November 21, 1970

  1970:   SON TAY RAID. A special USAF and Army task force of volunteers tries to rescue US servicemen from the Son Tay POW camp […]

November 20, 1962

1962:   CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. President John F. Kennedy announces the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis after the Soviets remove all IRBMs from Cuba.

Nomber 19, 2007

  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 […]

November 16, 2006

    2006:   AFSOC receives its first CV-22 at Hurlburt Field. US SOC commander Gen Doug Brown, USA conducts the arrival ceremony.

November 15, 1942

  1942:   The first women enter USAAF flight training at the Houston Municipal Airport; the unit is designated the 319th Army Air Force Flying Training […]

November 14, 1974

1974:   McDonnell-Douglas delivers the first F-15 to TAC; President Gerald R. Ford accepts it at Luke AFB.

November 13, 1971

  1971:   Mariner IX, launched on 30 May 1971, goes into an elliptical orbit around Mars, and its first photographs are broadcast live by national […]

November 12, 1921

  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 […]

November 9, 1967

1967:   MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous service this date HH-3 pilot Capt Gerald O. Young receives the Medal.  Citation: MEDAL OF HONOR. For valorous […]