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Introduction to Doctrine and FAQ

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Mission Type Order Training Tools

The Tools below are training aids to guide implementing mission command and other AF doctrinal concepts. 

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AFDP 1-1, Mission Command

ACE Concepts from AFDN 1-21

Visualizing the ACE Concept


What is Mission Command?

What is Doctrine, Part 2?

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USAF Doctrine Development Process

Reading List

While not doctrine, the books on this list provide an Air Force perspective supporting the best practices presented in doctrine publications. These books are not produced by the LeMay Center; no hard copy editions are available from LeMay.


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