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  Air Force Link - Home
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AFPN) -- On a gray Pacific Northwest morning in the middle of July, McChord Air Force Base resembled a European airfield at the height of the Berlin Airlift.
Air Force Marathon continues to add new race elements
WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Earlier this year, Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne released a "Letter to Airmen" about diversity where he recognized several Airmen whose actions highlight the ever-changing, ever-growing roles of women in the Air Force.
www.af.mil   (361 words)

  Air force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An Air force is a military or armed service that primarily conducts aerial warfare.
Some air forces such as the British Royal Air Force (RAF) have a unique rank structure; other air forces such as the United States Air Force (USAF) have a rank structure on the Enlisted side that is unique, but the Officer corps uses Army-style rank.
Some air forces also operate anti-aircraft artillery (now with radars and missiles), and a few air forces even have their own paratroopers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Air_force   (364 words)

 United States Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1941, the Army Air Corps became a part of the new U.S. Army Air Forces and the GHQ Air Force was redesignated the subordinate Air Forces Combat Command.
In 2005 the Secretary of the Air Force is Michael Wynne.
Air Force personnel assigned to honor guard duties wear, for dress occasions, a modified version of the standard service dress uniform, but with silver or white trim on the sleeves and trousers, with the addition of medals, sword belt, wheel cap with silver trim and AF Symbol, and a silver shoulder cord.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Air_Force   (4878 words)

 Iran Air Force
By 1979 the air force, numbering close to 100,000 personnel, was by far the most advanced of the three services and among the most impressive air forces in the developing world.
Reliable information on the air force after the Revolution was difficult to obtain, but it seems that by 1987 a fairly large number of aircraft had been cannibalized for spare parts.
Finally, the air force's three SAM battalions and eight improved Hawk battalions were reorganized in the mid-1980s (in a project involving more than 1,800 missiles) into five squadrons that also contained Rapiers and Tigercats.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/iran/airforce.htm   (2410 words)

 Seventh Air Force
Air Force personnel fly and maintain the F-16 Falcon and the A/OA-10 Thunderbolt combat aircraft, and perform a myriad of intelligence, logistics, planning, communications, and liaison duties.
On September 1986, the Air Force activated 7 AF again to assume the duties of maintaining the fragile armistice on the Korean peninsula that the 314 Air Division was responsible for.
On September 1986, the Air Force activated 7 AF to assume the duties of maintaining the fragile armistice on the Korean peninsula that the 314 Air Division was responsible for.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/usaf/7af.htm   (1201 words)

Apart from providing crucial support in joint military operations with ground troops, the courageous men of the Air Force also performed superbly in several aerial battles, were fought over enabling the country to achieve air superiority against fierce enemy opposition until a truce was arranged by Japanese mediators ended the armed conflict in May 1941.
The primary mission of the Royal Thai Air Force is "to prepare and employ air power in defence of the Kingdom of Thailand".
In this age of air power, the RTAF is reaponsible for both the area air defence and point air defence.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/7153/rtafday.htm   (2581 words)

 Military.com Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Air Force Materiel Command - Get an overview of this organization and its programs, as well as library resources and POC information.
Air Force Special Operations Command - Browse profiles of this command's aircraft and missions, and link to individual wings and groups.
Air Force Vision 2020 - Get a glimpse of what the Air Force plans to accomplish by the year 2020.
www.military.com /Resources/ResourceSubmittedFileView?file=air_force_links.htm   (257 words)

 Air Power | Chinese Defence Today - SinoDefence.com
The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLA Air Force, or PLAAF) is the main body of the Chinese air power, with some 250,000 personnel operating over 3,000 combat and support aircraft and 600~800 surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems.
The PLA Naval Air Force (PLANAF) operates 500~600 land-based fixed-wing aircraft and a small number of shipborne helicopters.
Measured by its size, the Chinese air force is the largest in Asia and third-largest in the world.
www.sinodefence.com /airforce   (595 words)

 AIR FORCE Magazine - July 2006
The Air Force that was planned just a few years ago may not come to fruition.
The Air Force is training for a war on terror that bears little resemblance to conflicts of the past.
Air Force Magazine is published monthly by the Air Force Association, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209-1198.
www.afa.org /magazine/magz.asp   (290 words)

 Purdue University Air Force ROTC - Detachment 220
Air Force ROTC was established at Purdue University in the fall of 1949, but its roots began with a branch of the Army ROTC program known as the Air ROTC program formed in 1946.
Air Force ROTC Detachment 220 has earned a reputation as one of the best officer training programs in the entire country.
Det 220 is one of the largest Air Force ROTC units in the North East region boasting approximately 200 cadets.
web.ics.purdue.edu /~afrotc   (709 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Iraq seeks to rebuild air force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Iraq's new air force is being rebuilt from the ground at a desert base stretching outside Nasiriya.
The US-donated planes are the backbone of Iraq's new air force, which also includes a dozen light reconaissance planes and another dozen helicopters spread across the country.
Currently, 109 Iraqi students - all air force veterans with years of experience - are learning how to maintain and fly the Hercules fleet.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/929318A7-F7A7-44F8-9A80-FCDBA65D8BD6.htm   (709 words)

 Air Force Falcons, NCAA Football - CBS SportsLine.com
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Troy Calhoun become the first former Air Force player to head the Falcons' football program, rejoining the program Friday as longtime coach Fisher DeBerry's replacement.
His 169-109-1 record made him the winningest coach in Air Force history and he had the third-longest tenure at one school of any active college coach, after Joe Paterno (41 years at Penn State) and Bobby Bowden (31 years at Florida State).
DeBerry was 35-11 against Army and Navy and led Air Force to 14 Commander-in-Chief trophies, though he lost his grip on award as Navy won it the last four years.
cbs.sportsline.com /collegefootball/story/9887226   (618 words)

 Iraqi Air Force - Iraqi Intelligence Agencies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Air Defense Command piloted the five MiG-25s which were Iraq's sole source of operational imagery intelligence, MiG-21, and various Mirage interceptors and manned Iraq's considerable inventory of surface to -air missiles (SAMs).
The air force was headquartered in Baghdad, and major bases were located at Basra, H-3 (site of a pump station on the oil pipeline in western Iraq), Kirkuk, Mosul, Rashid, and Ash Shuaybah.
The equipment of the air force, like that of the other services, was primarily of Soviet manufacture.
fas.org /irp/world/iraq/af   (218 words)

 Amazon.com: Air Force (1943) (1943) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Anyway, the movie was a good recap of the war to that point ("Air Force" was released in 1943).
I suppose that most people who saw "Air Force" in a theater pretty much knew most of this but were glad to get a more dramatic look at the events.
All in all, "Air Force" came across pretty good but it isn't the likes of "Objective Burma", "Sahara", "Sands of Iwo Jima" or a number of other WWII era movies that seemed to be running on more cylinders.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302224446?v=glance   (1964 words)

Here is the story of the first 17 years of the Indonesian Air Force, under the leadership of its first Chief of Staff Air Chief Marshal Suryadi Suryadarma.
So, unlike the Indian Air Force who already had 1.000 pilots when the country got its independence, August 15, 1947, the Indonesian Air Force had only one qualified pilot when it was founded, April 9, 1946.
Watching Suryadarma built the softwares and hardwares of the Indonesian air force, Army General Djatikusumo once made a comment, "The problem with Suryadarma is that he deals with a brand new field with advanced military technology.
www.angkasa-online.com /09/08/english/english1.htm   (1606 words)

 Air Force One (1997)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Air Force One is Wolfgang Petersen's best work since In the Line of Fire (1993) with Clint Eastwood.
He aboards Air Force One in order to return to his proud homeland in the United States of America from an important visit to Russia.
What makes Air Force One an even better film is the fact that the characters are believable.
us.imdb.com /Title?0118571   (673 words)

 Pakistan Air Force
This is not the official website of the Pakistan Air Force and is neither endorsed nor recognised officially by the Pakistan Air Force.
It is determined to maintain its status as the air force which, pilot for pilot, has one of the most experienced and skillful in the world.
By its record and performance, in both peacetime and in war, the PAF has earned admiration and acknowledgment from air forces all over the world.
www.geocities.com /Baja/Dunes/1107/intro.htm   (293 words)

