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United states Air Force "USAF"

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947.

The U.S. Air Force provides air support for land and naval forces and aids in the recovery of troops in the field. As of 2017, the service operates more than 5,369 military aircraft, 406 ICBMs and 170 military satellites. It has a $161 billion budget and is the second largest service branch, with 318,415 active duty personnel, 140,169 civilian employees, 69,200 Air Force Reserve personnel, and 105,700 Air National Guard personnel.



current inventory

Founded  18 September 1947

(70 years, 2 months)[1]

1 August 1907 (first antecedent)

(110 years, 4 months)

Country  United States United States of America

Type  Air and space force

Role  air, space, and cyberspace warfare


Size  318,415 active personnel

140,169 full-time employees

69,200 reserve personnel

105,700 air guard personnel

5,500 aircraft

406 ICBM

170 satellites

Atomics UAV MQ-1 / MQ-9 / Avenger UAV Aircraft

To current inventory click here  part 1 / part 2

Attack  A-10, AC-130, MQ-1, MQ-9

Bomber  B-1B, B-2, B-52H

Electronic warfare  E-3, E-8, EC-130

Fighter  F-15C, F-15E, F-16, F-22, F-35A

Helicopter  HH-60, UH-1N

Reconnaissance  MC-12, RC-135, RQ-4, RQ-170, U-2, U-28

Trainer  T-1, T-6, T-38, T-41, T-51, T-53, TG-16

Transport  C-5, C-12, C-17, C-21, C-32, C-37, C-130, C-40, CV-22, VC-25

Tanker  KC-10, KC-46, KC-135

aviation quote

Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining? George C. Wallace



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