U.S. Air Force Day  18 September 2023

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Join us in paying tribute to the brave men and women of the U.S. Air Force on this special day. Explore their incredible journey and achievements! #USAirForceDay

A Brief History

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The U.S. Air Force was established as a separate military service on Sept. 18, 1947 after years of aviation progress in World Wars I and II.

Defending America from Above

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From bombing missions to satellite networks, the Air Force provides critical capabilities like air supremacy, space control, and global strike.

Cutting-Edge Technology

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The Air Force remains at the forefront of aeronautical research with programs developing stealth, hypersonic, and next-gen aircraft.

Worldwide Reach

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With installations across the globe, Air Force personnel are ready to support national interests anytime, anywhere through global mobility and vigilance.

Guardian of the High Frontier

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In addition to planes, the Air Force operates satellites guiding everything from communications to precision strikes from low-Earth orbit to deep space.

Elite Training & Education

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The Air Force Academy and officers training schools develop leaders with expertise across science, technology, engineering, and air/space operations.

Esprit de Corps

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Airmen share a fierce dedication to service, with countless acts of heroism building the respected reputation enjoyed today.

Celebrating U.S. Air Force Day

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September 18th commemorates the Air Force's proud history and ongoing contributions to our nation's defense and global interests.

Honoring Those Who Serve

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We're grateful for the 1.2 million Active, Guard, Reserve and civilian personnel protecting America from threats around the world and above.