Happy Birthday, AF

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  1. willie_pete

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    Happy Birthday to us, and those like us.

    Let the jokes begin! :tongueout:
     
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    Will raise a toast tonight. Dad was AAF then USAF from 1943-1963 (after 7 years in the Cavalry-yep horses), I did just shy of 30 in the USAF, B-I-L is retired from the USAF, and S-I-L is now retired from USAF. Son reverted to Grand Dad's legacy and is an Armored Cavalry LTC with 18 years.
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    Forgot about this. Army Air Corps before that?

    If memory serves, they celebrated by breaking the sound barrier a month later.
     
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    Yes, AAC. my father was a flight instructor for the Army during WWII at Arcadia FL teaching in this airplane - the PT-17. This is Carlstrom Field

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    And PT-17's parked in front of the hangers.

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    Happy birthday Air Force!
    Interesting fact: My Maternal Grandfather after serving under General Merrill in the 5307th, decided he’d had enough of that kind of stuff, later went to the Army Air Corps, Where he retired as Master Sergeant. My parents met when my Dad and Grandfather were both stationed at Ramey.

    Not necessarily relevant, but I find it interesting.
     
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    Born and raised in the Air Force. I served myself. Many of the best years of my life.
     
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    Had the honor of meeting Gen Curtis LeMay. My hero. Favorite quote: "If you kill enough of them, they'll quit fighting."
     
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    Happy birthday to US.
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    Happy Birthday
     
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    24 years 20 days, retired weapons loader, Happy Birthday USAF
     
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    Happy birthday USAF. And thanks for saving my ass on a couple of occasions.
     
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    The USAF and I were born the same year. My dad was in the AAF during WWII. I joined in 1969, got out in 1973.
     
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    Jan '67 - Jan 71
     
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    Happy Birthday Air Force!
    "We're going to bomb them back into the stone age."
     
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    F-16 incentive ride, 1985. A young A1C.

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    The Army Air Corp remained an arm of the Army Air Forces until 1947.

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