69 years ago, President Harry Truman called for the Air Force Reserve to be established. Following World War II, it was clear that the United States had to remain ready for battle in the sky.
Since its formation, the Air Force Reserve has become an invaluable asset to the Air Force and military as a whole. The Reserve performs about 20 percent of the Air Force’s work, both traditional and specialized.
We’re thankful today for the men and woman who stand ready when needed in the Air Force Reserve. Happy birthday!