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United States Air Force
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Active 18 September 1947[1] - Present
Country United States of America
Branch Air Force
Role "To fly, fight and win ... in air, space and cyberspace."[1]
Size 327,452 active personnel
5,573 aircraft, of which 2,132 are fighters
450 ICBMs
32 satellites
Part of Department of Defense
Department of the Air Force
Headquarters The Pentagon
Motto "Above All" (as of 19 Feb. 2008)
Colors Ultramarine Blue & Air Force Yellow[2]         
March The U.S. Air Force
Engagements Korean War
Vietnam War
Gulf War
NATO bombing of Yugoslavia
Afghanistan War
Iraq War
Commanders
Chief of Staff Gen Norton A. Schwartz
Vice Chief of Staff Gen Carrol H. Chandler
Chief Master Sergeant CMSAF James A. Roy
Insignia
United States Air Force Symbol USAF logo.png
Roundel USAF roundel 1947.svg
Aircraft flown
Attack A-10, AC-130
Bomber B-52H, B-1B, B-2
Electronic
warfare
E-3, E-8, EC-130, EC-135
Fighter F-15C, F-15E, F-16, F-22
Helicopter UH-1N, HH-60
Reconnaissance U-2, RC-135, RQ-4, RQ-1
Trainer T-6, T-38, T-43, T-1, TG-10
Transport C-130, C-135, KC-135, C-5, C-9, KC-10, C-17, VC-25, C-32, CV-22, C-37, C-21, C-12, C-40,
.The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare, space warfare, and cyberwarfare branch of the U.S. armed forces and one of the American uniformed services.^ United States Department of the Air Force et al .
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^ United States Air Force et al .
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^ Here are the grooming standards for the United States Air Force.
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.Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947.^ The initiative had passed to the United States.
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^ The United States Air Force was originally a part of the Army, but later formed as a separate branch of the military in 1947....
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^ Formerly part of the United States Army , the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18 , 1947 .
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[1] .It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed.^ The United States Air Force was originally a part of the Army, but later formed as a separate branch of the military in 1947....
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^ Formerly part of the United States Army , the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18 , 1947 .
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^ Formerly part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947.
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In its 2009 Posture Statement the USAF articulates its primary goals as "Global Vigilance, Global Reach, and Global Power".[3]
.As of 2009 the USAF operates 5,573 manned aircraft in service (3,990 USAF; 1,213 Air National Guard; and 370 Air Force Reserve);[4] approximately 180 unmanned combat air vehicles, 2,130 air-launched cruise missiles,[5] and 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles.^ AGM-86B ALCM (air-launched cruise missile) .
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^ This nation has one Air Force.
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^ CV-22 new Air Force special operations aircraft .
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.The USAF has 327,452 personnel on active duty, 115,299 in the Selected and Individual Ready Reserves, and 106,700 in the Air National Guard as of September 2008. In addition, the USAF employs 171,313 civilian personnel,[6] and has 57,000 auxiliary members in the Civil Air Patrol.^ Listing of benefits available to active duty Air Force personnel.
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^ The Civil Air Patrol is the official Air Force auxiliary a nonprofit and federally chartered corporation of nearly 60,000 people age 12 and up.
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^ Flag of the U.S. Air Force The Air Staff primarily consists of military advisors to the CSAF and the SECAF. This includes the Chief of Staff , Vice Chief of Staff, and Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF), four deputy chiefs of staff (DCS), the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General , The Judge Advocate General , the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, and additional military and civilian personnel as the SECAF deems necessary.
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[7]
.The Department of the Air Force is headed by the civilian Secretary of the Air Force who oversees all administrative and policy affairs.^ Department of the Air Force (1977).
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^ Department of the Air Force (2002).
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^ Department of the Air Force (June 1995).
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.The Department of the Air Force is a division of the Department of Defense, headed by the Secretary of Defense.^ The Readiness Crisis of the U.S. Air Force: A Review and Diagnosis -- Project on Defense Alternatives .
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^ DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES AIR FORCE WASHINGTON 25, DC .
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^ DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE V. ROSE, 425 U. S. 352 (1976) -- US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez United States Supreme Court Cases & Opinions .
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.The highest ranking military officer in the Department of the Air Force is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force.^ Department of the Air Force (2002).
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^ A lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force holds the second-highest rank.
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^ Department of the Air Force (1977).
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Contents

Mission

.According to the National Security Act of 1947 (61 Stat.^ National Security Act of 1947 .
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^ CAMP DAVID ACCORDS, September 17, 1978, Annex to the Framework Agreements, United Nations Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, Exchanges of Letters .
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^ Following the end of World War II, the United States Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.
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502), which created the USAF:
.In general the United States Air Force shall include aviation forces both combat and service not otherwise assigned.^ See generally United States v.
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^ Here are the grooming standards for the United States Air Force.
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^ Here are the fraternization policies of the United States Air Force.
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.It shall be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained offensive and defensive air operations.^ It shall be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained offensive and defensive air operations.
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^ (Sel) Ronnie Hawkins, Air Force Director of Communications Operations, mandated annual information assurance training by all Air Force personnel: military, civilian and contractors.
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^ This was in large measure traceable to a prewar lack of trained and competent operational intelligence officers to provide an adequate nucleus for an expanding organization.
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The Air Force shall be responsible for the preparation of the air forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war except as otherwise assigned and, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of the peacetime components of the Air Force to meet the needs of war.
§8062 of Title 10 US Code defines the purpose of the USAF[8] as:
  • to preserve the peace and security, and provide for the defense, of the United States, the Territories, Commonwealths, and possessions, and any areas occupied by the United States;
  • to support national policy;
  • to implement national objectives;
  • to overcome any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the United States.
The stated mission of the USAF today is to "fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace".[9]

Search and rescue

.The National Search and Rescue Plan designates the United States Coast Guard as the federal agency responsible for maritime search-and-rescue (SAR) operations, and the USAF as responsible for aeronautical SAR in the continental U.S. with the exception of Alaska.^ There are members in computer specialties, medical specialties, public relations, hospitality, law, drug counseling, mail operations, security forces, and search and rescue specialties.
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^ Members of a reserve component while on inactive-duty training, but in the case of members of the Army National Guard of the United States or the Air National Guard of the United States only when in Federal Service.
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^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: Surveillance, special operations team planning, airfield and force protection, improvised explosive device detection, target laser designation, infrastructure protection and ISR. Commercial application: Law enforcement, search and rescue, and coastal and border surveillance.
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[10] .Both agencies maintain Joint Rescue Coordination Centers to coordinate this effort.^ The various patrols of both the Army and Navy were coordinated by the Joint Command Post of the Panama Canal Department.
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[11] .To help the USAF with the vast number of search and rescue operations, the USAF tasks the Civil Air Patrol—the official United States Air Force Auxiliary—in over 80% of inland search and rescue missions.^ Here are the grooming standards for the United States Air Force.
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^ Here are the fraternization policies of the United States Air Force.
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^ UNITED STATES AIR FORCE et al .
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Air sovereignty

.The USAF, through the Air National Guard, is the lead agency to maintain control of America's airspace.^ All official lineage and honors statements and emblems are maintained by the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
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^ In 1951 it became clear that the National Guard would not send him to Korea, so Bud Day transferred his commission to the Air Force and attended flight school.
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^ Airmen from Hurlburt Field, the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves participated in a communications exercise at Duke Field March 8.
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On 30 July 2009, Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt, director of the Air National Guard said that "Technologies needed for the mission include an active, electronically scanned array radar (which can be used to detect small and stealthy air threats including cruise missiles), infrared search and track systems and beyond-line-of-sight communications".[12]
.On 14 September 2009, Gen.^ September 14, 2009 .
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.Norton A. Schwartz, chief of staff of the USAF, said that he hopes "to bring a combination of F-22, F-35, legacy aircraft, including upgraded F-15 and F-16 fighters, and unmanned aircraft to the [air sovereignty alert] ASA mission."^ The Bronco's mission capabilities include observation, forward air control, helicopter escort, armed reconnaissance, gunfire spotting, utility and limited ground attack; however, the USAF acquired the Bronco primarily as a forward air control (FAC) aircraft.
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^ Because he’s lying ‘alert squadrons’ consisted of pairs of fighters ready to scramble 1994 or earlier – June 2002 (or later I don’t if that was changed) According to a 1994 GAO report NORAD plans to reduce the number of alert sites in the continental United States to 14 and provide 28 aircraft for the day-to-day peacetime air sovereignty mission.
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^ A memo from the Air Force Chief of Staff, detailing the new Air Force Fitness Test Program, which is scheduled to begin in Jan 2004.
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[13]
Even so, the USAF plans to retire up to 80% of their total force air sovereignty mission aircraft, which would leave no viable aircraft at 18 current air sovereignty sites after 2015.[14][15][16] The GAO found that 17 of the 20 commanders of the ASA units "stated that the Air Force treats ASA operations as a temporary mission and has not provided sufficient resources."[17]

Irregular warfare

.In response to the conflicts in which the United States has been engaged since the end of the Cold War, on 1 August 2007, Air Force Doctrine Document 2-3 was released showing how air power could be used to support or defeat an insurgency.^ Here are the grooming standards for the United States Air Force.
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^ Here are the fraternization policies of the United States Air Force.
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^ The basic unit in the Air Force.
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[18]
.In order to help support these missions the USAF is considering outfitting a counter-insurgency wing with small, ground attack aircraft that can also be used for training USAF and allied pilots in addition to counterinsurgency operations.^ The wing’s pilots and aircraft flew combat missions from three locations, using 69 aircraft.
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^ These aircraft are participating in airlift operations to support Berlin during the Berlin Airlift.
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^ Current Aircraft used by the USAF: .
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[19]

Airlift

.The USAF provides both strategic and tactical airlift in support of wartime, peacetime, and humanitarian efforts of the Department of Defense.^ The USAF provided attack, airlift, and combat support capability for operations in Iran in 1980, Grenada in 1983, Libya in 1986, and Panama in 1989.
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^ Each MAJCOM is directly subordinate to HQ USAF. MAJCOMs are interrelated and complementary, providing offensive, defensive, and support elements.
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^ The Advanced Extreme High Frequency program will provide near-worldwide, secure, survivable satellite communications to support strategic and tactical forces of the United States and its international partners during all levels of conflict.
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.The GAO found that Air Force plans should cover strategic airlift, but that it may fall short in providing tactical airlift in support of the United States Army.^ Here are the grooming standards for the United States Air Force.
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^ Here are the fraternization policies of the United States Air Force.
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^ UNITED STATES AIR FORCE et al .
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[20]

