By John Bigelow By early summer, 1959, my friend, Murray, an ex-F-86 fighter jock fresh from the Royal Canadian Air Force, and I, a furloughed Canadian C-46 copilot, were newly graduated crop-dusters. Murray had...
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Forty years ago the United States Air Force needed to improve their success rate in aerial combat over Vietnam, where it had fallen from 10:1 during the Korean conflict, to lower than 1:1 at times,...
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.— A B-52H ‘Stratofortress’ left the Boneyard today after regeneration maintenance and flew to Barksdale AFB. This is the first time a B-52 has been regenerated and flown from the...
USS Bataan LHD-5 (Nick BIG 5) VMM-263 ends longest Navy deployment in 40 years and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit
The USS BATAAN LHD-5 is an amphibious assault ship of the US Navy, 40650 tons displacement, 257.2 meters long, 33.5 meters wide, 42.6 meters flight deck width, 8.2 meters draft, 70000 PS and 20+...
The 18th Aggressor Squadron (18 AGRS) has called Alaska’s Eielson AFB home since 2007. Flying modified F-16 jet fighters, the 18th AGRS “prepares Combat Air Force, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow’s victories through challenging,...
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