1988: At Palmdale, Northrop unveils the B-2 Stealth Bomber.
1970: SON TAY RAID. A special USAF and Army task force of volunteers tries to rescue US servicemen from the Son Tay POW camp […]
1962: CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. President John F. Kennedy announces the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis after the Soviets remove all IRBMs from Cuba. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfjnfbw4rI4
2007: WAR ON TERROR. Air Mobility Command passes a major milestone when one of its aircraft flies the command’s one millionth sortie since 11 […]
2006: AFSOC receives its first CV-22 at Hurlburt Field. US SOC commander Gen Doug Brown, USA conducts the arrival ceremony.
1942: The first women enter USAAF flight training at the Houston Municipal Airport; the unit is designated the 319th Army Air Force Flying Training […]
1974: McDonnell-Douglas delivers the first F-15 to TAC; President Gerald R. Ford accepts it at Luke AFB.
1971: Mariner IX, launched on 30 May 1971, goes into an elliptical orbit around Mars, and its first photographs are broadcast live by national […]
1921: FIRST AIR-TO-AIR REFUELING. Wesley May, with a 5-gallon can of gasoline strapped to his back, steps from the wing of a Lincoln Standard […]
1967: MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous service this date HH-3 pilot Capt Gerald O. Young receives the Medal. Citation: http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3455/young-gerald-o.php MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous […]