2001: Operation SWIFT FREEDOM. C-17s land in Afghanistan on an airstrip about 80 miles south of Kandahar to deliver Navy Seabees.
1972: The US Geological Survey completes a map of Mars–the first detailed map of another planet–from 1,500 of 7,000 photos taken by Mariner IX, which […]
1969: Arnold Engineering and Development Center completes testing on the General Electric TF39 turbofan engine, destined for the C-5 Galaxy.
1952: MEDAL OF HONOR. Maj Charles J. Loring deliberately crashes his damaged aircraft into enemy gun emplacements. receives Medal of Honor posthumously. Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3150/loring-charles-j-jr.php
1994: Project SAPPHIRE. Thru 23 Nov, three C-5s from the 436 AW carry 1,300 pounds of highly enriched uranium from Kazakhstan to Dover AFB to […]
1964: MACKAY TROPHY/DRAGON ROUGE RESCUE MISSION. Pope C-130 crews receive trophy for airlift and extraction, freeing hostages in the Congo.
2006: AFSOC receives its first CV-22 at Hurlburt Field. US SOC commander Gen Doug Brown conducts the arrival ceremony.
1942: The first women enter US AAF flight training at the Houston Municipal Airport; the unit is designated the 319th Army Air Force Flying Training […]
1966: The first jet landing on Antarctica takes place, a MAC C-141 with Capt Howard Geddes at the controls.
1961: At Malmstrom AFB, a Site Activation Task Force accepts the first Minuteman I (Model A) operational silo.