U.S. AIR FORCE ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 9/9/2011
ALMARS Active Number: 034/11

R 091454Z SEP 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 034/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/U.S. AIR FORCE ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF ALL MARINES, IT IS MY GREAT PLEASURE TO CONGRATULATE THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ON THE OCCASION OF YOUR 64TH ANNIVERSARY.
2.  CREATED AS AN INDEPENDENT ARMED SERVICE ON 18 SEPTEMBER 1947, THE U.S. AIR FORCE HAS ALWAYS EXCEEDED THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AND ITS CITIZENS.  COMBINING INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY WITH SKILL AND COURAGE, THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE AIR FORCE CONSISTENTLY DEMONSTRATE VALOR AND SELFLESSNESS IN THE CONDUCT OF COMBAT AND HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD.
3.  TODAY, THE MARINE CORPS IS PROUD TO STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH YOU IN DEFENSE OF OUR NATION AND OUR WAY OF LIFE.  IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE AND MARINE CORPS HAS FLOURISHED AS WE OPERATED SIDE BY SIDE IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, LIBYA AND MANY OTHER LOCATIONS.  AS YOU GATHER TO CELEBRATE THIS HISTORIC OCCASION, PAUSE AND REMEMBER THOSE THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE AND TAKE PRIDE IN KNOWING THAT YOU ARE THE WORLD'S FINEST AIR FORCE.
4.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND SEMPER FIDELIS.  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//