History

.The Army created the first antecedent of the USAF in 1907, which through a succession of changes of organization, titles, and missions advanced toward eventual separation 40 years later.^ The Army had created the first antecedent of the Air Force in 1907, which through a succession of changes of organization, titles, and missions advanced toward eventual separation 40 years later.
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^ The leftist have, for the past 40 years, used violent, destructive, street demonstrations to advance their political agenda.
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^ Later on, the Army apparently consulted a 1937 National Geographic map, which was perhaps the first to label the islands as Seymour and Baltra .
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.The USAF became a separate military service on 18 September 1947, with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947.^ The United States Air Force became a separate military service on September 18 , 1947 , with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947 .
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^ National Security Act of 1947 .
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^ He played a major role in the development of nuclear weapons in WWII, and became the director of the National Bureau of Standards, where he resided at the start of the UFO phenomenon in 1947.
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[21] .The Act created the United States Department of Defense, which was composed of three subordinate departments, namely the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy and a newly-created Department of the Air Force.^ Here are the grooming standards for the United States Air Force.
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^ Here are the fraternization policies of the United States Air Force.
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^ The United States Air Force has over 7,500 aircraft commissioned as of 2004.
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[22] .Prior to 1947, the responsibility for military aviation was shared between the Army (for land-based operations), the Navy (for sea-based operations from aircraft carriers and amphibious aircraft), and the Marine Corps (for close air support of infantry operations).^ Weather precluded close air support.
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^ The US Navy is responsible for the aircraft operating on its aircraft carrier s and Naval air station s, and the Marine Corps operates its own combat and transport aircraft.
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^ Prior to 1947, the responsibility for military aviation was divided between the Army (for land-based operations) and the Navy, for sea-based operations from aircraft carrier and amphibious aircraft.
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Roundels which have appeared on US aircraft
1. 5/17-2/18 2. 2/18-8/19 3. 8/19-5/42
4. 5/42-6/43 5. 6/43-9/43 6. 9/43-1/47
7. 1/47-
The predecessor organizations of today's USAF are:

Recent history

.In 2007, the USAF undertook a reduction-in-force.^ The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board in June (2007) if it fails to meet its force-shaping goal, said the service's senior most officer for manpower and personnel.
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^ The USAF is currently planning a massive Reduction-in-Force (RIF).
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.Because of budget constraints, the USAF planned to reduce the service's size from 360,000 active duty personnel to 316,000.[23] The size of the active-duty force in 2007 was roughly 64% of that of the USAF at the end of the Gulf War in 1991.[24] However, the reduction was ended at approximately 330,000 personnel in 2008 to meet mission requirements.^ Due to budget constraints the USAF will reduce the service's current size by 40,000 full time equivalent positions by 2011.
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^ Listing of benefits available to active duty Air Force personnel.
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^ Because of budget constraints, the USAF will reduce the service's current size by 40,000 full time equivalent positions by 2010.
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[23] .These same constraints have seen a sharp reduction in flight hours for crew training since 2005[25] and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel directing Airmen's Time Assessments[26].^ Unguided rockets” he noted, “do not pull lead.” These were SA-2 Guideline missiles that both men had seen many times before.
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^ In these times of expensive and increasingly complex weapons systems, the officer must rely on fellow officers and airmen for his own safety and the safety of his men."
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^ Due to OSD mandate directing all forces to use the ACH as the standard combat helmet, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Installations and Mission Support (HAF/A4/7) developed a two-phase plan to equip all Air Force personnel .
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.On 5 June 2008, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, accepted the resignations of both the Secretary of the Air Force, Michael W. Wynne, and the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, Gen.^ In the air actions, however, they suffered increasingly heavy losses, not merely in numbers, but also in proportion to United States losses.
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^ Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: .
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^ United States Department of the Air Force et al .
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T. Michael Moseley. .Gates in effect fired both men for "systemic issues associated with declining Air Force nuclear mission focus and performance". This followed an investigation into two embarrassing incidents involving mishandling of nuclear weapons, and were also the culmination of disputes between the Air Force leadership and Gates.^ AFTTP 3-1 has volumes for every weapons system the Air Force employs.
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^ Their activities are specialized or associated with an Air Force wide mission.
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^ United States Air Force Air Force Aids California Firefighting The Air Force Reserve's 302d Airlift Wing, operating out of Peterson Air Force Base, CO., has been flying fire retardant drop missions combating wildland fires in both northern and southern California.
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[27] To put more emphasis on nuclear assets, the USAF established the nuclear-focused Air Force Global Strike Command on 24 October 2008.[28]
.On 26 June 2009, the USAF released a force structure plan that cuts fighter aircraft and shifts resources to better support nuclear, irregular and information warfare.^ June 26, 2009 .
  • Air Force News, pay & benefits, careers, entertainment, photos - Air Force Times HOME 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.airforcetimes.com [Source type: General]

^ In general, the A-4 formulates and implements policies and guidance to ensure effective logistic support to all USAF forces.
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^ Each COCOM is supported by a standing Warfighting Headquarters (WFHQ) to provide planning and execution of aerospace forces in support of COCOM requirements.
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[29] .On 23 July 2009, The USAF released their Unmanned Aerial System Flight Plan, detailing UAV plans through 2047.[30] One third of the planes that the USAF plans to buy in the future are to be unmanned.^ July 23, 2009 .
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^ July 30, 2009 .
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^ Focuses on the Office of Force Transformation's plan to deploy the Tactical Relay Mirror System mounted in the MQ-9A Predator unmanned aerial vehicle for use against enemy forces in Iraq.
  • Technology and the Military - Biotechnology, Directed Energy, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Robotics 20 September 2009 3:39 UTC www.au.af.mil [Source type: Academic]

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Conflicts

The F-117 Nighthawk was a stealth attack aircraft (retired from service on 22 April 2008).
.The United States has been involved in many wars, conflicts and operations using military air operations.^ United States and foreign country involved....
  • ARC Ecology v. United States Department of the Air Force: extending the extraterritorial reach of domestic environmental law. - Free Online Library 20 September 2009 3:39 UTC www.thefreelibrary.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It uses material from the "United States Air Force" .
  • United States Air Force 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC articles.gourt.com [Source type: Reference]

^ For many years, the U.S. Air Force used "Aim High" as its recruiting motto; more recently, they have used "Cross into the blue" and "Do Something Amazing".
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Air combat operations before, and since the official conception of the USAF include:

Humanitarian operations

.The USAF has also taken part in numerous humanitarian operations.^ Since World War I , the USAF and its predecessors have taken part in military conflicts throughout the world.
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^ As part of this operation, the 492d and 493d Fighter Squadrons deployed to support the humanitarian airlift operations from Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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Some of the more major ones include the following:[33]

Organization

Administrative organization

.The USAF is one of three service departments, and is managed by the civilian Department of the Air Force.^ Department of the Air Force (1977).
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^ This nation has one Air Force.
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^ Department of the Air Force (2002).
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.Guidance is provided by the Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) and the Secretary's staff and advisors.^ She provided the Air Force researchers with this material.
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^ The Department of the Air Force consists of the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF), the Air Staff , and field units.
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^ Flag of the U.S. Air Force The Air Staff primarily consists of military advisors to the CSAF and the SECAF. This includes the Chief of Staff , Vice Chief of Staff, and Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF), four deputy chiefs of staff (DCS), the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General , The Judge Advocate General , the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, and additional military and civilian personnel as the SECAF deems necessary.
  • United States Air Force - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: Reference]

.The military leadership is the Air Staff, led by the Chief of Staff.^ However, in 1992, the Air Force Chief of Staff directed that the squadrons be reduced to 18 aircraft.
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^ "Triple-ace Robin Olds' legendary leadership and heroic service to the cause of freedom have been an inspiration to our nation and our Air Force," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
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^ Under the leadership of its chief of staff Mason Patrick and, later Arnold, the air corps waited until the time to fight for independence arose again.
  • United States Air Force at AllExperts 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: Reference]

.USAF direct subordinate commands and units are the Field Operating Agency (FOA), Direct Reporting Unit (DRU), and the currently unused Separate Operating Agency.^ The Department of the Air Force subordinate commands and echelons are the Major Commands (MAJCOMs), field operating agencies (FOA), and direct reporting units (DRU).
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^ Reports on significant strides in the U.S. Air Force's quest to field directed-energy weapons on air-borne platforms.
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^ Focuses on military information operations.  Significance of the United States Army Field Manual 3-13; comparison between the 1996 and 2000 army field manuals; difference between the army and joint information operations doctrine.
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.The Major Command (MAJCOM) is the superior hierarchical level of command.^ The NAF is a level of command directly under a MAJCOM (Major Command).
  • United States Air Force at AllExperts 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Numbered Air Forces (NAF) Main article: List of Numbered Air Forces of the USAF The NAF is a level of command directly under a MAJCOM (Major Command).
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^ The Department of the Air Force subordinate commands and echelons are the Major Commands (MAJCOMs), field operating agencies (FOA), and direct reporting units (DRU).
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.Including the Air Force Reserve Command, as of 30 September 2006, USAF has nine major commands.^ Air Force Print News, (2006).
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^ Air Force Journal of Logistics 30:3-31 Fall 2006.
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^ AIR FORCE Starter 20" x 30" .
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.The Numbered Air Force (NAF) is a level of command directly under the MAJCOM, followed by Operational Command (now unused), Air Division (also now unused), Wing, Group, Squadron, and Flight.^ Group to monitor Air Force .
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^ The AC-130H Spectre gunship, flown by the 16th Special Operations Squadron, is a heavily armed aircraft designed for close air support, armed reconnaissance, interdiction, night search and rescue, and airborne command and control.
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^ General Olds, rated a triple ace for having shot down a total of 16 enemy aircraft during World War II and the Vietnam War, served his country in assignments to England, Germany, Libya, Thailand and the United States, in positions of squadron, base, group and wing commander, and assignments to Headquarters U.S. Air Force and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Force structure (Major Commands)

Seal of the US Air Force.svg Headquarters, United States Air Force, The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia
Several aircraft in a squadron at Hurlburt Field
The permanent establishment of the USAF, as of 30 September 2006,[34] consisted of:
  • Active duty forces:
    • 57 flying wings, 8 space wings, and 55 non-flying wings
    • 9 flying groups, 8 non-flying groups
      • 134 flying squadrons, 43 space squadrons
  • Air Force Reserve
    • 35 flying wings, 1 space wing
    • 4 flying groups
      • 67 flying squadrons, 6 space squadrons
  • Air National Guard
    • 87 flying wings
      • 101 flying squadrons, 4 space squadrons
.The USAF, including its air reserve components, field a total of 302 flying squadrons.^ Members of a reserve component while on inactive-duty training, but in the case of members of the Army National Guard of the United States or the Air National Guard of the United States only when in Federal Service.
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^ Airmen from Hurlburt Field, the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves participated in a communications exercise at Duke Field March 8.
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^ For example, an Air Force JFC should not also be the COMAFFOR and/or the JFACC. Figure 8 depicts a typical JFC organization including both Service and functional components.
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Operational organization

.The above organizational structure is responsible for the peacetime organization, equipping, and training of aerospace units for operational missions.^ The above organizational structure is responsible for the peacetime Organization, Equipping, and Training of aerospace units for operational missions.
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^ This was in large measure traceable to a prewar lack of trained and competent operational intelligence officers to provide an adequate nucleus for an expanding organization.
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^ Operational control includes authoritative direction over all aspects of military operations and joint training necessary to accomplish missions assigned to the command.
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.When required to support operational missions, the National Command Authority directs a Change in Operational Control (CHOP) of these units from their peacetime alignment to a Regional Combatant Commander (CCDR).^ Operational control is inherent in combatant command.
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^ When required to support operational missions, the National Command Authority directs a Change in Operational Control (CHOP) of these units from their peacetime alignment to a Combatant Commander (COCOM).
  • United States Air Force 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC articles.gourt.com [Source type: Reference]

^ He is command pilot with more than 2,700 flying hours and 88 combat missions in the F-111 and F-15E as part of Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Provide Comfort and Deny Flight.
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In the case of AFSPC, AFSOC, PACAF, and USAFE units, forces are normally employed in-place under their existing CCDR. Likewise, AMC forces operating in support roles retain their componency to USTRANSCOM unless chopped to a Regional CCDR.

