Happy birthday, U.S. Air Force Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 September 2017
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By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON

For nearly three-quarters of a  century, Airmen have enabled the joint team to win in the air, on land and at sea.  

On the 18th of September, we celebrate the 70th birthday of the United States Air Force and honor America’s guardians of the sky.

The Aeronautical Division of the United States Army Signal Corps provided aviation capabilities as early as 1907. Forty years later, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, which designated the United States Air Force as its own military branch of service.  

Since then, America’s premiere airpower has answered the call in times of crisis and conflict, such as the Berlin Airlift, Korean War,  Operation United Assistance, Vietnam and the War on Terror.     

Today, the United States Air Force continues to aim high and break barriers across air, space and cyber domains.

It leads from above by providing agile combat support, global mobility and presence, precision engagement and the ability to dominate in all dimensions.  

We thank our Air Force teammates here at Fort Leonard Wood and around the world for their service. We are proud to serve with you. Happy birthday, United States Air Force. “Aim High … Fly-Fight-Win.”

(Editor’s note: Savre is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Stanley is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)
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