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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

PACAF

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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  • F-22

    Mission The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of
  • Festivals and holidays

    Misawa Area Festivals  Misawa Snow Festival February Misawa Port Festival August Spring Commerce Festival  May Misawa Festival August A Cherry Flowers Festival May Miss Veedol
  • Finances and Banking

    U.S. banking and credit union facilities are available at military installations throughout Japan. Use of the Direct Deposit Program at a stateside financial institution helps avoid interruptions or delays in receiving your monthly pay during your move. Checks from stateside and local financial institutions may be cashed at various facilities
  • Frequently Asked Questions

        - Family Housing -DISCLAIMER: Both questions and answers are subject to change based on mission priorities, legal constraints, budgetary limitations, and changing circumstances. This FAQ will be adjusted as needed to reflect new information as it surfaces.- Family Housing -Air Conditioning:•Question: When is A/C coming to the main base?  
  • Fun in the Sun Can Be Painful

    The weather is getting warmer, schools are letting out and people are spending more time outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. Always be aware of heat conditions. Extreme heat conditions allow for potential heat-related illnesses and injuries, such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The signs of heat exhaustion are heavy sweating,
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