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United States Armed Forces
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U.S.A.F. star, with and without the olive drab background
People
founded byFounding Fathers of the United States of America
leader(s)Anchorage Reclamation
- General Constantine Chase
Forces in Canada
- General Buzz Babcock
Hopeville Missile Base
- General Martin Retslaf
Sierra Army Depot
- General Clifton
Big MT Research Facility
- General Wellesley
West Tek Research Facility (former)
Mariposa Military Base (later)
- Colonel Robert Spindel
Forward Depot
- General Victor Breckenridge
notable
members:
Air Force
Col. Hartigan
Capt. Carl Bell
Army
Cpt. Roger Maxson
Lt. Thomas Morgan
Pvt. Elliott Tercorien
Dr. Adrienn Adami
Marines
GySgt. Benjamin Montgomery
Locations
headquartersPentagon (defunct)
locationsMariposa Military Base
Lost Hills Security Bunker
Sierra Army Depot
Toxic Waste Dump Security Bunker
Tibbets Military Prison Van BurenGametitle-VB.png
Los Alamos Van BurenGametitle-VB.png
MacArthur Army Base Van BurenGametitle-VB.png
Bunker Alpha, Beta and Gamma
Elmendorf Air Force Base
Peoria facility
Cheyenne Mountain
Kansas City silo complex
Fort Bannister
Fort Constantine
Fort Independence
Raven Rock
National Guard Depot
Wheaton Armory
Rivet City Aircraft Carrier
US Army Field Headquarters
Elemndorf Air Force Base
Artillery Overlook
Adams Air Force Base
Turtledove Detention Camp
Nellis Air Force Base
Hoover Dam
McCarran Airport
Hidden Valley
Hopeville Missile Base
Yuma Proving Ground
Connections
divisions44th Bombardment Group
8063rd
82nd Airborne Division
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
108th Infantry Battalion
Intelligence Corps
Commonwealth Defense Administration
Ballistic Defense Division
relatedBrotherhood of Steel
Enclave
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The United States Armed Forces were the overall unified military forces of the United States before the Great War, composed of the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, and United States Air Force. The President of the United States served as the Commander-in-Chief of the military, with the Secretary of War, Department of War, and Department of Defense acting as the principal organ by which military policy was carried out.

After the Great War, remnants of the United States Armed Forces formed various groups and settlements. The biggest known organizations were the Enclave military forces made up of the remnants of the pre-war shadow government. Followed in size by the Brotherhood of Steel, who were organized from former U.S. soldiers who originally rebelled because of their governments' unethical activities.

Before the War[edit]

The Anchorage U.S. Army detachment, commanded by General Constantine Chase

By 2077, the U.S. Armed Forces were the world's most powerful military force. The only rival was the People's Liberation Army of China, with which the Armed Forces clashed during the Sino-American War, both in the Alaskan campaign (which included Anchorage) and numerous offensive campaigns waged in China.

The Armed Forces were primarily using energy weapons (laser and plasma) in the field, although due to slow production rates, many troops, in particular on the Anchorage Front Line, were still using regular firearms (such as the R91 assault rifle). Regular infantrymen, regardless of specialization, wore polymer combat armor (Anchorage troops used special winterized versions), while suits of power armor were reserved for Mechanized Cavalry units and special detachments (e.g. Colonel Spindel's group at Mariposa).

In a supportive role, the Army deployed robots―Sentry bots and combat versions of the popular Mister HandyMister Gutsy. Aerial support was to be provided by next-generation tiltrotor aircraft, the VB-02 Vertibirds, though they were scheduled to enter service in 2083, prototypes may have seen combat at Anchorage.

Fighter support was common and many patrolled the U.S. coastline and its national waters.

Branches[edit]

Army[edit]

Army units were deployed in Alaska, 2067 to fend off the Chinese military. Later in the Sino-America war, Army units were deployed in China with the USMC. Military police were involved in Executive Order 99066.[1]

Marine Corps[edit]

The Marine Corps served as the spearhead of the American counter-invasion of China during the war, due to their specialization in amphibious operations.[2] Marines were also tasked with maintaining internment camps for Chinese and Chinese-American prisoners.[3]

Navy[edit]

The only known remaining Naval ship of the United States Navy is the Aircraft Carrier used as a settlement known as Rivet City. Located on the East Coast in Washington D.C. The U.S. Navy was also deployed during the Anchorage Reclamation, as two vessels, USS Ebon Atoll and USS Interference, are mentioned in Fallout 3. There is also a Naval recruiting center and a crashed Naval jet in the Point Lookout region.[4][3]

Air Force[edit]

The United States had many Air Force bases throughout the country, some of which are, Adams Air Force Base in Virgina, Nellis Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, and Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska.

Air Force formations that formed a part of the Air Force include 15th and Tenth Air Forces, as well as the 827th and 29th Bomb Squadrons.

National Guard[edit]

Main article: National Guard

The National Guard was a reserve branch of the Army and primarily served as a domestic defense and disaster relief force during peacetime. However, they could be and often were deployed abroad as front-line troops in wartime.

Notable operations[edit]

  • By far, the most notable operation is the Anchorage Reclamation, an 11-year campaign to liberate Alaska from the Chinese invaders. Ultimately successful, it was the first large-scale deployment of newly developed T-51b power armor units.
  • The annexation of Canada was also performed by the United States military, whose units were also dedicated to keeping the peace―by any means necessary.
  • Veterans of the Anchorage campaign were also deployed against their fellow countrymen, to contain food riots.
  • The Gobi Campaign, where the U.S. attempted to capture Chinese military facilities in the Gobi Desert. The Gobi Campaign scout rifle was designed for this campaign.
  • The Yangtze Campaign, during which Nanjing and Shanghai were occupied by Marines equipped with new, high-tech weapons and armor.

After the War[edit]

With the nuclear holocaust of 2077 and the dissolution of the chain of command, the U.S. Armed Forces effectively ceased to exist, becoming groups of isolated soldiers with no coordination. Two groups, the Enclave and the Brotherhood of Steel are known to be direct descendants (or include descendants of) the original United States Armed Forces.

Facilities[edit]

Alaska[edit]

West Coast[edit]

Midwest[edit]

East Coast[edit]

Equipment[edit]

Armor[edit]

Apparel[edit]

Ordnance[edit]

Weapons[edit]

Vehicles[edit]

Airforce[edit]

Army[edit]

Navy[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Symbols[edit]

Propaganda[edit]

United States mainland[edit]

Anchorage Reclamation[edit]

See also[edit]

References

  1. Internment orders
  2. Future Weapons Today!
  3. 3.0 3.1 Turtledove Detention Camp terminal entries
  4. Blackbox recording
  5. Boomer flightsuit