7 Facts About US Air Force

1. In 1969, US Air Force successfully deployed a reconnaissance drone named Lockheed D-21 which was capable of going Mach 3.3.

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2. In 1958, the US Air Force made plans to detonate a nuclear bomb on the moon and wanted it to visible by the naked eye on earth.

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3. The US Air Force refused to cooperate with the production of the movie Iron Eagle since it involved the theft of an aircraft for a rogue mission against a middle eastern nation.

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4. The US Air Force is undertaking a significant humanitarian effort in order to assist Iraq's imperiled minority groups.

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5. The official birthday of the US Air Force is 18 September 1947.

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6. The US Air Force has selected Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider and Edwards AFB, California, to lead testing and evaluation of the next generation long-range strike bomber.

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7. The US Air Force is proceeding with the shutdown of a key air base in Britain as allotment of a cost-saving effort and redistributing its forces elsewhere in Europe.

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