Air Force 60th Anniversary
U.S. Air Force
US Air Force 60th Anniversary
No other aviation force has proven as powerful or as dominant as the U.S. Air Force over the past sixty years.
Tracing its roots to the Army Signal Corps, the U.S. Air Force was established as an independent arm of the U.S. Military in 1947 and has since amassed an unparalleled record of achievement and success. Operating as the world's most modernized aviation force, the U.S. Air Force maintains nine major commands, each tailored to meet a specific mission and collectively positioned to confront any threat to America's national security. Through command and control of the most advanced intelligence gathering, communications, and battlespace management technology available, Air Force personnel continue to meet every demand and conquer every challenge to America's sovereignty, carrying on a tradition of excellence begun six decades ago.
This coin honors the 60th Anniversary of the United States Air Force and pays tribute to all the courageous men and women who have served this invincible force. The obverse contains the official 60th Anniversary emblem, which contains the classic wing and star Army Air Corps emblem, adopted by the Air Force in 1947. The anniversary emblem also contains a sphere, divided into blue and black sections, representing the Air Force's commitment to global defense and space exploration. Finally, the three white lines represent the jet stream of three aircraft streaking through the air. The reverse contains the Air Force official emblem.
Minted in a nickel alloy, this coin contains enamel highlights on both the obverse and reverse. Each coin comes packaged with a header card that details the fascinating history of the U.S. Air Force.
™ Department of the Air Force. Officially Licensed Product of the Department of the Air Force (www.airforce.com).
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