In the shadow of giants like China and Russia, who are throwing their weight around the global ring with the grace of heavyweight contenders, the US Air Force has thrown down the gauntlet with a bold declaration of evolution. At the Air Force Association’s 2024 Warfare Symposium, which took place on February 12, the brass laid out a battle plan that’s anything but business as usual.

It’s a roadmap for transformation, crafted to sharpen the edge of American airpower in this age of great power tussles.

The Call for Cyber Warriors

Gen. David W. Allvin, the Air Force Chief of Staff, stood before the crowd Monday, not just as a military leader but as a harbinger of change.

With the stakes higher than ever, he unveiled a suite of strategic shifts designed to prime the Air Force for a future where the battlefield is as digital as it is physical.