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  • ***THE U.S. AIR FORCE***

    World War II had been over for two years and the Korean War lay three years ahead when the Air Force ended a 40-year association with the U.S. Army to become a separate service. The U.S. Air Force thus entered a new era in which airpower became firmly established as a major element of the nation's defense and one of its chief hopes for deterring
  • About the 109th Airlift Wing

    The Scotia-based 109th Airlift Wing has provided airlift support to the National Science Foundation's South Pole research program since 1988. The wing operates LC-130Hs, modified with wheel-ski gear, in support of Arctic and Antarctic operations. In early 1996, the National Guard announced that the 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton ANGB in Scotia, New
  • Air National Guard

    The Air National Guard is administered by the National Guard Bureau, a joint bureau of the departments of the Army and Air Force, located in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. It is one of the seven Reserve components of the United States armed forces that augments the active components in the performance of their missions. Mission The Air National
  • Eagle Eyes

    Every citizen, military or civilian, can have a positive effect in the ongoing war on terrorism. The Eagle Eyes program is an anti-terrorism initiative that enlists the eyes and ears of Air Force members and citizens in local community against the war on terror. If you observe any suspicious activity, anytime during the day or night, you can call
  • LC-130 HERCULES

    MISSION The LC-130 four-engine turboprop transport aircraft is the backbone of U.S. Transportation within Antarctica and also provides air service between McMurdo Station, Antarctica and New Zealand. The LC-130 fleet supports a wide range of scientific research on climate change, global warming, ozone depletion, earth history, astronomy and
  • LOW-ALTITUDE FLYING TRAINING

    The Federal Aviation Administration manages U.S. airspace and is responsible for the development and enforcement of rules for aircraft flights and for the safe and efficient use of airspace. Full consideration is given to the needs of both national defense and civilian aviation.Safety and NoiseThe U.S. Air Force is committed to safety and to
  • PACIFIC AIR FORCES

    Pacific Air Forces, headquarted at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, is a major command of the U.S. Air Force and is the air component of the U.S. Pacific Command.MissionPACAF's primary mission is to provide U.S. Pacific Command integrated expeditionary Air Force capabilities to defend the homeland, promote stability, dissuade/deter aggression, and
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