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55TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE

Date Signed: 6/15/2007
ALMARS Number: 048/02

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SUBJ/55TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE//
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RMKS/1. ON BEHALF OF ALL MARINES, IT IS WITH GREAT
PLEASURE THAT I EXTEND MY WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS
ON THE OCCASION OF THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. FOR OVER FIVE DECADES,
THE DEDICATED MEN AND WOMEN OF THE AIR FORCE HAVE
CONTINUALLY GIVEN OF THEMSELVES TO DEFEND DEMOCRACY
AND OUR NATIONAL INTERESTS.
2. COMBINING INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY WITH INGENUITY
AND DECISIVENESS, THE U.S. AIR FORCE HAS MADE IT
POSSIBLE FOR AMERICA TO ENJOY AIR SUPERIORITY IN EVERY
OPERATION SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT AS AN INDEPENDENT
SERVICE IN 1947. SINCE THEN, FROM MIG ALLEY IN KOREA
TO OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM IN AFGHANISTAN, THE MEN
AND WOMEN OF THE AIR FORCE HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR
VALOR, SELFLESSNESS, AND UNREMITTING DETERMINATION IN
AIR COMBAT AND HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS AROUND THE GLOBE.
TODAY, MARINES ARE PROUD TO STAND SIDE BY SIDE WITH YOU
IN DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRYMEN AND OUR AMERICAN WAY OF
LIFE.
3. AS YOU GATHER TO CELEBRATE AND PAY TRIBUTE TO THOSE
WHO HAVE PRECEDED YOU, TAKE PRIDE IN KNOWING THAT YOU
ARE THE WORLD'S GREATEST AIR FORCE. HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
AND SEMPER FIDELIS.
4. JAMES L. JONES, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS,
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS//