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.
Discover the origins of the modern Air Force in the Army's Signal Corps during the early days of the 20th Century.
World War II saw air power truly come of age in the skies above the European and Pacific theatres.
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.
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.
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.