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Air Force Class
Test 1 - Spring 2011
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02/08/2011

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Term
Assistant Secretary of War Henry S. Breckenridge testified before the House Military Affairs Committee that military aviation was simply an additional form of what three things?
Definition
Communication, observation and reconnaissance
Term
Who’s concepts did Brigadier General William “Billy” Mitchell study to formulate his ideas of air power?
Definition
General Hugh Trenchard
Term
How many confirmed kills did Eddie Rickenbacker amass to earn the title “Ace of Aces?”
Definition
26
Term
Which piece of legislation made the Air Service a combatant arm of the U.S. Army?
Definition
The Army Reorganization Act
Term

What was the name of the German tactics used against Poland and other European countries during the early years of World War II?

Definition
Blitzkrieg
Term
How many combat capable aircraft did the Army Aviation Section have when the United States entered World War I?
Definition
zero
Term
When did the Armistice of World War I take effect (day/month/year)?
Definition
11 November 1918
Term

Who was the first person to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean?

Definition
Charles A. Lindbergh
Term
When did Germany and Italy declare war on the United States during WWII (day/month/year)?
Definition
11 December 1941
Term
How did the United States rank among air powers at the beginning of the Great War?
Definition
14th
Term
Who was the first flyer to earn the Medal of Honor?
Definition
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker 
Term
How many enemy aircraft did the Air Service destroy during WWI?
Definition
781
Term
How many B-17s did the Air Corps have upon entering World War II?
Definition
14
Term
What was the name of the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on "Hiroshima?"
Definition
The Enola Gay
Term
On 14 October 1943, what city did the AAF attack with two groups of B-17 bombers attempting to destroy Germany’s ball bearing production capability?
Definition
Schweinfurt
Term
Who was the Chief of the Army Air Forces during World War II?
Definition
Hap Arnold
Term

What fighter, fitted with drop tanks, provided support to the B-17 Flying Fortress and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator enabling the Eighth Air Force to take control of the air?

Definition
P-51
Term
What battle is considered the turning point of the war in the Pacific?
Definition
Battle of Midway
Term
What was the name of the joint (American/British) strategic bombardment operation conducted against Germany in 1943?
Definition
Combined Bomber Offensive
Term
Who led the 18 April 1942 attack from the USS Hornet against the Japanese mainland?
Definition
Lt Col Jimmy Doolittle
Term

What was the kill-to-kill ratio during the Korean War?

Definition
10:1
Term
How many aircraft were either damaged or destroyed during the Combined Bomber Offensive?
Definition
198
Term
What was the name of the operation that airlifted over 200 million tons of supplies into Germany after World War II?
Definition
Operation Vittles
Term
What was the name of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki?
Definition
Fat Man
Term

Who was the first commander of the Strategic Air Command?

Definition
Curtis LeMay
Term
Who does the Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) work for?
Definition
The Secretary of the Air Force
Term
What are the six echelons of command in their correct order from highest to lowest?
Definition
MAJCOM, NAF, Wing, Group, Squadron, Flight
Term

What is the only echelon of command that is capable of deploying and sustaining itself for an indefinate length of time?

Definition
Wing
Term
Known as the building block for the entire Air Force, what is the lowest formal echelon of command?
Definition
Squadron
Term
When was the Air Force "born"?
Definition
September 18, 1947
Term
How does the Air Force maintain early warning missile detection?
Definition
Space Based Infra-Red Devices
Term
What is the Air Force's most valued resource?
Definition
Its people
Term

Which of the following is NOT a typical group that you would find in an Air Force wing?

A. Mission Support Group

B. Maintenance Group

C. Logistics Group

D. Operations Group

Definition
Logistics Group
Term

What is are two examples of a Direct Reporting Unit (DRU)?

Definition
Air Force Academy & 11th Wing
Term
How many Major Commands (MAJCOMs) are there?
Definition
10
Term
What is the Air Force's goal in regards to time when deploying an AEF?
Definition
48 hours
Term

Which of the following is NOT a distinctive capability of the Air Force?

A. Air, Space and Information Superiority

B. Global Attack

C. Global Response

D. Agile Combat Support

Definition
Global Response
Term
The Air Force is based in how many countries?
Definition
14
Term

Which of the following is NOT a priority of the Air Force?

    A) Winning the Global War on Terror (GWOT)

B) Maximizing effectiveness of our Airmen

 C) Recapitalizing and modernizing our force

Definition
Recapitalizing and modernizing our force
Term
What is the goal of Air Force munitions?
Definition
To increase precision while minimizing collateral damage.
Term
Who was responsible for developing the first liquid fueled rocket in the 1920s?
Definition
Dr. Robert Goddard
Term
What was the name of the military operation launched against Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces on 7 October 2001?
Definition
Operation ENDURING FREEDOM
Term
What was the purpose behind Operation UPHOLD DEMOCRACY?
Definition
To foster democratic institutions and reduce the flow of illegal immigrants from Haiti.
Term
Who was the first American to orbit the earth?
Definition
John Glenn
Term
In what year did the B-17 fly for the first time?
Definition
1935
Term
Which space program represented manned space flight to the moon?
Definition
Apollo
Term
The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait occurred in what year?
Definition
1990
Term
Who was the first American to walk in space?
Definition
Edward Higgins White II
Term
The USAF transport fleet was complemented for the first time by the extensive activation of which organization during Desert Shield/Desert Storm?
Definition
Civil Reserve Air Fleet
Term
What was the name of General Schwarzkoph’s original offensive campaign plan?
Definition
Instant Thunder
Term
Who was the first man in space?
Definition
Yuri Gagarin
Term
In what year did the United States drop the first nuclear weapon on Japan?
Definition
1945
Term
Who piloted the first space shuttle? ***More than one answer***
Definition
John Young & Robert Crippen
Term
On what date did the Soviet Union lift the blockade of West Berlin?
Definition
12 May 1949
Term
What was the name of the World War I battle that saw General Billy Mitchell field 1,500 planes?
Definition
Battle of St. Mihiel
Term
What were the most difficult targets to attack during Operation DESERT STORM?
Definition
mobile SCUD ballistic missile launchers
Term
Which space program tested man’s ability to survive in space?
Definition
The Mercury Program
Term
What was the name of the United States’ first intercontinental ballistic missile?
Definition
Atlas
Term
What made the outcome of Operation ALLIED FORCE so successful in Kosovo?
Definition
The integration of manned and unmanned air and space weapon systems at all levels of warfare.
Term
What was the name of the first orbiting satellite launched by the Soviet Union on 4 October, 1957?
Definition
Sputnik