Air Force Birthday
Celebrating 68 years protecting freedom in the skies.
Relentlessly committed to the defense of liberty, the United States Air Force celebrates its 68th birthday today, Sept. 18.
The Air Force began life as the Army Air Corps but became a separate Armed Services Branch when the Department of the Air Force was created by the National Security Act of 1947. As the U.S. Air Force continues its critical mission “to fly, fight and win … in air, space and cyberspace,” we ask that you pray for these brave Patriots prosecuting “The Long War” against Jihadistan, and for their families awaiting their safe return.
And a brief reminder of an important victory at the Air Force Academy, where the words “So Help Me God” have now been rightfully restored to the USAFA Cadet Handbook oaths. Keep up the good fight!