The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947. It became effective Sept. 18, 1947, when Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson administered the oath of office to the first secretary of the Air Force, W. Stuart Symington, a position filled by presidential appointment.
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Pacific Air Forces


Pacific Air Forces, with headquarters at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, is one of nine major commands of the U.S. Air Force and is air component of the U.S. Pacific Command.
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  • Boating Safety

    Although boating does not account for many mishaps in the Air Force, the potential for injury or death remains a concern.Boats are a fun resource for both transportation and recreation but they can be dangerous if basic safety guidelines are not followed. Every boat outing should start with a basic

  • Calling Misawa

    You can call Misawa by DSN or commercial lines, but keep in mind the time difference. Calling DSN· From within Pacific Air Forces and U.S. Pacific Command, dial 226-xxxx for duty phone numbers.· From outside of PACAF, dial the PACAF DSN prefix, 315, and then the number. Calling commercial from the

  • Camping Safety

    There is nothing quite like camping in the summertime. Over the past century, more and more people have headed into the great outdoors for rest, relaxation, adventure and restoration. In the past five years alone, over one-third of the adults in the United States have gone on a camping trip.No

  • Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity

    We are committed to providing fair, impartial, and timely advisory services, including providing effective counseling services to complainants and parties involved, and recommendations for complaints resolutions.

  • Claims Announcement: Airman 1st Class Dalton Latham

    ATTENTION ALL PERSONNEL:Anyone having claims or indebtedness to the estate of Airman 1st Class Dalton Latham should contact 2nd Lt James Hammons, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron summary courts officer, at DSN 315-226-5002 or

  • COLA Breakdown

    BLUF:  COLA is determined by where members shop, how much those goods and services cost and the exchange rate. COLA provides buying power for items like clothing, transportation, recreation, home furniture, etc. Paychecks are always changing since COLA rates fluctuate regularly. Base your

  • Command Post

    The Command Post (CP) is comprised of five functions; Management, Operations Control, Reports, Training, and Systems Management.Management is responsible to provide leadership, guidance, resources and support necessary for the CP to complete their missionOperations Control Function must be manned 24

  • Commander's Action Line

    The Commander's Action Line is an integral part of the base feedback network. Always use the proper chain of command to address your concerns; if you are not satisfied with the response or you are unable to resolve the problem or concern, click here to e-mail your action line, or call the Action

  • Comptroller Squadron

    MISSION:Lethalizing our air and space capabilities by enhancing American national security interests across the premier theater of our national defense strategy through optimized resource management, expedient financial services and accountable decision support.VISION:Your Comptroller Squadron of

  • Department of Defense Dependents Schools

    Misawa Air Base has two Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) facilities: Sollars Elementary School (DSN 315 226-3933)E Mail: US Postal Address: Sollars Elem School, Unit 5041, APO AP 96319-5041Grade Level: Prekindergarten through SixthAreas serviced: