Outdoor US Air Force Flag
Our rugged US Air Force flags are made in the USA by Valley Forge. They’re constructed of tough, long-wearing Dupont SolarMax nylon and designed for extended outdoor use. So don’t waste another nickel on US Air Force flags that prematurely unravel and shred—no other flag maker can match the attention to detail and workmanship that goes into every Valley Forge flag.
Made in the USA. Not only are our military flags assembled here, but all the materials that go into making them are domestic.
Hems are sewn with a double row (4 rows on the fly end) of heavy, strong polyester thread tightly lock-stitched so they won’t unravel.
Finished with a heavy weight cotton duck header and solid brass grommets.
A Short History of the US Air Force Flag
Though the US Air Force is the newest branch of the United States Armed Services, the Air Force flag was adopted ahead of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard! The flag of the US Air Force was officially put into action by then President Harry S. Truman in a ceremony on the 26th of March, 1951.
The flag consists of Air Force Seal, which was approved by President Truman on the 1st of November, 1947, on a blue background.
The various elements of the Seal are straightforward—here is what they represent:
The thirteen stars circling the eagle and the shield stand for the thirteen original colonies.
The white and blue within the shield represent the clouds and the blue sky.
The lightning bolts are symbols that date back to at least the American Revolution and represent a swift and omnipotent force.
The Bald Eagle represents the United States and her air power.
The Roman Numerals read 1947, the year the US Air Force was established.