June 29, 1955

1955: The first Boeing B-52B Stratofortress, the first operational version of the B-52, (serial number 52-8711) enters operational service with SAC at Castle AFB and […]

June 26, 1994

  1994: A 60th Airlift Wing C-5 from Travis AFB flies a 34-ton Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine to Chernobyl, Ukraine. There medical specialists use […]

June 25, 1996

1996: Terrorists bomb Khobar Towers near King Abdul-Aziz AB, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 Air Force personnel and injuring 300 others. It is the worst terrorist […]

June 24, 1996

  1996: Exercise MARCOT ’96. SECAF Sheila E. Widnall flies on one of three B-52s from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB. Widnall and […]

June 23, 1944

1944: MEDAL OF HONOR. 2Lt David R. Kingsley, 97th Bombardment Group, Fifteenth Air Force, receives a Medal of Honor for putting his own parachute on […]

June 22, 1982

  1982: The first KC-135R (number 61-0293) re-engined with CFM-56 engines rolls out of the Boeing plant in Wichita.

June 19, 1998

1998: The C-32, military version of the Boeing 757-200 extended range aircraft, is selected along with the C-37A to replace the aging fleet of C-137 […]

June 18, 1965

1965: The 1st Air Commando Squadron, 34th Tactical Group, Bien Hoa AB receives the Presidential Unit Citation. This is the first USAF unit so honored […]

June 17, 1993

1993: At Minot AFB, Lt Col Patricia Fornes becomes the 740th Missile Squadron commander. She is the first woman to command a combat missile unit. […]

June 16, 1936

  1936: Seversky Aircraft Company receives a contract to build P-35s for the Army. It was the Army’s first single-seat fighter with a closed cockpit […]