The 66th birthday of the United States Air Force
Today marks the 66th birthday of the United States Air Force. Though the youngest branch of the military, the history and heritage of the Air Force is even older than its official creation on September 18th, 1947. From the testing of early aircraft at the dawn of the twentieth century, to the massive expansion in the role of airpower in World War II, to the brave men and women who serve today in Afghanistan, the Air Force has a long tradition of bravery, innovation, and excellence. Join me in wishing the United States Air Force, and all those that have served within its ranks, a happy birthday!