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Eighth Air Force celebrates Air Force birthday

BOSSIER CITY, La. - Members of the Eighth Air Force Headquarters, 608th Air and Space Operations Center and 608th Air Communications Squadron stand in formation for a reveille ceremony at the Cyber Innovation Center in celebration of the Air Force’s 64th birthday Sept. 16. Sixty-four years ago, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, establishing the United States Air Force as a separate military service. Since Sept. 18, 1947, the U.S. Air Force – through its Airmen and technology – has played a key role in the defense of the U.S., maintenance of peace and humanitarian operations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Stives)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Brian Stives
VIRIN: 110916-F-ZI303-039.JPG
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