Many people think the U.S. Air Force is only about high-powered fighter jets. This is just not true. America’s air dominance is so thoroughly overwhelming that only a fraction of their arsenal receives most of their attention. Exercises like these look to show these people that underestimated the size and diversity of the U.S. Air Force just how wrong they are. Although it’s the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed, it’s the one with the largest.
It was initially part of the U.S. Army. It was later formed as a stand alone aerial warfare service branch of the military on 18 September 1947 thanks to the National Security Act of 1947. The U.S. Air Force articulates its core functions as Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Special Operations, Air and Space Superiority, Global Integrated ISR, Command and Control, Cyberspace Superiority, Personnel Recovery, Global Precision Attack, Building Partnerships, Rapid Global Mobility, and Agile Combat Support. They bring out most of their toys in this breathtaking show of force.
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