What is air force?

  • (noun): The airborne branch of a country's armed forces.
    Synonyms: airforce

Air Force

An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare. More specifically, it is the branch of a nation's armed services that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army, navy or other branch. Typically, air forces are responsible for gaining control of the air, carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions and providing support to surface forces.

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USAF Units And Aircraft Of The Korean War - Aircraft of The Korean War - Temporary Tactical Support Wings
... Consequently, the Fifth Air Force modified its command structure only to meet immediate needs ... When the time came to move tactical air units to Korean airfields, Fifth Air Force did not deploy its permanent wings because they were heavily committed to the air defense of Japan ... Instead, it utilized temporary air base squadrons and air base units to support tactical units in Korea ...
Ilyushin Il-4 - Operators
... China Chinese Nationalist Air Force 24 aircraft Finland Finnish Air Force 11 aircraft of the type DB-3M and 4 aircraft of the type DB-3F (Il-4) Germany Luftwaffe Soviet Union Soviet Air Force ...
Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk - Operators
... Air Force has 68 HH-60Gs in the Active Air Force, 15 in the Air Force Reserve, and 18 in the Air National Guard ...
Israeli Air Force
... The Israeli Air Force (IAF Hebrew זרוע האוויר והחלל, Zroa HaAvir VeHahalal, "Air and Space Arm", commonly known as ...
Joint Base Lewis-McChord - McChord Field - Other McChord Units
... Wing (USAFR) The 446th Airlift Wing has 13 squadrons, four flights and 2200 Air Force Reservists and civilians supporting McChord Field's global C-17 Globemaster Ill missions - airlift ... Western Air Defense Sector The Western Air Defense Sector (WADS), with headquarters at McChord, is the largest of the United States Air Defense sectors responsible to the North American Aerospace ... WADS is a Washington Air National Guard unit that reports directly to AFNORTH/1st Air Force at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida ...

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