September 18, 1947

1947     Aboard the VC-54C “Sacred Cow,” which becomes Air Force-1, Pres Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 separating the USAF from the US […]

September 15, 2004

  2004: Formal groundbreaking and site dedication of the United States Air Force Memorial is held in Arlington, VA.

September 14, 2006

2006:    Chief of Staff Gen T. Michael Moseley selects the name “Reaper” for the new MQ-9 hunter-killer UAV.

September 13, 1943

    1943:    The 52nd Troop Carrier Wing uses 80+ troop transports to drop 1,200 paratroopers on Italy’s Salerno Beach, with no losses of planes […]

September 11, 2001

2011: President George W. Bush initiates a war on terrorism and homeland-defense efforts with combat air patrols within the US under operations NOBLE EAGLE and […]

September 8, 1967

1967:    A1C Duane D. Hackney (ARRS) becomes 1st living enlisted man to receive the Air Force Crossfor rescuing a pilot downed in North Vietnam jungles.

September 7, 1956

1956:    MACKAY TROPHY. At Edwards AFB, Capt Iven C. Kincheloe sets altitude record of 126,000 for manned flight in Bell X-2 rocket-powered aircraft.  

September 5, 1983

1983:    Capt Robert J. Goodman and his KC-135 from Loring escort/tow F-4 to Gander through 4 continuous refuelings, receive Mackay Trophy.