Tag: U.S. Air Force

The strategic bombing over North Vietnam lasted 11 days and its success heralded the end of the conflict The U.S. Air Force (USAF) honored the memory of those who served in Operation Linebacker II with a remembrance ceremony Dec. 16, 2016 at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam. As explained by Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo, 36th Wing Public Affairs in...
Missions such as these offer great training opportunities with a satisfying impact at the end of the day According to the article Dyess Bombers aide in SOUTHCOM drug interdiction written by Senior Airman Shannon Hall 7th Bomb Wing, drug traffickers have a new enemy. The B-1B Lancer is well known for its capability of delivering massive weapon payloads to America’s adversaries, anywhere...
  Olds shot down a MiG-21, and his 8th TFW F-4 aircrews shot down six others - about half of VPAF operational force - with no USAF losses As the U.S. Air Force (USAF) bids farewell to its last QF-4s, we celebrate the Phantom retirement remembering the unique role played by the mighty F-4 during Operation Bolo, the famous Vietnam War deception-based mission...
The MV-22 impacted shallow reef, so it wasn’t really on land, but it also wasn’t in the ocean. It was a unique environment. As reported by major media outlets on Dec. 13, 2016 an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing crash-landed in shallow water 0.6 miles (1km) off the coast of Nago in...
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History B-52B remains the only BUFF in existence that has dropped an atomic bomb As shown by the beautiful photos in this article, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has completed restoration of Boeing B-52B Stratofortress serial number 52-0013. The ambitious crowd funding campaign to restore the iconic Cold...
That time a Wife had her Wedding Ring flown at Mach 3
Throughout its nearly 24-year career, the SR-71 remained the world's fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft In 1976, it was a different time. The Cold War with the Soviet Union was in full swing and Americans were standing in line to buy gas. That year was also the country’s bicentennial birthday. To celebrate, officials decided to attempt to break some records with...
According to the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation 276 F-35's deficiencies remain unresolved Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, said in an internal memo (obtained by Bloomberg.com) to Frank Kendall, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, that a draft response to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain,...
The radar-absorbing coating, that hides the Raptor from radars, warped and started to peel off The U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, which are taking part in military operation in Syria, have started to lose their radar-absorbing coating. As reported by Aviation Week in fact the radar-absorbing coating, that hides the Raptor from radars, warped and started to peel...
Luke’s F-16 drivers are learning how to accomplish missions by complementing their toolset with the numerous, new cutting-edge capabilities of the F-35 A new era has just begun at Luke Air Force Base (AFB): the local 56th Fighter Wing (FW) in fact has started integrated direct support training for the F-16 and F-35A since October. As reported by Airman 1st Class...
U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24/7, conducting operations to deter and detect strategic attack against the United States and their allies Taken on Oct. 30, 2016 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., the cool pictures in this article feature B-2 Spirits assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) preparing to take off during exercise Global Thunder 17. Noteworthy...