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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  • Military Equal Opportunity

    Military Equal OpportunityThe 35 FW Military Equal Opportunity Office is here to improve the mission effectiveness of the 35th Fighter Wing by fostering a positive human relations climate based on the concept that everyone must be treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, national

  • Misawa Physical Therapy Home Exercises

    Introduction to Back, Hip and Knee Pain Back Pain Exercises  BridgesClamshellsHip Flexor StretchHip Pain ExercisesBridgesClamshellsSide SteppingSteamboatsKnee Pain ExercisesBridgesClamshellsSide SteppingSteamboatsSingle Leg SquatsAnkle Pain ExercisesClamshellsBelt Rocking AnkleSingle Leg

  • Misawa Rules for Pets

    You may only have two pets in government housing. This does not include animals that permanently reside in cages or tanks (e.g., hamsters, turtles, etc.). If you wish to have a pet other than a cat, dog, gerbil, hamster, guinea pig, white mouse, rabbit, fish, turtle, passerine bird (perching birds

  • Misawa Security Operations Center

    An integral part of the U.S. military's intelligence community, the Misawa Security Operations Center at Misawa Air Base, Japan, is tasked with ensuring U.S. and allied forces have the needed secure communications and command, control and communication countermeasure support to thwart enemy

  • Motorcycle Safety – Ride Smart

    Whether you are just starting to think about purchasing your first bike or a seasoned motorcycle veteran, motorcycle safety should always be your prime concern and a riding course is always a good idea.The Motorcycle Safety Foundation states the following about motorcycle safety: A motorcyclist

  • Mow Smart

    Mowing the yard is a peaceful task for some and a necessary evil for others. Although infrequent, lawn mowing injuries are normally severe when they do occur. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, yearly injuries (treated at emergency rooms) from lawn mowers total more than