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USAF Birthday

September 18
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 18 of September, repeating until September 18, 2030

The official Air Force Birthday is recognized as September 18, 1947, which is the date of the passage of the National Security Act of 1947. That legislation created what would later become to known as the United States Department of Defense. This established the United States Air Force as a separate branch of military service.…

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 18
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day third of September, repeating until September 20, 2030

The third Friday in September is recognized as POW/MIA Day, a time to remember the sacrifices of prisoners of war (POW) and service members who are missing in action (MIA). Until 1979, there was no formal recognition day set aside for these important men and women in uniform. The first observance of POW/MIA day included…

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