Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy 70th Birthday, United States Air Force!

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue;
Hands of men blasted the world asunder;
How they lived God only knew! (God only knew then!)
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings, ever to soar!
With scouts before And bombers galore. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Here's a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast, the U.S. Air Force!

Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the wings level and true;
If you'd live to be a grey-haired wonder
Keep the nose out of the blue! (Out of the blue, boy!)
Flying men, guarding the nation's border,
We'll be there, followed by more!
In echelon we carry on. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!


  1. Happy 70th to the Air Force.
    Carol L

  2. I only knew the first line to that - thanks.

  3. I remember singing that in the school choir.

  4. I have one of those key rings, only mine is cloth

  5. Happy Birthday USAF!!

    I'm actually suprised at how many words to the song I know.

  6. My husband retired after 24 years in the USAF. Thank you for posting the complete words to the song. I have not see all the verses before. It was a great life, not without its problems, but I wouldn't have traded it for anything. We were hoping to stay in longer, but With SAC disappearing and my husband's bout with cancer, it wasn't to be. He was in B-52's and FB-111's.