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  Air Force Link - Home
Air Force Academy Cadet 2nd Class Kimberly Robinson introduces Oblio to participants of a Make-a-Wish Foundation event Nov. 9 during the Aviation Nation air show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.)
WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The secretary of the Air Force presented members of the deputy undersecretary of the Air Force for international affairs office with the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award November 15.
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFPN) -- Air Force took a 3-1 lead into the third period and then held off UConn for a 3-2 win Nov. 16 in an Atlantic Hockey Association game at the Cadet Ice Arena.
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  Samir Geagea Biography
In January 1983, the Lebanese Forces command council appointed Samir Geagea, who retained his responsibilities on the northern front, concurrent of its forces in the Shuf-Aley sector of Mt. Lebanon, an area from which the Lebanese Forces were forced to retreat in September 1983.
The resulting upheaval in the Lebanese Forces brought Geagea, Karim Pakradouni, and Elie Hobeika (then the security chief of the Lebanese Forces) to force the resignation of the then-commander of the Lebanese Forces, Fouad Abu Nadir.
Since 1989, the Lebanese Forces has worked diligently with the national government and foreign friends to apply the principals of the Taef Accord intended to facilitate the restoration of national unity and the reconstruction of the political, economic, and social foundations of the country.
www.lebanese-forces.org /hakim/biography.htm   (905 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: U.S. Army Air Forces
Renamed the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and considered a separate arm of the Army, the new USAAF had an equal "voice" with the Army and Navy.
The Air Forces and Divisions were divided into a total of 91 Wings, called Bombardment, Tactical Reconnaisance, Training or Composite depending on whether their primary intended role was strategic bombing, pursuit, air support etc..
Air Force Master Flight Nurse Badge Navy Flight Nurse Badge Army Air Force Flight Nurse Badge The Flight Nurse Badge is a military badge of the United States armed forces which is issued by the U.S. Air Force and United States Navy.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/U.S.-Army-Air-Forces   (3609 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Armed force
The armed forces of a state are its government sponsored defense and fighting forces and organizations.
The armed forces in many larger countries are divided into three forces: an army, an air force, and usually a navy (unless geography dictates otherwise).
These forces may be solely for the purposes of training and support, or may be completely independent branches responsible for conducting operations independently of other services.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Armed-force   (1725 words)

  
  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Air Force is managed by the Department of the Air Force which is headed by the Secretary of the Air Force who heads administrative affairs.
The Air Force is managed by the (civilian) Department of the Air Force, one of the three service departments, and led by the Secretary of the Air Force(SECAF) and the uniformed Air Staff.
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.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=US_Air_Force   (3820 words)

  
 United States Army Air Forces at AllExperts
The direct precursor to the U.S. Air Force, the USAAF formally existed between 1941 and 1947.
Renamed the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) on March 9, 1942, and considered a separate arm of the Army, the new USAAF had an equal "voice" with the Army and Navy.
The air forces and divisions were divided into a total of 91 wings, called Bombardment, Tactical Reconnaissance, Training or Composite depending on whether their primary intended role was strategic bombing, pursuit, air support, et cetera.
en.allexperts.com /e/u/un/united_states_army_air_forces.htm   (1116 words)

  
 Iraq Coalition Casualties
Iraqi forces arrested 12 gunmen and discovered weapons caches on Friday, the first day of an Iraqi army and police operation in Diwaniya, 180 km (110 miles) south of Baghdad, the Iraqi army said.
U.S. forces killed one gunman during operations in Rashidiya, just north of Baghdad, targeting so-called "special groups," the U.S. military said, referring to the rogue Mehdi Army units the United States believes are backed by Iran.
While insurgent violence is down in Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi forces continue to face a tough fight in Mosul, the largest city in northern Iraq.
icasualties.org /oif   (1532 words)

  
 Planetside IdeaLab
The Commander's List is a useful tool in finding a unit to join or in recruiting squads to form a platoon or a larger task force.
A Task Force is the union of several Squads, Platoons, and individuals that join together for cross-continent or global campaign-sized team operations.
Task Forces are created by first forming a Command Squad, the administrative core of leadership for all task force operations.
www.planetside-idealab.com /idea_command_abilities.shtml   (2185 words)

  
 McMullen County, Texas - World War II Honor List: Army and Army Air Forces Personnel
The Honor List of Dead and Missing for the State of Texas is published by the War Department for the information of public officials, the press, the radio and interested Organizations.
Though personnel not in line of duty are not listed, failure to find in these lists the name of a person known to be dead should not be taken as prima-facie evidence that such person died not in line of duty.
In this connection, it should be emphasized again that these lists are preliminary and will one day be superseded by a list which can be considered final.
www.rootsweb.com /~txmcmull/military/ww2honorlist.htm   (893 words)

  
 United States Air Force at AllExperts
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.
The Department of the Air Force consists of the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), the Air Staff, and field units.
In 2005 the Secretary of the Air Force is Michael Wynne.
en.allexperts.com /e/u/un/united_states_air_force.htm   (4782 words)

  
 Coolmilitary.com : air force : Military T shirts : Military Gifts
The Eighth Air Force had attempted to use both the P-47 and P-38 as escorts, but while the Thunderbolt was a capable dog-fighter it lacked the range, even with the addition of drop tanks to extend its range, and the Lightning proved mechanically unreliable in the frigid altitudes at which the missions were fought.
Organization The Air Force is managed by the Department of the Air Force lead by the Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), and consisting of the Air Staff and field units.
Air Staff Flag of the U.S. Air Force Enlarge Flag of the U.S. Air Force The Air Staff primarily consists of military advisors to the CSAF and the SECAF.
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 World Air Forces Explanations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the country's list all countries will be given a 3 letter code which will be used as a reference in all the other lists to that country.
Most Air Forces started out as part of the Army, then as aircraft abilities increased and the need was shown for a separate entity they changed their name to just plain Air Force instead of Army Air Force.
The Army Air Force of the 20s and 30s is not the same organization as the current air components of the Army today.
www.worldairforces.com /Misc/explanations.html   (1745 words)

