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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - United States Air Force
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States armed forces and one of the American uniformed services. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947. It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed. The USAF articulates its core functions in its 2010 Posture Statement as Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Special Operations, Air Superiority, Global Integrated ISR, Space Superiority, Command and Control, Cyberspace Superiority, Personnel Recovery, Global Precision Attack, Building Partnerships, Rapid Global Mobility and Agile Combat Support. - Source: Wikipedia
As United Airlines Flight 731 climbed out of Newark Liberty International Airport with 107 people aboard, the pilot and first officer were startled to find screens that display crucial navigational information were blank or unreadable and radios were dead.
As a retired chief master sergeant in the United States Air Force, I am proud of my years of service. Yet the horror of my treatment when I was sexually assaulted by two instructors as a young airman multiplied the effects of the assault. For me, however, the reasons I served outweighed that trauma.
Doolittle's Tokyo Raid left a legacy of bravery that, even 70 years later, continues to inspire.
The roar of B-25 bomber engines still echoed overhead as 96-year-old Richard E. Cole slowly walked to the podium Wednesday afternoon.
Dear Sgt Shaft: How can I obtain a copy of the "Assured Victory" print? I hope they are still available.
Dear Sgt Shaft: My name is Ron, I'm an Air Force vet. I served from 1968 to 1972, and I was stationed in the Philippines for 15 months. I was a C-130 crew chief and was sent to Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam for 55 days at a time, I did four of these tours. I'm 61 now and have heart disease, I had a heart attack at age 40. I have sent for my records, and there's nothing in there about Vietnam.
The U.S. military's success in Pakistan this week proved the importance of maintaining a team focused on accomplishing dangerous missions. Others on the left prefer to look upon the armed forces as a playground to experiment with fringe ideas. Take the Air Force Academy which reportedly held a ceremony on Tuesday to dedicate a pile of rocks in the academy's "worship area for followers of Earth-centered religions."
The National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio says a major expansion project has received a $5 million boost from Boeing Co.
A look at some noted scandals involving the U.S. military