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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  • Off-Limits Order - Garo's Bar

    Off-Limits OrderThe 35th Fighter Wing Commander has placed the following establishments at Misawa off-limits to Air Force military and civilian personnel, DoD civilians, DoD-invited contractors and dependents of the same."Garo's," located at M's Plaza, 2-5-11 Chuo-cho, Misawa-shi,

  • Outdoor Fire Safety

    With the warmth of the summertime sun comes drier weather and even drier vegetation. During the summer months wildfires can rage out of control. So it is imperative to use precautions when burning anything outdoors during the dry summer months. The US Forest Service recommends the following