Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

Library > Fact Sheets
Featured Factsheet: USAF Featured Factsheet: USAF

The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947. It became effective Sept. 18, 1947, when Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson administered the oath of office to the first secretary of the Air Force, W. Stuart Symington, a position filled by presidential appointment.

Click here to read about the history of the U.S. Air Force
tabHanscom Information 
tabFact Sheet 

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabAbout Hanscom
tabAround Hanscom

Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act