Accession Number:

ADA612488

Title:

United States Air Force Agency Financial Report 2014

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE (FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND COMPTROLLER) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

185.0

Abstract:

This year the Air Force is observing the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force Academy. On April 1, 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation creating the academy. Then-secretary of the Air Force Harold E. Talbott established a commission to select the permanent location. The commission travelled 21,000 miles to visit 580 proposed locations in 45 states. After which, the commission narrowed the candidates to three sites and from these Secretary Talbott chose the location near Colorado Springs. The state of Colorado contributed 1 million and construction began in 1955. The original facilities were completed at a cost of 142 million

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE