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Celebrating 67 years of innovation

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  • By Staff Sgt. Steven R. Doty
  • 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
Sept. 18, 2014 marks the 67th anniversary of the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947 under President Truman, which created the Air Force as a separate military service in 1947.

For 67 years, the Air Force has seen remarkable innovations that have impacted our ability to maintain our effectiveness through our core missions of air and space superiority; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; rapid global mobility; global strike; and command and control.

According to the Air Force Core Missions statement, the Air Force is effective precisely because its interdependent operations are synchronized to provide an unparalleled array of airpower options, giving America the ability to respond quickly anywhere in the world.

In keeping with the spirit of innovation development, both then and into the future, we asked Team XL members, "67 years from now, when we are celebrating the Air Force's 134th birthday, what sort of innovations do you think will be a part of our Air Force?"

The answers were as varied as they were creative. See their responses Here