Happy 72nd birthday U.S. Air Force!


UNITED STATES (WIAT) — Today The United States Air Force Turns 72. Under the National Security Act of 1947 that became law on July 26, 1947, the air force became an independent branch of the U.S. military on this day, Sept.18, 1947. The first chief of staff, which heads the branch, was Gen. Carl A. Spaatz.

According to the United States Air Force, their core values are:

  • Integrity First
  • Service Before Self
  • Excellence in All We Do

Under the air force, airmen can work as full-time active duty members or as civilians for the air force civilian service. For part-time, members can work as part of the air force national guard and the air force reserve.

In honor of the 72nd birthday of the U.S. Airforce, President Trump and the U.S. Army shared the following social media posts:

For those interesting in serving and joining the air force, you can find the nearest recruiter by clicking here.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.