Aerospace Expeditionary Task Force

."Chopped" units are referred to as forces.^ CHOPPED units are referred to as "forces".
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.The top-level structure of these forces is the Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force (AETF).^ The top-level structure of these forces is the Aerospace Expeditionary Task Force (ASETF).
  • United States Air Force 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC articles.gourt.com [Source type: Reference]

^ AIR FORCE 'We saw a lot of suffering' Experience called ‘eye-opening’ Top News Story .
  • Air Force News, pay & benefits, careers, entertainment, photos - Air Force Times HOME 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.airforcetimes.com [Source type: General]

^ We are asked to provide for the nation air and space power, starting with science and technology; research and development; testing and evaluating; fielding, employing and sustaining air and space forces.
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.The AETF is the Air Force presentation of forces to a CCDR for the employment of Air Power.^ The ASETF is the Air Force presentation of forces to a COCOM for the employment of Air Power.
  • United States Air Force 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC articles.gourt.com [Source type: Reference]

^ We are asked to provide for the nation air and space power, starting with science and technology; research and development; testing and evaluating; fielding, employing and sustaining air and space forces.
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^ Make recommendations to the JFC on the proper employment of the forces of the Air Force component.
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.Each CCDR is supported by a standing Component Numbered Air Force (C-NAF) to provide planning and execution of aerospace forces in support of CCDR requirements.^ She provided the Air Force researchers with this material.
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^ We are asked to provide for the nation air and space power, starting with science and technology; research and development; testing and evaluating; fielding, employing and sustaining air and space forces.
  • Air Operations Primer 26 January 2010 15:15 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Build mission packages that achieve air and space superiority, conducts force application, and provide force enhancement.
  • Air Operations Primer 26 January 2010 15:15 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: Reference]

.Each C-NAF consists of a Commander, Air Force Forces (COMAFFOR) and AFFOR/A-staff, and an Air Operations Center (AOC).^ Since 1987, Rothe had contracted with the Department of the Air Force to maintain, operate, and repair the computer systems of the Switchboard Operations and Network Control Center (“NCC”) at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.
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^ (Sel) Ronnie Hawkins, Air Force Director of Communications Operations, mandated annual information assurance training by all Air Force personnel: military, civilian and contractors.
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^ Kelly Ogden public affairs “The Air Force Special Operations Command history office has an outstanding program, one of the best in the Air Force,” were the words the director of the Air Force history and museum programs used to describe Hurlburt’s history offices.
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.As needed to support multiple Joint Force Commanders (JFC) in the COCOM's Area of Responsibility (AOR), the C-NAF may deploy Air Component Coordinate Elements (ACCE) to liaise with the JFC. If the Air Force possesses the preponderance of air forces in a JFC's area of operations, the COMAFFOR will also serve as the Joint Forces Air Component Commander (JFACC).^ The JFACC is normally the component commander with the preponderance of air and space forces and the best capability to control and direct joint air operations.
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^ The JFC is always supported with Service component commands and designates functional component commanders, such as a JFACC, as needed.
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^ In any joint operation, a Commander of Air Force Forces (COMAFFOR) will be designated and serve as the commander of Air Force forces assigned and attached to the Air Force component command.
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Commander, Air Force Forces

.The Commander, Air Force Forces (COMAFFOR) is the senior USAF officer responsible for the employment of air power in support of JFC objectives.^ The COMAFFOR is the senior Air Force officer responsible for the employment of Air Power is support of JFC objectives.
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^ This center is responsible for planning and executing air power missions in support of JFC objectives.
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^ The ASETF is the Air Force presentation of forces to a COCOM for the employment of Air Power.
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.The COMAFFOR has a special staff and an A-Staff to ensure assigned or attached forces are properly organized, equipped, and trained to support the operational mission.^ Organize, train, equip, and sustain subordinate Air Force forces for assigned missions.
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^ The A-2 ensures adequate intelligence support to forces within the assigned area of operations.
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^ USAF forces supporting a joint operation will normally be assigned or attached ADCON to the ASETF or tasked in-place NAF. However, some elements of the force used by the COMAFFOR may be provided via "reachback."
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Air Operations Center

.The Air Operations Center (AOC) is the JFACC's Command and Control (C²) center.^ Since 1987, Rothe had contracted with the Department of the Air Force to maintain, operate, and repair the computer systems of the Switchboard Operations and Network Control Center (“NCC”) at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.
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^ JTF J-6, Joint Communications Control Center, Joint Communications Support Element, and DISA area communications operations center as required.
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^ III Fighter Command, 6 August 1943 (attached to I Air Support Command for operation control, 10 Sep 1943 – 14 Jan 1944).
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.This center is responsible for planning and executing air power missions in support of JFC objectives.^ The Air Mobility Division will plan, coordinate, task, and execute the air mobility mission.
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^ Assigned Components Groups 48th Air Base (later, 48th Combat Support, 48th Support, 48th Mission Support) Group: 10 July 1952 – present.
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^ The role of air power cannot be considered separately, however, from the roles of ground and naval forces nor from the broad plans and strategy under which the war was conducted.
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Air Expeditionary Wings/Groups/Squadrons

.The AETF generates air power to support COCOM objectives from Air Expeditionary Wings (AEW) or Air Expeditionary Groups (AEG).^ Assigned Components Groups 48th Air Base (later, 48th Combat Support, 48th Support, 48th Mission Support) Group: 10 July 1952 – present.
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^ AEW (air expeditionary wing) is a wing or a wing slice assigned or attached to an ASETF or an in-place NAF by DAF orders.
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^ Yet the wing continued to prepare for future taskings, such as its Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) commitments.
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.These units are responsible for receiving combat forces from Air Force MAJCOMs, preparing these forces for operational missions, launching and recovering these forces, and eventually returning forces to the MAJCOMs.^ Combat Ops has these responsibilities: .
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^ The basic unit in the Air Force.
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^ Build mission packages that achieve air and space superiority, conducts force application, and provide force enhancement.
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.Theater Air Control Systems control employment of forces during these missions.^ Since 1987, Rothe had contracted with the Department of the Air Force to maintain, operate, and repair the computer systems of the Switchboard Operations and Network Control Center (“NCC”) at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.
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^ The following comments arose in the Committee discussions.  These are not made as specific recommendations, but rather as suggestions which may or may not be worth considering for Air Force action.
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^ Build mission packages that achieve air and space superiority, conducts force application, and provide force enhancement.
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Personnel

.The classification of any USAF job is the Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC).^ The military historians we’ve had in the Air Force have done a marvelous job, but the SECAF felt it was important to get the uniformed positions to where they had to be,” said Mr. Anderegg.
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^ Enlistment Getting Promoted in the Air Force An overview of the USAF promotion system and how to maximize your chances of promotion.
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^ The universities should be chosen to provide good geographical distribution, and should be within convenient distance of a base of the Air Force Systems Command (AFSC).
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.They range from flight combat operations such as a gunner, to working in a dining facility to ensure that members are properly fed.^ Carriers operating international flights out of ITB pay the Port Authority Federal Inspection Facility Space ( .
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^ They were a relieved to be able to work in visual conditions but, their strike flights had the wrong munitions.
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^ A member of such a group is deemed to own and control a SDB if he or she owns at least fifty-one percent of the business, and controls management and daily operations.
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.There are many different jobs in fields such as computer specialties, mechanic specialties, enlisted aircrew, communication systems, avionics technicians, medical specialties, civil engineering, public affairs, hospitality, law, drug counseling, mail operations, security forces, and search and rescue specialties.^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: Surveillance, special operations team planning, airfield and force protection, improvised explosive device detection, target laser designation, infrastructure protection and ISR. Commercial application: Law enforcement, search and rescue, and coastal and border surveillance.
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^ (Sel) Ronnie Hawkins, Air Force Director of Communications Operations, mandated annual information assurance training by all Air Force personnel: military, civilian and contractors.
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^ Kelly Ogden public affairs “The Air Force Special Operations Command history office has an outstanding program, one of the best in the Air Force,” were the words the director of the Air Force history and museum programs used to describe Hurlburt’s history offices.
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.Perhaps the most dangerous USAF jobs are Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Combat rescue officer, Pararescue, Security Forces, Combat Control, Combat Weather and Tactical Air Control Party, who deploy with infantry and special operations units who disarm bombs, rescue downed or isolated personnel, call in air strikes and set up landing zones in forward locations.^ Tactical control is inherent in operational control.
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^ Air Force special tactics is a challenging, exciting, rewarding career.
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^ Page 9 tactical and antishipping operations of the Fourteenth Air Force in China.
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.Most of these are enlisted positions.^ Most of their fixed artillery positions were eliminated, but even some of these survived.
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Other jobs have seen increasing combat, including engineers, vehicle operators, and OSI.
.Nearly all enlisted jobs are "entry level," meaning that the USAF provides all training.^ Air Force leaders expect the warfighter to train as he fights and to be able to use all means possible to accomplish his goals, unhampered by old security concerns.
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.Some enlistees are able to choose a particular job, or at least a field before actually joining, while others are assigned an AFSC at Basic Military Training (BMT).^ Operational control includes authoritative direction over all aspects of military operations and joint training necessary to accomplish missions assigned to the command.
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^ This had never been officially done before, although most of the persons contacted reported that they had also been contacted in the past by some of the listed authors or other private researchers.
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^ In 1999 the U.S. government, in accordance with the U.S. or its habitat before carrying out an activity actually demonstrates respect for the sovereignty of other nations.
  • ARC Ecology v. United States Department of the Air Force: extending the extraterritorial reach of domestic environmental law. - Free Online Library 20 September 2009 3:39 UTC www.thefreelibrary.com [Source type: Original source]

.After BMT, new airmen attend a technical training school where they learn their particular AFSC. Second Air Force, a part of Air Education and Training Command, is responsible for nearly all technical training.^ Perspectives on Air Force news worldwide .
  • Air Force News, pay & benefits, careers, entertainment, photos - Air Force Times HOME 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.airforcetimes.com [Source type: General]

^ All photographs are Air Force .
  • US Air Force: AFD-070403-045 6 February 2010 13:53 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: General]

^ AIR FORCE 'We saw a lot of suffering' Experience called ‘eye-opening’ Top News Story .
  • Air Force News, pay & benefits, careers, entertainment, photos - Air Force Times HOME 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.airforcetimes.com [Source type: General]

.Training programs vary in length; for example, 3M0X1 (Services) has 31 days of tech school training, while 3E8X1 (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) is one year of training with a preliminary school and a main school consisting of over 10 separate divisions, sometimes taking students close to two years to complete.^ Last year I managed to locate Bob Scro, my former roommate in London (who also was with me in Basic Training and Tech School).

