1968: The US calls ANG and AFRES units to active duty based on the Pueblo Incident and increased enemy activity in Vietnam.
1964: Echo II, a balloon-type passive communications satellite, launches as the first cooperative space experiment between the U. S. and the Soviet Union.
1991: DESERT STORM: F-111F Aardvarks initiate “smart bomb” attacks against hardened aircraft shelters at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The attacks are so successful that […]
1991: Operation DESERT STORM/AIR FORCE CROSS. Capt Paul T. Johnson in his A-10 Thunderbolt II finds a downed Navy fighter pilot, who had ejected in […]
2001: Texas Governor and former Texas Air National Guardsman George W. Bush is inaugurated as President of the US. He is the first former Air […]
1976: The 180th Tactical Fighter Group (Ohio) becomes the first Air National Guard unit to participate in a Red Flag exercise at Nellis AFB, NV.
1981: IRANIAN HOSTAGE RELEASE. Iran releases 52 American hostages held in the American Embassy in Tehran after 444 days.
1950: General of the Air Force Henry H. Arnold dies of a heart ailment at Sonoma, CA.
1973: LAST AERIAL VICTORY. In their F-4D Phantom 65-0796, Capt Paul D. Howman and 1Lt Lawrence W. Kullman shoot down a MiG southwest of Hanoi […]
2005: Colonel Joseph Lanni, the 412th Test Wing Commander at Edwards AFB, delivers an F/A-22 Raptor to Langley AFB, VA. That Raptor, the fifth […]