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The USAF and the USN are strategic services; meaning they can fight around the globe, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The US Army (the Marines are part of the Strategic USN) is a tactical force and is RESTRICTED to where and when it can go anyplace. The US Army CANNOT go anywhere, unless the USAF or USN takes them there. So...the USAF goes to war, when the Army needs a ride (needs USAF assistance). The USAF has the capability to transport men and material, fight aerial battles with other jet aircraft, and bomb strategic and tactical targets. The USAF's "First" war was the Korean War 1950-1953. During WW2, the USAF didn't exist; they were a "Corps" of the US Army (like the USMC is a Corps of the US Navy). The last war in which the US Air Force engaged a determined aerial enemy was during the Vietnam War. This war created the USAF's last ACE of the 20th century (5 or more air to air combat kills-"Dog-Fighting").

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