF Composition | Air & Space Expeditionary Forces | AETF Command Structure | NOBLE ANVIL AETF | COMAFFOR-Key Concepts | Dual Chain of Command | Evolution of JFACC Concept | JFACC Evolution Mitchell | JFACC Evolution Kenney | JFACC Evolution Momyer | JFACC Evolution Post-Vietnam | Early JFACC Exercises | Impediments to JFACC Concept | JFACC in Desert Storm | JFACC in Joint Doctrine | Selecting a JFACC | JFACC Authority & Responsibility | Supported/Supporting Commander | Purpose of JFACC | JFACC Command Relationships | JFACC Operations | JFACC Basing Options | Differing Perspectives of JFACC | Integration of Assets | Interdiction and Deep Operations | Theater Air & Missile Defense | Summary | Quiz ]

Title: Introduction

Action: The screen will rotate through labels and graphics which represent each service; Army, Navy, Marines, and the Air Force.

Voice: Keeping in mind what you have learned about air and space power in previous lessons, we will now look at how the Air Force applies that power at the operational level of warfare. Air Force officers need to understand the guidelines for organizing and employing air and space forces at the operational level of conflict across the full range of military operations. The Air Force will usually fight as part of a joint force team. Other services also have air and space power assets. From your study of the principles of war and the tenets of air and space power, you know that airmen believe that air and space power should be centrally controlled by an airman and should be employed from a theater-wide perspective to achieve the goals of the joint force commander. This lesson looks at how the Air Force presents its forces for use by a joint force and its perspectives on joint air and space power employment.

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