On this day in 1947 the United States Air Force was established as one of the eight uniformed services, independent and equal to the Army and Navy. Serving as the aerial warfare branch, the USAF was created by President Truman when he signed the National Security Act demanding that a new form of defense be made. Since then it has become the 2nd largest service branch with over 500,000 enlisted.
Also, fun fact about the air force…they serve as the official Santa tracker during Christmas Eve.
So to all the airmen, past, current and future, we thank you for your service.