2001: Operation SWIFT FREEDOM. C-17s land in Afghanistan on an airstrip about 80 miles south of Kandahar to deliver Navy Seabees.
1941: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States; Congress responds in kind with a similar declarations against them.
1933: The Army accepts Martin’s first production-model B-10 bomber. It was the first all-metal monoplane bomber with an internal bomb bay, retractable gear, rotating gun […]
1968: MEDAL OF HONOR. While flying a UH-1F helicopter, 1Lt James P. Fleming twice exposes his aircraft to intense hostile fire while rescuing a […]
1983: The West German Parliament approves Ground Launch Cruise Missile and Pershing II missile deployments in West Germany.
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.