Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Happy 60th to the U.S. Air Force

According to AirForceLink.com, as a child, Maj. Todd Copley had two favorite hobbies, stamp collecting and aviation.

Looking ahead to today's 60th anniversary of the Air Force celebration, the C-130 flight navigator figured out a way to combine the two.

Shown here, Maj. Copley, who is stationed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., displays a pictorial cancel and cachet he designed.

David Parks, an employee at the Marietta Post Office, worked hand-in-hand with the major in creating the postmark. He said that even though the post office hasn't officially advertised the cancellation it is already a popular item.

Although the article doesn't mention it, the cover also features the recent James Stewart commemorative. Stewart, who served in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War, retired as a Brigadier General in the Air Force Reserve.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM