U-Haul Air Force: Washington D.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 38° 53.415 W 077° 01.915
18S E 323773 N 4306559
Quick Description: The U.S. Air Force is the youngest of the United States Armed Forces. Although planes were used by the military from 1907, the Air Force was not created as a separate entity until September 18, 1947.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2009 7:14:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM5VCQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 54

Long Description:

The Airman's Creed
This is the Airman's promise to country and colleagues.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN.
I AM A WARRIOR.
I HAVE ANSWERED MY NATION'S CALL.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN.
MY MISSION IS TO FLY, FIGHT, AND WIN.
I AM FAITHFUL TO A PROUD HERITAGE,
A TRADITION OF HONOR,
AND A LEGACY OF VALOR.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN,
GUARDIAN OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE,
MY NATION'S SWORD AND SHIELD,
ITS SENTRY AND AVENGER.
I DEFEND MY COUNTRY WITH MY LIFE.

I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN:
WINGMAN, LEADER, WARRIOR.
I WILL NEVER LEAVE AN AIRMAN BEHIND,
I WILL NEVER FALTER,
AND I WILL NOT FAIL.

public domain photo obtained from
Google Wikimedia Commons

3 and a half years after the Wright Brothers made their historic flight at Kitty Hawk, the U.S. Army Signal Corps formed an Aeronautical Division. Although the Army had used balloons previously, this new division was the start of what would become 40 years later the United States Air Force. (Information and Airman's creed obtained from the US Air Force web site.)

Aircraft played major roles in every significant military engagement the United States participated in since 1907.

The aircraft pictured on the side of the U-Haul is the F-16 "Fighting Falcon" also known as the Viper, especially by its pilots. According to Wikipedia the F-16 was originally designed and built by General Dynamics in 1976. It is used by the air forces of 25 countries.

The building pictured on the U-Haul is the Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs Colorado. It was built in 1956. According to the Air Force's Fact Sheet the chapel was designed by Walter A. Netsch Jr. of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago. It is a aluminum, glass and steel structure that features 17 spires.

AC-47 Puff The Magic Dragon #A020 - Oshkosh, WI

This waymark is dedicated to Lt. Col. Hiram F. Herrick, USAF, (Ret.) deceased, who served his country in the Air Force for over 20 years including one tour in Vietnam as a navigator on an AC-47.

Default Image and any additional cited content and/or images from the U-Haul SuperGraphics website are used with permission from U-Haul International.

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Images used as per the requirements: yes

Modern, Classic or Trailer: Modern

Coordinates of Featured Scene: N 39° 00.500 W 104° 53.400

Footnote Added: yes

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