As one of USAF's three direct reporting units, AFDW executes Air Force operations and supports Joint Force and Inter-Agency operations in the NCR while providing superior support to combatant commanders and Air Force elements worldwide.

AFDW is responsible to organize, train, equip and provide forces for AEF deployment, provide ceremonial support, and conduct homeland operations as part of a Joint effort, within the NCR. Homeland operations include homeland defense, defense support to civil authorities, emergency preparedness, and support to National Special Security Events.

AFDW exercises UCMJ authority over, and provides manpower, personnel, legal, chaplain, finance, logistics, and safety support for designated Air Force activities located within the NCR, selected Field Operating Agencies, and selected Air Force elements. This includes support for approximately 40,000 Air Force military and civilian members of more than 2,000 Air Force elements in more than 500 locations in 108 countries. This makes AFDW the leading edge of the Air Force as the organization continues its never-ending support of the world's greatest Air Force.

The AFDW mission can be encapsulated in three succinct statements:
· Superior Service...Always
· Support to Civil Authorities...When Asked
· Contingency Response...If Needed

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