Warrior Knowledge

Air Force Mission:

To Fly, Fight, and Win…. In Air, Space, and Cyberspace.

Air Force Core Values:

Integrity first, service before self, excellence in all we do.

Honor Code:

We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.

Air Force ROTC Mission:

Develop quality leaders for the Air Force.

Holm Center Mission:

We build leaders.

The Airman’s Creed:

I am an American Airman.
I am a warrior
I have answered my nation’s call.

I am an American Airman.
My mission is to fly, fight and win.
I am faithful to a proud heritage.
A tradition of honor,
And a legacy of valor.

I am an American Airman,
Guardian of freedom and justice,
My nation’s sword and shield,
Its sentry and avenger.
I defend my country with my life.

I am an American Airman:
Wingman, leader, warrior.
I will never leave an Airman behind,
I will never falter,
AND I WILL NOT FAIL

Seven Basic Responses:

1.”Yes, Sir (Ma’am).”
2.”No, Sir (Ma’am).”
3.”No excuse, Sir (Ma’am).”
4.”Sir (Ma’am), I do not know.”
5.”Sir (Ma’am), I do not understand.”
6.”Sir (Ma’am), may I make a statement?”
7.”Sir (Ma’am), may I ask a question?”

Air Force Song:

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At ’em boys, give’er the gun!
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing‘ll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue;
Hands of men blasted the world asunder;
How they lived God only knew!
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings, ever to soar!
With scouts before and bombers galore. Hey!
Nothing‘ll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Here‘s a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow‘s pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast, the U.S. Air Force!

Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the wings level and true;
If you‘d live to be a gray-haired wonder
Keep the nose out of the blue!
Flying men, guarding the nation‘s border,
We‘ll be there, followed by more!
In echelon we carry on. Hey!
Nothing‘ll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Principles of War:

Objective: Direct military operations toward a defined and attainable objective that contributes to strategic, operational or tactical aims.
Offensive: Act rather than react and dictate the time, place, purpose, scope, intensity, and pace of operations. The initiative must be seized, retained, and fully exploited.
Mass: Concentrate combat power at the decisive time and place.
Economy of Force: Create usable mass by using minimum combat power on secondary objectives. Make the fullest use of all forces available.
Maneuver: Place the enemy in a position of disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power.
Unity of Command: Ensure unity of effort for every objective under one responsible commander.
Security: Protect friendly forces and their operations from enemy actions which could provide the enemy with unexpected advantage.
Surprise: Strike the enemy at a time or place in a manner for which he is unprepared.
Simplicity: Avoid unnecessary complexity in preparing, planning, and conducting military operations.

Articles of the Code of Conduct:

1. I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
2. I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
3. If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
4. If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith in my fellow prisoners. I will give no information nor take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior I will take command. If not I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and back them up in every way.
5. When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.
6. I will never forget I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principals which made my country free. I will trust in m God and in the United States of America.