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  US Air Force loses out in Iraq war | csmonitor.com
Air Force fighter jets, bombers, and aerial refueling tankers played key roles in both the 1999 NATO air war to force Serbian troops out of Kosovo and in the 2002 campaign to oust the Taliban from power in Afghanistan.
For example: The average age of Air Force planes is now a quarter-century, and wear and tear from the wars are forcing the service to place limits on how some are flown.
Of 51 uniformed Air Force personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, 25 died in aircraft that crashed or were shot down.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/1219/p03s01-usmi.html   (1120 words)

  
  United States Forces Korea (USFK), US Air Force in Korea
The Army Air Corps first activated 7 AF on 1 November 1940, as the Hawaiian Air Force, to control the growing number of air units arriving in the Territory of Hawaii that year.
However, the movement of Far East Air Forces (renamed Pacific Air Forces) from Japan to Hawaii led to the inactivation of 7 AF on 1 July 1957.
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.
www.usfk.mil /USAirForceinKorea.htm   (2674 words)

  
  United States Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 1941, the Army Air Corps became the U.S. Army Air Force and the GHQ Air Force was redesignated the Air Force Combat Command.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Air_Force   (2335 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - US Air Force
The U.S. Air Force is under the control of the United States Department of the Air Force, which is led by the secretary of the air force, a civilian.
The Air Force is overseeing the development of a new airplane, the F-22, to replace the F-15 and F-16.
The air force bases (AFB) under USAFE are Ramstein and Spangdahlem AFB in Germany; ─░ncirlik AFB in Turkey; Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall, in England; and Aviano AFB in Italy.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574015/United_States_Air_Force.html   (1619 words)

  
 United States Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Secretary of the Air Force is Dr. James G. Roche.
The Chief of Staff of the Air Force is General (Gen) John P. Jumper.
The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is the senior enlisted man in the Air Force.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/united_states_air_force   (910 words)

  
 U.S. Air Force AIM Points: New factor in Iraq: irregular brigades fill security void
Some U.S. officials worry about the new units' allegiances, which often seem split between their religious and tribal sponsors and the central government, creating the risk that the units could be used as militias if Iraq falls into civil war.
U.S. military commanders in Baghdad are especially concerned about the Defenders of Khadamiya, which is forming to guard a major Shiite shrine on the city's northern edge at the behest of Shiite cleric Hussein al Sadr.
U.S. military officials worry that the group, which now numbers about 120 men but plans to grow to more than 800, could be used to settle internal Shiite scores or deployed in a Sunni-Shiite conflict.
aimpoints.hq.af.mil /display.cfm?id=1159   (2173 words)

  
 US AIR FORCE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Additionally, Air Force medics and civil engineering personnel can work beside their Army counterparts in civic actions designed to improve the quality of life in the host country and to win the support of the people.
Likewise, the Air Force may not be as comfortable working with SOF components from the other services, However, the very nature of special operations requires that units who fight together train together.
The Air Force plans to use these aircraft for long-range exfiltration of special operations forces and to augment the MC-130 in the SOF infiltration and resupply missions.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/apj/apj87/page.html   (4026 words)

  
 SAS | Customer Success: US Air Force Personnel Center
At Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, the US Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) has made a quantum leap in delivering timely, accurate information that leaders use for confident decision making about the management of human capital and a wide variety of customer relationships.
Ideally, when people enter the US Air Force, they will be placed into a job for which they are qualified and that they will enjoy.
As the individuals first enter the Air Force, AFPC uses an optimization program to match a person's job proficiencies, desires and the projected needs of the Air Force to assign the person to a career area.
www.sas.com /success/usairforce.html   (1261 words)

  
 t r u t h o u t - Iraq, Afghan Commitments Fuel US Air Base Construction
All in all, the US military has more than $1.2 billion in projects either underway or planned in the Central Command region - an expansion plan that US commanders say is necessary both to sustain operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and to provide for a long-term presence in the area.
US military commanders anticipate that reductions in ground forces in the region will not necessarily mean reductions in air power - or at least not as quickly.
In Iraq, where homegrown forces are the key to withdrawing US troops, development of an Iraqi air force lags well behind formation of the new army.
www.truthout.org /docs_2005/092105F.shtml   (1220 words)

  
 Military.com Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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)

  
 Proforma - Customer Profiles - US Air Force
Throughout its distinguished history, America’s Air Force has remained the world’s premier air and space power because of its professional airmen, its investment in war fighting technology, and its ability to integrate people and systems together to produce decisive effects.
The objective of the Air Force Procurement Transformation is to improve mission responsiveness by leveraging world-class processes and technology in a web-based environment, and to design the end-to-end procurement processes and system of the future.
Jointly sponsored by the Air Force CIO and the SAF/AQ, this project is also being supported by procurement subject-matter experts and IT specialists.
www.proformacorp.com /Company/profileAirforce.asp   (945 words)

