Conflict (War & Police Actions)

The United States has been involved in many wars, conflicts and operations using military air operations. Air combat operations before, and since the official conception of the USAF include:

World War I as Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps 
World War II as United States Army Air Forces 
Cold War 
Korean War 
Vietnam War 
Operation Eagle Claw (1980 Iranian Hostage Rescue) 
Operation Urgent Fury (1983 US Invasion of Grenada) 
Operation El Dorado Canyon (1986 US Bombing of Libya) 
Operation Just Cause (1989-1990 US Invasion of Panama) 
Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm (1990-1991 Persian Gulf War) 
Operation Southern Watch (1992-2003 Iraq No-Fly Zone) 
Operation Deliberate Force (1995 NATO bombing in Bosnia and Herzegovina) 
Operation Northern Watch (1997-2003 Iraq No-Fly Zone) 
Operation Allied Force (1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia) 
Operation Enduring Freedom (2001-present Afghanistan War)
Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-present Iraq War)