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Happy 73rd birthday United States Air Force

The National Security Act of 1947 was implemented on September 18 giving birth to a brand new military branch of service, the United States Air Force.

The National Security Act of 1947 was implemented on September 18 giving birth to a brand new military branch of service, the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Jim Varhegyi)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The National Security Act of 1947 was implemented on September 18 giving birth to a brand new military branch of service, the United States Air Force.