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Frequently Asked Questions

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I need to obtain the words to the Air Force song. Can you help me?

The Air Force Song - Full Lyrics 
by Robert Crawford, reprinted with permission
courtesy USAF Heritage of America Band 

Off we go into the wild blue yonder, 
Climbing high into the sun; 
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, 
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!) 
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under, 
Off with one helluva roar! 
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey! 
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force! 

Additional verses: 

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder, 
Sent it high into the blue; 
Hands of men blasted the world asunder; 
How they lived God only knew! (God only knew then!) 
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer 
Gave us wings, ever to soar! 
With scouts before And bombers galore. Hey! 
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force! 

Bridge: "A Toast to the Host" 

Here's a toast to the host 
Of those who love the vastness of the sky, 
To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly. 
We drink to those who gave their all of old, 
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold. 
A toast to the host of men we boast, the U.S. Air Force! 


Off we go into the wild sky yonder, 
Keep the wings level and true; 
If you'd live to be a grey-haired wonder 
Keep the nose out of the blue! (Out of the blue, boy!) 
Flying men, guarding the nation's border, 
We'll be there, followed by more! 
In echelon we carry on. Hey! 
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force! 

Notes: Crawford didn't write "Hey!"; he actually wrote "SHOUT!" without specifying the word to be shouted. Wherever they appear, the words "U.S. Air Force" have been changed from the original "Army Air Corps." Words in parentheses are spoken, not sung.

What are the words to the Airman’s Creed?

I am an American Airman. 
I am a warrior. 
I have answered my nation's call. 
I am an American Airman. 
My mission is to fly, fight, and win. 
I am faithful to a proud heritage, 
A tradition of honor, 
And a legacy of valor. 
I am an American Airman, 
Guardian of freedom and justice, 
My nation's sword and shield, 
Its sentry and avenger. 
I defend my country with my life. 
I am an American Airman: 
Wingman, leader, warrior. 
I will never leave an Airman behind, 
I will never falter, 
And I will not fail.

Where Can I find a complete list of all the base services?

           You can find a complete list of base services in Beale's Newcomer's Welcome Guide, which can be found online here. The 940th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office also has hard copies of the guide available for pick up upon request. For a complete list of 940th Air Refueling Wing's services and helpful contacts, please see our Help Guide Tri-Fold found on our website under "Contacts" and here

What is the base operator's phone number?

The base operator's number is 530-634-3000.

I've lost my DD-214. Where can I get another copy?

Visit the Air Force Personnel Center's website for more information on getting personnel records.

Who does a media representative contact with queries?

For media queries, call the 940th Wing Public Affairs office at 530-634-1818 or 940wg.pa@us.af.mil.

Where can I obtain military memorabilia such as patches, stickers, uniform items, coffee mugs, etc?

Current military members may purchase such items at Military Clothing Sales inside the Beale Main Exchange. The 940th Wing is not able to provide patches, uniform items, and other forms of military memorabilia to the general public. However, several private companies exist to meet those requests.

I am interested in getting in contact with a friend I used to be stationed with. Can you help?

Individuals who are trying to contact current or former members of the Air Force are encouraged to contact the World Wide Locator service located at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. The telephone number to the World Wide Locator is (210) 565-2660. (DSN: 665-2660)