Air University Celebrates 70 Years

Unlike the founders of other military educational institutions, the founders of AU sought to break away from traditionalism, rigid thought and doctrine, and the formalization of instruction that had often characterized past military education. They, many of whom were ACTS’ graduates, established a progressive, forward-looking institution. In his dedication address, Fairchild stated, “We must guard rigorously against…. accepting answers from the past instead of digging them out of the future. This is not a post-war school system—it is a pre-war school.”

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