 United States Air Force Academy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Guest speakers, Congressman Doug Lamborn and commanders of the medical groups at the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Peterson AFB and the Veterans Administration are scheduled to speak from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Global Engagement is a nine-day-long summer course that introduces sophomore cadets to the Expeditionary Air Force concept of deploying to a crisis situation, establishing a bare-base operation, executing the mission, defending their base, and re-deploying home.
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Officials named the four U.S. representatives and two alternates for the 39th International Chemistry Olympiad in Moscow, Russia, during a banquet here June 17.
www.usafa.af.mil   (1176 words)

 About Vandenberg Air Force Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Vandenberg Air Force Base is headquarters for the 30th Space Wing.
The 30th manages Department of Defense space and missile testing, and placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast, using expendable boosters (Delta II, Pegasus, Taurus, Minotaur, and Titan IV.) The wing is in a state of transition as it moves to the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles, the Atlas V and Delta IV.
The 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., is the Air Force Space Command organization responsible for all Department of Defense space and missile launch activities on the West Coast.
www.vandenberg.af.mil /_root/menus/topNav/aboutVAFB.asp   (902 words)

 Air Force Falcons Apparel, Merchandise, Gifts : COLLEGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Air Force Falcons Royal Blue Herschel II Shorts
Air Force Falcons Infant T-shirt & Hat Combo
Nike Air Force Falcons White Campus II Hat
www.footballfanatics.com /COLLEGE_Air_Force_Falcons   (561 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: North America: United States: Government: Military: Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Air Force Crossroads - Official community site for the United States Air Force, reserve and national members and families to access on and off base information worldwide.
Air Force Historical Foundation - Organization dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation, and appropriate publication of the history and traditions of the United States Air Force.
FlyMilitary - Air Force undergraduate pilot training information to compare the benefites of active duty and AF reserve flying, and download UPT publications.
dmoz.org /Regional/North_America/United_States/Government/Military/Air_Force   (244 words)

The above display represents the correct order of precedence of ribbons most likely to be worn today on the Air Force uniform.
Devices worn on these ribbons must be worn in a specific manner and are used to denote additional awards or participation in a specific event.
For additional information about the proper order of display, placement of devices or about ribbons not shown, refer to the AFI 36-2903.
www.defenselink.mil /specials/ribbons/AirForce1.html   (69 words)

 Indian Air Force [Bharatiya Vayu Sena]
This is not the official website of the Indian Air Force and is neither endorsed nor recognised officially by the Indian Air Force or any of its institutions.
The Webmasters reserves the right to reproduce all email correspondence either on this website or elsewhere unless it is specifically requested in the email not to be circulated.
Due to the high volume of email we receive, we cannot answer queries on recruitment procedures and qualification criteria for joining the Indian Air Force (Visit http://careerairforce.nic.in), Technical Queries on weapon systems or Classified GOI information.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /IAF   (394 words)

 Canada's Air Force
Message from the Chief of the Air Staff, Reflecting on Canada’s Air Force – A Force for the Future
As I prepare to hand over command of the Air Force and pause to look back at the journey the organization has taken since I first joined the Canadian Forces 38 years ago, I reflect in great admiration on the tremendous people I have had the privilege to serve with.
Our ongoing success can be traced directly to those outstanding people who have put their shoulders to the wheel...
www.airforce.forces.gc.ca /index_e.asp   (361 words)

 Air Force Link - Sites
• HQ Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency
• Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition Office
• Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, Environment and Logistics
www.af.mil /sites   (217 words)

 US Air Force News - Topix
News on US Air Force continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
The head of Air Mobility Command welcomed more than 2,500 competitors and observers from the U.S. and 34 other countries July 22 to the largest Air Mobility Rodeo in history.
I edit the US Air Force News pages on Topix when no humans are available to help.
www.topix.net /us/air-force   (715 words)

 Air Force News, pay & benefits, careers, entertainment, photos - Air Force Times HOME
The top U.S. military official in the Pacific region is opposed to the notion of selling the Pentagon’s prized F-22A Raptor to Japan, America’s closest ally in the area.
Almost 1,200 captains and majors will learn Wednesday if they are among the officers being told to leave the active-duty Air Force.
Video: Iraqi pilots learn to fly Huey IIs from U.S. Air Force instructors.
www.airforcetimes.com   (435 words)

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