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  Nathan Farragut Twining, General, United States Air Force
General Nathan Farragut Twining was the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense, Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he serves as the senior military adviser to the president, the National Security Council and the secretary of defense.
The general was born in Monroe, Wisconsin, in 1897.
General Twining was ordered to Fort Crockett, Texas, in March 1932, and was assigned to the Third Attack Group as a squadron commander; that August he joined the 90th Attack Squadron and a month later, the 60th Service Squadron at the same base.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /ntwining.htm   (1195 words)

 James Harold Doolittle, General, United States Air Force
General Doolittle died in California on September 27, 1993 and was buried in Section 7-A of Arlington National Cemetery, with his high school sweetheart, Josephine Daniels Doolittle (May 24, 1895-December 24, 1988).
With the apparent certainty of being forced to land in enemy territory or to perish at sea, General Doolittle personally led a squadron of Army bombers, manned by volunteer crews, in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland.
He took command of the 15th Air Force in the Mediterranean Theater in November and from January 1944 to September 1945 he commanded the 8th Air Force in Europe and the Pacific, until war's end, as a lieutenant general, the promotion date being March 13, 1944.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /jdoolitt.htm   (1592 words)

  General Headquarters Air Force, 1935
The emergence of the heavy bomber in 1935 coincided with the advent of the General Headquarters (GHQ) Air Force.
The idea of an "air force," separate from the support aviation assigned to the Army units, had been urged by Major General Mason Patrick and his successor, Major General James Fechet, Chief of the Air Corps from 1927 to 1931.
However, the growing importance of coastal defense provided the Air Corps with a mission that could be performed independently of the ground armies, thus helping pave the way for the GHQ Air Force.
www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil /PopTopics/genHQAF.htm   (365 words)

  General of the Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
General of the Army is the equivalent rank in the United States Army and the insignia for the two positions were originally the same.
During the Cold War, with the rise of the Strategic Air Command, it was proposed that General of the Air Force be reestablished and granted to senior Air Force generals, such as the commander of NORAD.
In the Royal Air Force, the equivalent rank is Marshal of the Royal Air Force.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/General_of_the_Air_Force   (314 words)

 New Wing Brings Air Force Dominance to Cyberspace
"The Air Force established the 67th Network Warfare Wing to have an organization solely focused on ensuring that our networks are able to operate in time of peace and war and to have the capability to deal with potential adversaries who may be trying to exploit our networks," the general said.
The capabilities of Air Force network operations security centers, which were previously decentralized among the major commands -- as well as 8th Air Force, the Air Intelligence Agency, the Operational Standard Systems Group and the Air Force Communications Agency -- will consolidate under the wing.
The general said the Air Force has maintained battlefield dominance and superiority through asymmetrical advantages and that "advantage comes from the communications capability that we have and our ability to have a decision cycle that is unsurpassed by any potential adversary."
www.military.com /features/0,15240,104842,00.html?ESRC=airforcenews.RSS   (420 words)

 New Adjutant General Appointed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was chief counsel to the Adjutant General, the Assistant Adjutant General (Air), and the Commander of the Washington Air National Guard.
He received his appointment as Air National Guard Assistant to the Air Force Judge Advocate General in 1994 and was promoted to his present rank of Major General in 1996.
As the new TAG of Washington, the General feels that his mission to the active services will be to "continually educate and advocate the role of the National Guard, resulting in a closer integration of reserve forces with their active duty counterparts.
www.washingtonairguard.com /fo-new_tag_ang.html   (607 words)

 General Information | Air Force ROTC DET 105   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) is a college program designed to train and commission officers into the United States Air Force.
As a freshman, you will learn general information about being an officer, such as military values and an introduction to military life and as a sophomore, you will learn about the history of the Air Force.
POC cadets are responsible for conducting the leadership laboratory and managing the cadet program under the guidance of a cadre of Active Duty Air Force officers.
www.colorado.edu /AFROTC/prospective_cadets/general_info.htm   (611 words)

 Bulgarian Lt. General of Air Force Vasil Boidev
Bulgarian Lt. General of Air Force Vasil Boidev
General Vasil Boidev was only one of two pilot generals in the Bulgarian air force, the other being General Major Dimitar Airanov.
This was the standard button for all air force items.During the war, General Boidev commanded the Bulgarian 5th Army based in occupied Serbia in the town of Skopie.
www.rathbonemuseum.com /BULGARIA/BULGEN/BULGEN.html   (292 words)

