Happy Birthday United States Air Force

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Shore Properties 1005238

USAFInitially 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. It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed, and is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world.

I was proud to wear the uniform of the USAF for over 20 years and still have family and friends serving. 

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision:

The USAF will provide compelling air, space, and cyber capabilities. We will excel as stewards of all Air Force resources in service to the American people, while providing precise and reliable Global Vigilance, Reach and Power for the nation.

The Air Force has three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible:

Air and Space Superiority, Global Attack Capability, Rapid Global Mobility. Precision Engagement, Information Superiority and Agile Combat Support.

The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

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Comments (6)

Yolanda Hoversten
Self Employed - O'Fallon, IL
Referrals for O’Fallon, IL & the Metro East

I believe we have the best AF in the world. Happy Birthday, USAF!

Sep 18, 2012 10:10 AM
Satar Naghshineh
Satar - Amiri Property and Financial Services Corp. - Irvine, CA

Just visited the national air and space museum in Washington DC. It's amazing how technology has advanced avaiation.

 

Sep 18, 2012 04:15 PM
Karl Hess
Keller Williams Shore Properties - Barnegat, NJ
on The Jersey Shore

Yolanda and Satar, Thanks for the comments...and I've spent hours in the Air and Space Museum with my son...pretty damn cool.

Sep 18, 2012 09:11 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Super photo to use with this Karl.  We have been to both AF museums, many times.  You surely need your hiking shoes, especially for the one near Dulles Airport.  It would be fun to walk through with somebody like you and pick your brain.  I love to learn, as you know.  Happy birthday to the AF!

I see on the history sites that the AF incorporates the Signal Corps.  That corps, you may know, started with the Confederate States Army.  The CSA communications system was vastly superior to the north, and it survived the Civil War.

Sep 20, 2012 08:54 PM
Karl Hess
Keller Williams Shore Properties - Barnegat, NJ
on The Jersey Shore

Jay, I believe the signal corp then became the 'Air Force Communications Command' for whom I worked. Their motto was "Providing the Reigns of Command" which I thought sounded awesome!

Sep 20, 2012 10:23 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I like that too!  My grandmother worked for NSA for many years before it was an admitted agency.  She was a code sender and, essentially, therefore signal corps!

Sep 20, 2012 10:26 PM