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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.
The academy would not release the number of positive cases.
The Air Force announced that President Trump nominated Lt. Gen. Richard Clark to be the school's next superintendent.
The NPC can carry up to 28 COVID-19 patients without spreading the disease to the aircrew.
The latest accident marks the fourth crash of a U.S. Air Force fighter jet since May.
Gen. Goldfein said if the chance to make things right for all airmen falls by the wayside, it will be the Air Force's fault.
The pilot was the fighter jet's lone occupant, and no other injuries were reported, according to the release.