  
 Commentary: Death of US air power - Commentary - Middle East Times
The decay is most pronounced in the US Air Force, the service that would have to take the lead in coping with urgent threats posed by Russia, China, and other industrialized countries.
After 20 years of neglect, the air force's fleet of combat aircraft is older than the navy's fleet of warships.
Air force pilots have a favorite story they tell that captures the meltdown of US air power over the past 20 years.
www.metimes.com /storyview.php?StoryID=20070118-092532-3099r   (860 words)

  
 United States Air Force - Iridis Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mission of the USAF is "to defend the United States through the control and exploitation of air and space."
In the major military reorganization effective March 9, 1942, the newly designated Army Air Forces gained equal voice with the Army and Navy.
The United States Air Force currently employs a designation and naming system to identify all aircraft type with distinct names.
www.iridis.com /US_Air_Force   (1438 words)

  
 US Air Force scrambles after privacy breach | The Register
The motive for the attack remains unclear but affected air force personnel are being urged to take precautions in case their details are misused by ID thieves or the like.
Meanwhile Air Force and federal investigators are investigating the breach, which is sadly reminiscent of the many consumer privacy breaches suffered by US corporations over recent months.
Federal Trade Commission guidelines for dealing with identity theft Air Force officers can login to the virtual military personnel flight (here) to see if their information was viewed.
www.theregister.com /2005/08/22/air_force_privacy_breach   (542 words)

  
 US Air Force scrambles after privacy breach
The motive for the attack remains unclear but affected air force personnel are being urged to take precautions in case their details are misused by ID thieves or the like.
Meanwhile Air Force and federal investigators are investigating the breach, which is sadly reminiscent of the many consumer privacy breaches suffered by US corporations over recent months.
Federal Trade Commission guidelines for dealing with identity theft Air Force officers can login to the virtual military personnel flight (here) to see if their information was viewed.
www.securityfocus.com /news/11290   (408 words)

  
 US Air Force Academy :: Colorado : Gourt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, (), is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers in the United States Air Force.
Although airpower advocates had been pushing for a separate air force academy during previous decades, it was not until the late 1940s that the concept of the United States Air Force Academy began to take shape.
Between the time of the Air Force's establishment as a separate service in 1947 and the the graduation of the first Air Force Academy class in 1959, graduates of West Point or Annapolis could choose Air Force commissions if they wished and met the necessary qualifications.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Freference.gourt.com%2FEducation%2FColleges-and-Universities%2FNorth-America%2FUnited-States%2FColorado%2FUS-Air-Force-Academy.html   (521 words)

  
 US Air Force Overview | The U.S. Air Force | USAF
While focusing on its core competency in air superiority, the US Air Force works in tandem with other branches of the military and with multinational partners to carry out the goals of the Joint Team representing national interests.
Given the wide range of support networks necessary to keep the Air Force operational, there is a great range of opportunities available in the US Air Force for people of all educational backgrounds and aspirations.
If an applicant is selected and accepts a commission in the Air Force as a Non-flying Officer, he or she will have a four-year service obligation.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/articles/military/airforceoverview.asp   (582 words)

  
 US Air Force Lifts Ban On Boeing In Satellite Launches
The US air force lifted a ban on business with three Boeing units last Friday, clearing the way for them to compete for satellite launches worth billions of dollars, the acting air force secretary announced.
Boeing agreed to pay the air force 1.9 million dollars to cover the cost of its reviews, and to have an outside official verify that it is complying with remedial actions pledged under an interim agrement with the air force, he said.
When it suspended Boeing, the air force reduced the number of Boeing launched from 20 to 12 and gave those to Lockheed Martin, which also won contracts for three additional launches.
www.spacedaily.com /news/launchers-05r.html   (628 words)

  
 Air Force Link - Home
Members of the honor guard team at Osan Air Base, South Korea, practice cordon procedures Nov. 7 prior to the departure of Adm. Timothy J. Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command.
WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- At a time when wounds and memories of a long and bitterly protested war were still open and raw, when veterans were treated as villains instead of heroes, an Army veteran by the name of Jan Scruggs conceived the idea of building a memorial to honor those who served in Vietnam.
LAS VEGAS (AFPN) -- The secretary of the Air Force spoke about the past accomplishments and future plans of the Air Force to a crowd of more than 300 people during the 2007 Air and Space Leaders symposium at the Wynn Hotel and resort Nov. 8 in Las Vegas.
www.af.mil   (400 words)

