The US Air Force Birthday

Real Estate Agent with ERA Wilder Realty, Inc.

eagle and af emblem

On this day of remembrance of the events that transformed the nation, it is fitting to also look at the service that has carried the war of the skies to the enemies of the US.  The US Air Force became a seperate service on September 18th 1947, and will be 62 years old on that date.

Up to 1947, the Air Force was an arm of the US Army and was the US Army Air Corp.  Since 1947, the USAF has been an intergral part of every operation conducted by the US Military.  The Air Force helped protect the troops from the skies in Korea, Vietnam, and was instrumental in keeping America safe during the long years of the Cold War.  The ground portion of the Gulf War only lasted 100 hours after days of attacks by the Air Force along with planes and helicopters of the Army, Navy, and Marines.  Today, USAF aircraft are involved with operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, whether it is a manned or unmanned aircraft.  Along with the pilots, the Air Force has thousands of men and women that provide the support to operations at home and in deployed locations.  

As we look to the future, the nature of air combat is changing with stealth technology and the ever more important unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV.  As time moves forward the Air Force will remain the protector of the skies for many, many years to come.

Take time to thank members of the Air Force for their service during this month of their 62nd birthday. 

Comments (3)

Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Very nice and glad you took the time to post this again.


Sep 11, 2009 10:29 AM
Joseph D. Federico
Donahue Real Estate Co. - Canton, MA
Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate

Ron-Good info for all, Thanks for reminding us.

Sep 11, 2009 11:59 AM
Ron Bridges
ERA Wilder Realty, Inc. - Sumter, SC

Thanks Bruce and Joseph.  I spent 22 years in the AF and it stays with you.

Sep 12, 2009 04:22 PM