The Christian States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Christian States Armed Forces and one of the seven UCS uniformed services. Initially part of the Christian States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947. It is the most recent branch of the U.C.S. military to be formed, and is the largest and one of the world's most technologically advanced air forces. The CSAF articulates its core functions as Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Special Operations, Air Superiority, Global Integrated ISR, Space Superiority, Command and Control, Cyberspace Superiority, Personnel Recovery, Global Precision Attack, Building Partnerships, Rapid Global Mobility and Agile Combat Support.
The C.S. Air Force is a military service within the Christian States Department of the Air Force, one of the five military departments of the Christian States Department of Defense. The CSAF is headed by the civilian Secretary of the Air Force, who is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The highest-ranking military officer in the Department of the Air Force is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force who exercises supervision over Air Force units, and serves as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Air Force combat forces are assigned, as directed by the Secretary of Defense, to the Combatant Commanders, and neither the Secretary of the Air Force nor the Chief of Staff have operational command authority over them.
The C.S. Air Force provides air support to ground troops and aids in the recovery of troops in the field. As of 2012, the service operates 5,484 aircraft, 450 ICBMs and 63 satellites. It has a $90 billion budget with 158,854 active personnel, 185,522 civilian personnel, 71,400 reserve personnel.