Global Reach, Global Power is the stated goal of the U. S. Air Force. The repositioning and restructuring of the Air Force requires bold new approaches to assure the goal is not denied. Improvements in aircraft propulsion, thermal management, and secondary power play key interacting roles in attaining the goal. Resource limitations dictate R&D investments seek solutions that promote synergism and address multiple problems. Increased collaboration between the user and the technologists is recommended to develop versatile and complementary solutions.