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Congrats USAFA class of 2015!

By Air Force Social Media

The energy was electric at Falcon Stadium as 840 cadets graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy May 28, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James presided over the ceremony, and told the new officers that they are the next generation of Air Force leaders, and they will play important roles in the future of the service.
Browse through the photo gallery below to get an inside look at many of the highlights from class of 2015’s graduation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nose art isn’t just for humans

By Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

Since the conception of war planes, Airmen have figured out ways to personalize these aircraft and make them their own. During World War I, the artwork focused on squadron pride. During World War II and beyond, these paintings became more intricate and personal. I would call some of them masterpieces because they reflect the creativity and craftsmanship of the pilots and aircrew who flew these aircraft. During World War II, some Airmen and artists would make additional money and boost morale by incorporating these murals onto the noses or bodies of aircraft.

I thought I would go through some of the Air Force’s archives and find some great examples and share them with you. I will say, some of the nose art from World War II and later could make our mothers blush.

 

Nose art called "Lets make a deal"
“Lets Make a Deal” nose art from a Boeing B-52G that flew in Operation Desert Storm is on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Released)

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Great Air Force sunsets

By Senior Airman Michelle Patten
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

Twenty-four hour operations in the Air Force mean Airmen get the chance to see beautiful sunsets all over the world. Click on these photos of our favorite sunsets around the Air Force to see a larger image.

Where have you seen the best sunset in your Air Force travels? See more great photos on our Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usairforce/ .

Happy Holidays

By The Air Force Social Media Team
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

We wish you and your family the best during the holiday season! Take time to remember those serving around the globe defending freedom. We appreciate their service and sacrifice.

We’ve enjoyed bringing you social media content and interacting with you this year! We look forward to doing more in 2015.

12 examples of Air Force holiday cheer

By Sarah Swan
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Staff at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force searched the archives and found some examples of holiday celebrations and greetings from Airmen through the decades. As Christmas approaches, we hope you enjoy looking through these artifacts. Please keep our military members, especially those who are away from their loved ones, in your thoughts this holiday season and throughout the year.