U.S. Air Force Birthday

TSSi Celebrates Air Force 72nd Birthday!

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joel Pfiester/Released via  Flickr

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joel Pfiester/Released via Flickr

World War II had been over for two years and the Korean War lay three years ahead when the Air Force ended a 40-year association with the U.S. Army to become a separate service. The U.S. Air Force thus entered a new era in which airpower became firmly established as a major element of the nation's defense and one of its chief hopes for deterring war. The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.