  
 Air Force Link - Air Force 60th Anniversary Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ATLANTA (AFNEWS) -- The Air Force followed the roads to Atlanta in support of the National Collegiate Athletic Association' s Final Four weekend where the top four NCAA basketball teams competed for the championship March 31 and April 2.
WASHINGTON (AFNEWS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff T. Michael Moseley were the hosts for the 60th Anniversary flag-raising ceremony at the Air Force Memorial March 1.
DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. (AFNEWS) -- Southern hospitality, total force and joint partnership were the ingredients that formed the inaugural kickoff for the Air Force's 60th Anniversary celebration Feb. 12 in Atlanta.
www.af.mil /library/usaf60.asp   (742 words)

  
 Informed Comment
The forced, rushed arrangement we have imposed on Iraq cannot be expected to stand as a serious functioning government, and there will be a new one someday sooner or later, a balance of power and interests whre people will work together to provide for a stable society.
U.S. military sources said the airstrikes were ordered and executed by Iraqi Security Forces on the basis of what the sources called "reliable intelligence." The Iraqi Army had identified the neighborhood as a staging area for the growing insurgency, which has been increasingly active in recent months, according to the sources.
After withdrawal, the US should pay compensations for all the harms and damages she has created to the Iraqis after its withdrawal and an independent commission should judge how much she owes to the Iraqis.
www.juancole.com /2005/11/us-air-power-to-replace-infantry-in.html   (5783 words)

  
 The Korea Times : US Air Force Likely to Use Firing Range in Chikdo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On Tuesday, a senior Pentagon official said in Washington that the U.S. Air Force in South Korea would move out of the peninsula unless that problem is resolved.
Currently, the South Korean and U.S. Air Forces are sharing the use of the Chikdo range for strafing and bombing exercises with an 8 to 2 usage ratio between the two.
But the U.S. Air Force has been calling for more frequent access to the range with the electronic scoring set.
times.hankooki.com /lpage/nation/200608/kt2006080917561511990.htm   (602 words)

  
 US Air Force Flags
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Air Force Flag 4 x 6 feet nylon Top quality 4'x 6' Air Force flag made...
Air Force Flag 12" x 18" suitable for parades and veterans graves.
www.united-states-flag.com /military-air-force.html   (393 words)

  
 The Korea Times : US Air Force May Be Allowed to Use Range on Chik Island   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States Forces Korea (USFK) may be allowed to use a shooting range of the South Korean Air Force on Chik Island off Kunsan in North Cholla Province as an alternative air-to-ground weapons gunnery training site, sources at the Defense Ministry said Monday.
Recent reports said that U.S. Air Force pilots here are voicing discontent for not being able to properly fly missions with no alternative found to the Koon-Ni Range in North Cholla Province that closed last August.
He said the U.S. Air Force has already begun using the firing range on Chik Island, about 70 kilometers off Kunsan, for strafing and bombing exercises, albeit on a small level.
times.hankooki.com /lpage/200510/kt2005102417343412070.htm   (365 words)

  
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Classified exercises have demonstrated the Air Force's ability to enter into an enemy's air defense computer network, see and monitor what the enemy radars could detect in real time, and the ability to take over the network as a systems administrator and start manipulating radars.
During Iraqi operations, Air Force defenders took such steps as blocking out chunks of Internet addresses known to be used by overseas hackers for attacks.
In the future, the Air Force would like to see the creation of a hot-pursuit capability that would allow them to go after attackers regardless of where they are coming from.
archive.infopeace.de /msg03134.html   (538 words)

  
 Forbes.com: UPDATE 2-US Air Force seen lifting Boeing sanctions soon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brian Arnold, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, has predicted a decision "very soon" to lift the sanctions, imposed last July after investigators found Boeing illegally obtained over 25,000 documents from rival Lockheed Martin Corp. during a 1998 competition.
Air Force Undersecretary Peter Teets last month said Boeing had responded "in a strong way" to avert new ethics problems, and the Air Force was working out an administrative agreement with Boeing that would allow sanctions to be lifted.
U.S. indexes are delayed at least 15 minutes with the exception of S&P 500 which is real-time.
www.forbes.com /newswire/2004/04/05/rtr1324152.html   (659 words)

  
 Community College of the Air Force - Other Links   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Your legal signature is the legal authorization for us to release a transcript.
Requests made using this service will be expedited on a next business day basis once the transaction has been completed (some transactions may require a faxed or mailed signature from the student in order to be finalized).
The U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.
www.maxwell.af.mil /au/ccaf/active_transc.htm   (874 words)

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