United States Air Force

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Dansk: USAs luftvåben.
Deutsch: Die United States Air Force (USAF) ist die Luftwaffe der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika.
English: The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aviation branch of the United States Armed Forces.
Français : L'United States Air Force (ou US Air Force, ou USAF) est l'armée de l'air des États-Unis.
Español: La Fuerza Aérea de los Estados Unidos (USAF) es la división de vuelo de las fuerzas armadas de los Estados Unidos de América.
日本語: アメリカ合衆国空軍(米空軍, United States Air Force, USAF)はアメリカ合衆国軍の航空部門である。
Polski: Siły Powietrzne Stanów Zjednoczonych (ang. USAF, United States Air Force) - jest jednym z rodzajów Sił Zbrojnych Stanów Zjednoczonych, odpowiedzialnym za dużą część działań w powietrzu (duża ilość samolotów i śmigłowców bojowych podlega także marynarce wojennej, wojskom ladowym i korpusowi piechoty morskiej).
Português: A Força Aérea dos Estados Unidos (USAF, do inglês United States Air Force) é o ramo de aviação das Forças Armadas dos Estados Unidos da América, cuja missão é "defender os Estados Unidos e proteger os seus interesses pelo ar e espaço".
中文(简体): 美国空军(United States Air Force,缩写为USAF)是美国军队中的空军部分。
中文(繁體): 美國空軍(United States Air Force,縮寫為USAF)是美國軍隊中的空軍部分。




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Secretary of the Air Force

The Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) is the civilian head of the USAF, reports directly to the Secretary of Defense, and is responsible for running day-to-day affairs. See also the category.

Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force (CSAF) serves as the senior uniformed USAF officer responsible for the organization, training, and equipage of more than 700,000 active-duty, National Guard, Reserve, and civilian forces. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President of the United States. Like the other service chiefs, this officer has no operational military command authority.

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF) is the highest ranking enlisted member in the USAF.

Direct Reporting Units

A Direct Reporting Unit (DRU) is an agency of the United States Air Force that is outside the bounds of the standard organizational hierarchy by being exclusively and uniquely under the control of Air Force headquarters alone.

Field Operating Agencies

A Field Operating Agency (FOA) is a subdivision of the Air Force, directly subordinate to a HQ USAF functional manager. An FOA performs field activities beyond the scope of any of the major commands. The activities are specialized or associated with an Air Force wide mission. See Category:Field Operating Agency emblems of the United States Air Force.

Major Commands

A Major Command (MAJCOM) is the highest level of command, only below HQ USAF, and directly above Numbered Air Forces (NAF). See Category:Major Command emblems of the United States Air Force.


Numbered Air Forces

A Numbered Air Force (NAF) is a level of command directly under a MAJCOM. NAFs are tactical echelons that provide operational leadership and supervision. They are not management headquarters and do not have complete functional staffs. Many NAFs are responsible for MAJCOM operations in a specific geographic region or theater of operations. The number of persons assigned to a NAF headquarters varies from case to case, but should not exceed 99 manpower authorizations without an approved waiver. See Category:Numbered Air Force emblems of the United States Air Force.



A wing is a level of command below the Numbered Air Force or higher headquarters. A wing has a distinct mission with significant scope. A wing is usually composed of a primary mission group (e.g., operations, training) and the necessary supporting groups. See also Category:Wing emblems of the United States Air Force.


The group is a level of command below the wing and consisting of two or more squadrons. A group has a distinct mission with significant scope (e.g., operations, support, medical, maintenance). Group emblems are often the same as their parent wing (if they have one) but with the group designation in the scroll. See also Category:Group emblems of the United States Air Force.


The squadron is the basic unit in the USAF. A squadron may be either a mission unit, such as an operational flying squadron, or a functional unit, such as a civil engineer, security forces, or transportation squadron. See also Category:Squadron emblems of the United States Air Force.

Awards and decorations

Awards and decorations of the United States Air Force include both medals and other awards, both of which can be represented by ribbons on certain uniforms.



See also

United States Armed Forces
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