“The U.S. Air Force Blue”

"The U.S. Air Force Blue" was written as a recruiting song in the late 1950's. Its popularity was such that it literally saturated the country.

In fact, soon after appearing, it became part of an effort to replace "The U.S. Air Force Song" as the official service song. Though unsuccessful, the popularity of the song remains and it is performed regularly by various units of The U.S. Air Force Band.

The words, music and this arrangement of U.S. Air Force Blue have been purchased outright by the United States Air Force and are in the public domain.

The video below is black and white footage from a Universal-International movie newsreel that features the planes and chorus used in the recruiting commercial. Universal City Studios gifted Universal Newsreel to the American people, put the newsreels into the public domain, and gave film materials to the National Archives in 1976.

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“The U.S. Air Force Blue
Composed by Scott-Textor

They took the blue from the skies
And a pretty girl's eyes
And a touch of Old Glory's hue,
And gave it to the men who proudly wear
The U. S. Air Force Blue,
The U. S. Air Force Blue.

Oh they are men with a dream
On America's team
They're a rugged and ready crew,
And you can bet your boots
The world looks up
To U. S. Air Force Blue,
To U. S. Air Force Blue.

They know where they're going,
They set their course,
The sky's no limit in the Air Force.

They took the blue from the skies
And a pretty girl's eyes
And a touch of Old Glory's hue,
And gave it to the men who proudly wear
The U. S. Air Force Blue.
And you can wear it too,
The U. S. Air Force Blue.