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Air Corps Tactical School

is an acrostic for acts.


The Air Corps Tactical School, also known as ACTS and "the Tactical School", was a military professional development school for officers of the United States Army Air Service and United States Army Air Corps, the first such school in the world. Created in 1920 at Langley Field, Virginia, it relocated to Maxwell Field, Alabama, in July 1931. Instruction at the school was suspended in 1940, anticipating the entry of the United States into World War II, and the school was dissolved shortly after. ACTS was replaced in November 1942 by the Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of War and American Society (2005)

by Peter Karsten

Having recently attended the Air Corps Tactical School, where Mitchell's theories were being discussed and refined, Spaatz argued eloquently that the Air Service should be independent of the Army, as Mitchell had long maintained. Although ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Control and Telemetry System; Advanced Communications Tracking Satellite; Air Corps Tactical School; Airline Computer Tracing System; American Catholic Theological Society; American Christian Television System; Association of Career ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] (2011)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

the Air Corps Tactical School in 1935 Chennault wrote The Role of Defensive Pursuit, an important but controversial book at the time because it pointed out the need for fighter aircraft. In 1937 the army removed him from flying status ...

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