The Air Force and friends began celebrating the service’s 60th anniversary as an independent force last year with the dedication of the new Air Force memorial. Since then, people—young and old—around the globe have commemorated the momentous event on Sept. 18, 1947, in a variety of ways. Click here to find a collection of images from some of those activities. And, click here to reach the Air Force 60th calendar for activities still to come.
Two Airmen endured -45 degree temperatures during an Arctic survival course in the far north, where national security experts worry the U.S. is underprepared to counter Russia or China.