US Air Force Flag Questions
- What do the designs on the Air Force Flag represent?
- When and by whom was the Air Force Flag approved?
- Where can I purchase an Air Force Flag?
- How are you supposed to fly the Air Force Flag with the American Flag?
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What do the designs on the Air Force Flag represent?
The flag of the United States Air Force consists of the coat of arms, 13 white stars and the Air Force Seal, on a blue background. The 13 stars represent the 13 original colonies, the three star grouping at the top portray the three Departments of the National Defense Establishment (Army, Navy, and Air Force). The crest includes the American bald eagle, the eagle’s head is turned to the right and symbolizes facing the enemy–looking toward the future and not dwelling on past deeds. The cloud formation depicts the creation of a new firmament, and the wreath, composed of six alternate folds of silver and blue, incorporate the colors of the basic shield design.
When and by whom was the Air Force Flag approved?
In September 1947, proposed drawings of the Air Force Seal were first exhibited in the office of the Secretary of the Air Force. Later, a conference of approximately 30 top-ranking Air Force general officers considered the preferred one. After several different proposals, the final drawing of the Department of the Air Force Seal was completed in the Office of the Quartermaster General, Department of the Army, and approved by Harry S. Truman, President of the United States, on 1 November 1947 and officially adopted on 26 March 1951.
Where can I purchase an Air Force Flag?
If you are looking for a great, 100% made in the USA, Air Force Flag, then try Star Spangled Flags. Their Air Force Flags are 100% made in the USA, have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and they offer free shipping. Their flags are treated so they dry fast and resist sun and chemical deterioration which keeps the colors strong against ultraviolet rays in the bright sunshine. The material they use is a heavyweight strong nylon which makes them tough and long lasting. They also use two rows of superior lock stitching and on the fly end they use 4 rows of lock stitching to prevent unraveling and fraying thus improving its’ lifespan.
How are you supposed to fly the Air Force Flag with the American Flag?
If you are flying the Air Force and American flags on the same pole, the American flag should be on the top and larger than the Air Force flag. If you are flying them on different poles, the American Flag should be on the observer’s left and the Air Force Flag to the observer’s right. Please remember when flying your flags at night they should be illuminated. Please be sure to choose all-weather flags for outdoor use.
The flag for the US Air Force was officially adopted on March 1951 by Pres. Harry Truman. It is a flag with a blue background, with 13 white stars and the Air Force Seal – the 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies. In the crest is the American bald eagle, a cloud formation, and a wreath. The cloud formation represents the creation of a new firmament. The wreath is made up of 6 alternate folds of silver and blue.
The parade or indoor version has a gold fringe border, while the outdoor version is plain.