Informed by national guidance, the 2008 Air Force Strategic Plan identifies priorities and goals that will shape Air Force-wide actions over the next three to five years. Within the Air Force Strategic Planning System, this strategic plan is part of a biennial process of review and revision of Air Force long-range planning and, out of necessity, identifies Air Force priorities in a broad way for implementation at all echelons across the Air Force. The 2008 Air Force Strategic Plan aligns activities and functions across the entire Air Force with the guidance of the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the needs of the Combatant Commanders (CCDRs). As noted in Figure 1, the 2008 Air Force Strategic Plan sustains much of the organizational framework of the 2006 plan, and identifies senior leaders vision, mission, priorities, and goals for the overall enterprise. Once specific objectives and measures are identified by the Priority Champions, HAF and SAF Functionals will be charged with carrying out these objectives and meeting the goals. The Air Force s progress toward fulfillment and achievement of these priorities and goals will be reported quarterly to the Air Force Process Council.