R 161443Z SEP 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 75TH BIRTHDAY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of all Marines, it is my honor to congratulate the United States Air Force on its 75th birthday.
2. Since 18 September 1947, American Airmen have controlled the skies and projected airpower throughout the globe in defense of the United States and our allies. Marines are proud to have served and flown alongside the Air Force’s maintainers and pilots in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Marines everywhere confidently face the national security challenges of the future, knowing they will succeed alongside the world’s greatest air force.
3. Professionalism, courage, and cutting edge innovation have defined the men and women of the Air Force in combat, deterrence, and humanitarian assistance throughout its history. As you celebrate 75 years of excellence as an independent service, all Marines honor your sacrifices and are proud to stand with you in service to the Nation. Aim high – fly, fight, and win. Happy Birthday.
4. Semper Fidelis, David H. Berger, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//