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Department of the Air Force

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Agency overview


To fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.

Current initiatives

  • Reduce energy consumption to ensure Airmen always have reliable, secure access to energy to support global missions
  • Develop and implement cost-saving initiatives to build strong partnerships with the local community, region or state that promote installation efficiency and innovation and the Department of Defense’s energy goals
  • Recruit high-quality, talented, diverse individuals to serve with the United States Air Force in uniform or as civilian employees


The Air Force is one of the three military departments that reports to the Department of Defense. It is comprised of thirteen major components and twenty field operating agencies. Check out their complete organizational divisions to learn more about offices you might be interested in.

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