70 YEARS OF AIRPOWER & INNOVATION
Since 1947, courageous Airmen have refined the Air Force mission to Fly Fight and Win through their blood and sacrifice, ensuring the unique contributions of Airpower will endure long into the future.
As a service with joint origins, the Air Force is the foundation for multi-service, interagency and coalition operations. It provides the joint team the ability and freedom to fight in the air, on the ground and at sea.
Happy 70th United States Air Force Birthday
Breaking Barriers: The Stealth Barrier
Achieving the element of surprise is always a key military strategy. The U.S. Air Force has been working on radar reducing stealth technology for more than 50 years, leading to aircraft such as the F-117 Nighthawk, the B-2 Spirit, and today’s fifth generation fighter aircraft.
The stealth characteristics of these advanced aircraft give today’s Airmen the unique ability to penetrate an enemy’s sophisticated air defense systems and give the U.S. an unparalleled military advantage.