Air Force Ball
Air Force uniforms from several decades were worn by service members in depiction of the Air Force’s heritage during Joint Base San Antonio's 67th Air Force birthday celebration Saturday at the Westin Hotel in San Antonio. Celebrating the Air Force's birthday is a chance to foster tradition and heritage, build esprit de corps, and commemorate the service’s legacy. The Air Force is comprised of more than 680,000 Airmen, made up of active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilians. The Air Force's core missions are rooted in its original roles and responsibilities that were assigned in 1947. Today, the core missions are air and space superiority, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike and command and control.
(U.S. Air Force photos by Desiree Palacios)