The United States Air Force is celebrating its 71st year today.
The Air Force was separated into its own military branch in 1947 during peace time, just a few years after the end of World War II. Today the Air Force has more than 50 installations around the U.S., including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.
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The Air Force’s birthday generated several tweets and responses from leaders online including one from President Donald Trump who this morning posted “Happy 71st Birthday to our GREAT United States Air Force!” on Twitter.
Here are some of the top tweets celebrating the Air Force’s 71st birthday.
Today we celebrate 71 years as the world's greatest #AIRPOWER! #Birthday #AFBDay pic.twitter.com/VOY8ixMUlO— U.S. Air Force (@usairforce) September 18, 2018
Happy 71st Birthday to our GREAT United States Air Force! https://t.co/r9Sa7DJQ76— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2018
Today marks 71 years of #AirForce strength in the skies. Happy Birthday to the @USAirForce. #AFBday #AF71 pic.twitter.com/yN5W7HDZd8— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) September 18, 2018
Happy Birthday to our @usairforce teammates and thanks for all that you bring to increase the lethality of our #JointForce. #AFBday https://t.co/j6iALdtn0d— The Joint Staff (@thejointstaff) September 18, 2018
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Happy 71st birthday, @USAirForce! #AFBDay #ASC18 pic.twitter.com/YiYBfBQ5yb— Boeing Defense (@BoeingDefense) September 18, 2018
Happy birthday to our @usairforce! For 71 years, whether in the air, in missile silos underground, or in space, the men and women of the Air Force have been standing ready to defend America around the globe. #AFBday #AF71 pic.twitter.com/unYg5OAjYN— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 18, 2018
Happy 71st #Birthday @USAirForce! #AFBDay pic.twitter.com/75UMEZdGun— Dr. Heather Wilson (@SecAFOfficial) September 18, 2018
Today’s diverse Airmen stand ready to fly, fight and win against worldwide threats in multiple domains. #AFBDAY #AIRLEGACY #AIRHISTORY #FLYFORWARD pic.twitter.com/NBZ9WhUI5c— National Museum USAF (@AFmuseum) September 18, 2018
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