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Monday, September 19, 2005

Happy Birthday Air Force

Yesterday the United States Air Force celebrated its 58th birthday. The National Security Act of 1947 made a division between the U.S. Army and Air Force, and ROTC detachments across the nation took part in a morning revielle ceremony, followed by a 5k run. If you see a member of our military in uniform, remember to thank them for their service, and keep those abroad in your prayers.

To say the least, its been a difficult celebration this year in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Guardsmen and Active duty service members have been continuosuly delivering aid, starting almost immediately after the storm's wrath. With little disregard for their own comfort, service members have taken shelter at Keesler AFB, MS, to continue assisting those affected.

The number of lives saved due to the brave effort by Air Force PJs is innumerable. One account can be found on the AF website, here.

Regardless of the current debate raging, on whether the proper steps were taken to prepare and recover from Hurricane Katrina, lets remember that our service members and aid workers across the country, without partisan bias, have been doing their best. So Happy Birthday Air Force, hats off to you.


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