Description. A course designed to examine general aspects of air and space power from a historical perspective. The course covers the period from the first balloons and dirigibles to the space-age systems of the Global War on Terror. Historical examples are provided to show the development of Air Force distinctive capabilities (previously referred to as core competencies), and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of what has become today's USAF air and space power. Furthermore, the course examines several fundamental truths associated with war in the third dimension, e.g., principles of war and tenets of air and space power. As a whole, this course provides the students with a knowledge-level understanding for the general employment of air and space power, from an institutional, doctrinal, and historical perspective. In addition, what the students learned about the Air Force Core Values in AERO 100 will be reinforced through the use of operational examples, and they will complete several writing and briefing assignments to meet Air Force communication skills requirements. Course Objectives: The AERO 200 student should know the key terms and definitions used to describe air and space power. The individual should know the events, leaders, and technical developments that led to the evolution and employment of USAF air and space power. The individual should demonstrate basic verbal and written communication skills. The individual should know the Air Force Core Values and examples of their use throughout the evolution of USAF air and space power.