US Air Force turns 70; looks forward to retirement in spring
THE PENTAGON — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein revealed during the service's 70th birthday party today that the service was planning to retire sometime in the spring.
Also present for the announcement was Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, who praised the service record of the Air Force, and revealed how the Department of Defense planned to continue overseas operations without its support.
Speaking to a crowd of spectators and journalists on the front steps of the Pentagon, Goldfein spoke at length about the legacy of duty and commitment to hard work the Air Force will be leaving behind, as well as plans for the future.
“The Air Force is known even within the branches of the US military for setting the standards," he said. "Ask any Marine, and he’ll tell you that Air Force Physical Training stands apart from the pack. Ask any Army soldier, and he’ll tell you that no one is asked to live in environments comparable to the Air Force’s. Ask any Navy sailor, and he’ll tell you t…
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