The U.S. Air Force celebrates the 50th birthday of its youngest B-52 Stratofortress this year. This historic warrior and its counterparts predate the Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam War and Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon.
An unmanned U.S. Air Force spaceplane that has been in orbit for over a year is coming back to Earth.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: Can you tell me if a spouse of a living veteran is eligible of the same honors of a spouse of a passed veteran interned at a national cemetery?
As Hurricane Ike neared the Texas coast in 2008, hundreds of hospital patients and nursing home residents were in harm's way, facing a difficult escape from the storm's path. That's when the C-130s of the 136th Air- lift Wing, based in Fort Worth, Texas, went into action.
Traffic stopped Tuesday morning, and people watched the Space Shuttle Discovery make a low flyby of the nation's capital. The veteran spacecraft was ferried atop a Boeing 747 to its final assignment as a museum exhibit. It was a fitting farewell to another symbol of America's former glory.
The five remaining survivors of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders — the daring crew that led America's first military strike against the Imperial Japanese homeland, four months after the infamous sneak attack on Pearl Harbor — recognize their prominent place in history seven decades later.
After reading his recent column on how the "Global War on Terror" has hijacked the national security function of our military ("Obama's national security legacy may be the fall of America," Web, Feb. 16), I am compelled to expand on Daniel de Gracia's argument that we need to update aging military equipment.
The Navy SEAL operation that freed two Western hostages in Somalia is representative of the Obama administration's pledge to build a smaller, more agile military force that can carry out surgical counterterrorist strikes to cripple an enemy.