On September 18th, 1947, President Truman signed an act that took the Army's Air Corps, and turned it into its own branch of service. »
The Heritage Flight Conference is in town. Over the next few days you lucky bastards will see some of the most awesome aircraft ever flown by the United States Military.
When I graduated from college, way back in 1991, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the USAF. Back in the day, we had to wait to enter Active Duty until we trained so we had to wait around for the Air Force to put us to work. My Dad found me an awesome job driving truck for a whopping $19 an hour, that's about… »
Yeah, so I'm a proud Dad. Frankly, I've been in the Air Force 22 years and I've always qualified, but never hit Expert. My newly minted Marine shot expert at Basic Training! »
My family and I flew up to Dayton for a couple of days to check out the Air Force Museum. When we arrived we signed up for the presidential hangar bus trip and I signed up as a standby for the restoration facility tour. They only get 44 people over there once a week, so this was a rare opportunity. Amazingly enough I… »