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  Air Force Link - Home
Air Force releases B-52 munitions transfer investigation results
KABUL AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- As the Afghan national army air corps begins to spread its wings and take to the air, a group of U.S. servicemembers are by their side, mentoring and advising them every step of the way.
BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, Washington, D.C. (AFPN) -- Base honor guards across the Air Force will be changing the way they perform retiree funerals starting Nov. 1 due to manpower cuts and high operations tempo as well as a higher number of retiree funerals than ever in Air Force history.
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 Air Power:The United States Air Force
Stuart Symington was sworn in as the first Secretary of the Air Force by Chief Justice Fred Vinson on September 18, 1947, establishing the United States Air Force as truly an independent arm of the U.S. military.
Air officers felt the separate divisions would be sufficient to allow for the creation and practice of air power theory.
But the Army Air Forces was not able to stay fully operational as it was subjected to the same rapid demobilization as the rest of the armed forces.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/Air_Force/AP33.htm   (1671 words)

 United States Air Force at AllExperts
Formerly part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947.
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.
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.
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 United States Air Force information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerospace branch of the United States armed forces.
The USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947 from the United States Army.
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.
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 ~ United States Air Force, USAF ~
The Air Force Association's mission is to advocate aerospace power and a strong national defense; to support the United States Air Force and the Air Force Family; and to promote aerospace education to the American people.
United States Air Force Rescue Coordination Center The AFRCC is the single point of contact for the coordination of federal resources involved in search and rescue (SAR) missions in all 48 Continental United States (CONUS), and in some cases, provides mutual assistance to US Coast Guard, Canada, and Mexico.
Air War College The mission of the Air War College is to educate senior officers to lead at the strategic level in the development and employment of air and space forces, including joint, combined, and coalition operations, in support of national security.
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 Military.com Resources
Air Force Crossroads - Official Air Force Community site features bulletins, guides and other resources related to servicemember and family benefits and programs.
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.
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 Jane’s World Air Forces: United States Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But even as the Air Force contends that futuristic satellite programmes are useful in battling modern threats like terrorism and insurgencies, the service is also asking for serious funding to modernise large tactical fighter, airlift, tanker, CSAR and ISR aircraft fleets.
The president has indeed designated the USAF as the lead force in furthering security operations in space, and the air force has aggressively pursued projects like the laser-based Transformational Communication Satellite System and Space Based Radar as space becomes the newest source of excitement and ambition within the service.
The Air Force is also seeking to exploit 'near space' and the use of lighter-than-air vehicles as communications links and sensor platforms at altitudes in the range of 20 to 100 km as lower-cost alternatives to unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites, and directed energy weapons like lasers and energy beams are of keen interest.
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 United States Air Force Reserve Company Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a Federal force, the Air Force Reserve contributes daily to the Air Force mission and is actively involved in Air Force operations around the world.
The Air Force Reserve is organized into 36 Wings, each charged with a core mission and each Wing reports to one of three numbered Air Forces, the 4th, the 10th or the 22nd.
The Air Force Reserve is made up of a diverse group of people; from professionals, such as dentists, physicians and nurses interested in serving their country in exciting environments to first-time recruits, who want to take advantage of the educational opportunities.
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 United States Air Force Academy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thanks to some big defensive plays in the second half, the Air Force women's basketball team defeated San Diego State, 60-52, Feb. 15 in Clune Arena, for its first conference win of the season.
This new facility, which is 161, 0 00 square feet, includes a weight room, sports medicine facility, locker room, team meeting rooms, academic study lounge, equipment issue and storage area, athletic administration, athletic hall of fame and football coaches' offices.
Outstanding strength and conditioning facilities are a requirement at the Academy, where we play at the Division I level in all sports despite the fact that most of our athletes would be considered deficient in some area (size, speed, athleticism) by normal DI standards.
www.usafa.af.mil /?catname=Athletics   (566 words)

 Charles F. Blair, Jr., Brigadier General, United States Air Force
The reason was her marriage to retired Air Force General Charles F. Blair, Jr., in 1968.
During the 1950's and 60's, he flew most of the Air Force's first-line aircraft, making numerous supersonic and Mach 2 flights; was involved in various low altitude navigation and weapons delivery programs; and engaged in air-to-air gunnery exercises, including successful firings of the GAR-8 and GAR-10 missiles.
Charles F. Blair, as a Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, was buried with full military honors on September 11 at Arlington National Cemetery outside of Washington, D.C. Survivors included his wife, Maureen O'Hara Blair, whom he married in 1968, and four children from two previous marriages: Suzanne, Christopher, Charles Lee and Stephen.
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 James Harold Doolittle, General, United States Air Force
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 returned to the United States and was in Walter Reed Hospital for these injuries until April 1927 when he was assigned to McCook Field for experimental work and additional duty as instructor with Organized Reserves of the Fifth Corps Area's 385th Bomb Squadron.
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.
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 A DECISIVE PRESENCE: The United States Air Force in the Korean War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shortly after American and Soviet forces were withdrawn, the Communist North Korean People’s Army staged the invasion of South Korea that began the three-year conflict often referred to as “the Forgotten War,” a lethal combination of communist aggression, ancient rivalry, and United States “containment” policy.
United States air units, including those from the Air Force, Navy, and Marines, provided the majority of the aircraft and aviation personnel used during the war.
The 3rd Air Rescue Squadron used H-5 and H-19 helicopters to move front-line casualties to nearby mobile army surgical hospitals or MASH units (made famous by the novel, movie, and television series of the same name), thereby increasing casualty survival rates.
www.ascho.wpafb.af.mil /korea/Chap1.htm   (1899 words)

