U.S. AIR FORCE
The United States Air Force (USAF) formed as a part of the United States Army on 1 August 1907. The USAF was established as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947.
The U.S. Air Force articulates its core missions as air superiority, global integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control.
Along with conducting independent air operations, the U.S. Air Force provides air support for land and naval forces and aids in the recovery of troops in the field.