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Jeffery McGovern, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) historian, wears a Army Air Corps uniform to 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014.  Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service.  Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Jeffery McGovern, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) historian, wears a Army Air Corps uniform to 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday Celebration at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014. Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service. Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, speaks to the members of 12th AF (AFSOUTH) wishing them all a happy birthday during the 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014.  Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service.  Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, speaks to the members of 12th AF (AFSOUTH) wishing them all a happy birthday during the 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday Celebration at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014. Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service. Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, speaks to the members of 12th AF (AFSOUTH) wishing them all a happy birthday during the 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014.  Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service.  Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, speaks to the members of 12th AF (AFSOUTH) wishing them all a happy birthday during the 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday Celebration at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014. Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service. Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, speaks to the members of 12th AF (AFSOUTH) wishing them all a happy birthday during the 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014.  Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service.  Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, speaks to the members of 12th AF (AFSOUTH) wishing them all a happy birthday during the 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday Celebration at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014. Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service. Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, and Amn William Griffin, assigned to the 612th Air and Space Center, cut slices of cake during the 67th Air Force Birthday Celebration at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014.  Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service.  Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, and Amn William Griffin, assigned to the 612th Air and Space Center, cut slices of cake during the 67th Air Force Birthday Celebration at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014. Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service. Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Jeffery McGovern, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) historian, wears a Army Air Corps uniform to 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014.  Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service.  Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Jeffery McGovern, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) historian, wears a Army Air Corps uniform to 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday Celebration at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014. Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service. Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Jeffery McGovern, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) historian, Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) commander, and David Henifin, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) political advisor, gathered together at the 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday Celebration at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014.  Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service.  Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Jeffery McGovern, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) historian, Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) commander, and David Henifin, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) political advisor, gathered together at the 12th AF (AFSOUTH)’s 67th Air Force Birthday Celebration at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014. Founded on Sept. 18, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act that not only established a new defense organization but also established the U.S. Air Force as an independent service. Over the past 67 years the U.S. Air Force has made its mark in history and around the world as it focuses its efforts on maintaining air, space, and cyberspace superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

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