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Popular US Air Force Slogans, Sayings and Mottos

by Adam Levine

in Slogans & Sayings

July 4th is just around the corner, so to wrap up our series of military slogans and sayings, below is our list for the Air Force. They are always a great addition to a shirt when you’re customizing one for your wing or airmen group, or if a friend or family member is deployed and you want to send them a gift. We also hope you find this to be a good resource.

U.S. Air Force Mottos

“Aim High… Fly-Fight-Win”

-U.S. Air Force Official Motto

“Uno Ab Alto” – “One Over All”

-U.S. Air Force Unofficial Motto

“No One Comes Close”

-U.S. Air Force Unofficial Motto

Recruiting Slogans

“Aim High”

-Current U.S. Air Force recruiting slogan

“A great way of life.”

-Recruiting Slogan

“We do the impossible everyday.”

-Recruiting Slogan

Famous Group Mottos

“Peace is our Profession”

-Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) Motto

“Libertatem Defendimus” – “Liberty We Defend”

-2nd Bomb Wing (2nd BW)

“Mors Ab Alto” – “Death From Above”

-7th Bomber Wing (7th BW)

“Follow us”

-509th Bomber Wing (509th BW)

“Aut Vincere Aut Mors” – “Win or Die”

-1st Fighter Wing (1st FW)

“The world’s most lethal war fighting team”

-27th Fighter Wing (27th FW)

“Return With Honor”

-31st Fighter Wing (31st FW)

“These things we do… that others may live.”

-U.S. Air Force Pararescue

“Defensor Fortis” – “Defenders of the Force”

-U.S. Air Force Security Forces


About the Author - Adam Levine

Adam is a Search Marketing Specialist at CustomInk. He has worked at CustomInk for more than 8 years, and helps contribute to the blog with fun content that helps inspire people. And with puns. Lots and lots of puns.

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Thomas Dunn July 11, 2017 at 12:29 pm

REFULERS. NKAWTG. Now kick a·· with the gas.

JIM May 27, 2017 at 5:21 pm


Gary Zachow March 20, 2017 at 10:50 pm

Any idea what the AF slogan was during the Korean War?

Mark Edwards December 27, 2016 at 8:18 am

many of these are after my time, like

“Defensor Fortis” – “Defenders of the Force”

-U.S. Air Force Security Forces”.

We wore our Command crests on our berets. SAC, TAC, MAC.. I was Honorably Discharged in 82, long time ago.. served 2 years, 4 months, training accident blew out most of my hearing, no longer combat effective.

no regrets, not one, I got to serve, and this nation, families, friends were all worth it.

Mark Edwards December 27, 2016 at 8:12 am

“Peace is our Profession”

-Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) Motto

90th SMW, 90th SPG, 90th SPS, 4th Air Division, 15th Air Force,. Motto was often followed by the irreverent,

“Peace is our Profession”.. war is just a hobby.

Phillip Coffey December 26, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Sgt. Mike says, “Beware, the third ear is listening.”

deepankar gautam September 26, 2014 at 1:53 am

nice slogans

Adam Levine October 3, 2013 at 8:37 am


I think you could do either. I found in my research that the short version is just Aim High, and is actually an older Air Force slogan. The new mottos just tacks on “… Fly Fight Win”.

See this article in the Air Force Times:

cathy owen October 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Hello, your site was very helpful…..but…… my son is in the air force, I am making a personalized gift with his name, rank and motto on it. Is the 2013 motto AIM HIGH…FLY-FIGHT-WIN ? or is it just AIM HIGH?
Or maybe? NO ONE COMES CLOSE? I know that I will be corrected no matter what. Thank you

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