Happy Birthday to the U.S. Air Force!

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The United States Air Force turns 71-years-old today.

In 1947 President Truman signed the National Security Act which established this new defense organization, and along with it the creation of the US Air Force as an independent service, equal to the US Army and US Navy.

You can learn more about Barksdale’s role in the history of the Air Force by visiting the Global Power Museum.

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