The U.S. Air Force was originally part of the army and was formed in 1907, but it was 1909 before they got their first plane. They became their own branch of the military in 1947. When people think of the Air Force, they think of pilots, but there are hundreds of other jobs, like mechanics, controllers, and cooks. The Air Force helps protect the nation in times of war, but did you know that they also help develop space projects? Some air force pilots have even flown space shuttles to the moon.
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