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Happy 67th Birthday, U.S. Air Force

(left) Col. James Denbow Jr., Air Force Technical Applications Center, and Airman 1st Class Juan Monsalve, 45th Aerospace Medical Squadron, cut an Air Force birthday cake, Sept. 19, 2014, during the Air Force Ball in Melbourne, Fla. Denbow was the longest serving active-duty member and Monsalve was the most junior enlisted, in attendance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

(left) Col. James Denbow Jr., Air Force Technical Applications Center, and Airman 1st Class Juan Monsalve, 45th Aerospace Medical Squadron, cut an Air Force birthday cake, Sept. 19, 2014, during the Air Force Ball in Melbourne, Fla. Denbow was the longest serving active-duty member and Monsalve was the most junior enlisted, in attendance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, 45th Space Wing commander, speaks during the Air Force Ball, an event hosted to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s birthday, in Melbourne, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014. Though Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force as we know it today, the truth is that the Air Force has a rich history that can be traced as far back as to the Civil War with the Union Army Balloon Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, 45th Space Wing commander, speaks during the Air Force Ball, an event hosted to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s birthday, in Melbourne, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014. Though Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force as we know it today, the truth is that the Air Force has a rich history that can be traced as far back as to the Civil War with the Union Army Balloon Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

First Lt. Emanuel Nunez, 45th Launch Support Squadron, sings the National Anthem, during the Air Force Ball, an event hosted to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s 67th birthday, in Melbourne, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014. Though Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force as we know it today, the truth is that the Air Force has a rich history that can be traced as far back as to the Civil War with the Union Army Balloon Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

First Lt. Emanuel Nunez, 45th Launch Support Squadron, sings the National Anthem, during the Air Force Ball, an event hosted to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s 67th birthday, in Melbourne, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014. Though Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force as we know it today, the truth is that the Air Force has a rich history that can be traced as far back as to the Civil War with the Union Army Balloon Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Members of the 45th Space Wing Honor Guard salute the POW/MIA table during the Air Force Ball, an event hosted to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s birthday, in Melbourne, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014. The POW/MIA table symbolizes that members of our profession of arms are still missing from our midst. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Members of the 45th Space Wing Honor Guard salute the POW/MIA table during the Air Force Ball, an event hosted to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s birthday, in Melbourne, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014. The POW/MIA table symbolizes that members of our profession of arms are still missing from our midst. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Capt. Molly Clark, of the 45th Aerospace Medicine Squadron and emcee, speaks to guests during the Air Force Ball, an event hosted to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s birthday, in Melbourne, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014. Though Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force as we know it today, the truth is that the Air Force has a rich history that can be traced as far back as to the Civil War with the Union Army Balloon Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Capt. Molly Clark, of the 45th Aerospace Medicine Squadron and emcee, speaks to guests during the Air Force Ball, an event hosted to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s birthday, in Melbourne, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014. Though Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force as we know it today, the truth is that the Air Force has a rich history that can be traced as far back as to the Civil War with the Union Army Balloon Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, 45th Space Wing commander, presents Ret. Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton, guest speaker, and Air Force education and training command and former commander, with a gift for the Tuskegee Airmen incorporate chapter, in Newton’s name, Sept. 19, 2014, during the Air Force birthday celebration, Melbourne, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, 45th Space Wing commander, presents Ret. Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton, guest speaker, and Air Force education and training command and former commander, with a gift for the Tuskegee Airmen incorporate chapter, in Newton’s name, Sept. 19, 2014, during the Air Force birthday celebration, Melbourne, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Second Lt. Jacob Myers, 1st Range Operations Squadron and emcee, speaks to guests during the Air Force Ball, an event hosted to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s birthday, in Melbourne, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014. Though Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force as we know it today, the truth is that the Air Force has a rich history that can be traced as far back as to the Civil War with the Union Army Balloon Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Second Lt. Jacob Myers, 1st Range Operations Squadron and emcee, speaks to guests during the Air Force Ball, an event hosted to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s birthday, in Melbourne, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014. Though Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force as we know it today, the truth is that the Air Force has a rich history that can be traced as far back as to the Civil War with the Union Army Balloon Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

(left) Senior Master Sgt. Joshua McGee, Air Force Technical Applications Center, presents a ceremonial sword to Capt. Steven Svoboda and 1st Lt. Lori Brown, the oldest and youngest students in the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Equal Opportunity Advisor Course, Class 14-3, Sept. 19, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The duo cut the first piece of the Air Force's 67th birthday cake during a DEOMI ceremony, in which Chief Master Sgt. Craig Neri, 45th Space Wing command chief was guest speaker for the celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Cory Long) (Released)

(left) Senior Master Sgt. Joshua McGee, Air Force Technical Applications Center, presents a ceremonial sword to Capt. Steven Svoboda and 1st Lt. Lori Brown, the oldest and youngest students in the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Equal Opportunity Advisor Course, Class 14-3, Sept. 19, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The duo cut the first piece of the Air Force's 67th birthday cake during a DEOMI ceremony, in which Chief Master Sgt. Craig Neri, 45th Space Wing command chief was guest speaker for the celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Cory Long) (Released)

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Team Patrick-Cape celebrated the United States Air Force's 67th birthday in Melbourne Florida, Sept. 19, 2014. Though Sept. 18, 1947, is seen as the official birth of the Air Force as we know it today, the truth is that the Air Force has a rich history that can be traced as far back as to the Civil War with the Union Army Balloon Corps.

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