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21st Space Wing celebrates Air Force's birthday

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Senior leaders from the 21st Space Wing cut a birthday cake at The Club Sept. 14th, 2018, on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, to celebrate the Air Force’s 71st birthday. The Air Force became its own service Sept. 18th, 1947. (U.S. Air Force photo by Carrie Grover)

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Airmen from across Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, came together at The Club to celebrate the Air Force’s 71st birthday Sept. 14, 2018. The 21st Force Support Squadron put together a selection of activities, food, a live band and birthday cake. With the warm weather, the celebration was held outside. (U.S. Air Force photo by Carrie Grover)

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Col. Todd Moore, 21st Space Wing commander, rides a mechanical bull at The Club, Sept. 14, 2018, on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The 21st Force Support Squadron put together a birthday party to celebrate the Air Force’s 71st birthday. Airmen came to celebrate with cake, activities and camaraderie. (U.S. Air Force photo by Carrie Grover)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Airmen from across Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, came together at The Club to celebrate the Air Force’s 71st birthday Sept. 14, 2018.

The Air Force first came into being Sept. 18, 1947, by separating the Army Air Corps from the U. S. Army. The innovations from the pilots from that era carried through to each war and resulted in the Air Force owning air, space and cyber.

Col. Todd Moore, 21st Space Wing commander, touched on that heritage in his address to base personnel.

“We come from a long line of innovators,” said Moore. “Remember your heritage as we bring innovative thinking to space. It’s an honor to serve with you.”

The 21st Force Support Squadron put together a selection of activities, food, birthday cake, and a live band. With the warm weather, the celebration was held outside.



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