Founded in 1947, the U.S. Air Force is recognized as the undisputed global leader in the development and application of air and space technology.
Through the command and control of the world's most advanced intelligence gathering and communications systems, America's Air Force greatly enhances the nation's ability to defend the cause of freedom throughout the world. Operating nine major commands, organized and equipped to execute a complete range of specialized functions, the U.S. Air Force is fully prepared to meet America's global security needs at all times.
This coin salutes the courage and skill of all Air Force personnel, as they fulfill their mission to protect and defend America's freedom. Minted in a nickel alloy and given an antque finish, the reverse contains the Air Force Oath of Enlistment, specifically:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.