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​Feb. 4, 2016, marked the 70th Anniversary of the Air Force Association, which publishes Air Force Magazine. In 1946, AFA was created by aviation pioneers Gen. James “Jimmy” Doolittle and Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold with the express purpose of establishing the Air Force as a separate service. One year later, after a nationwide grassroots advocacy campaign, the Air Force was established. Since then, AFA has spanned the jet age, the missile era, the conquest of space, the nuclear age, and the post-Cold War period. AFA has worked tirelessly to support the total Air Force family, strengthen American aerospace power, defend national security, and support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Everything AFA does advocates for a dominant Air Force. To learn more about AFA’s programs, events, or initiatives, please visit www.afa.org.