A Quick Introduction to Doctrine - The Air Force provides the United States with airpower. To achieve this, our Air Force doctrine provides Airmen with the historically proven best practices learned through experience. These foundational basics allow us to respond more quickly to operations in today's changing world environment, freeing commanders and planners to think about larger issues such as strategy, operational art, and objectives.

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Doctrine News

  • 14 May 2021 Air Force Glossary updated. Reflects new definitions for key Air Force terms, based on AFDP 1
  • 22 Apr 2021 AFDP 1, The Air Force posted
  • 22 Apr 2021 Volumes 1 & 2 Superseded by AFDP 1
  • 01 Mar 2021 New Website updates all Annexes are now called Air Force Doctrine Publications (AFDP)
  • 01 Mar 2021 Annex 3-17 is now called AFDP 3-36
  • 18 Dec 2020 Annex 3-72, Nuclear Operations posted

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