Academic journal article Air & Space Power Journal

A Word from the Chief

Academic journal article Air & Space Power Journal

A Word from the Chief

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AEROSPACE POWER JOURNALa new name to reflect what the Air Force is all about. We are a visionary, powerful and integrated Air Force team, and this new title of our professional journal symbolizes that. It represents our vertical vector into the wild blue and our thrust for cuttingedge technologies and robust systems. Even more important than what is on the cover, the new name reflects what is on the inside-people across the continuum of aerospace operations contributing to an important dialogue.

Gen Thomas D. White, former Air Force chief of staff, first publicized the term aerospace back in 1958, promoting the vision of a single indivisible field of operations from the Earth's surface to the stratosphere and beyond. Events worldwide show the significant reality of aerospace power in national security and global stability, and the new journal name reflects that reality as we enter the new millennium. It is a reality founded on the team effort between air and space systems and the people who operate, maintain, secure and support them. No longer can we afford to limit our planning, our organizing, and our developing of technology with compartmentalized thinking. We can and must maintain a seamless unity of effort in these mediums to provide the unique vertical perspective that makes the Air Force what it is today and will be in the future. …

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