United States Air Force

Air Force Challenge Coins.

November 5, 2013

  So for years the USAF has had a tradition that when a group of airmen are sitting at a table at a bar, someone pulls out a unit coin and challenges to see who does not have their coin on their person. He or she who did not have that coin, paid for the […]

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Unusual Foreign And Domestic World War II Recruitment And Propaganda Posters.

September 24, 2013

              Source wiki . Related Posts:More great WWII Propaganda PostersGerman World War II Propaganda Posters.Georgian Army Recruitment VideoNewest Marine Corps CommercialFairly Hilarious Indian Military Recruitment Video Features Bollywood Like Sound Track.

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More Amazing US Manufacturing Statistics From World War II.

May 2, 2013

      The US total military built a grand total of 324,750 aircraft during the Second World War.   We built 99,950 fighters, 97,810 bombers, 23,928 transport, and 57,623 training aircraft.         Keep in mind, this is just aircraft production.   Britain built 131,549 combat aircraft; not the least of which […]

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Hiroshima And Nagasaki Did Not Convince Japan To Surrender.

April 15, 2013

  Bombing of Yokohama   .    B-29s Bombing of Yokohama . Bombing of Yokohama . Bombing of Yokohama . Bombing of Shizoku . Bombing of Gifu . Bombing of Ogasaki . Bombing of Toyama . The story so far.  Japan attacked American assets in the Pacific in World War II. We counterattacked. They fought us […]

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Excerpt from Sled Driver, by Major Brian Shul.

March 15, 2013

  Walt continues to update me with numerous reactions he sees on the DEF panel. He is receiving missile tracking signals. With each mile we traverse, every two seconds, I become more uncomfortable driving deeper into this barren and hostile land. I am glad the DEF panel is not in the front seat. It would […]

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In World War II, Firebombing Was A Much More Efficient Way Of Destroying Cities Than Nukes.

March 12, 2013

  Hamburg After The Firebombing   At the behest of Sir Arthur Travers Harris, the British air chief who advanced the notion of strategic bombing, the United States joined the Royal Air Force in massive bombing raids on the Axis forces. Despite the tremendous destructive power of the nuclear weaponry, nothing seems to have done […]

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The A2 Bomber Jacket Was Often A Canvas II.

March 4, 2013

The A2 Leather Bomber jacket was a classic piece of gear actually made famous by dashing actors posing as pilots in Hollywood productions. Here from Collectorsweekly.com are a few A2s featuring newly introduced art on them.           B-17 bomber “Goin’ My Way”, B-17, 100th Bomber Group. 33 missions. From Jeff Spielberg. […]

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The A2 Bomber Jacket Was Often A Canvass. Part I.

March 3, 2013

  The A2 Leather Bomber jacket was a classic piece of gear actually made famous by dashing actors posing as pilots in Hollywood productions. Here from Collectorsweekly.com are a few A2s featuring newly introduced art on them.         B-24 bomber “Final Approach” 458 Bomber Group, From Leighton Longhi.       B-24 […]

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Project Tip-Tow.

December 14, 2012

  Project Tip Tow     October 20th, 1950, the United States Air Force continues long term and creative innovations to extend the force projection of piston engine bombers. Perhaps one way to increase the range of strikes on enemies in battle would be for a bomber like a B-29 to tow into theatre two […]

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A Project To Track Every Bomb We Have Ever Dropped.

August 6, 2012

  MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Six years ago it seemed a zany idea when Lieutenant Colonel Jenns Robertson , 45, a bespectacled Minnesota native with an outsized gee-whiz quality even by military standards, began a rather unusual hobby: documenting a century of US air power — bomb by bomb. Robertson asked: “What if […]

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Sherman Alexander Hemsley, United States Air Force Veteran, Passes.

July 26, 2012

  Sherman Alexander Hemsley (February 1, 1938 – July 24, 2012) was an actor who appeared in All In The Family, The Jeffersons, and did Voice Over work on animated features as well. He served for four years in the United States Air Force. He was 74.   Source: Wikipedia Related Posts:Dresden Was Our Guernica.The Bell […]

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Sergeant George Linsdsey, USAF, Played “Goober” On Andy Griffith, Has Died At 83.

May 7, 2012

George Lindsey, 12/7/1935 to 5/6/2012 played Goober Beasley on Andy Griffith, and spent twenty years on Hee Haw. He also starred in comedies like Cannonball Run. Herbie the Love Bug, C.H.I.P.S., and did numerous voice overs as well.   Lindsey was born and raised in Alabama and lived in Nashville when he passed yesterday. He […]

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$250,000,000.00 Per Plane

November 29, 2010
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  OK, An F-22 is missing on its way back to Elmendorf AFB in Alaska. According to AP the 1.75 billion would mean seven more Raptors. Tell me, does it ever make sense to spend a quarter of a billion dollars on a single fighter plane? Save Related Posts:Russian Fighter SU-37 Propaganda Film

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I Was The Creative Director On This Shoot And I Was On This Plane With Other Members Of My Team.

November 2, 2010

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Blue Eyes

July 18, 2010

U.S. Air Force officials are exploring new ways to marry signals and imagery intelligence collection to find enemies on the ground in Afghanistan. One such project collocates collection of these two types of intelligence on slow-flying tactical Hawker Beechcraft King Air 90s. The program, dubbed Blue Devil, is designed to help operators more easily locate […]

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Me At David-Monthan AFB

April 11, 2010

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Shooting At Luke AFB

February 23, 2010

“GLENDALE, Ariz. — Authorities say two men were shot by security officers after they drove a stolen car through a gate at an Air Force base outside Phoenix during a police chase. Officials say one of the men died and the other was wounded. The crash occurred at the entrance to Luke Air Force Base […]

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Global Hawk Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft Sent To Aid Haitian Relief Effort.

January 14, 2010

“One immense irony of the terrible destruction the earthquake wreaked in Haiti is that the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country is getting much of the world’s most sophisticated and expensive technology in its time of need. Global Hawk, the high-​​flying reconnaissance UAV which costs roughly $135 million apiece, left Beale Air Force Base on Jan. 13 for […]

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This Old Air Force Recruitment Ad Would Go Well With The New Air Force “It’s Not Science Fiction” Campaign

December 29, 2009

Creatives were Chad Berry, Brett Stiles, and Brian Born. Related Posts:Dresden Was Our Guernica.The Bell P-59 Airacomet. It Saw Little Action But Taught Us Volumes.A Project To Track Every Bomb We Have Ever Dropped.Sherman Alexander Hemsley, United States Air Force Veteran, Passes.Sergeant George Linsdsey, USAF, Played “Goober” On Andy Griffith, Has Died At 83.

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USAF Makes Cuts

November 25, 2009

“The Air Force announced plans on Monday to cut 3,700 Airmen, saying the mix of a poor economy and good retention has swelled its ranks beyond manageability. The service will cut 2,074 officers and 1,633 enlisted Airmen through “voluntary and involuntary early separation and retirement programs,” an Air Force news release said. The reduction process […]

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