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Happy 70th Birthday US Air Force!

VFW offers sincere thank you to every American Airman — past and

present

September 15, 2017


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. joins in celebrating the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force, who continues to protect and defend our country by air, space and cyberspace.

Originally organized as part of the U.S. Army in 1907, the Air Force became a separate military department on this day when a fellow VFW Life member, President Harry S. Truman, signed the National Security Act of 1947. Today, our Air Force remains the most dominant air, space and cyber force in the world, all thanks to the service, sacrifice and integrity of those who have worn Air Force blue.

This Monday, please join the VFW in wishing every American Airman a happy 70th birthday!