Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, USAF

Today is the 65th birthday of the United States Air Force. They were formed from the Army Air Corps on this day in 1947when the National Security Act of 1947 established them as a separate branch of the military.

In one of those odd coincidences, today is also the Complementary Spouse's birthday whose father was a serving Air Force officer when she was born and who went on to serve the Air Force as a civilian with the AF Environmental Technical Applications Center. To take the Air Force connection even further, the Complementary Spouse's brother Larry served as an EF-111 pilot.

So Happy 65th, USAF!


  1. Thanks to both of them for their service. I didn't know the spark-vark was still flying.

    1. I don't think it is. Larry left the AF in 1989 and now flies something a little larger - a Boeing 757/767 - for Delta.