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The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces, and is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Originally created on 1 August 1907, as a part of the United States Army Signal Corps, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the United States Armed Forces in 1947 with the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947. It is the second youngest branch of the United States Armed Forces and the fourth in order of precedence. The United States Air Force articulates its core missions as air supremacy, global integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control.

C-20G Gulfstream IV
C-20G Gulfstream IV
C-20 Gulfstream
Boeing VC-25
Lockheed AC-130
Lockheed AC-130
Fairchild C-26 Metroliner
Fairchild C-26 Metroliner
United States Air Force (USAF)
United States Air Force (USAF)
Lajes Field – Lajes Air Base 
Lajes Field – Lajes Air Base 
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The Future of Air Superiority: A Look into the US Gen 6 Fighter Jets
The Future of Air Superiority: A Look into the US Gen 6 Fighter Jets
Two US B-1B Lancers Arrive at Morón Air Base, Spain
Two US B-1B Lancers Arrive at Morón Air Base, Spain
U.S. Air Force Conducts Hypersonic Missile Test in Pacific
U.S. Air Force Conducts Hypersonic Missile Test in Pacific
F-35A Stealth Fighter Certified to Carry B61-12 Thermonuclear LP Bomb
F-35A Stealth Fighter Certified to Carry B61-12 Thermonuclear LP Bomb
B-1 Bomber Crash at Ellsworth Air Force Base: Crew Safe After Ejecting
B-1 Bomber Crash at Ellsworth Air Force Base: Crew Safe After Ejecting
US Air Force Revives Tinian Island Airfield: A Strategic Move in Pacific Defense
US Air Force Revives Tinian Island Airfield: A Strategic Move in Pacific Defense
F-15E Strike Eagle: A Cold War Legend That Stands the Test of Time
F-15E Strike Eagle: A Cold War Legend That Stands the Test of Time
Unveiling the Secrets of the Next-Generation Air Dominance Program: The Role of Classified X-Plane Prototypes
Unveiling the Secrets of the Next-Generation Air Dominance Program: The Role of Classified X-Plane Prototypes
Aircraft Conducting Training Operations Crashes in Eastern Mediterranean, US Military Confirms
Aircraft Conducting Training Operations Crashes in Eastern Mediterranean, US Military Confirms

Emblem of the United States Air Force

Emblem of the United States Air Force


Logo of the United States Air Force

Logo of the United States Air Force

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UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Magazine
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff Development of the next-generation fighter jets for the United States Air Force (USAF) is already well underway, marking a significant leap in aerial warfare capabilities. The program, known as the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD), is poised to revolutionize the skies, surpassing its predecessors and setting
Two US Air Force B-1B Lancers during Bomber Task Force 24-2 at Morón Air Base, Spain. (Photo: Scott Rathbone / Flickr) Two imposing US Air Force B-1B Lancers landed this week at Morón Air Base in Spain, joining the two already stationed there and totaling four USAF aircraft at the
Message to China: U.S. asserts presence in high-stakes arms race By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies In a bold assertion of its military capabilities, the U.S. Air Force has conducted its first-ever test of a hypersonic cruise missile in the Pacific, signaling to China that Washington remains a formidable player
By The Smartencyclopedia Staff & Agencies  WASHINGTON – In a historic development, the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter has received operational certification to carry the B61-12 thermonuclear gravity bomb, according to a statement from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO). The certification, achieved on October 12, precedes NATO’s deadline of January
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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions. It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. Lockheed Martin is the prime F-35 contractor, with principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. The aircraft has three main variants: the conventional takeoff and
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Fairchild AC-119
The Fairchild AC-119G Shadow and AC-119K Stinger were twin-engine piston-powered gunships developed by the United States during the Vietnam War. They replaced the Douglas AC-47 Spooky and operated alongside the early versions of the AC-130 Spectre gunship. Design and development By late 1967, the idea of the fixed-wing gunship had been proven so successful, that the United States Air Force was having a
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Beechcraft T-6 Texan II
The Beechcraft T-6 Texan II is a single-engine turboprop aircraft built by the Raytheon Aircraft Company (Textron Aviation since 2014). A trainer aircraft based on the Pilatus PC-9, the T-6 replaced the United States Air Force’s Cessna T-37B Tweet and the United States Navy’s T-34C Turbo Mentor during the 2010s. The T-6A is used by the United States Air Force for basic pilot training and Combat Systems Officer (CSO) training,
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Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
The Beechcraft T-34 Mentor is an American propeller-driven, single-engined, military trainer aircraft derived from the Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza. The earlier versions of the T-34, dating from around the late 1940s to the 1950s, were piston-engined. These were eventually succeeded by the upgraded T-34C Turbo-Mentor, powered by a turboprop engine. The T-34 remains in service more than seven decades
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Northrop T-38 Talon
The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twinjet supersonic jet trainer designed and produced by the American aircraft manufacturer Northrop Corporation. It was the world’s first supersonic trainer as well as the most produced. The T-38 can be traced back to 1952 and Northrop’s N-102 Fang and N-156 fighter aircraft projects. During the mid-1950s, Northrop officials decided to adapt the N-156
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McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk
The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) T-45 Goshawk is a highly modified version of the British BAE Systems Hawk land-based training jet aircraft. Manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and British Aerospace (now BAE Systems), the T-45 is used by the United States Navy as an aircraft carrier-capable trainer. Development Background The T-45 Goshawk had its origins in the mid-1970s, during which time the U.S. Navy formally commenced its
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Operation Nickel Grass
Operation Nickel Grass was a strategic airlift operation conducted by the United States to deliver weapons and supplies to Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Over 32 days, the United States Air Force (USAF) Military Airlift Command (MAC) shipped 22,325 tons of tanks, artillery, ammunition, and supplies in C-141 Starlifter and C-5 Galaxy transport aircraft between 14 October and 14 November 1973.  The U.S. support helped ensure that the State of
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Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter is a retired military strategic airlifter that served with the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), its successor organization the Military Airlift Command (MAC), and finally the Air Mobility Command (AMC) of the United States Air Force (USAF). The aircraft also served with airlift and air mobility wings of the Air Force Reserve (AFRES), later renamed Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), the Air National
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Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a twin-engine, carrier-capable, multi-role fighter aircraft developed by Boeing. It is a derivative of the earlier F/A-18 Hornet and is larger and more advanced. The Super Hornet was developed in the late 1980s to replace the Grumman F-14 Tomcat in the United States Navy.
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MQ-9B SkyGuardian
MQ-9B SkyGuardian® is the next generation of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), delivering persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) around the globe. SkyGuardian is designed to fly over the horizon via satellite for up to 40+ hours in all types of weather and safely integrate into civil airspace, enabling joint
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