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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 service will operate under a "reset" to determine which ops are necessary and which it can forgo until a later date.
The U.S. Air Force has identified 23 organizations and units that will transition to the U.S. Space Force.
The deaths caused the academy to rethink the strict restrictions imposed on graduating seniors.
The Air Force's Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein met with leaders and cadets at the academy Monday.
The U.S. Air Force is giving commanders latitude to make the call on service members' grooming standards.
The U.S. Air Force's troubled new refueling tanker has yet another problem: excessive fuel leaks.