Air Force: The Sky's the Limit
By Jalen Thomas
/ Published June 11, 2007
Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., --
The Army engages in combat on land. Water-based combat is where the Navy
comes in. In 1947, the Air Force was the third official branch of the three military forces. The Air Force pitches in when it's time for Air- based combat. The Air Force has been growing in strength since its formation. The Air Force has served the United States with dignity and unselfishness throughout its history.
The Air Force has played an integral part in every war the United States has engaged in, such as World War I, World War II and The Cold War. There were many more wars the Air Force has been involved in. This shows that the United States Air Force is truly dedicated to our country.
Many groups of men and women being committed to this country put their lives on the line to protect this country from danger. These men and women, who have served in the Air Force, are true patriots. I am pleased to say that men who are a part of my African American Heritage served in the Air Force. They were called the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee airmen served the Country very well. They were honorable men who were truly skilled in getting their job done. One assignment in particular was to invade Pantelleria in the Mediterranean Sea for the preparation of the allied intrusion.
The horizons of the Air Force are truly limitless. The horizons of the Air Force reminds me of how my African American Heritage has set horizons for me too. In the past, I know that blacks had certain obstacles in their lives that kept them from being successful. Black leaders such as Martin Luther King paved the way so that my horizons can be limitless also.