Unitit States Air Force

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Unitit States Air Force
Seal of the US Air Force.svg
Seal o the Depairtment o the Air Force
Active 18 September 1947 – present
(67 years, 1 month)
[1]
Kintra  Unitit States o Americae
Allegiance Constitution o the Unitit States
Type Air force
Size 332,854 active personnel
185,522 ceevilian personnel
71,400 reserve personnel
106,700 air guard personnel
$140 billion budget
5,484 aircraft
450 ICBMs
63 satellites[2]
Pairt o Depairtment o the Air Force
Heidquarters The Pentagon
Motto "Aim High ... Fly-Ficht-Win"[3]
Colours Ultramarine Blue an Air Force Yellae[4]         
Mairch The U.S. Air Force Aboot this soond Play 
Engagements Korean War
Vietnam War
Iranian Hostage Rescue
Invasion o Grenada
Bombin o Libie (1986)
Invasion o Panama
Persian Gulf War
Somali Ceevil War
Bosnie War
Kosovo War
War in Afghanistan
Iraq War
Bombin o Libie (2011)
Wabsteid http://www.af.mil/
Commanders
Secretar The Honorable Eric Fanning (Actin)
Chief o Staff Gen Mark A. Welsh III
Vice Chief o Staff Gen Larry O. Spencer
Chief Master Sergeant CMSAF James A. Cody
Insignia
Unitit States Air Force flag Flag of the United States Air Force.svg
Unitit States Air Force seembol USAF logo.png
USAF "Hap" Arnold Seembol US Army Air Corps Hap Arnold Wings.svg
U.S. Air Force Pipe Band Tartan Usaf mitchell tartan.jpg
Aircraft flown
Attack A-10, AC-130
Bomber B-52H, B-1B, B-2
Electronic
warfare
E-3, E-8, EC-130
Fighter F-15C, F-15E, F-16, F-22
Helicopter UH-1N, HH-60
Reconnaissance U-2, RC-135, MC-12 Liberty, RQ/MQ-1, RQ-4, RQ-170
Trainer T-6, T-38, T-1, TG-16, T-53
Transport C-130, C-135, C-5, C-9, C-17, VC-25, C-32, C-37, C-21, C-12, C-40, CV-22
Tanker KC-10, KC-135

The Unitit States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch o the Unitit States Airmed Forces an ane o the seven American uniformed services. Initially pairt o the Unitit States Airmy, the USAF wis furmed as a separate branch o the militar on 18 September 1947 unner the Naitional Security Act o 1947.[5] It is the maist recent branch o the U.S. militar tae be furmed, an is the lairgest an ane o the warld's maist technologically advanced air forces. The USAF articulates its core functions as Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Special Operations, Air Superiority, Global Integrated ISR, Space Superiority, Command an Control, Cyberspace Superiority, Personnel Recovery, Global Precision Attack, Biggin Partnerships, Rapid Global Mobility an Agile Combat Support.[6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.airforce.com/learn-about/history/part2/ Missions Part Two: Air Power Comes of Age in World War II, U.S. Air Force.
  2. http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Magazine%20Documents/2012/May%202012/0512facts_figs.pdf
  3. "Aim High ... Fly-Fight-Win to be Air Force motto USAF". United States Air Force. 7 October 2010. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  4. "The Air Force Flag". Air Force Historical Research Agency. United States Air Force. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  5. United States Air Force (September 2009). "The U.S. Air Force". United States Air Force website. Washington, DC: U.S. Air Force. Retrieved 27 September 2009. 
  6. 2010 United States Air Force Posture Statement. USAF, 9 February 2010.