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By studying The United States Air Force Academy: Founding a Proud Tradition students learn how the expansion of military air power in the first half of the 20th century led to the establishment of the United States Air Force and the Air Force Academy. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

The United States Air Force Academy
The Air Force Academy website lists the Academy's mission and core values and provides information on cadet life.

The United States Air Force
The Air Force website contains detailed information on Air Force history as well as current activities. The History page provides an overview of the Air Force's heritage, important people, air power, images, milestones, and art. The Library page features fact sheets of Air Force organizations and aircraft.

The United States Air Force Museum
The United States Air Force Museum, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, portrays the history and traditions of the United States Air Force through specialized displays and exhibition of historical items. The Museum's website features information on military aircraft from the 1909 Wright Military Flyer to those used by the Air Force today. The History Gallery offers extensive coverage of the Air Force's history by era.

National Archives and Records Administration
Use the Archival Research Catalog page of the National Archives web site to search for Air Force-related resources. Of particular interest is a digital copy of the Air Force Academy Act of April 1, 1954, which established the United States Air Force Academy. To locate, click on the "ARC Search" button and enter "299866."

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress's on-line exhibit of Soviet Archives includes a detailed analysis of Soviet-American relations and translations of Soviet primary documents.

Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
This National Register of Historic Places' on-line travel itinerary provides information on more than 100 historic places listed in the National Register associated with history of aviation. Numerous sites featured on the itinerary are associated with military aviation. Also included are essays on the Idea of Flight, the Wright Brothers, Aviation Pioneers, Modern Aviation, Air Power, and Space.

The Cold War Museum
The Museum's website features a time line by decade with links to essays, images from museum exhibits, and a photo gallery.

Cold War International History Project (CWIHP)
The Cold War International History Project was established at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., in 1991. CWIHP disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War.


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