• Early 1950's -- First USAF Uniforms

    The first uniforms of the new USAF were a mixture of army uniforms with new air force rank insignia. Eventually the air force blue uniform and summer khakis were phased in during the early 1950's.
  • Erwin -- MSgt Henry E Erwin

    Medal of Honor Recipient, WWII
  • Etchberger -- CMSgt Richard L Etchberger

    Medal of Honor Recipient, Vietnam
  • Evolution of the Department of the Air Force

    The Department of the Air Force, an agency of the Department of Defense, was established on September 18, 1947, pursuant to provisions of the National Security Act of the previous July 26. On September 26, 1947, by order of the Secretary of Defense, personnel of the Army Air Forces (AAF) were transferred from the Department of the Army (formerly the War Department) to the Department of the Air Force and established as the United States Air Force (USAF). As this action shows, the Air Force can claim lineal antecedents long predating the 1947 act.