What does air force mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. air force, airforce(noun)

    the airborne branch of a country's armed forces

  2. United States Air Force, U. S. Air Force, US Air Force, Air Force, USAF(noun)

    the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space

Wiktionary

  1. air force(Noun)

    A branch of the military mainly devoted to air warfare, as opposed to (land) army and navy

  2. air force(Noun)

    a unit in the U.S. Air Force larger than a division but smaller than a command

  3. Air Force(ProperNoun)

    The United States Air Force.

  4. Air Force(ProperNoun)

    Sports teams representing the United States Air Force Academy.

Freebase

  1. Air force

    An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare. More specifically, it is the branch of a nation's armed services that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army, navy or other branch. Typically, air forces are responsible for gaining control of the air, carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions and providing support to surface forces. The term "air force" may also refer to a tactical air force or numbered air force, which is an operational formation either within a national air force or comprising several air components from allied nations. Air forces typically consist of a combination of fighters, bombers, helicopters, transport planes and other aircraft. Many air forces are also responsible for operations of military space, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and communications equipment. Some air forces may command and control other air defence assets such as antiaircraft artillery, surface-to-air missiles, or anti-ballistic missile warning networks and defensive systems. Some nations, principally Russia, the former Soviet Union and countries who modelled their militaries along Soviet lines, have an Air Defence Force which is organizationally separate from their air force.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of air force in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of air force in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Wallace:

    Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining

  2. Owen Gleiberman:

    Harrison Ford as the President of the United States in Air Force One is such a perfect piece of casting that it's once a fantasy and a joke The joke is how perfect the fantasy is.

  3. John McHugh:

    With our own aircraft fleet we’re taking some pretty dramatic steps to reconfigure and become more affordable, and the A-10 mission is not something we considered. That’s an Air Force mission as it should be and I’m sure the Air Force feels the same way.

  4. Senator John McCain on Wednesday:

    Instead of giving the effort the level of attention needed, the Air Force has wasted a year doing very little to end our reliance on Russian rocket engines, if the Air Force is unwilling to do what is necessary to meet the 2019 deadline, they are going to have to figure out how to meet our space launch needs without the RD-180 (Russian engine).

  5. Eric Trappier:

    The Rafale is better than the others because it is doing everything, it is good in doing each mission, but it is doing every type of mission - air-to-air, air-to-ground, air-to-sea, recce mission, even nuclear mission for France and this capability to replace all types of aircraft, making one aircraft, all what you can do from an air force base or from the aircraft carrier which I think leaves Rafale to be the only one of its type omnimodal capabilities for addressing all types of missions.

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