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What are the key terms for the mission of the Air Force?
"Vision for the 21st Century"
"Global Engagement"
What are the core values?
Integrity First
Service Before Self
Excellence in All We Do
When was the National Security Act Signed?
18 Sept 1947
Who signed the national security act?
president truman
Who convinced Truman that a separate USAF was necessary?
Billy Mitchell
Jimmy Doolittle
What was the first major triumph of USAF?
berlin airlift broke soviet blockade of berlin in 1948
When was the first time that the af flew jets, including what jet?
Koren War, 1950, F-86 Sabre
What are ICBM's, and when were they developed?
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
1960's
What jets were introduced in the 1970's?
A-10 Thunderbolt II
F-15 Eagle
F-16 Fighting Falcon
E-3 Sentry
On what date did the F-4 in which Capt Lance Sijan was RIO explode over Laos?
November 9, 1967
Who was the first AFA grad to receive the medal of honor?
Capt. Sijan
In what operations has the AF participated since the 1980's?
Grenada 1983
Libya 1986
Panama 1989
Operation Desert Storm early 1990's
What humanitarian ops has the AF supported?
Operation Restore Hope Somolia
Support Hope Rwanda
Uphold Democracy Haiti
Provide Promise/Deny Flight Balkans
What are the core competencies of the AF?
Air and Space Superiority
Global Attack
Rapid Global Mobility
Information Superiority
Precision Engagement
Agile Combat Support
Air Combat Command
Langley AFB, Virginia
Air Education and Training Command
Randolph AFB, Texas
Air Force Material Command
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Air Force Space Command
Peterson AFB, Colorado
Air Force Special Operations Command
Hurlburt Field, Florida
Air Mobility Command
Scott AFB, Illinois
Pacific Air Forces
Hickam AFB, Hawaii
US Air Forces in Europe
Ramstein AB, Germany
How many cadets reported for induction on what day for the first AFA class?
306 Cadets
11 July 1955
How many cadets graduated from the first AFA class, and when?
207 Cadets
June of 1959
Where is USAFA located?
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Prior to when where what fraction of USNA and USMA graduates commissioned into the AF?
1959
one third
What countries were seen as clients of the former Soviet Union?
Syria
Egypt
South Yemen
What countries had friends in the West?
Israel
Jordan
sometimes Iraq
What is the only true democracy in the regioin?
Israel, as far as its Jews are concerned
What are the mission, weapons, crew, and speed of the F-15C Eagle?
tactical fighter
M-61A1 20mm multibarrel gun, 940 rounds
8 weapons stations for air to air missiles
1 pilot
1,875 mph
What are the mission, weapons, crew, and speed of the F-15E Strike Eagle?
Dual-role fighter
M-61A1 20mm multibarrel gun, 500 rounds
4 weapons stations for air to air and air to surface
2 Pilot and Weapons Systems Officer
1,875 mph
What are the mission, weapons, crew, and speed of the F-16 Fighting Falcon?
multirole fighter
M-61A1 20mm multibarrel gun, 500 rounds
6 weapons stations for air to air, air to surface, electronic countermeasures pods
C: crew of 1
D: crew of 2
1,500 mph
What are the mission, weapons, crew, and speed of the F-117A Nighthawk?
stealth fighter/attack
2 internal weapons stations for air to surface munitions
1 pilot
High Subsonic
What are the mission, weapons, crew, and speed of the B-1B Lancer?
multi-role, long-range heavy bomber
134,000 lbs of bombs or nukes
4 Commander, Pilot, Offensive and Defensive Systems Officers
900 mph
What are the mission, weapons, crew, and speed of the B-2 Spirit?
multi-role heavy bomber
40,000 lbs of bombs or nukes
2 pilots
high subsonic
cost 2.1 billion each
What are the mission, weapons, crew, and speed of the B-52 Stratofortress?
Heavy bomber
70,000 lbs of bombs or nukes
5 Commander, Pilot, Navigator, Radar Navigator, Electronic Warfare Officer
650 mph
What are the mission, weapons, crew, and speed of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter?
strike fighter
17,000 lbs payload (not necessarily bombs)
1 Pilot
Supersonic