The Air Force Ball

Every year, the Air Force celebrates its anniversary or “birthday” in a memorable and traditional way. The official birth of the USAF, as it is known today, is September 18, 1947, when it became its own entity swithin the US Armed Forces. Now, Brigadier General Billy Mitchell, General Hap Arnold and General Dwight Eisenhower all advocated for our separate service, and the AF Ball continues that advocacy in a celebratory way!

This extraordinary formal celebration is open to the public, as AFA Dayton Wright Chapter and Wright Patterson Airforce Base partner together for a successful event yearly. The Air Force Ball focus is on honoring the exceptional personnel that energize the heartbeat of our nation. This joyous occasion brings together military personnel, their families, distinguished guests, and members of the community to celebrate the remarkable heritage and accomplishments of the Air Force as we shape the next generation of strategic capability. Our gathering during the Air Force Ball is just one historic reminder of what it means to be part of the world’s greatest Air Force!