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New Book Explores Military Acquisition After World War II

New Book Explores Military Acquisition After World War II

A new book published by the Historical Office of the Secretary of Defense describes changes in military weapons systems acquisition during the 15 years following World War II. “Rearming for the Cold War 1945-1960″ by retired Air Force Col. Elliott […]


Doolittle raiders honored at ceremony marking 70th anniversary of historic mission

Doolittle raiders honored at ceremony marking 70th anniversary of historic mission

The five remaining members of the famous Jimmy Doolittle Tokyo Raid were honored in a banquet at the National Museum of the United States Air Force here April 19. Four of the raiders were in attendance, Staff Sgt. David J. […]


Seymour Johnson AFB Airmen launch F-15Es to honor WWII victory

Seymour Johnson AFB Airmen launch F-15Es to honor WWII victory

Airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing honored their heritage by launching nearly 70 F-15E Strike Eagles in a Turkey Shoot training mission April 16 here. The Strike Eagles taxied one after the next down the base flightline before heading to […]


Tuskegee Airman laid to rest at Arlington

Tuskegee Airman laid to rest at Arlington

Family members, friends and fellow service members gathered Jan. 20 here to honor the life and contributions of an original Tuskegee Airmen. Retired Lt. Col. Luke Weathers, 90, a member of the 302nd Fighter Squadron during World War II, received […]


THE LOVE OF FLIGHT – Part 3 – RECON – Military Videos – The Pentagon Channel

THE LOVE OF FLIGHT – Part 3 – RECON – Military Videos – The Pentagon Channel

THE LOVE OF FLIGHT – Part 3 – RECON – Military Videos – The Pentagon Channel

THE LOVE OF FLIGHT – Part 3 – RECON – Military Videos – The Pentagon Cha…


US marks 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

US marks 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor joined in a moment’s silence, as flags were lowered across the country to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan’s history-changing onslaught. Amid emotional scenes, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recalled how the surprise Japanese […]


70 years after Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona still weeps

70 years after Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona still weeps

Seventy years after Pearl Harbor, the wreck of the Arizona, the giant battleship sunk by Japanese warplanes, still leaks oil, evoking for some the tears of the thousand sailors who went down with their ship on that day of “infamy.” […]


WWII bombs defused after 45,000 evacuated in German city

WWII bombs defused after 45,000 evacuated in German city

Bomb disposal experts on Sunday defused two World War II bombs after the evacuation of about 45,000 people from their homes in the western German city of Koblenz, officials said. A 1.8-tonne British bomb and a smaller US bomb were […]


Japanese American Soldiers will receive Congressional gold medal

Japanese American Soldiers will receive Congressional gold medal

More than 1,500 Japanese American representatives, including Soldiers, widows and family members associated with the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442d Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service, collectively known as “Go for Broke,” will descend upon the nation’s capital this […]


 
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