We have been united in defending America since the dawn of flight. Learn more about the storied history of the world's preeminent aerospace power by clicking the links below.

Airforce learn about history part one

Part One

Discover the origins of the modern Air Force in the Army's Signal Corps during the early days of the 20th Century.

Airforce learn about history part two

Part Two

World War II saw air power truly come of age in the skies above the European and Pacific theatres.

Airforce learn about history part three

Part Three

The Air Force was instrumental in countering the Communist threat during the Cold War, from the close of WWII to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Airforce learn about history part four

Part Four

Today's modern Air Force delivers global reach, global power and global engagement to defend and protect American citizens and allies anywhere, at any time.

Airforce learn about history Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen faced racial discrimination at home, but when they were given the chance to fly, they proved that they were equals as men and exceptional as pilots.