The 18th of September each year has been set aside to recognize the birthday of the United States Air Force.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces, and one of the seven American uniformed services. Initially formed as a part of the United States Army on 1 August 1907, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947. It is the youngest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the fourth in order of precedence. The USAF is the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world. The Air Force articulates its core missions as air and space superiority, global integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control.
The Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania is joining other national aviation museums around the country in celebrating this very important day by sharing some very unique and history making aircraft with you on special tours to allow you to understand how they played a role in shaping the history of the United States.
We ask you to set aside Wednesday, 18 September 2019 as a day for you or your organization to visit us and enjoy these tours. You will have the opportunity to not only view these special aircraft but to look into the cockpits and imagine yourself as the pilot flying it into the history books.
The Mid Atlantic Air Museum will be open this day from 9:30 AM till 4:00 PM to share these experiences with you. The U.S. Air Force C-97 Stratofreighter will be open this day for touring and is included in the price of admission. Don't miss this special opportunity to tour the inside of this very special aircraft.