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The Department of the Air Force was created with the signing of the National Security Act of 1947. The Air Force’s missions are broken down into Air and Space Superiority, Global Attack, Rapid Global Mobility, Precision Engagement, Information Superiority and Agile Combat Support.

There are approximately 310,000 Active Duty airmen currently serving across the globe with an additional 71,400 airmen serving in the Air Force Reserve.

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11 Air Force Veterans Who Made It Big in the Movies

An impressive list of Hollywood legends have served in the United States Air Force, even though the service branch is the youngest of the big four and didn’t come into existence until Sept. 18, 1947. Of course, the USAF counts the World War II heroics of the Army Air Forces as part of its own history, but this list concentrates

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Airmen Suffering Mold and Sweltering Heat on Korea Base Are Getting Help

Kunsan Air Base in South Korea has created a task force and plans to hire more engineers to quickly fix dorms that have been plagued with mold and inconsistent air conditioning for weeks this summer. Capt. Kaylin Paige Hankerson, a spokesperson for Kunsan’s 8th Fighter Wing — often called the Wolf Pack, said in an emailed statement that the task

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Court Tosses Lawsuit Alleging George AFB Toxic Exposure, Health Issues

Fifty-one plaintiffs who contend they were exposed to toxic chemicals at the former George Air Force Base and later suffered an array of medical problems, from cancer and heart disease to miscarriages and infertility, have lost their bid to sue the government. On Aug. 18, U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips dismissed a 2021 negligence suit filed by the plaintiffs, who lived on or near the

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Alaska Enlists Active-Duty Airmen as Bus Drivers for Kids at Base Schools

At least four active-duty airmen in Alaska are gearing up for what could be their most perilous mission yet: getting Anchorage elementary school children to class safely and on time. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and the Anchorage School District announced Friday that they had entered into an agreement to deputize airmen from the 673d Air Base Wing as school bus drivers

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