According to its just released vision statement (see above), the Air Force plans to create a new “cyber command” to expand upon the service’s leading role in cyberspace. We quote: “The Air Force will stand up a “cyber command” to lead its airmen to victory on the digital battlefield. This new command will have offensive capabilities and deliberate target sets, and will be at the vanguard of protecting the nation from an electronic “Pearl Harbor.”
The Air Force will begin its 71st annual Operation Christmas Drop on Dec. 4. The weeklong exercise is a yearly tradition that delivers supplies such as food, fishing equipment, school books, and clothes to remote islands in the Pacific. It is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian mission.