1951: Col Michael N. McCoy, the 306th Bomb Wing Commander, flies SAC’s first operational Boeing B-47 (No. 50-008) to his wing at MacDill AFB. […]
1985: Tactical Air Command launches its first missile from Vandenberg AFB. The Tomahawk Ground Launch Cruise Missile was also the first of its kind […]
2005: After five decades of service, USAF and Lockheed Martin launch the last Titan IV B rocket from Vandenberg, its 200th launch.
1962: The military leadership discusses actions in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Air Force Reserve mobilizes eight troop carrier wings and six aerial port […]
1918: Brig Gen William “Billy” Mitchell briefs General John J. Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, on a plan to airdrop elements of 1st […]
1943: Lockheed receives a contract to produce the XP-80 Shooting Star, the first true American jet-propelled fighter.
1970: TROPIC MOON. From Ubon Royal Thai AFB, the 13th Bomb Squadron flies its first night interdiction combat mission in Vietnam with the B-57G. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu7bIYOJOlY
1944: Lt Chuck Yeager earns “ace-in-a-day” recognition as he is credited with five aerial victories in a single engagement.
1910: Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President to fly in an aircraft, as a passenger with Archibald Hoxsey in a Wright biplane at […]
1972: Competitive flight tests between the YA-9 and YA-10 begin.