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Armed Forces Week Pt. 3 ( Air Force and National Guard)

 Hello everyone! I hope that you have enjoyed this week as we’ve learned about Armed Forces Week/Day and a little about each of the Military Service Branches.  This edition covers the United States Air Force and the United States National Guard.

Enjoy the final installment of this 3 part series!!!





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Air Force


Born: September 18th, 1947

Colors : Ultramarine Blue and Golden Yellow

Motto: “Aim High … Fly-Fight-Win”

Symbol(s): Wings and Star

What do they do: From the airforce.com “The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.” The Air Force has 12 core functions: Nuclear Deterrence operations, Air Superiority, Space Superiority, Cyberspace Superiority, Command and Control, Global Integrated ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance), Global Precision Attack, Special Operations, Rapid Global Mobility, Personnel Recovery, Agile Combat Support and Building Partnerships.




Interesting tidbits:

  • Enlisted personnel are called Airmen.
  • The United States Air Forces Central is in Shaw AFB, SC (yay for South Carolina!)
  • Nicknames: Zoomies, Wingnuts, Fly Boys


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National Guard


Born: As early as December 13th, 1636

Colors : Depends on the State

Motto: “Always Ready… Always There.”

Symbol(s): Depends on the State // Army National Guard symbol or Air National Guard Symbol

What do they do: The national Guard is under both state and federal jurisdictions, assisting with local and national emergencies such as earthquakes, flooding, hurricanes and other disasters. Usually are “Activated” or called upon by the state governor but can be called upon by the President if the need arises.


Training is done usually one weekend a month and then a 2 week training period once a year.


Careers in the guard include: Admin and Relations, Air Defense, Aviation, Engineer, Ground Defense, Infantry, Intelligence, Mechanic and Maintenance, Medical, Military Police, Munitions, Special Forces, Support and Logistics, Technology and Networking and Transport.


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