^ The civilian would receive a pay increase every two years during steps four through seven, and then in steps eight through 10, they receive a pay increase every three years.
  • US Air Force: AFD-060809-057 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: General]

^ ACE is a program for training teachers in Catholic schools.
  • Search the Opinions of the US Circuit Courts 20 September 2009 3:39 UTC www.law.cornell.edu [Source type: Original source]

.USAF rank is divided between enlisted airmen, non-commissioned officers, and commissioned officers, and ranges from the enlisted Airman Basic (E-1) to the commissioned rank of General (O-10).^ A ranking officer chose to highlight the heritage of a NON-flying unit for USAF's giant 60th anniversary celebration .
  • SecurityCritics.org » USAF 26 January 2010 15:15 UTC securitycritics.org [Source type: General]

^ There were barracks for the lower rank enlisted blokes both male and female, there was a large dining hall,a large gymnasium, a club for the non commissioned officers and a beer bar for the lower ranks.

^ Wouldn’t you like to know the name of the ranking officer who picked a non‑flying unit over the legendary squadrons that prowled the First World War ?
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.Enlisted promotions are granted based on a combination of test scores, years of experience, and selection board approval while officer promotions are based on time-in-grade and a promotion board.^ Monthly enlisted promotions Monthly officer promotions Monthly supplemental selections Enlisted selections Officer selections CCAF grads Retirements Deaths Benefits .
  • Air Force News, pay & benefits, careers, entertainment, photos - Air Force Times HOME 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.airforcetimes.com [Source type: General]

.Promotions among enlisted personnel and non-commissioned officers are generally designated by increasing numbers of insignia chevrons.^ Monthly enlisted promotions Monthly officer promotions Monthly supplemental selections Enlisted selections Officer selections CCAF grads Retirements Deaths Benefits .
  • Air Force News, pay & benefits, careers, entertainment, photos - Air Force Times HOME 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.airforcetimes.com [Source type: General]

^ An officer may be punitively dismissed (the equivalent of a dishonorable discharge) when found guilty of any offense by a general court-martial, regardless of the limitations placed on the punishment for the offense when committed by enlisted personnel.
  • FindLaw | Cases and Codes 6 February 2010 13:53 UTC caselaw.lp.findlaw.com [Source type: Original source]
  • DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE V. ROSE, 425 U. S. 352 (1976) -- US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez 17 September 2009 3:52 UTC supreme.justia.com [Source type: Original source]

.Commissioned officer rank is designated by bars, oak leaves, a silver eagle, and anywhere from one to four stars (one to five stars in war-time).^ Those five included one photograph of a gun in Foster's hand that had been published previously by Time magazine.
  • No. 02-954: OIC v. Favish - Petition 20 September 2009 3:39 UTC www.usdoj.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Click the image to see the entire Old War Dogs Gathering of Eagles series on one page.
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^ There were barracks for the lower rank enlisted blokes both male and female, there was a large dining hall,a large gymnasium, a club for the non commissioned officers and a beer bar for the lower ranks.

Commissioned officers

.The commissioned officer ranks of the USAF are divided into three sections: company grade, field grade, and general officers.^ In “Iron Man,” USAF loses an F-22 fighter jet; lets VIPs walk around a military hanger unescorted; lets officers carry personal cell phones into a classified air operations facility; and lets field-grade officers override flag-grade rules of engagement.
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^ A ranking officer chose to highlight the heritage of a NON-flying unit for USAF's giant 60th anniversary celebration .
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^ Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. [ subsection subsection Noun any of the smaller parts into which a section may be divided Noun 1.
  • ARC Ecology v. United States Department of the Air Force: extending the extraterritorial reach of domestic environmental law. - Free Online Library 20 September 2009 3:39 UTC www.thefreelibrary.com [Source type: Original source]

Company grade officers are those officers in pay grades O-1 to O-3, while field grade officers are those in pay grades O-4 to O-6, and general officers are those in pay grades of O-7 and above.
.Currently, promotion from Second Lieutenant to First Lieutenant is virtually guaranteed after two years of satisfactory service.^ Current design cycles require one to two years to complete even for small satellites.
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^ The second year there, the BX got some BBQ's in and Dave Thompson and I were the first to buy one.

.The promotion from First Lieutenant to Captain is competitive after successfully completing another two years of service.^ Current design cycles require one to two years to complete even for small satellites.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

Promotion to Major and above is through a board process. .An officer's record is reviewed by a selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.^ Jeremy Larlee AFPN RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Nobody can predict the twists and turns life can take, but with a little bit of preparation Airmen can make the best of any situation.
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^ All official lineage and honors statements and emblems are maintained by the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
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^ This additional information will enlighten people about pioneer research and the challenging and often heroic work of Air Force personnel during those early years."
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.This process occurs approximately between the seven- and ten-year mark, where a certain percentage of Captains will be selected for Major.^ DESCRIPTION: Driven by user demand for fixed and mobile satellite communications, satellite capacity requirements have grown by a factor of ten over a period of approximately twelve years.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Select key process variables, show correlation between process variables and process results, and conduct a breadboard demonstration of the control system.
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.This process will repeat at the 11-14 year mark for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, and then around the eighteen-year mark for promotion to Colonel.^ All in all I had the privilege of being stationed at SR for around 13/14 years.

Pay grade O-1 O-2 O-3 O-4 O-5 O-6 O-7 O-8 O-9 O-10 Special1
Insignia US-OF1B.svg US-OF1A.svg US-O3 insignia.svg US-O4 insignia.svg US-O5 insignia.svg US-O6 insignia.svg US-O7 insignia.svg US-O8 insignia.svg US-O9 insignia.svg US-O10 insignia.svg US-O11 insignia.svg
Title Second
Lieutenant
First
Lieutenant
Captain Major Lieutenant
Colonel
Colonel Brigadier
General
Major
General
Lieutenant
General
General General
of the Air Force
Abbreviation2 2d Lt 1st Lt Capt Maj Lt Col Col Brig Gen Maj Gen Lt Gen Gen GOAF
NATO Code OF-1 OF-2 OF-3 OF-4 OF-5 OF-6 OF-7 OF-8 OF-9 OF-10
1 Awarded as an honorary rank or during periods of a declared war.
2 No periods are used in actual grade abbreviation.

Warrant officers

.Although provision is made in regulations for them, the USAF does not use Warrant Officer grades (the only US service to not do so).^ This topic is focused on assured information sharing among US Services only as a starting point, e.g., from US Secret to Tactical Unclassified.
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^ Not only is this propellant combination known to have a high risk of developing combustion instabilities in any engine development program, there is little experience in the US in using this propellant combination in ORSC cycles.
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The last Air Force Warrant Officer, CWO4 James H. Long, retired in 1980, and the last Air Force Reserve Warrant Officer, CWO4 Bob Barrow, in 1992.[37]

Enlisted airmen

USAF enlisted members in the foreground
Enlisted members of the USAF have pay grades from E-1 (entry level) to E-9 (senior enlisted). .While all USAF military personnel are referred to as Airmen, the term also refers to the pay grades of E-1 through E-4, which are below the level of non-commissioned officers (NCOs).^ (Sel) Ronnie Hawkins, Air Force Director of Communications Operations, mandated annual information assurance training by all Air Force personnel: military, civilian and contractors.
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^ Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of all personnel.
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^ The opinions of this Court have long recognized the opprobrium which both the civilian and the military segments of our society attribute to allegations of dishonor among commissioned officers of our Armed Forces.
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.Above the pay grade of E-4 (i.e., pay grades E-5 through E-9) all ranks fall into the category of NCO and are further subdivided into NCOs (pay grades E-5 and E-6) and Senior NCOs (pay grades E-7 through E-9); the term Junior NCO is sometimes used to refer to staff sergeants and technical sergeants (pay grades E-5 and E-6).^ The NCO club at SR was shut (I used to go there every dinner time) and the stuff went into the all rank club at WR but that was shut a while after and the stuff again was supposedly sent out to other clubs.

^ In the context of joint operation planning, this term refers to the commander who prepares operation plans or operation orders in response to requirements of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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^ By using the urgency brought about through fear of further atomic bombing attacks, the Prime Minister found it possible to bring the Emperor directly into the discussions of the Potsdam terms.
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[38]
.The USAF is the only of the five branches of the United States military where NCO status is not achieved until an airman reaches the pay grade of E-5. In all other branches, NCO status is generally achieved at the pay grade of E-4 (e.g., a Corporal in the Army and Marine Corps, Petty Officer Third Class in the Navy and Coast Guard).^ See generally United States v.
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^ Finally, it should be noted that Walter E. Boomer , a retired former four-star General and Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, sits on the board of directors of Baxter International.
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^ Contributed by Bill Faith on March 19, 2007 at 11:59 PM in Caring about our troops , Gathering of Eagles , The American Warrior , US Air Force , US Army , US Coast Guard , US Marine Corps , US Navy , Viet Nam .
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However, E-4s in the Army with the rank of Specialist are not considered NCOs. .The Air Force mirrored the Army from 1976 to 1991 with an E-4 being either a Senior Airman wearing three stripes without a star or a Sergeant (referred to as "Buck Sergeant"), which was noted by the presence of the central star and considered an NCO. Despite not being an NCO, a Senior Airman who has completed Airman Leadership School can be a supervisor.^ They tasked a one-star general to manage the year-long festivities , beginning with President Bush’s dedication of a new Air Force Memorial.
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^ The following comments arose in the Committee discussions.  These are not made as specific recommendations, but rather as suggestions which may or may not be worth considering for Air Force action.
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^ In 1951 it became clear that the National Guard would not send him to Korea, so Bud Day transferred his commission to the Air Force and attended flight school.
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US DoD Pay grade E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
Insignia No Insignia E2 USAF AM.svg E3 USAF AM1.svg E4 USAF SAM.svg E5 USAF SSGT.svg E6 USAF TSGT.svg E7a USAF MSGT.svg E7b USAF 1STSGT1.svg E8a USAF SMSGT.svg E8b USAF 1STSGT2.svg E9a USAF CMSGT.svg E9b USAF 1STSGT3.svg E9c USAF CCMS.svg E9d USAF CMSAF new.svg
Title Airman
Basic
Airman Airman First
Class
Senior
Airman
Staff
Sergeant
Technical
Sergeant
Master
Sergeant
¹
Senior Master
Sergeant
¹
Chief Master
Sergeant
¹
Command Chief
Master Sergeant
Chief Master Sergeant
of the Air Force
Abbrevi- ation AB Amn A1C SrA SSgt TSgt MSgt SMSgt CMSgt CCM CMSAF
NATO Code OR-1 OR-2 OR-3 OR-4 OR-5 OR-6 OR-7 OR-8 OR-9 OR-9 OR-9
¹ The USAF does not have a separate First Sergeant rank; it is instead a duty denoted by a diamond within the upper field.

Uniforms

.USAF personnel wear uniforms that are distinct from those of the other branches of the United States armed forces.^ COCOM (combatant command) is the nontransferable command authority established by title 10 ("Armed Forces"), United States Code, section 164, exercised only by commanders of unified or specified combatant commands unless otherwise directed by the President or the Secretary of Defense.
  • Air Operations Primer 26 January 2010 15:15 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Under orders of President Monroe, United States forces landed and expelled a group of smugglers, adventurers, and freebooters.
  • Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798 - 2004 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.history.navy.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On January 21, 2003, President George W. Bush reported to Congress, "consistent with the War Powers Resolution," that about 1,800 US Armed Forces personnel continued to be deployed in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and other regional states as part of the NATO-led Stabilization Force (SFOR).
  • Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798 - 2004 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.history.navy.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first USAF dress uniform, in 1947, was dubbed and patented "Uxbridge Blue" after "Uxbridge 1683 Blue", developed at the former Bachman-Uxbridge Worsted Company.^ As a former South Ruislip Air Base member (67-68) I visited England in October and had the pleasure of being a guest of the Royal Navy In Portsmouth for the Trafalgar Day celebration while in my Mess Dress USAF uniform.

^ On his first day there, while the other children came in uniforms, he showed up in blue jeans.

[39] .The current Service Dress Uniform, which was adopted in 1993 and standardized in 1995, consists of a three-button, pocketless coat, similar to that of a men's "sport jacket" (with silver "U.S." pins on the lapels), matching trousers, and either a service cap or flight cap, all in Shade 1620, "Air Force Blue" (a darker purplish-blue).^ The OV-10A remained in service with the Air Force until 1993.
  • OV-10Bronco.Net - United States Air Force Broncos 26 January 2010 15:15 UTC www.ov-10bronco.net [Source type: General]

^ All photographs are Air Force .
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^ In 1951 it became clear that the National Guard would not send him to Korea, so Bud Day transferred his commission to the Air Force and attended flight school.
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This is worn with a light blue shirt (Shade 1550) and Shade 1620 herringbone patterned necktie. .Enlisted members wear sleeve insignia on both the jacket and shirt, while officers wear metal rank insignia pinned onto the coat, and Air Force Blue slide-on epaulet loops on the shirt.^ Emblem (Approved 3 March 2003) Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors.
  • US Air Force: AFD-080118-007 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Reference]

^ This funded Air Force magazine is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military overseas.
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^ Emblem (Approved 21 July 1994) Blue and yellow are the Air Force colors.
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.USAF personnel assigned to Base Honor Guard duties wear, for certain occasions, a modified version of the standard service dress uniform, but with silver trim on the sleeves and trousers, with the addition of a ceremonial belt (if necessary), wheel cap with silver trim and Hap Arnold Device, and a silver aiguillete placed on the left shoulder seam and all devices and accouterment.^ Members of a reserve component while on inactive-duty training, but in the case of members of the Army National Guard of the United States or the Air National Guard of the United States only when in Federal Service.
  • Air Force Charges Victim in Her Own Rape - Feministing 20 September 2009 3:39 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He was on the base in 1966, and his name was Forrest R. Hempel, he was a USAF personnel.

^ In addition, 260 US military personnel were assigned to the US Support Group Haiti.
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The current utility uniform is called the Airman Battle Uniform (ABU). The previous utility uniform called the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) is still authorized for wear but is becoming less common. .The ABU is scheduled to completely replace the BDU by 1 October 2011 (Fiscal Year 2012).^ The three-year program began in fiscal year 2005 and will be completed by FY 2007.
  • US Air Force: AFD-070403-045 6 February 2010 13:53 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: General]

Awards and badges

In addition to basic uniform clothing, various badges are used by the USAF to indicate a job assignment or qualification-level for a given assignment. Badges can also be used as merit-based or service-based awards. .Over time, various badges have been discontinued and are no longer distributed.^ By that time, the shortage of steel, concrete and other construction materials was such that adequate air-raid shelters could no longer be built.
  • United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (Pacific War) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC anesi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AEF are wings, groups, or squadrons attached to an ASETF or in-place NAF. Wings, groups, and squadrons will be designated "expeditionary" from the time they are attached until no longer attached, whether deployed or in-place.
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.Authorized badges include the Shields of USAF Fire Protection, and Security Forces, and the Missile badge, which is given after working on a missile system for over a year.^ PHASE II: Demonstrate that the new fire protection systems performance meets or exceeds the criteria identified in Phase I in a full-scale dry bay fire test facility.
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^ This work will include a description of the system benefit of the resulting components as well as analysis and/or research designed to understand the challenges of using the proposed material solution.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Various multiphase working fluids for thermal management of these systems include endothermic fuels, hydrocarbons [1], helium, water, coolants, fuel, etc.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

Training

.All non-prior service enlisted Airmen must undergo basic military training (BMT), which takes place at Lackland AFB, Texas.^ This was my first base in the UK after basic training at Lackland AFB Texas and tech training at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

^ (Sel) Ronnie Hawkins, Air Force Director of Communications Operations, mandated annual information assurance training by all Air Force personnel: military, civilian and contractors.
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^ A squadron must have at least 77 enlisted Airmen to qualify for a first sergeant position.
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.All officers are commissioned through the United States Air Force Academy, Officer Training School, Academy of Military Science, or the AFROTC program.^ United States Department of the Air Force et al .
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^ United States Air Force et al .
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^ The basic unit in the Air Force.
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Air Force Fitness Test

USAF members training at Lackland AFB
.The US Air Force Fitness Test (AFFT) is designed to test the body composition, muscular strength/endurance and cardiovascular respiratory fitness of airmen in the USAF. As part of the Fit to Fight program, the USAF adopted a more stringent physical fitness assessment; the new fitness program was established on 1 January 2004, and replaces the annual ergo-cycle test that the USAF had used for several years.^ US Air Force: 2006readinglistbro .
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^ I retired from the US Air Force in 1977 with 24 years service.

^ Perspectives on Air Force news worldwide .
  • Air Force News, pay & benefits, careers, entertainment, photos - Air Force Times HOME 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.airforcetimes.com [Source type: General]

.In the AFFT, airmen are given a score based on performance consisting of four components: waist circumference, the crunch, the push-up, and a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) run.^ US forces destroyed the pirate ship Forward , which had been run aground about 40 miles up the Rio Tecapan.
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^ The built-up area was 3.4 square miles of which 0.6 square miles was given over to industry.
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^ For instance, once a civilian is hired at a GS level, which consists of 10 steps, they receive a small increase in salary every year up to step four.
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Airmen can potentially earn a score of 100; while a passing score is 75 points.

Aircraft inventory

.The US Air Force has over 5,778 aircraft commissioned as of 2004.[citation needed] Until 1962, the Army and Air Force maintained one system of aircraft naming, while the U.S. Navy maintained a separate system.^ US Air Force: 2006readinglistbro .
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^ US Air Force: gregory .
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^ This nation has one Air Force.
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.In 1962, these were unified into a single system heavily reflecting the Army/Air Force method.^ Several European air forces had the F-104 in service mainly the F-104G, they served well into the 1980’s.
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^ What Air Force researchers did do, however, was to search for records still under Air Force control pertaining to these subject areas.
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^ Issues involved with scaling these systems or integrating them into an aircraft are also of interest.
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.For more complete information on the workings of this system, refer to United States Department of Defense aerospace vehicle designation.^ To furnish with a right or claim to something: to special consideration under section 470a-2 of the NHPA: The United States Department of Defense moved for summary judgment on the basis that the NHPA was extraterritorially inapplicable in·ap·pli·ca·ble adj.
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^ [Attack on United States Information Service Building], November 23, 1952.
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^ This course describes the importance of the role to which users participate in the defense of our information and information systems, law, policies, terminologies, methods of exploitation and what authorization of activities are authorized/unauthorized.
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The various aircraft of the Air Force include:

A - Ground attack

.The ground-attack aircraft of the USAF are designed to attack targets on the ground and are often deployed as close air support for, and in proximity to, U.S. ground forces.^ Weather precluded close air support.
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^ US aircraft, he noted, were also available for close air support of UN forces in Croatia.
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^ The Bronco's mission capabilities include observation, forward air control, helicopter escort, armed reconnaissance, gunfire spotting, utility and limited ground attack; however, the USAF acquired the Bronco primarily as a forward air control (FAC) aircraft.
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.The proximity to friendly forces require precision strikes from these aircraft that are not possible with bomber aircraft listed below.^ Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: Air Force Charges Victim in Her Own Rape .
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^ The Royal Air Force used the base during World War II and Strategic Air Command during the Korean War, both flying bomber aircraft.
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.They are typically deployed as close air support to ground forces, their role is tactical rather than strategic, operating at the front of the battle rather than against targets deeper in the enemy's rear.^ Weather precluded close air support.
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^ Page 9 tactical and antishipping operations of the Fourteenth Air Force in China.
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^ Direct the tasking of AMC strategic air mobility forces (air and ground) .
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B - Bombers

