May/June 2024

Vol. 107, No. 5

Personnel by the numbers: Total Force; end strength and manpower trends; breakdowns by gender, rank, region, command, base, Air Force Specialty Codes, sex, ethnicity, race, marital status, and education.

2024 USAF & USSF Almanac: Spending

Each year, the President submits a budget request to Congress. Congress can add to or subtract from that request, and does, on an item-by-item basis.

2024 USAF & USSF Almanac: U.S. Space Force

The U.S. Space Force was created on Dec. 20, 2019. The Space Force exists as a separate military service within the Department of the Air Force, lead by the Chief of Space Operations.

Editorial: A Lesson Learned 

The principles of the Powell Doctrine and the effective deterrence that it should yield remain relevant today as we contemplate a new Cold War with China and two regional conflicts in which American policy is deeply intertwined.

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WORLD: Air: Shrinking Air Force; and USAF Weapons School turns 75.

WORLD: Space

WORLD: Space: Space Flag 24-1; China's growth in Space; LEO for moving target indication; and Part-time Guardians status sill unclear.

WORLD: Modernization

WORLD: Modernization: Goal of 100 B-21s; 100 CCAs by 2030; and Anduril and General Atomics win CCA contracts.

WORLD: Obituaries

WORLD: Obituary: Brig. Gen. Clarence "Bud" Anderson, WWII Triple Ace and Test Pilot dies at 102.