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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  • Ice Coolers and Food Safety

    Cookouts and picnics are frequent and honored traditions of summer, a time for family and friends to gather, socialize and have fun. But summer outings can be ruined if safe food handling and preparation techniques aren't observed. Hot summer temperatures can help food-borne bacteria multiply at a

  • In-processing

    Air ForcePersonnel traveling to Misawa commercially will arrive at the Misawa City Airport. Personnel traveling to Misawa through government travel will arrive at the AMC terminal on Misawa AB. Please remember keep all your required documents and have at least one uniform in your carryon luggage.

  • Inspector General

    MISSIONTo enhance 35th Fighter Wing productivity by providing a responsive complaint system characterized by objectivity, integrity and impartiality. The 35th Fighter Wing Inspector General serves a total military population of over 5,600 Air Force, Navy, Marine, and Army military personnel, as well