  
 AIR FORCE - GoGoSearch.com
This does not stop armies and especially navies from possessing air arms to support their land or sea operations, although some, such as the Canadian Air Force operate all military aircraft, even when they are attached to Canadian Army units.Air Forces typically operate numerous types of aircraft.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaisance (ISR)Some air forces such as the British Royal Air Force 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.
For every pilot, there is a flight crew who supports the air craft, a maintenance group, communications crew, satellite operators, administrative personnel, medical personnel...in truth, although the majority of the senior leadership of most air forces are pilots, the majority of the personnel are not.
www.gogosearch.com /air_force   (457 words)

  
 Armed forces Information
The armed forces of a state are its government sponsored defense and fighting forces and organizations.
The armed forces in many larger countries are divided into three forces: an army, an air force, and usually a navy (unless geography dictates otherwise).
These forces may be solely for the purposes of training and support, or may be completely independent branches responsible for conducting operations independently of other services.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Armed_forces   (705 words)

  
 7th District American Legion of Wisconsin
The USAF is the largest modern air force in the world, with over 7,000 aircraft in service, and air bases around the world.
In 1941, the Army Air Corps became the U.S. Army Air Force and the GHQ Air Force was redesignated the Air Force Combat Command.
Prior to 1993, all Air Force personnel wore Air Force Blue uniforms nearly identical in appearance to that of the U.S. Army, which in fact, influence the current uniform regulations of the Army when it replaced its WWII/Korean-era olive drab uniforms with the modern-day "Army Green" uniforms of the Cold War era.
webpages.charter.net /wisconsinlegion-7thdistrict/USAF_History.htm   (2810 words)

  
 Use of U.S. Forces Abroad
The list does not include covert actions or numerous instances in which U.S. forces have been stationed abroad since World War II in occupation forces or for participation in mutual security organizations, base agreements, or routine military assistance or training operations.
Naval forces of the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands compelled Japan and the Prince of Nagato in particular to permit the Straits of Shimonoseki to be used by foreign shipping in accordance with treaties already signed.
U.S. forces protected passengers and treasure in transit at Aspinwall during the absence of local police or troops on the occasion of the death of the President of Colombia.
www.history.navy.mil /wars/foabroad.htm   (8276 words)

  
 United States Air Force information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When many people think of the Air Force and people in the Air Force, it is common that their thoughts first turn to aircraft and pilots.
Air Force personnel assigned to honor guard duties wear, for dress occasions, a modified version of the standard service dress uniform, but with silver trim on the sleeves and trousers, with the addition of medals, sword belt, and a silver shoulder cord.
The insignia was immensely unpopular and many senior Air Force Generals commented that the uniforms of the Air Force now looked identical to those of airline pilots.
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 List of air forces
This is a list of Air Forces, sorted alphabetically by country.
Indonesian Air Force - Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara
Sudanese Air Force - Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya As-Sudaniya
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/l/li/list_of_air_forces.html   (828 words)

  
 WWII Army Air Fields in 1995
General Henry H. Arnold, while Chief of the Air Corps in 1939, described the importance of military airfields to a congressional committee: "An air force is a balanced compound of three essential ingredients -- airplanes, combat and maintenance crews, and air bases." (Craven and Cate, 1955).
By 1957 the Air Force had 134 bases; this growth was brought about by the Berlin Airlift, the Korean War, and the growing Soviet threat.
During World War II, Army Air Force flying fields were named by using the designation "Army Air Field" (or "Army Air Base" if the installation was the headquarters of an activity) with the name of the geographical location, until such time as the installation was named after a deceased hero of the Army Air Forces.
www.airforcebase.net /aaf/grphtml.html   (6428 words)

  
 DOD AND MILITARY E-JOURNALS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Air Force Association's monthly journal on defense and aerospace developments.
Air Force strategic vision statement publications on issues facing the Air Force, and how the Air Force will reach its goals and initiatives.
Air Force Space Command offering articles and essays on the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of space and missile power in the twenty-first century.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/periodicals/dodelecj.htm   (732 words)

  
 List of air forces - Information from Reference.com
This is a list of air forces, sorted alphabetically by country, followed by a list of former countries' air forces.
It includes naval air arms, army aviation corps, and coast guards.
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 Scott's USAF Installations Page
In case you're wondering about my motivation, growing up as an Air Force dependent, then serving in the Air Force 20 years (1977-1997) might have had something to do with it.
List of Air Force Plants A List of All Known AFPs, with Purposes and Coordinates
JAAFAR 4-70-01 An important document listing the bases transferred from the Army to the USAF in 1948
www.airforcebase.net   (642 words)

  
 Gamers Front :: Games by Publisher :: Shrapnel Games :: Air Assault Task Force
Air Assault Task Force by ProSIM Company firmly places you in the boots and saddles of the air cavalry, commanding forces across decades of helicopter operations.
These forces are commanded in real-time, using a traditional "select-unit, select-order" paradigm, that allow users to quickly jump into the action on digital elevation maps that accurately mimic the real terrain the battles were fought over.
In fact, ATF: Armored Task Force is so accurate in its modeling of contemporary warfare that the sim's engine is in use by actual military organizations around the globe, and also by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company as a ground combat model to test advanced approaches and weapon systems for close air support.
www.gamersfront.com /xcart/Air-Assault-Task-Force-pr-16173.html   (903 words)

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