Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in observance of the 65th birthday of the United States Air Force:
"For 65 years the United States Air Force has defended and protected our nation with honor and courage. Today, as we mark the Air Force's birthday, we commend our servicemen and women for their service and sacrifice. Our airmen and women represent the best of our country, and we honor their unwavering commitment and perseverance to defending freedom at home and abroad.
"North Dakotans are especially proud of the airmen and women stationed in Grand Forks, Fargo and Minot. These individuals play a key role in defending our country and reflect the outstanding work the Air Force has undertaken during the past 65 years. For this, we say thank you, and Happy Birthday Air Force!"