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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  • Japan Day

    This year's Japan Day takes place on April 14 at 10 a.m. in the Tohoku Enlisted Club with special performances by Aomori's Ninja's as well as returning showrunner's from 2016's event.

  • Judge Advocate

    OFFICE OF THE STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE35th Fighter WingOur Mission: The 35th Fighter Wing Judge Advocate provides legal advice and support to the 35th Fighter Wing commander and more than 40 unit commanders and staff agencies in the areas of military justice, adverse administrative actions and ethics,