Air Mobility Mission

The ultimate measure of Air Mobility is the ability to rapidly move personnel and equipment anywhere in the world when needed, and to sustain that force for as long as needed. This will include the strategic airlift of personnel and cargo, tactical airdrop of personnel, equipment and supplies and the transport of litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations when required.

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Airborne Battle Management Mission

This mission will win tomorrow's battles by utilizing sophisticated aircraft equipped with the newest technology to provide the most up-to-date information to battlefield commanders. Airborne Warning Command and Control Systems operators serving as battle managers will fly on surveillance aircraft operating computerized airborne radar sensors and electronic countermeasure equipment to provide invaluable intelligence to ground, air and sea commanders involved in the battles. They will maintain communication nets available to these commanders and gather, record, display, control and distribute information necessary for battlefield success.

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Airborne Firefighting Mission

The Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) program provides emergency capability to support the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service in fighting wildland fires. The MAFFS units are loaded onto C-130 aircraft and can drop 3,000 lbs of retardant on a wildfire in less than five seconds, fly back to its home base, and be refilled and airborne again in less than 20 minutes. This mission highlights interagency cooperation.

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Bomber Mission

The Bomber role in the Air National Guard is to provide combat capabilities to penetrate enemies' defenses and deliver weapons on target when needed. While stationed at local Air National Guard locations, they represent Global Vigilance, Global Reach and Global Power to deter aggression to the US and our allies.

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Fighter Mission

Within the Fighter mission, the Air National Guard performs a wide variety of roles using several specially designed aircraft. Roles such as air-to-air and air-to-ground are designed to penetrate enemy airspace and gain superiority. Combat Search and Rescue provides air cover while locating downed personnel so they may be recovered and brought back home. The performance and characteristics of the most advanced fleet of fighter aircraft in the world places the Air Guard side by side with the Air Force in defending this country and our allies.

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Remotely Piloted Aircraft Mission

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) mission is to provide close air support, air interdiction, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and attack to eliminate threats when present. The multi-role capabilities of these RPAs allows Combat Search and Rescue operations and extended time over targets to locate, track, target, strike, and assess time sensitive targets - all capabilities that minimize the danger to the men and women of the Air National Guard.

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Special Operations Aircraft Mission

The Special Operations Aircraft are designed to enter enemy territory, delivering airmen or resources wherever needed and conducting tactical airland, airdrop, information operations, and civil affairs broadcasts. Helicopter and mobility aircraft of various types and sizes are utilized and designed to support specific mission requirements, which include intelligence gathering, surveillance, reconnaissance, combat search and rescue, and information operations. These aircrafts' unique abilities also allow them to support humanitarian efforts during natural disasters and emergencies in this country and around the world.

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