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United States Air Force - AirForce.com
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MISSION
The mission of the United States Air
Force is to fly, fight and win … in air,
space and cyberspace.
There will always be many self described
intellectuals who constantly serve up
unrelenting criticism of police and military
institutions.  These critics fall into two
categories:  In the first category are the
ignorant useful idiots who actually believe
that there is almost never any
justification for the force represented by
police and military and even less
justification, if that’s possible, for any
actual use of that force to any degree.  
The second category is composed of the
arrogant radical manipulators who use
the first category’s well meaning
ignorance to further their efforts to
consolidate power over all institutions of
society including the police and military.  

While the useful idiots actually believe in
absolute minimization of police and
military institutions, the radical
manipulators suffer no such delusion.  
They know that police and military
institutions can either guarantee a society’
s exercise of individual freedoms or they
can suppress or eliminate those
freedoms.  It’s not that hard to figure
out which course of history the radical
manipulators prefer.

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness…” are words from the
Declaration of Independence that
resounded for the Founders, because the
Founders knew those words embodied
the best of everything.  The Founders
also knew that power, and power alone,
could either ensure or deny the individual
freedoms that are the essence of life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  The
question always was and will always
continue to be how to manage power.  
Make no mistake, police and military
institutions are the instruments of
ultimate power and a perfect fit for the
definition of indispensable.
The Air Force Office of Special
Investigations has been the Air Force's
major investigative service since Aug.1,
1948. The agency reports to the
Inspector General, Office of the Secretary
of the Air Force.  OSI provides
professional investigative service to
commanders of all Air Force activities. Its
primary responsibilities are criminal
investigations and counterintelligence
services.
The United States Air Force Academy
Designed for the future, the United
States Air Force Academy campus boasts
state-of-the-art facilities, including
laboratories, observatories and a library
containing over 700,000 volumes. Other
landmarks include the cadet chapel with
its seventeen spires that soar 150 feet
toward the Colorado sky. Spanning
18,000 spectacular acres nestled against
the Rocky Mountains, the Academy draws
thousands of visitors from around the
world each year.  The Air Force Academy
Mission is to educate, train and inspire
men and women to become officers of
character, motivated to lead the United
States Air Force in service to our nation.
The Air Force Academy Vision is to be the
Air Force's premier institution for
developing leaders of character.
United States Air Force Reserve - The
Air Force Reserve is an exciting, vibrant
part of the nation's defense. It offers
similar benefits afforded by those on
active duty and one more - the benefit of
time... time to be with your family, time
to work at your civilian career and time to
serve your country.
U.S. Air Force ROTC - College
Scholarships and Careers - We need all
kinds of officers for all sorts of
specialties. It’s important to find out
what career path you’re interested in, so
you can see if Air Force ROTC is a good
fit for your educational and career
objectives.  Your choice of study is one
decision that could affect the specialties
available to you in the Air Force. Some
educational paths are a natural fit for
certain career paths. For example, the
obvious officer specialty for a criminal
justice major would be Security Forces or
Special Investigations.  As you continue
your ROTC advancement, you will need to
think about what particular career fields
you might be interested in (you should
always consider more than one in case
you don't get your first choice). Based
on what major you choose in college, you
also need to consider what career fields
you qualify for. Remember, it’s never too
early to start thinking about what you
would like to do as an Air Force officer.
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Indispensable Institutions
by Barry M. Baker

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