Accession Number : ADA328414

Title :   Air Power Training in the USAF: Realistic and Joint,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Davee, John T. ; Colley, James A., II

PDF Url : ADA328414

Report Date : 01 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The USAF's emphasis on realistic combat training has resulted in better prepared aircrews meeting the challenges of combat in a constantly changing international arena. This highly effective method of training grew out of an effort to avoid the mistakes made in previous air power operations, as is evident from Vietnam. The USAF's ability to respond effectively to future challenges regarding national interests requires continued emphasis on realistic combat training in single service, joint warfighting and combined operations arenas. Of particular importance to the modern day Air Force are the lessons learned beginning with operations in the Vietnam War and go through the Gulf War. These lessons clearly point out why air power projection strategy must be tailored to the national objectives, and the results which may occur if there is a misapplication of this military asset. An historical review of some important lessons learned, the type of training the USAF is conducting in FY95, and where the Air Force must go to meet future challenges will provide an overall assessment of 'Air Power Training In The USAF.'

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *AIR FORCE TRAINING, *AIR POWER, MILITARY STRATEGY, LESSONS LEARNED, COMBAT FORCES.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE