USAF and Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy

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1 Running head: DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL United States Air Force and the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy TUI University United States Air Force and the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy
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2 DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL The United States Air Force is the largest and most technological advanced aeronautical military division in the world. There are over 350,000 active duty members, 69,000 reservists, and 95,000 National Guard members serving in the United States Air Force. In 2009, the United States Air Force employed over 171,000 civilian employees to aid in support of their mission. The Air Force mission is to fly, fight, and win in air, space and cyberspace. In order to achieve that mission the Air Force has a vision of global vigilance, reach, and power. The Air Force vision centers around three core competencies: developing Airmen, technology to war fighting, and integrating operations. The Air Force core competencies make their six distinctive capabilities possible. These capabilities include air and space superiority, global attack, rapid global mobility, precision engagement, information superiority, and agile combat support. The Air Force also has three core values which are integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all they do. The United State Air Force started out as a division of the United States Army in 1907. Through several organizational changes, titles, and missions, the United States Air Force became a branch of the military itself on September 18, 1947. It was on this date, when the United States Government created the National Security Act of 1947. The act created the Department of Defense which was divided into three branches including the Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, and the newly created Department of the Air Force. The United States Air Force, along with all other military branches, is facing a moral
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