 Teradata Magazine | Government: United States Air Force: Governing the military supply chain
But after visiting Wal-Mart's Arkansas headquarters to view its Teradata enterprise data warehouse, senior Air Force officials quickly realized what state-of-the-art data integration could mean for "war fighters." They wanted to provide ready access to any member of the USAF who needs combat support information to perform analysis that supports the Air Force mission.
The USAF needed a "single place for data comparison to determine which planes are mission capable and what percentage of the fleet is available." Teradata was the answer.
Riley recognizes the future potential of the Air Force's newfound enterprise view, not the least of which will be greater aircraft availability because of a growing ability to predict equipment failures.
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 Unites States Air Force Academy, Cadet Area-- Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms: A National Register of Historic ...
In 1954, the Federal Government authorized the creation of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) to serve as the primary undergraduate educational institution of that new service, it continues to serve as an important military educational institution today.
Although it was the newest service, the Air Force emerged as the nation’s primary military arm, resulting in a major expansion of its ranks.
The United States Air Force Academy is the subject of an online-lesson plan produced by Teaching with Historic Places, a National Register program that offers classroom-ready lesson plans on properties listed in the National Register.
www.cr.nps.gov /nR/travel/aviation/aca.htm   (564 words)

 President Bush Attends United States Air Force Memorial Dedication
In this war, Air Force aviators in Nevada step into a camouflage trailer on their base, sit down in front of computer consoles and fly Predator unmanned aerial vehicles half a world away over the skies of Iraq, using them to find and remove terrorist nests in remote corners of the world.
And Air Force search-and-rescue teams evacuate soldiers and sailors, airmen and Marines injured in the war on terror.
Whether they are serving on the front lines, or bases overseas, or here in the homefront, the men and women of the United States Air Force bring honor to the uniform, and they are bringing us victory in the war on terror.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2006/10/20061014-2.html   (1476 words)

 The United States Air Force Academy - The Colorado Directory
The United States Air Force Academy was established in 1954 by President Eisenhower.
With their motto of "To inspire and develop outstanding young men and women to become Air Force officers with knowledge, character and discipline; motivated to lead the world's greatest aerospace-force in service to the nation," it is apparent why many apply to this competitive school.
The Air Force Academy Chapel took 5 years of planning before it was built, and 4 years to build.
www.coloradodirectory.com /nationalparks/airforce.html   (563 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Space Badge
Not long after the ceremony, Air Force officials began receiving calls from Disney customers and space cadre officers commenting on the similarities of the new badge with that of Star Command and "Buzz" Lightyear fame.
in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) unveiled a new space badge to replace the one previously worn by space and missile operations professionals.
As the chief of news operations for the Air Force News Service verified for us, no such article was carried by the Air Force Print News (AFPN), nor has Disney's legal department issued any statement about the new AFSPC badge.
www.snopes.com /disney/wdco/airforce.asp   (338 words)

 Air Force Memorial Foundation
Evocative of flight and the flying spirit, the United States Air Force Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations.
HAPPENINGS AT The Air Force Memorial is a national place of pride, reverence and remembrance located just outside the Nation’s Capital, in Arlington, Virginia.
It is dedicated to the Men and Women of the United States Air Force and its Heritage Organizations.
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 United States Air Force
Browse a variety of informational factsheets regarding Air Force aircraft.
Search for old Air Force buddies in the Grunt Forum.
Purchase Air Force medals, ribbons, and rank insignia!
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 U.S. Air Force - Privacy Policy
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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.
www.airforce.com /privacy.php   (585 words)

 Air Force Academy: Founding a Proud Tradition
As the Air Force became the nation's primary military arm during the 1950s, the Air Force Academy was charged with training and educating officers capable of meeting the challenges of the nuclear age.
Testimony of Harold E. Talbott, Secretary of the Air Force, U.S., Congress, House of Representatives, Hearings before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, 84th Congress, 1st session, 1955, 224.
The lesson is based on the United States Air Force Academy, Cadet Area, one of the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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 United States Air Force
Air Force Research Labs: Developed knowledge management capabilities for scientists and engineers and a virtual private network to allow information to be shared regardless of location.
Air Force Wide: Secured leadership commitment to transform work culture to an information-sharing environment using the principles defined in the IDE initiative.
A summary of the work of the team that he led is contained in a report suggesting how the Air Force can transform its work culture from an information hoarding to information sharing work culture.
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 United States Air Force: Finance & Performance Management   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Air Force preferred to aggregate budgeting data across the entire organization to streamline the budgeting process, increase efficiency and better support decision-making.
The new system, planned for use at 75 bases and commands worldwide, will be released to the Air Force in stages, every nine to 12 months, starting in early 2002.
For the Air Force, FIRST is the process and technical platform for taking financial management to new heights.
www.accenture.com /Global/Services/By_Industry/Government/UnitedManagement.htm   (455 words)

 United States Air Force
The U.S. Air Force deploys thousands of aircraft at 82 major U.S. Air Force bases around the world.
Its inventory includes more than 42 types and hundreds of variants of aircraft, from the well-known F-15 Eagle to Air Force One, to many other search, rescue, combat, and observation aircraft, as well as ground support equipment, simulators, trainers, pods, electronic gear, and other components.
The Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, is specifically responsible for ensuring that maintenance on and parts for all U.S. Air Force aircraft are accounted for in terms of readiness, location, and availability - a significant task.
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