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Sixty-Five years ago,September 18, 1947, the US Army Air Corp was changed into a separate branch of the military services, the United States Air Force.

The rank structure is similar but not exactly equal to the US Army.  Members of the USAF are called airman and not soldiers.  They're generally organized as squadrons and have 200-500 personnel and 10 to 40 aircraft.
329,638 active personnel
68,872 reserve personnel
94,597 air guard personnel
61,383 Auxiliaries
5,573 aircraft
450 ICBMs
32 satellites

The top airman of the USAF is called the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.  The first COS was Four-Star General Carl Spaatz from Boyertown, Pennsylvania.  The current COS is Four-Star General Mark A. Welsh, III from San Antonio, Texas. He is also
a service chief and is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.The current Secretary of the Air Force is Michael B. Donley from Novato, California.  The current top enlisted airman is Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy from Monroe, Michigan. His billet is similar to a Lieutenant (Three-Star) General.

Aim High, Fly-Fight-Win.

Air Force Song With Lyrics - Off we go into the Wild Blue Yonder

Originally posted to Churchill on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 08:20 PM PDT.

Also republished by Kossack Air Force.


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