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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  • Your Ally: Air Force Office of Special Investigations

    AFOSI's ultimate goal is to make a victim feel as much at ease as possible and for them to feel we are an ally for them in the reporting process because we will gather the facts with the goal of seeking justice for the offense committed.Once the victim makes it to our office, we inform them of the

  • Your Ally: Chaplain Corps

    Religious Support Teams make immediate services available in response to a sexual assault to provide the victim with general care and counseling. Chaplains are able to provide immediate counseling and crisis intervention to sexual assault victims. The counseling offered is not necessarily religious

  • Your Ally: Equal Opportunity

    When someone with a potential complaint visits the Equal Opportunity office and are unsure if their complaint is based on sexual harassment or sexual assault, the Equal Opportunity staff reads both case type definitions while the potential complainant reads along to ensure they know the difference.

  • Your Ally: First Sergeant

    The first sergeant's role in the reporting process is to provide referral services for unrestricted reporting of sexual assault when notified. As obligated reporters, they must notify the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator once aware of an assault or