B-1 Lancer supersonic strategic bomber.
.In the US Air Force, the distinction between bombers, fighter-bombers, and attack aircraft has become blurred.^ US Air Force: 2006readinglistbro .
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^ US Air Force: gregory .
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^ Police killed in ‘ambush’ outside US Air Force base .
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.Many attack aircraft, even ones that look like fighters, are optimized to drop bombs, with very little ability to engage in aerial combat.^ Of those who had come to this belief over one-half attributed the principal cause to air attacks, other than the atomic bombing attacks, and one-third to military defeats.
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^ Again only weaker forces were available to the United States three carriers, the Enterprise, Yorktown, and Hornet, the only ones available for combat action in the Pacific at that time, were rushed to the attack.
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^ They do there job like you do yours and the media all looking out for number one huh???
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.Many fighter aircraft, such as the F-16, are often used as 'bomb trucks,' despite being designed for aerial combat.^ The range of these advances was limited to the combat radius of fighter aircraft.
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^ Given air control, there were also limitations as to the specific results which could be achieved in exploiting such control by aircraft carrying conventional high-explosive bombs.
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.Perhaps the one meaningful distinction at present is the question of range: a bomber is generally a long-range aircraft capable of striking targets deep within enemy territory, whereas fighter bombers and attack aircraft are limited to 'theater' missions in and around the immediate area of battlefield combat.^ The range of these advances was limited to the combat radius of fighter aircraft.
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^ Future long-term challenges of the United States Air Force such as, long-range strike (LRS), reusable access to space, and persistent strike will require even more capable and efficient propulsion systems.
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^ Refinement of simulation techniques are needed to address mission capable geometric proximity in coupled-field problems to augment flight tests that simulate full configuration aircraft.
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.Even that distinction is muddied by the availability of aerial refueling, which greatly increases the potential radius of combat operations.^ The Air Mobility Division may have an ARCT to coordinate aerial refueling planning, tasking, and scheduling to support combat air operations or to support a strategic airbridge within the AOR/JOA. .
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^ "Discusses the potential for greatly reducing, or even eliminating the energy supply chain."
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^ Distinguishing enemy combatants from neutral non-combatants becomes even more difficult for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations in which groups of humans are observed.
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The US is the only country, besides Russia, that operates strategic bombers.
The majority of the USAF's dedicated bombers are rapidly aging. .The B-52 Stratofortress airframe is over 50 years old, and are scheduled to remain in service for another 30 years, which would keep the airframe in service for over 90 years, an unprecedented length of service for any aircraft.^ Air Force Services Youth of the Year Award program is taking application packages until March 30.
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^ With its new weapon systems, the wing began a hectic pace of deployments that would keep at least one squadron constantly deployed for nearly six years.
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^ She had two sons, Danny the oldest would have been about 2 years old, Jessie, about 1 years old.

.Plans for successors to the current strategic bomber force remain only paper projects, and political and funding pressures suggest that they are likely to remain paper-bound for the foreseeable future.^ It was said again and again by people that after all, we fought for their right to free speech and political expression, whether we like what they say or not.
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^ Their advance had been stopped, their strategic plan fatally upset, many of their best pilots lost, and Allied forces firmly installed in .
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^ Not only are they susceptible to oxidation, but the silica oxidation product, which initially forms a passivating film, volatilizes in the presence of water vapor at high temperatures and pressures.
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C - Cargo transport

C-17 Globemaster III, the USAF's newest and most versatile transport plane.
.The Air Force can provide rapid global mobility, which lies at the heart of U.S. strategy in this environment—without the capability to project forces, there is no conventional deterrent.^ She provided the Air Force researchers with this material.
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^ We are asked to provide for the nation air and space power, starting with science and technology; research and development; testing and evaluating; fielding, employing and sustaining air and space forces.
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^ Build mission packages that achieve air and space superiority, conducts force application, and provide force enhancement.
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.As U.S. forces stationed overseas continue to decline, global interests remain, making the unique mobility capabilities of the USAF even more in demand.^ Future long-term challenges of the United States Air Force such as, long-range strike (LRS), reusable access to space, and persistent strike will require even more capable and efficient propulsion systems.
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^ DESCRIPTION: Future United States Air Force (USAF) capabilities demand aircraft operation at supersonic and transonic speeds over significant ranges requiring long, slender configurations with thin and highly swept wings.
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^ US forces protected the American Legation and other American interests, such as the cable station, during a period of fighting between Unionists and the Government of Guatemala.
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.Air mobility is a national asset of growing importance for responding to emergencies and protecting American interests around the globe.^ Maintain the flow of theater and USTC-assigned air mobility assets in support of JFC objectives.
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^ In addition to aircraft, the team tests Air Force facilities for unintentional radiation of classified data, including locations in the continental U.S. and around the globe.
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^ Because of the global nature of air mobility, special attention must be given to balance these resources with national requirements and priorities.
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.Cargo and transport aircraft are typically used to deliver troops, weapons and other military equipment by a variety of methods to any area of military operations around the world, usually outside of the commercial flight routes in uncontrolled airspace.^ Commercial application: Coating is equally applicable for use throughout industry as a fire retardant/suppressant on commercial aircraft, in buildings and in construction of new facilities.
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^ We don’t acquire other weapon systems this way and neither do we expect our aircrews, and air, space, and missile operators to have to train for unmanaged variability in the systems they operate.
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^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: High speed weapons reduce the time to target, which is essential for defeating high value time critical targets.
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.The workhorses of the USAF Air Mobility Command are the C-130 Hercules, C-17 Globemaster III, and C-5 Galaxy.^ III Fighter Command, 6 August 1943 (attached to I Air Support Command for operation control, 10 Sep 1943 – 14 Jan 1944).
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^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: Additional military applications include command and control environments, like the Air Operations Centers (AOCs).
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^ The 40 ROBE-equipped tankers in Air Mobility Command, which will continue in their primary mission of air refueling, can act as relays for critical battlefield information.The Aug.
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.These aircraft are largely defined in terms of their range capability as strategic airlift (C-5), strategic/tactical (C-17), and tactical (C-130) airlift to reflect the needs of the land forces which they most often support.^ Most of these places have no defined borders and are more ‘tribal’ in organization than nation.
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^ They’ve tested virtually every type of aircraft in the inventory, from venerable airframes like the B-52, C-130 and KC-135 to our most advanced weapon systems such as the B-2 and F/A-22.
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^ These qualities have the potential to produce designs capable of overcoming some of the weight, cost, and maintenance concerns of the aircraft community.
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.The CV-22 is used by the Air Force for the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).^ (Sel) Ronnie Hawkins, Air Force Director of Communications Operations, mandated annual information assurance training by all Air Force personnel: military, civilian and contractors.
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^ III Fighter Command, 6 August 1943 (attached to I Air Support Command for operation control, 10 Sep 1943 – 14 Jan 1944).
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^ The JFACC is normally the component commander with the preponderance of air and space forces and the best capability to control and direct joint air operations.
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.It conducts long-range, special operations missions, and is equipped with extra fuel tanks and terrain-following radar.^ DESCRIPTION: Over the Horizon (OTH) high frequency (HF) radar uses the refractive properties of the ionosphere for the detection of objects at very long ranges.
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^ This division concentrates on the long-range planning of air and space operations for theater activities.
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^ Had we constructed more submarines, earlier concentrated on tankers and more fully coordinated long-range air search and attack missions with submarine operations, the ship sinking program might have been even more effective.
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E - Special electronic missions

.The purpose of electronic warfare is to deny the opponent an advantage in the EMS and ensure friendly, unimpeded access to the EM spectrum portion of the information environment.^ Examples of these cyber events include network attack detection, attack identification, damage assessment, denial of service (DOS) warnings, and information warfare or cyber-attack operations.
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^ DESCRIPTION: In todays netcentric warfighting environment, Air Operations Center (AOC) personnel have access to an abundance of information about the operational environment.
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^ Information Warfare: Chaos on the Electronic Superhighway, Thunders Mouth Press, New York.
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.Electronic warfare aircraft are used to keep airspaces friendly, and send critical information to anyone who needs it.^ I would be ever so grateful if there is anyone out there who has any information about him, what he was like etc, etc.....Please e-mail me from the link below.

^ For commercial use, this UAS needs to meet the requirements necessary for the system to operate safely in US airspace.
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^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: Increased availability and decreased repair & Maintenance cost through prediction of need on critical aircraft structures, especially on peened surfaces and around fasteners.
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.They are often called "The Eye in the Sky."^ Unfortunately people that should be collaborating often are not due to a lack of enterprise awareness or a hesitation to call on someone they have never met.
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F - Fighters

.The fighter aircraft of the USAF are small, fast, and maneuverable military aircraft primarily used for air-to-air combat.^ PHASE III / DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: The final phase will be to create a working x-band system that is as small as possible (able to fit in a fighter nosecone).
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^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: Primary application will be in current and newly developed military aircraft systems.
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^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: Potential applications include inspection of composite structures including military aircraft.
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.Many of these fighters have secondary ground-attack capabilities, and some are dual-roled as fighter-bombers (e.g., the F-16 Fighting Falcon); the term "fighter" is also sometimes used colloquially for dedicated ground-attack aircraft.^ These qualities have the potential to produce designs capable of overcoming some of the weight, cost, and maintenance concerns of the aircraft community.
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^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: Military Application Network-Centric System-of-Systems Large Aircraft ASA and Protection concepts are force-multiplier technologies to improve EA capabilities.
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^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: This work will provide a new capability for aerospace NDEs and inspections.
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.Other missions include interception of bombers and other fighters, reconnaissance, and patrol.^ At first the group conducted coastal patrol missions and training in the single-seat fighter it would use throughout World War II, the P-47 Thunderbolt.
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.Out of the 5,778 manned aircraft in service, 2,402 are fighters, and 1,245 of those are variants of the F-16 Fighting Falcon.^ Squadrons (only those with assigned aircraft) 492d Fighter Squadron: 8 December 1957 – 31 March 1992.
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From 2006 to 2025 the USAF plans to reduce its inventory of tactical aircraft by 28%.[41]

H - Search and rescue, Medevac (Help)

.These craft are used for search and rescue on land.^ "Sandbot is a six-legged robot with curved, C-shaped limbs instead of wheels which is currently being used in civilian search and rescue missions."
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K - Tanker

The USAF's aerial refueling aircraft are derivatives of civilian jets. .Usually, the aircraft providing the fuel is specially designed for the task, although refueling pods can be fitted to existing aircraft designs if the "probe and drogue" system is to be used.^ PHASE III / DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: The final phase will be to create a working x-band system that is as small as possible (able to fit in a fighter nosecone).
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^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: Primary application will be in current and newly developed military aircraft systems.
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^ Commercial application: New algorithms will stimulate new developments in civilian aircraft applications of GPS-IMU navigation systems and provide higher accuracies for use as truth sources in testing applications.
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.There is no known regular civilian in-flight refueling activity.^ As this was a headquarters base there was no flight line as is obvious from its location.

