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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  • Safety

    Wing SafetyWelcome to the 35 FW Safety Office. Our goal is to preserve resources through mishap prevention. In support of this goal, 35 FW/SE analyzes trends to establish mishap reduction objectives, develops mishap prevention policy, and identifies opportunities for improvement. SE manages command

  • Sexual Assault Reporting Options

    Service members and military dependents 18 years and older who have been sexually assaulted have two reporting options: Unrestricted or Restricted Reporting. Regardless of whether the victim elects Restricted or Unrestricted Reporting, confidentiality of medical information shall be maintained.DoD

  • Space A

    AMC Air Terminal Ground Handling Service - MisawaMisawa AB Passenger Hours: 0530 - 1800 Mon0730 - 1800 Tues - FriE-mail sign-up: E-mail Sign-upSponsor's E-mail must include: Name, Rank, and Service affiliation; Social Security number

  • Student Population Letter

    Dear Misawa Parents and Community Members,Over the past several years, there has been a significant shift in the student population of our elementary schools. Sollars Elementary School's student population has expanded to over 900 children, while Cummings Elementary School's student population has

  • Surgical Operations Squadron

     Surgical Operations Squadron (35 SGS) 35 SGC personnel save both lives and limbs by delivering Diagnostic Imaging, General Surgery, Orthopedic, Multi-Service, Maternal Newborn, and Obstetrics and Gynecological health services for more than 11,000 Department of Defense beneficiaries. 35 SGC

  • Swimming Safety

    Nearly every year the Air Force suffers a few drownings and the mishap locations vary from rivers, lakes and oceans to pools. Some of the drowning victims are sober, whereas others are impaired by alcohol. Tragic water accidents happen quickly. The most common reason for water mishaps is a lack of