by K. Mullins
Cadets and Cadre of Det 425 celebrated the Air Force's 72nd birthday on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. The traditional Air Force birthday cake was cut with a Det 425 "A Cut Above" sword by the oldest and the youngest airman to attend.
Brief history of the Air Force:
The National Security Act of 1947 became law on July 26, 1947. It created the Department of the Air Force, headed by a Secretary of the Air Force. Under the Department of the Air Force, the act established the United States Air Force, headed by the Chief of Staff, USAF. On Sept. 18, 1947, W. Stuart Symington became Secretary of the Air Force, and on Sept. 26, Gen. Carl A. Spaatz became the USAF's first Chief of Staff. ("Air Force History." military.com. 2019)