^ There is currently no known hermetic barrier that will allow this type of energy transfer.
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^ Really, if you’re a good employee and do your job, there is no need for concern.” For more information, contact the Civilian Personnel Office.
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.In large-scale operations (and even daily air operations), air-to-air refueling is extensively used; fighters, bombers, and cargo aircraft rely heavily on the lesser-known "tanker" aircraft.^ The 40 ROBE-equipped tankers in Air Mobility Command, which will continue in their primary mission of air refueling, can act as relays for critical battlefield information.The Aug.
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^ III Fighter Command, 6 August 1943 (attached to I Air Support Command for operation control, 10 Sep 1943 – 14 Jan 1944).
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^ Chaumont Air Base Post Exchange Building, 1955 The new 48th Fighter-Bomber Wing inherited a base that was little more than acres of mud where wheat fields used to be.
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.This makes these aircraft an essential part of the Air Force's global mobility and the U.S. force projection.^ I'm in the Air Force, and these are in our "global" Outlook address book.
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^ On the cover: First sergeants are a vital part of the Air Force and of Team Incirlik.
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^ What Air Force researchers did do, however, was to search for records still under Air Force control pertaining to these subject areas.
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L - Laser-equipped

Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser.
.Airborne Laser (ABL) weapons system with a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F. It is primarily designed as a missile defense system to destroy tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs) in boost phase.^ PHASE I: Design innovative concepts for command and control of multiple UAV systems using algorithms providing advanced reasoning and processing.
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^ We don’t acquire other weapon systems this way and neither do we expect our aircrews, and air, space, and missile operators to have to train for unmanaged variability in the systems they operate.
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^ PHASE I: Explore alternative design concepts for an imaging sensor system that combines wide-field-of-view and narrow-field-of-view capabilities in a single package.
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M - Multi-mission

.Specialized mutli-mission aircraft provide support for global special operations missions.^ ACC has been designated by SECAF the supported Air Force MAJCOM for providing administrative control and support to 9 AF for Operation Southern Watch.
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^ To develop a detailed understanding of the mission performance parameters of these aircraft, operators must spend significant time learning the systems and operating the aircraft in a variety of realistic operational contexts.
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^ The AEHF program will provide connectivity across the spectrum of mission areas, including land, air and naval warfare, special operations, strategic nuclear operations, strategic defense, theater missile defense, space operations and intelligence.
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.These aircraft conduct infiltration, exfiltration, resupply, and refueling for SOF teams from improvised or otherwise short runways.^ These are the Air Mobility Control Team (AMCT), Airlift Control Team (ALCT), Aerial Refueling Control Team (ARCT), and Air Mobility Element (AME).
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Multi-mission UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)

.Initial generations of UAVs were primarily surveillance aircraft, but some were fitted with weaponry (such as the MQ-1 Predator, which utilized AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles).^ "Reports that the U.S. Air Force is expanding the testing of synthetic fuels to include powering ground equipment and increasing their use in multi-engine aircraft."
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^ Due to the operational value of uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs), it is often not feasible to use these assets for long-term tasks such as route surveillance.
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^ Commercial application: This technology would be applicable to commercial transportation systems which utilize composite structures such as aircraft, ships, buses, trucks, and automobiles.
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.An armed UAV is known as an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).^ B-2A (82-1066), known as AV-1 or Air Vehicle One, took place at Palmdale , CA on July 17,1989 .
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^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: May include submunitions seeker, micro unmanned air vehicle sensors, and wireless communications.
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^ DESCRIPTION: The performance of a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ISR system (which includes the operator and the automation) is often dominated by false positives or false alarm (FA)rate.
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O - Observation

.These aircraft are modified to observe (through visual or other means) and report tactical information concerning composition and disposition of forces.^ These qualities have the potential to produce designs capable of overcoming some of the weight, cost, and maintenance concerns of the aircraft community.
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^ In other cases, the information provided is second or thirdhand, having been passed through a friend or relative after the principal had died.
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^ These aircraft represent a substantial advance in both tactical capability and in terms of the demands they place on their human operators.
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R - Reconnaissance

RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle reconnaissance aircraft.
.The reconnaissance aircraft of the USAF are used for monitoring enemy activity, originally carrying no armament.^ The ability to detect the corrosion activity in these hidden and inaccessible areas will allow us to forego inspections on aircraft with no or low corrosion rates.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ In 1944, no battleships, but four aircraft carriers of 114,500 displacement tons and 141,300 tons of escort vessels and submarines were delivered.
  • United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (Pacific War) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC anesi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Several unmanned remotely-controlled reconnaissance aircraft (UAVs) have been developed and deployed.^ OBJECTIVE: Develop intelligent control algorithms that learn the expected performance of an intelligence,surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) system that includes the operator, sensor, platform, and processing.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Commercial application: The technology developed here will be applicable to many CMCs with applications ranging from commercial aircraft engine components to industrial heat treatment, wear, and corrosion control.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ It is intended that this UAV will have the capability to serve as the airborne platform for an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with the following attributes: .
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

.Recently, the UAVs have been seen to offer the possibility of cheaper, more capable fighting machines that can be used without risk to aircrews.^ A lot of us girls had very little money and we always used to chat Len up and he, more often than not, would let us in without paying.

^ Nanostructured dielectrics offer the opportunity to tailor the dielectric material on the nanometer scale, resulting in effects and potential opportunities not seen when traditional materials are used.
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^ The barracks were more of a warehouse with heaters that seemed more like used jet engines and low partitions that offered little privacy.

Note: Although the U-2 is designated as a 'utility' aircraft, it is indeed a reconnaissance platform.

T - Trainer

.The Air Force's trainer aircraft are used to train pilots, navigators, and other aircrew in their duties.^ (Sel) Ronnie Hawkins, Air Force Director of Communications Operations, mandated annual information assurance training by all Air Force personnel: military, civilian and contractors.
  • US Air Force: AFD-070205-032 6 February 2010 13:53 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PHASE II: The Phase II objectives should include integration of the methodology into the software used at the Air Force Flight Test Center, and validation using a realistic full aircraft configuration using opening/closing gap analysis.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ We don’t acquire other weapon systems this way and neither do we expect our aircrews, and air, space, and missile operators to have to train for unmanaged variability in the systems they operate.
  • US Air Force: AFD-070205-032 6 February 2010 13:53 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

U - Utility

.Utility aircraft are used basically for what they are needed for at the time.^ A reliable energetic event sensor that can be used to monitor large areas, detect, locate, and classify events in real time and cue other sensors to examine the area surrounding the event is needed.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

.For example, a Huey may be used to transport personnel around a large base or launch site, while it can also be used for evacuation.^ Although ultra-low noise amplifiers that operate at room temperature may be considered, the primary interest is the use of low-temperature (Cryogenic) based amplifier and filters.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Examples of these may be rules as to personnel's use of parking facilities or regulations of lunch hours, statements of policy as to sick leave, and the like."
  • DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE V. ROSE, 425 U. S. 352 (1976) -- US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez 17 September 2009 3:52 UTC supreme.justia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Accordingly, the following items of Base Support may be provided, on a no-charge-for-use basis, to the successful offeror, subject to availability.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

.These aircraft are all around use aircraft.^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: The technologies and processes developed will be applicable to all military aircraft which use moderately contoured composite parts.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ All these measurements are compatible with the wooden materials used in the radar target previously described.
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^ All of these optical approaches use one or multiple cameras and other equipment/aids to help them gather data.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

V - VIP staff transport

These aircraft are used for the transportation of Very Important Persons. .Notable people include the President, Vice President, secretaries, government officials (e.g., senators and representatives), the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other key personel.^ In the context of joint operation planning, this term refers to the commander who prepares operation plans or operation orders in response to requirements of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Air Operations Primer 26 January 2010 15:15 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: Reference]

^ This latter can only come from increased training in intelligence and active appreciation of its functions on the part of other Army, Navy, and Government officials.
  • United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (Pacific War) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC anesi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Under the pressure of war the Joint Chiefs of Staff was the most decisive mechanism then possible to fill this gap.
  • United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (Pacific War) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC anesi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

W - Weather reconnaissance

.These aircraft are used to study meteorological events such as hurricanes and typhoons.^ In addition to composites, other uses for an environmental boundary system include other aircraft repairs where a localized or specific environment, such as an inert environment, is required.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Due to the operational value of uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs), it is often not feasible to use these assets for long-term tasks such as route surveillance.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Such materials include, but are not limited to, nitrides, carbides, alumina, zirconia, sodium zirconium phosphate type (NZP), and composites using these materials.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

Undesignated foreign aircraft used by Special Operations Squadrons

Culture

.The culture of the United States Air Force is primarily driven by pilots and so the pilots of various aircraft types have driven its priorities over the years.^ In the air actions, however, they suffered increasingly heavy losses, not merely in numbers, but also in proportion to United States losses.
  • United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (Pacific War) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC anesi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact, the wing received its third Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for such a smooth transition.
  • US Air Force: AFD-080118-007 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Under orders of President Monroe, United States forces landed and expelled a group of smugglers, adventurers, and freebooters.
  • Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798 - 2004 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.history.navy.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

At first there was a focus on bombers (driven originally by the Bomber mafia), followed by a focus on fighters (Fighter Mafia and following).[43]
.In response to the 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident the leadership of the USAF was changed, and for the first time a Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force was chosen who did not have a background as a fighter or bomber pilot.^ Air Force Times 68:26 November 26, 2007.
  • Technology and the Military - Biotechnology, Directed Energy, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Robotics 20 September 2009 3:39 UTC www.au.af.mil [Source type: Academic]

^ [This is the first version of United States.
  • U - An Annotated Bibliography of the Tohono O'odham (Papago Indians) 20 September 2009 3:39 UTC home.nps.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Weapons center chief blamed for inspection failures The commander who oversees the Air Force’s nuclear stockpile inside the U.S. is accepting responsibility for two wings failing their nuclear surety inspections.
  • Air Force News, pay & benefits, careers, entertainment, photos - Air Force Times HOME 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.airforcetimes.com [Source type: General]

[44] Schwartz has begun to dismantle the rigid class system of the USAF.[45]
.Daniel L. Magruder, Jr defines USAF culture as a combination of the rigorous application of advanced technology, individualism and progressive airpower theory.^ PHASE III / DUAL USE: Military application: Network-centric advanced situation awareness technologies are force-multiplier technologies.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ PHASE III/DUAL USE: Military Application: This technology will provide users an unprecedented surveillance and targeting combination for any environment.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Innovations that make use commercial technology advances in computer processing and software definable radios may be able to satisfy the needs.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

