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- ARC LIGHT : Code name for use of B-52 bombers to deliver very large amounts of conventional bombs to targets in South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War; the term has become generic for large-volume bomb drops against targets without significant air defenses
- Air Combat Command : The United States Air Force headquarters responsibility for preparing and training resources for the operational Unified Combatant Commands, as well as doctrinal development
- Air Force One : The air traffic control callsign indicating an aircraft carrying the United States President.
- Air Mobility Command : The organization responsible for readiness of United States Air Force transport and air refueling aircraft, which report, for operations, to United States Transportation Command
- Air operations in the Vietnam War : Air warfare, generally excluding helicopters in direct support of troops, waged between 1962 and 1975 against targets in North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, from aircraft carriers as well as bases in South Vietnam and Thailand
- Air refueling : Transferring fuel from one aircraft to another while both are in flight.
- B-47 : U.S. medium strategic bomber, primarily assigned to nuclear missions from bases along the periphery of the Soviet Union
- B-50 : An upgrade of a B-29 bomber, intended as an interim nuclear delivery vehicle pending the availability of the B-36 and B-47, and also in reconnaissance and tanker versions
- B-52 Superfortress (bomber) : United States Air Force heavy bomber, first version flown in 1952, entered service in 1961, expected to stay operational until at least 2030
- Dwight D. Eisenhower : (1890-1969) A career soldier who was the top Allied commander in Europe in World War II, and who later served as the 34th president of the United States (1953-1961).
- E-6 TACAMO : An aircraft, operated by the U.S. Navy from a U.S. Air Force base, which is dual-capable for carrying a airborne battle staff, and a communications relay to missile submarines, for carrying out the Single Integrated Operational Plan
- Eighth Air Force : The organization currently "owning" the bombers, information operations, and most intelligence aircraft of the United States Air Force; it conducted strategic bombing against Germany in the Second World War
- F-4 Phantom II : An extremely successful third-generation fighter, the first effective multirole fighter, which, even after its replacement as a first-line fighter, continued in reconnaissance and suppression of enemy air defense roles well into the 1990s.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency : Under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the lead operating agency for emergency response to disasters, accidents and attacks affecting the civilian population
- George Kistiakowsky : (1900 – 1982), leader of the chemical explosives team of the Manhattan Project
- Intercontinental ballistic missile : A ballistic missile, carrying one or more warheads, with a range in excess of 5500 kilometers; the definition traditionally referred to land-based weapons, but some submarine-launched ballistic missiles have this capability
- Internet : International "network of networks" that connects computers together through the Internet Protocol Suite and supports applications like Email and the World Wide Web.
- Lee Butler : General, United States Air Force, who retired in 1994 as the first commander of United States Strategic Command and last commander of Strategic Air Command; now an advocate of arms control and nuclear disarmament
- MSQ-77 : Vietnam War-era bombing accuracy tracking radar. originally for training but adapted for use in guiding B-52 strikes against targets in South Vietnam, and other applications including ground controlled approach
- Military Assistance Command, Vietnam : Headquarters for most U.S. combat and support units assisting the Republic of Vietnam
- National Security Agency : An organization within the United States Department of Defense, with the dual roles of the principal signals intelligence agency in the United States intelligence community, but also having the responsibility for information assurance of military, diplomatic, and other critical communications.
- Nuclear weapon : A weapon that produces extremely powerful explosions from principles involving subatomic particle reactions, rather than the chemical reactions among atoms that power conventional explosives
- Offutt Air Force Base : United States Air Force base in Omaha, Nebraska, which is the home of United States Strategic Command and the 55th Wing of C3I-ISR aircraft
- Operation LINEBACKER II : The most intense air campaign of the Vietnam War, directed against North Vietnam to force it back to the Paris Peace Talks; a peace agreement was signed one month after the start of the 11 days of attacks
- Robert McNamara : A specialist in quantitative management who became president of the Ford Motor Company, but was quickly nominated as Secretary of Defense, becoming a major architect of policy, especially for the Vietnam War, in the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administrations.
- Signals intelligence from 1954 to 1979 : Technology and history of signals intelligence from 1954 to 1979
- Single Integrated Operational Plan : The U.S. plan and doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons in a large campaign, prepared for all services by the United States Strategic Command, based on Joint Chiefs of Staff guidance
- Strategic bombing : Strategic strike attacks against the homeland military forces, population and industry of a nation, conducted by manned bomber aircraft
- Tactical Air Command : In the United States Air Force, the predecessor to the U.S. Air Combat Command, preparing on tactical combat aircraft and aircraft that directly supported them
- Twentieth Air Force : The organization responsible to Air Force Space Command for the readiness of U.S. land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, and to the United States Strategic Command for their operational use
- U.S. support to South Vietnam before Gulf of Tonkin : A period of overt advisory and combat support by the U.S. to South Vietnam, from roughly 1962 to mid-1964
- United States Air Force : One of the uniformed services of the United States, with principal responsibility for land-based long-range and high-performance aircraft, as well as land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles
- United States Strategic Command : The U.S. unified headquarters for the missions of worldwide nuclear and conventional precision strike; command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in support of strategic operations; global network operations of the Global Information Grid, information operations, ballistic missile defense, and reduction of Weapons of Mass Destruction threats
- Vietnam War military technology : Military technology in support of ground operations, including helicopters and air assault, either associated with or introduced in Vietnam, between 1962 and 1975