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USAF Vietnam War History

USAF Vietnam War History

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THE Air Force Association
The Air Force inthe Vietnam War
 
The Air Force Association
The Air Force Association (AFA) is anindependent, nonproft civilian organiza-tion promoting public understanding o aerospace power and the pivotal role itplays in the security o the nation. AFA publishes
 Air Force
Magazine, sponsorsnational symposia, and disseminates inor-mation through outreach programs o itsafliate, the Aerospace Education Founda-tion. Learn more about AFA by visiting uson the Web at www.aa.org.© 2004 The Air Force Association
Published 2004 by Aerospace Education Foundation1501 Lee HighwayArlington VA 22209-1198Tel: (703) 247-5839Fax: (703) 247-5853Produced by the staff of
Air Force 
MagazineDesign by Guy Aceto, Art Director
The Aerospace EducationFoundation
The Aerospace Education Foundation(AEF) is dedicated to ensuring America’saerospace excellence through education,scholarships, grants, awards, and publicawareness programs. The Foundation alsopublishes a series o studies and orumson aerospace and national security. TheEaker Institute is the public policy andresearch arm o AEF. AEF works through a network o thou-sands o Air Force Association membersand more than 200 chapters to distrib-ute educational material to schools andconcerned citizens. An example o thisincludes “Visions o Exploration,an AEF/ 
USA Today
multi-disciplinary sci-ence, math, and social studies program. Tofnd out how you can support aerospaceexcellence visit us on the Web at www.ae.org.
 
By John T. Correll
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By John T. CorrellDecember 2004
The Air Force in theVietnam War
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those who ought there, it seems like yesterday, butit was 40 years ago that the US Air Force deployed inghting strength to Southeast Asia. The Air Force and theNavy few their initial combat missions in late 1964 andearly 1965.The Vietnam War began in earnest in March 1965 withOperation Rolling Thunder, which sent US aircrat onstrikes against targets in North Vietnam. Soon, our groundorces were engaged as well. Eight years would pass be-ore US orces withdrew rom the war, which had by thenclaimed 47,378 American lives.It was a war we didn’t win but one in which the US armedorces perormed with honor, courage, dedication, andcapability. On the 40th anniversary o its beginning, thisalmanac collects the numbers, the dates, and the key actso the US Air Force experience in that war.

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