UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE

Date Signed: 5/14/2008
ALMARS Active Number: 039/06

R 151400Z SEP 06
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL ALMAR(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 039/06
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE//
RMKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE MARINE CORPS, IT IS AN HONOR TO
SALUTE THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ON THE OCCASION OF YOUR 59TH
ANNIVERSARY.  SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT AS AN INDEPENDENT SERVICE IN
1947, THE AIR FORCE HAS UNFAILINGLY LIVED UP TO ITS MOTTO OF
"INTEGRITY FIRST, SERVICE BEFORE SELF, AND EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO."
2.  FROM KOREA'S MIG ALLEY, VIETNAM'S THUD RIDGE, AND TODAY IN THE
SKIES OVER IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, THE U.S. AIR FORCE HAS MAINTAINED
AIR SUPERIORITY IN COMBAT THROUGH COURAGE, INGENUITY, AND
INNOVATION.  WHETHER FIGHTING WITH DISTINCTION IN HARM'S WAY OR
PERFORMING RELIEF OPERATIONS AROUND THE WORLD, MEMBERS OF THE UNITED
STATES AIR FORCE HAVE EARNED GLOBAL RESPECT FOR SELFLESS SACRIFICE
AND CONSTANT VIGILANCE.
3.  WE ARE PROUD TO STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THE LARGEST AND
MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED AIR FORCE IN THE WORLD.  HAPPY
BIRTHDAY AND SEMPER FIDELIS.  M. W. HAGEE, GENERAL, UNITED STATES
MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS//