Here's how you can help the Air Force celebrate its 75th birthday

Julia LeDoux
January 06, 2020 - 9:44 am
AF bday theme

Graphic by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson, Jr.

By Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson, Jr.

Secretay of the Air Force Public Affairs

ARLINGTON, Va.  – In preparation for its 75th anniversary on Sept. 18, the Air Force is soliciting birthday theme ideas from Total Force airmen and civilians. Every year in September, the Department of the Air Force dedicates a theme to celebrate the Air Force’s birthday. 

Some of the past themes include “Frontiers of Blue … this is 72!” “Focusing on heritage, warfighting capacity, and innovation,” “American Airman … Wingman, Leader, Warrior,” and “Breaking Barriers!”

Concepts for the 75th birthday theme should consider the inclusiveness of multi-domain operations, capture Airmen’s innovation and the Air Force’s heritage over the last 75 years. Considered themes should be short, concise, catchy and memorable. Submissions should also be in good taste.

All submissions and voting will take place through the IdeaScale website.

The competition submission period runs through Jan. 31 and the voting window is from Feb. 24 through March 6.

The best-qualified submissions will be considered and sent to the Air Force Chief of Staff, the vice chief of staff of the Air Force, the Air Force director of staff and the chief master sergeant of the Air Force for the final decision. 

The winner will be announced around April 1 and will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference in September to attend the Air Force’s 75th birthday celebration and meet the CSAF and CMSAF.  

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