 Results of air exercise with India a "wake-up call" for US air force: general
A study of the "Cope India" air exercise, conducted by the US and Indian air forces in Gwalior, India last February, is secret, said General Hal Hornburg, head of the air force's Air Combat Command.
The air force has been battling the perception that the costly new fighters are a luxury at a time when the United States has dominance in the air.
The exercise appears to hold lessons for the air force in east Asia, where China is acquiring SU-27 and SU-30 fighters and AA-12 air-to-air missiles.
www.prisonplanet.com /articles/june2004/062404airexercise.htm   (586 words)

 Retired general addresses Air Force Women Officers Associated   (Site not responding. Last check: )
General Rankin, who retired from the Air Force on July 1, 1998, spoke openly and passionately about her career and women’s issues to more than 25 people, including special guests, officers and cadets from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
General Rankin, who was a squadron commander of a training squadron in a maintenance shop at Keesler AFB, Miss., simply suggested that the women wear men’s utilities to work in.
The day should also come, she said, when the general’s list comes out and there are a representative percentage of female generals to the women serving in the Air Force.
www.hanscom.af.mil /Hansconian/Articles/2003Arts/11282003-06.htm   (798 words)

 Air Force Surgeon General Newswire - May 2006 Edition
The general referred to testimony by Secretary of the Air Force Michel Wynne to the U.S. Senate, where he stated that one of the miracles of the Iraq conflict is the aeromedical process that sees patients from the front lines to Germany and then back to Walter Reed medical center in just a few days.
The general also noted many of the Air Force's deployed medical capabilities found use in the United States during the response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Hurricane Rita in Florida.
The general also discussed a topic familiar to many members of Team Offutt - the relocation of medical resources around the Air Force to position them where they are most effective.
airforcemedicine.afms.mil /sg_newswire/2006_05/02DeputySG.htm   (844 words)

 The Inspector General: an Enabler for the Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Inspector General must have a horse allowed him and some soldiers to attend him and all the rest commanded to obey and assist, or else the service will suffer; for he is but one man and must correct many, and therefore he cannot be beloved.
Today, the Air Force and the IG exist around the employment of six core competencies which are the backbone of how our force operates: air and space superiority, global attack, rapid global mobility, precision engagement, agile combat support and information superiority.
Consequently, Inspectors General at all levels are using practical and innovative techniques to measure "what's important." As the Air Force continues to drawdown, the ORI will remain a vital part of the IG system.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/cc/clark.html   (3172 words)

He was awarded permanent rank of Major General and became Chief of the Army Air Forces in 1941.
Arnold was awarded the Air Medal in March 1943, and in September 1945 he received the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Service Medal.
The H. Arnold Award was established in honor of General Arnold by the Air Force Association in 1948.
www.msstate.edu /org/arnoldair/areav/Bio.htm   (397 words)

 Minot Air Force Base - General Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Air show guests are reminded that there is increased security on base.
Air show guests should enter through the base’s Minot Gate south gate) to be directed to the visitor parking area.
General seating during the air show is limited.
www.minot.af.mil /airshow/info.asp   (318 words)

 U.S. Army Five-Star Generals
The temporary grade of "General of the Army" (five-star) was provided for by Public Law 482, 78th Congress, approved December 14, 1944, and became permanent on March 23, 1946, under provisions of Public Law 333, 79th Congress.
Congress enacted legislation authorizing the grade of General of the Army on July 25, 1866, and on that date the new grade was conferred on Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.
When General Pershing was appointed General of the Armies, he continued to wear the four stars that he, as well as Generals Tasker H. Bliss and Peyton C. March, had adopted under the provisions of then current uniform regulations, which permitted them to prescribe the insignia denoting their grade.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/faq/FAQ-5star.htm   (675 words)

 Air Force Link - Contact Us
Biographies are available on active-duty and retired general officers, current senior civilians, and all former secretaries of the Air Force and chief master sergeants of the Air Force.
Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard general officers are located on different Web sites, and those links are available on the Biographies main page.  If a biography is not listed, a biography is not available.
The Air Force History Support Office is a part of the Air Force History and Museums Program and is located in Washington, D.C. AFHSO historians provide historical information and analysis to our nation’s leaders, as well as authors who document the Air Force's activities and history.
www.af.mil /main/contactus.asp   (1316 words)

 Air Force Link - Biographies
This data base holds biographical information on Air Force leaders -- active-duty and retired general officers; current senior executives; secretaries of the Air Force; and chief master sergeants of the Air Force.
Air Force biographies may not have been prepared for some general officers before retirement.
If a name is not listed, an Air Force biography is not available.
www.af.mil /bios   (194 words)

 Air Force Link - Questions
If you have a general military question, please refer to the Department of Defense Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you have a question which is not addressed here, you may find the answer by contacting an Air Force base near you using the Department of Defense (DOD) Sites page or the Air Force Link Sites page.
If you have a general question or comment about the United States Air Force or Air Force Link which is not addressed here, you may contact us via e-mail.
www.af.mil /questions   (99 words)

 General Dynamics gets Air Force deal - Boston.com
General Dynamics said Wednesday one of its units got a contract worth up to $1.9 billion from the Air Force to provide technical support to the Pentagon's mission weapons system.
The pact, granted to General Dynamics Information Technology by the Air Force Odgen Air Logistics Center, is a multiple-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with options to extend the deal over a five-year period.
Work will be performed at various Air Force logistics commands including Wright Patterson Air Force base, Army and Navy logistics cents and NASA, the company said.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2006/12/20/general_dynamics_gets_air_force_deal   (185 words)

 Navy or Air force? - Armchair General Forums
Understand that in the Air Force, unless you are a pilot, you suffer from at least some version of class discrimination.
Also keep in mind though, that while hierarchical, the Air Force is somewhat more relaxed in the rank structure (at least in flying operations) because you have officers and enlisted mixed together because of their job.
The Air Force is the most "civilianized" of the branches.
www.armchairgeneral.com /forums/showthread.php?p=580890#post580890   (711 words)

 U.S. Air Force Memorial - Armchair General Forums
The $30 million United States Air Force Memorial, 15 years in the making, is set on a ridge next to Arlington National Cemetery and overlooking the Pentagon and the nation's capital beyond.
As the Air Force's history was recounted by a series of speakers, a succession of aircraft - from a replica of Orville Wright's historic biplane to an F-117A Nighthawk Stealth fighter - flew overhead.
As an Air Force vet, I'm obviously prejudiced.
www.armchairgeneral.com /forums/showthread.php?p=578861#post578861   (921 words)

 healthfinder® — Office of the Surgeon General of the Air Force, Department of Defense   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Office of the Surgeon General of the Air Force, Department of Defense
The Office of the Air Force Surgeon General (AF/SG) develops and implements medical programs and policies that provide for the health care of active duty and retired military personnel and their family members.
AF/SG optimizes Air Force readiness potential to support national security strategies and defines and disseminates health care policy in support of the 43,000 personnel of the Air Force Medical Service and 74 medical treatment facilities.
www.healthfinder.gov /orgs/HR2010.htm   (110 words)

 Auditor general of the air force Air Force Comptroller - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Air Force Comptroller, July, 2003 by James R. Speer
As DoDs single end-to-end electronic solution for Defense business travel, DTS provides electronic connectivity between the traveler, the authorizing official, the service/agency accounting and disbursing systems, the local comptroller's budget, the commercial travel service provider, the commercial bank card service and the electronic archive of travel-related documents.
I have encouraged and fully support AFAAs early implementation of DTS and welcome the opportunity to help the Air Force evaluate the system and provide another quality of life initiative for Air Force personnel.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m4018/is_3_37/ai_108478613   (555 words)

 15th Director: LTG Michael V. Hayden, USAF - Biography -
As the Director of NSA and Chief of CSS, he was responsible for a combat support agency of the Department of Defense with military and civilian personnel stationed worldwide.
General Hayden entered active duty in 1969 after earning a bachelor's degree in history in 1967 and a master's degree in modern American history in 1969, both from Duquesne University.
The General has served as Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, both headquartered at Kelly Air Force Base, TX.
www.nsa.gov /about/about00013.cfm   (320 words)

 BGSU Air Force ROTC
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 620 is located at Bowling Green State University in Northwest Ohio.
Upon graduation, our cadets are commissioned as active duty 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Air Force.
For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and morale, welfare and recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does note exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.
www.bgsu.edu /departments/airforce   (627 words)

 U.S. Air Force - Privacy Policy
The United States Air Force Recruiting website is provided as a public service by the United States Air Force Recruiting Service and the Department of the Air Force.
Information presented on the Air Force Recruiting website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.
www.airforce.com /privacy.php   (585 words)

 Air Force General Discussion [Archive] - Military Forum
Air Force chaplains serve to keep Airmen fit to fight
Air Force Officer MIA From Vietnam War is Identified
Air Force, Army team to care for Iraqi patients
www.forum.militaryltd.com /archive/index.php/f-21.html   (563 words)

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