65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE

Date Signed: 9/10/2012
ALMARS Active Number: 036/12

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SUBJ/65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE MARINE CORPS, IT IS MY HONOR TO EXTEND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AS YOU MARK YOUR 65TH ANNIVERSARY ON 18 SEPTEMBER.
2. FOR NEARLY SEVEN DECADES, OUR NATION HAS MAINTAINED THE MOST CAPABLE AND ADVANCED AIR FORCE IN THE WORLD.  SINCE BECOMING A SEPARATE SERVICE IN 1947, AMERICA'S AIRMEN HAVE CONSISTENTLY PROVIDED GLOBAL REACH, GLOBAL POWER AND GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT IN SUPPORT OF OUR NATION'S SECURITY.  COURAGE, VALOR AND SELFLESS SACRIFICE HAVE BEEN THE HALLMARKS OF YOUR SERVICE AROUND THE GLOBE.
3.  AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ILLUSTRIOUS HERITAGE, FROM KOREA AND VIETNAM TO IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, KNOW THAT THE MARINE CORPS IS PROUD TO STAND SIDE BY SIDE WITH YOU IN DEFENSE OF OUR NATION.  ON THIS OCCASION, IT IS ALSO FITTING TO PAUSE AND REMEMBER THOSE THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE US, PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT HAVE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.
4.  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND SEMPER FIDELIS.  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//