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Solar Impulse 2 is Half Way Home

A pair of audacious explorers are redefining some long-held assumptions about the efficiency and endurance of airplanes. Swiss entrepreneurs Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have reached the midpoint of the first “around the world...

THE FIRST NIGHTHAWKS

  by William B. Scott Depicting a symbolic nighthawk in flight and worn on a man’s suit lapel, it’s just a small, innocuous silver pin. But a red ruby in the hawk’s eye silently...

An Aggressive Launch

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,...

F-111 Aardvark in Europe

During the Cold War, the United States based the EF-111A/F-111E & F-111F with the 20th & 48th TFW in the United Kingdom. While the 20th TFW received the F-111E and later the EF-111A Raven,...

Air Force Reserve Tankers

When most people read about Military units, the lime light is usually thrown upon the warrior types. In the United States Air Force, the stories normally fall on the fighter pilots and bomber crews,...

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