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A country's military service that primarily conducts aerial warfare Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: military
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

The tag military_service=air_force is added to a feature to specify that it is used or operated by a country's Air Force, a military force that primarily conducts aerial warfare. It is to be used for all Air Force units, be they Regular, full-time forces, or part-time, volunteer Reserve forces.

This tag is not to be used for such groups as youth-based Military Cadets, military historical or re-enactment groups, or Veterans groups.

How to map

Create an area around the grounds or a node at the centre and add military_service=air_force to a primary feature tag such as landuse=military or military=office, to map a military establishment or facilities that is operated by a country's Air Force.

Tags used in combination

  • landuse=military
  • military=base - if the feature is an Air Base
  • military=airfield - for airfields
  • name=* - <name of the feature> e.g. Edwards Air Force Base, Portsmouth / Enoggera Barracks
  • operator=* - <the main Service that operates the base> e.g. United States Air Force / Deutsches Heer (spelt in full, in local language)