[46] Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. adds that Air Force culture includes an egalitarianism bred from officers as warriors who work with small groups of enlisted airmen either as the service crew or onboard crew of their aircraft.[47]

Slogans and creeds

.The United States Air Force has had numerous recruiting slogans including "No One Comes Close" and "Uno Ab Alto". For many years, the U.S. Air Force used "Aim High" as its recruiting slogan; more recently, they have used "Cross into the Blue", "We've been waiting for you" and "Do Something Amazing",[48] and the newest one, "Above All".[49] Each wing, group, or squadron usually has its own slogan(s).^ Emphatically they said no more!
  • Old War Dogs: US Air Force 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.oldwardogs.us [Source type: General]

^ You name the left wing group, they were there.
  • Old War Dogs: US Air Force 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.oldwardogs.us [Source type: General]

^ General Olds, rated a triple ace for having shot down a total of 16 enemy aircraft during World War II and the Vietnam War, served his country in assignments to England, Germany, Libya, Thailand and the United States, in positions of squadron, base, group and wing commander, and assignments to Headquarters U.S. Air Force and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Old War Dogs: US Air Force 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.oldwardogs.us [Source type: General]

.Information and logos can usually be found on the wing, group, or squadron websites.^ This edition of the 48th Fighter Wing Heritage Pamphlet includes a history of the wing and base and also the heritage and heraldry of the wing and all of its groups and squadrons.
  • US Air Force: AFD-080118-007 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The 48th Fighter-Bomber Group, which served in World War II, activated under the wing with the 492d, 493d, and 494th flying squadrons.
  • US Air Force: AFD-080118-007 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Reference]

^ THE HERITAGE AND HERALDRY OF THE 48TH FIGHTER WING, ITS GROUPS, AND SQUADRONS .
  • US Air Force: AFD-080118-007 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Reference]

[50]
.The Air Force Core Values are: "Integrity first", "Service before self", "Excellence in all we do".[51] The Airman's Creed is a statement introduced in the spring of 2007 to summarize the culture of the Air Force.^ The Tip of the Sword will now feature a weekly spotlight on a person living the Air Force core value of service before self.
  • US Air Force: AFD-060809-057 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: General]

^ What Air Force core value best describes you and why?
  • US Air Force: AFD-060809-057 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: General]

^ (Sel) Ronnie Hawkins, Air Force Director of Communications Operations, mandated annual information assurance training by all Air Force personnel: military, civilian and contractors.
  • US Air Force: AFD-070205-032 6 February 2010 13:53 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.To help further knowledge of their mission and functions, the Air Force has also produced videos, such as "Setting the Conditions for Victory" and "How We Fight",[52] to outline the Air Force role in the war on terrorism and how the service succeeds in its domains of air, space, and cyberspace.^ Interestingly, no Air Force OV-10s were used in Desert Storm in 1991, due to the feeling of that service that they were too vulnerable for that war's high-threat combat environment.
  • OV-10Bronco.Net - United States Air Force Broncos 26 January 2010 15:15 UTC www.ov-10bronco.net [Source type: General]

^ In fact, the wing received its third Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for such a smooth transition.
  • US Air Force: AFD-080118-007 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Future long-term challenges of the United States Air Force such as, long-range strike (LRS), reusable access to space, and persistent strike will require even more capable and efficient propulsion systems.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

.The Above All campaign continues to support the message of "air, space and cyberspace" dominance.^ For the remainder of the decade, the 492d and 494th continually rotated to Turkey and to Aviano Air Base, Italy, for participation in Operation DENY FLIGHT, supporting operations in the Balkans.
  • US Air Force: AFD-080118-007 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Air power consisted not merely of the planes and pilots that engaged the enemy, but of all the sources of strength that supported, reinforced and exploited control of the air.
  • United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (Pacific War) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC anesi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The current AOC focuses on the air domain but will increasingly be required to integrate more expansive space and cyberspace domain information.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c United States Air Force (September 2009). "The U.S. Air Force". United States Air Force website. Washington, DC: self-published. http://www.af.mil/information/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=2. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  2. ^ "The Air Force Flag". Air Force Historical Research Agency. United States Air Force. 24 March 2007. http://www.lackland.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070324-002.pdf. Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  3. ^ UNITED STATES AIR FORCE POSTURE STATEMENT 2009
  4. ^ "2009 Air Force Almanac", AIR FORCE Magazine, May 2009, p. 48.
  5. ^ "Gallery of USAF Weapons, 2009 Air Force Almanac". AIR FORCE Magazine, May 2009, pp. 137-138. USAF plans to retire all 460 AGM-129, and all but 528 ALCM by 2012.
  6. ^ "2009 Air Force Almanac - Facts and Figures". AIR FORCE Magazine, May 2009, p. 34. The foreign hire figure is 6,595 persons.
  7. ^ CAP Fact Sheet at August 2009
  8. ^ 10 USC 8062
  9. ^ Air Force Link, (2008). [1]. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
  10. ^ National Search and Rescue Plan (USA) 2007
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ U.S. Air National Guard Struggles With Fighter Gap
  13. ^ Air Force Chief Calls for Collaboration Between Guard, Active Duty
  14. ^ Questions On U.S. Air Sovereignty Mission
  15. ^ Air Force urged to consider Navy F-18s
  16. ^ ANG chief discusses air sovereignty missions with Congress
  17. ^ GAO-09-612T Homeland Defense: Actions Needed to Address Management of Air Sovereignty Alert Operations to Protect U.S. Airspace
  18. ^ Air Force Doctrine Document 2-3
  19. ^ AF Mulls COIN Wing, New Planes
  20. ^ Defense Acquisitions: Strategic Airlift Gap Has Been Addressed, but Tactical Airlift Plans Are Evolving as Key Issues Have Not Been Resolved
  21. ^ U.S. Intelligence Community (October 2004). National Security Act of 1947. Retrieved 14 April 2006.
  22. ^ U.S. Department of State(2006). National Security Act of 1947. Retrieved 14 April 2006.
  23. ^ a b Needed: 200 New Aircraft a Year, Air Force Magazine, October 2008.
  24. ^ "2008 USAF Almanac: People" (pdf). AIR FORCE Magazine. http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Magazine%20Documents/2008/May%202008/0508facts_figs.pdf.  1991: 510,000; 2007: 328,600
  25. ^ 2008/0108scarce.aspx Scarce Flying Hours
  26. ^ Airmen's time tour makes follow-up visits
  27. ^ "Washington watch", AIR FORCE Magazine, July 2008, Vol. 91 No. 7, pp. 8.
  28. ^ Chavanne, Bettina H. "USAF Creates Global Strike Command". Aviation Week, 24 October 2008.
  29. ^ Plan reshapes U.S. air power
  30. ^ Unmanned aircraft take on increased importance
  31. ^ http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2009/1007_defense_prioirties_chat.aspx
  32. ^ a b "Air Force Pamphlet 36-2241". USAF, 1 July 2007.
  33. ^ The primary source for the humanitarian operations of the USAF is the United States Air Force Supervisory Examination Study Guide (2005)
  34. ^ "2007 USAF Almanac: Major Commands" (PDF). AIR FORCE Magazine. http://www.afa.org/magazine/may2007/0507majcoms.pdf. Retrieved 9 February 2008. 
  35. ^ "2007 USAF Almanac: USAF Squadrons By Mission Type" (PDF). AIR FORCE Magazine. http://www.afa.org/magazine/may2007/0507structure.pdf. Retrieved 9 February 2008. 
  36. ^ [3] Air Force Specialty Code Information, United States Air Force, July 2008.
  37. ^ http://www.militaryranks.us/us-military-warrant-officer.htm
  38. ^ http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/insignias/enlisted.html
  39. ^ "Getting the Blues, by Tech. Sgt. Pat McKenna". Air Force Link. http://www.af.mil/news/airman/1296/duds.htm. Retrieved 24 September 2007. 
  40. ^ http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=hurlburt+field,&sll=30.427609,-86.693217&sspn=0.001723,0.002406&ie=UTF8&radius=0.07&rq=1&ev=zi&hq=hurlburt+field,&hnear=&ll=30.427859,-86.693601&spn=0.001723,0.002406&t=h&z=19
  41. ^ GAO: April 2007: Tactical Aircraft: DOD Needs a Joint and Integrated Investment Strategy
  42. ^ Photos: Airtech CN-235 Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net
  43. ^ Air Force Culture and Conventional Strategic Airpower
  44. ^ A different type of Air Force leader
  45. ^ Combat Generation: Drone operators climb on winds of change in the Air Force
  46. ^ The US Air Force and Irregular Warfare: Success as a Hurdle
  47. ^ Understanding Airmen: A primer for soldiers
  48. ^ "Do Something Amazing" web site
  49. ^ "Air Force rolls out new advertising campaign", Airforcetimes.com, 2 March 2008.
  50. ^ US Air Force Mottos. Military-quotes.com, Retrieved 4 June 2006.
  51. ^ Our Mission - Learn About The U.S. Air Force. AirForce.com.
  52. ^ "'Setting the Conditions for Victory' video premieres online". USAF, 3 October 2007
.References to U.S. Army predecessors of today's U.S. Air Force are cited under their respective articles.^ What Air Force researchers did do, however, was to search for records still under Air Force control pertaining to these subject areas.
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^ DESCRIPTION: Operating todays Air Force satellites is a very manpower intensive process with very little autonomy built into flight software.
  • Air Force FY08.3 SBIR Solicitation Topics 9 February 2010 17:017 UTC www.dodsbir.net [Source type: Academic]

^ The role of air power cannot be considered separately, however, from the roles of ground and naval forces nor from the broad plans and strategy under which the war was conducted.
  • United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (Pacific War) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC anesi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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United States Air Force
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  1. The branch of the United States armed forces established to conduct aerial combat, defend domestic airspace, and operate military satellite systems.^ United States Air Force Weapons School conducts training .
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    ^ The U.S. Air Force is the primary air power division of the United States armed forces.
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    ^ United States Air Force edit .
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    Abbreviated as US Air Force or USAF.

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Simple English

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. It was a part of the United States Army until September 18, 1947.[1] The USAF is the largest and most technologically advanced modern air force in the world, with over 9,000 aircraft in service[2] and about 352,000 men and women on active duty.[3]

References

  1. 80 P.L. 235, 61 Stat. 495 (1947); Air Force Link, (2006) "Factsheets: The U.S. Air Force". Retrieved April 7, 2006.
  2. "2008 Air Force Almanac", AIR FORCE Magazine, May 2008, p.61.
  3. "2008 Air Force Almanac", AIR FORCE Magazine, May 2008, p.48.

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