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Air force   /ɛr fɔrs/   Listen
Air force

The airborne branch of a country's armed forces.  Synonym: airforce.
The airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space.  Synonyms: U. S. Air Force, United States Air Force, US Air Force, USAF.

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"Air force" Quotes from Famous Books

... He found men with burning eyes conferring feverishly. An air force colonel said urgently, "Sir, please advise us! We have our orders, but there's nearly a mutiny. We don't want to turn anything over to the Mekinese—after all, no matter what the king has commanded, once the fleet had lifted off, there can be no punishment if ...
— Talents, Incorporated • William Fitzgerald Jenkins

... Major Edward MacNamara; as he neared the great, squatting shock absorbers he could feel the tension begin to knot his stomach. He had, of course, been overwhelmed by the opportunity to participate in Operation Doughnut. The fact that he had been one of the best mechanical engineers in the Air Force never occurred to him at the time. He was a pilot, and a good one, but he had languished as C.O. of a maintenance squadron for nearly two years before he was given another crack at glory. Now, he wasn't at all sure he was ...
— Tight Squeeze • Dean Charles Ing

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