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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  • 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: