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Happy 71st Birthday US Air Force!

The United States Air Force turns 71 years-old today.  On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially forming a new branch of the U.S. military.  General Carl A. Spaatz became the Air Force’s first chief of staff on September 26, 1947.

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