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Alabama Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons descend into Campia Turzii, Romania, Oct. 13, 2015, after flying from Montgomery, Alabama. Four F-16 Fighting Falcons and approximately 150 Airmen from the 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama Air National Guard participated in Dacian Viper, a training deployment to Romania designed to increase readiness to conduct combined air operations and to meet future security challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Bruch/Released)

Red Tail Legacy Comes Full Circle

Airmen assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing take great pride in the heritage created for them by the Tuskegee Airmen. Today a key piece of the wing’s history has once again returned to its flightline. The legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen was born in Montgomery, Alabama, when the Tuskegee Institute’s application to conduct civilian pilot training was approved by[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 0 comments Articles, WWII Events
A VETERAN’S STORY: The wickedest Flying Witches

A VETERAN’S STORY: The wickedest Flying Witches

By Pete Mecca. To call a female pilot a “flying witch” in 2017 could bring condemnation, censorship, and protesters trampling down the weeds in my front yard. So, stick with me on this: The flying “Night Witches” of World War II gained the nickname from an adversary, out of respect for their bravery and lethal sneak attacks. Moral of the[Read More…]

by February 13, 2017 1 comment A veteran's Story, Articles, WWII Events
Introducing the Hawker Harrier II Turbine Timepiece

Introducing the Hawker Harrier II Turbine Timepiece

The Hawker Harrier is one of the world’s most iconic jet combat aircraft. Developed initially as an operational, close-support and reconnaissance fighter aircraft, the Harrier evolved directly from the Hawker P.1127 and the Kestrel F.G.A.1 prototype aircraft. During 1965, Hawker’s supersonic aircraft (P.1154) had been cancelled by the incoming Labour government and so all work at Kingston had ceased. The[Read More…]

P-47 Thunderbolt Mystery

P-47 Thunderbolt Mystery

Who are Eva and Edith? AirCorps Aviation, the warbird restoration shop based in Bemidji, Minnesota, has found an interesting artifact within the wing of the 1944 Republic P-47D-23RA they currently have under restoration. This particular aircraft is known to have served in the 5th Air Force during WWII and was abandoned at Dobodura Airfield, in Papua New Guinea. A number[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments A veteran's Story, Articles, WWII Events
Final Farewell to USS Enterprise

Final Farewell to USS Enterprise

The US Navy will decommission the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier next week. The USS Enterprise played a major role in world events that included the Cuban Missile Crisis to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.The final goodbye ceremony will take place on 3 February at Newport News Shipbuilding. That’s the same shipyard where the carrier was built. In 1954,[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 5 comments Articles, Cold War