To the Airmen of the United States Air Force:
I've attached a new Vision for the United States Air Force. Focused on "Airmen, Mission, and Innovation," I believe this short document captures what today's Air Force is all about and where I think we ought to focus for tomorrow. It takes about three minutes to read. I'd consider it a personal favor if you'd take the time to look at it and see where we’re headed. I'll need your help to get us there.
This is just the foundation. Future strategy documents will provide more of the "how" as we work toward this Vision, and I'll be sure to provide you periodic updates on the progress we make in certain key areas. I hope you find this Vision as motivating as I do -- I think it'll serve us well as we strive together to win the fight, strengthen the team, and shape the future of our Air Force.
As always, thanks for defending America and upholding the freedoms we value. And a special "thank you" for all you do to ensure that we remain "the world's greatest Air Force -- powered by Airmen, fueled by innovation!"
MARK A. WELSH III
Chief of Staff