Happy Birthday U.S. Air Force

On Sept. 18, 1947, the National Security Act was passed, which turned the United States Air Force (USAF) into a separate military service. Before this act was passed, military aviation was split between the Army for land-based operations and Navy/Marine Corps for sea-based operations. Additionally, prior to 1947 there were six previous organizations before the formation of the USAF; those organizations included, Aeronautical Division (1907-1914), Aviation Section (1914-1918), Division of Military Aeronautics (1918-1918), Air Service (1918-1926), U.S. Army Corps (1926-1941), and U.S. Army Air Force (1941-1947).

Since its official creation 70 years ago, the USAF is the largest, most capable, and technologically advanced in the world.

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