August 1st is US Air Force Day. Now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to thank your Air Force members for their service this year. Might we suggest a gift of a custom challenge coin? Historically speaking, coins have been used to honor, thank, and reward military members for decades.
The History of the United States Air Force
The US Air Force has been around since 1947. It was initially a part of the US Army but split off to form its own branch of the military over sixty years ago. The US Air Force is one of the seven American uniformed services and one of three military departments making up the Department of Defense.
According to AirForce-Magazine.com, “The U.S. Air Force provides air support to ground troops and aids in the recovery of troops in the field. As of 2012, the service operates 5,484 aircraft, 450 ICBMs and 63 satellites. It has a $140 billion budget with 332,854 active personnel, 185,522 civilian personnel, 71,400 reserve personnel, and 106,700 air guard personnel.”
Famous Members of the US Air Force
Throughout the years, a number of celebrities have served our country. According to the Huffington Post, some famous members of the Air Force included:
- Comedian Drew Carey
- Rapper Ice-T
- Rapper MC Hammer
- Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Tony award winner Mel Brooks
- Actor Chuck Norris
- Four-Time Emmy winner Dennis Franz
- Motivation speaker and former talk show host Montel Williams
- Actor and comedian Bill Cosby
- · Actor Tom Selleck
- · Actor Kirk Douglas
- · Actor Gene Hackman
- · Actor Clint Eastwood
- · Comedian Don Rickles
- · Actor Mickey Rooney
- · Actor Kris Kristofferson
- · Comedian Carl Reiner
- · Actor on the show, the A Team, Mr. T
- Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak
- Singer Tony Bennett
As you can see from the list above, there were a lot of famous comedians, singers, and actors who served our country. Today’s list is growing by the minute. Let us commend those individuals for the sacrifice that they made and the determination that they have shown by being part of our uniformed services here in the United States.
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