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Happy birthday to our amazing United States Air Force, formed on Sept. 18, 1947. In case you didn't know who these awesome people are, they are the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military under the National Security Act of 1947.

These men and women provide air support for our other armed forces and aid in the recovery of our troops!

Thank a veteran today and say happy birthday to one of our heroes of the United States Air Force!

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