Air Force Clothing and Gear
The United States Air Force (USAF) is a vital element of the U.S. Armed Forces. In the beginning, it was a part of the U.S. Army, but on 18 September 1947, when the National Security Act of 1947 was passed, it became separate.
The core missions of the U.S. Air Force are:
- global integrated intelligence
- surveillance and reconnaissance
- air superiority
- global strike
- command and control
- rapid global mobility
The Administrative Organization of the U.S. Air Force
The Department of the Air Force constitutes one of three military departments that create the Department of Defense. It functions under the authority, control, and direction of the Secretary of Defense. Also, the civilian Secretary of Air Force is responsible for its management.
There are the following senior officials in the Office of the Secretary:
- the General Counsel
- four Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force
- the Under Secretary of the Air Force
Each of the aforementioned officials is appointed by the American President after receiving the Senate’s advice and consent.
When it comes to the senior uniformed leadership in the Air Staff, it includes two officials - the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
The Service Uniforms of the U.S. Air Force
All the armed forces have several kinds of uniforms. One of the most commonly worn ones, comparable to business apparel in the civil world, is the service uniform. The current U.S. Air Force Service Dress Uniform was applied in 1994, and 5 years later, it became mandatory for all the soldiers. One of its elements is a three-button coat having silver-colored buttons with a famous symbol known as “Hap Arnold wings.”
What is more, in this uniform, you can see matching trousers with a Shade 1620 flight cap or service cap. For this reason, this color is usually referred to as “Air Force Blue.” Also, the U.S. airmen have a light blue shirt and a herringbone-patterned necktie.
The U.S. Air Force Clothing and Gear for Veterans
When you retire, you no longer wear your service uniform on a daily basis. Nevertheless, you may still be willing to express your pride in being a part of the worldwide famous American armed forces. To help you with that, we have prepared a wide offer of U.S. Air Force clothing that you can wear wherever you want.
There are, for example, a lot of t shirts with various designs. They can say how much you enjoy being a veteran, how important your work was, and what other Americans owe you - after all, you contributed to your country’s safety, freedom, and peace!
Apart from that, you can purchase a mug showing your well-deserved pride in being a U.S. Air Force veteran. There are also decorations that you can put on your car, motorcycle, or another vehicle, like decals or flags. In this way, even while being on the road, you can let everyone know you have served for the armed forces!
In fact, that is just a tip of an iceberg. Take your time to browse through all the U.S. Air Force clothing and gear we have prepared for you. We are sure you will find something you like!