CSUSB To Celebrate The Air Force 70th Birthday
San Bernardino, Calif. – In recognition of the U.S. Air Force’s 70th birthday, Cal State San Bernardino’s Veterans Success Center and CSUSB Air Force ROTC Detachment 002 will celebrate the heritage of the men and women who served, or currently serve, in that branch of the military.
The celebration will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, at 1:30 p.m., for a presentation with retired Chief Master Sgt. Hugh Wagner in the Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Building, a flyover from pilot Randy Ball in a T-34 Beechcraft and a cake-cutting ceremony.
The free event, which will be the sixth time since 2012 that the CSUSB Veterans Success Centerhosted a celebration for the U.S. Air Force, is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Parking on campus is $6.
William Lewis, student assistant for the Veterans Success Center, said that an Air Force birthday celebration is essential for Cal State San Bernardino.
“It’s important to have a celebration for the Air Force here at Cal State San Bernardino specifically because, one, we host a detachment that is full of bright young minds that are coming in and are hoping to join the United States Air Force, and it’s also good for community engagement so that way the average person gets to see what the Air Force is all about and some of their history,” said Lewis.
To RSVP, please call the Veterans Success Center at (909) 537-5195 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Air Force was established on Sept. 18, 1947, with the implementation of the National Security Act, which recognized the U.S. Air Force as a separate military service equal to the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.
For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.