airman first class


: an enlisted person in the air force ranking above an airman and below a sergeant

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The 26-year-old was an airman first class who was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 25 May 2022 Mark Gooch, an airman first class, was convicted by a jury in October on one count each of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Sasha Krause. NBC News, 20 Jan. 2022 He was discharged in 1953 with the rank of airman first class. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 17 May 2021 After reading a media report about the San Antonio Food Bank issuing an urgent plea for volunteers, airman first class Chris Helms jumped at the opportunity to help out. Tom Orsborn,, 10 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airman first class was in 1952

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“Airman first class.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

airman first class


: an enlisted person in the air force with a rank just below that of sergeant
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