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Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, left, Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency celebrates the Air Force’s 65th birthday on Tuesday by cutting a cake.  The Air Force was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947, making it the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, left, Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency celebrates the Air Force’s 65th birthday on Tuesday by cutting a cake. The Air Force was formed as a separate branch of the military on September 18, 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947, making it the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed.