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Airmen were staged in Bryant Park to attend a ceremony to celebrate the mission of the U.S. Air Force to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of global vigilance, reach and power.
"Sixty-seven years ago, the National Security Act of 1947, during President Harry S. Truman's tenure, established the U.S. Air Force as a separate military service Sept. 18, 1947," said David Wilson, Deputy Director of the Secretary of the Air Force National Media Engagement Office. "That makes 67 years of air power excellence, what we are celebrating today."