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MISSION - The United States Air Force Military Auxiliary Radio System provides contingency communications support on behalf of the men and women of the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government users in support of their important and diverse national security missions whenever, however and wherever required.
VISION - To support the Department of Defense and U.S. Government in any manner within our capability by providing first-rate, on-demand contingency communications services that rival far more complex and expensive systems’ levels of service and quality, and to do so in peacetime or times of national crisis, on an around-the-clock basis, and at no expense to the US taxpayer. Members will utilize their own resources and time to provide these service
VALUES - We, the members, view our services as a patriotic duty. We utilize our God given talents and resources to meet this obligation. At all times we strive to provide our communications services in a manner consistent with the finest traditions of the United States Military.
(Official AFMARS Web site)
All individual civilian MARS volunteers must meet minimum eligibility criteria for membership in AFMARS, see MARS Guide to new Membership v1. Because AFMARS is a dynamic volunteer organization with the mission of supporting multiple agencies and organizations through the Department of Defense during situations of national emergencies, membership is an honorable contribution to our nation’s well being.