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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  • About the MTF

    The 35th Medical Group (35 MDG) is a 23-bed inpatient Military Treatment Facility providing primary and limited specialty care to approximately 10,000 residents at Misawa Air Base, Japan.Our mission is Local beneficiaries consist primarily of 3,000 Active Duty Air Force members of the 35 Fighter

  • Advance postal address

    Many people find it convenient to have a post office box assigned to them prior to their arrival at Misawa. You may receive a post box number up to 90 days before you arrive. To do this, send a copy of your orders to your sponsor. They will take these orders to the post office and assign you a box.

  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety

    All-Terrain Vehicles are a past time many people enjoy. However, they also present their own risks. The ATV Safety Institute promotes the following rules when operating an ATV: Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots and gloves Never ride on paved

  • American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross Services for the Military and their Families: 877-272-7337 to send a verified emergency message to the Command, or to get connected with local resources 24/7/365.