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Default Air Force Logo Sweet lessons: 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift
The end of World War II brought on a new, different conflict - a cold war. An immediate battleground became the divided country of Germany. The Allies divided the defeated Germany with the French, British and Americans taking the western half of the nation spreading the ideals of democracy, and the Communist Russians taking the eastern half of Germany, but was still looking for more. In June 1948, Russian forces blockaded the Allied-controlled areas of Berlin, shutting off food, coal and medicine to two million Germany citizens.
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2018
Iron Mike statue in France 74 years later, spirit of D-Day lives on
“Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: you are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.”
0 6/06
2018
A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fightning Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10C Thunderbolt II  and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during the 2018 Heritage Flight Training and Cerification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 4, 2018. During the course, aircrews practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer) Heritage Flight: making a connection
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., -- The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course demonstrates the evolution of the USAF's airpower by flying today’s fighter aircraft in formation with World War II, Korean and Vietnam War - era aircraft. The training includes a performance of formations by current USAF fighters such as F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-35 Lightning II, F-22 Raptor and A-10 Thunderbolt II along with historical warbirds like the P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, P-40 Warhawk and F-86 Sabre.
0 3/05
2018
DM hosts the annual Heritage Flight Training course prior to the air show season as a familiarization opportunity for active duty pilots to fly in formation with WWII and Korean-era planes. Heritage Flight Training Course dazzles DM community
Davis-Monthan Air Force base hosts the annual Heritage Flight Training course prior to the air show season as a familiarization opportunity for active duty pilots to fly in formation with WWII and Korean-era planes. Each morning prior to the day’s training sorties, the ramp is open to service members, veterans, and their families.
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2018
Marking 75 Years of 12 Air Force: Post World War II thru the Cold War Marking 75 Years of 12 Air Force: Post World War II thru the Cold War Years
This the second part of a three piece series article on the history of 12th Air Force in celebration of its 75th Anniversary.
0 8/18
2017
Marking 75 Years of 12 Air Force: The World War II Years Marking 75 Years of 12 Air Force: The World War II Years
This is a the first piece of a three piece series article on the history of 12th Air Force in celebration of its 75th Anniversary.
0 8/16
2017
Col Robert Kirtley enjoys a soft drink as a young Captain on a flight line. He was born July 26, 1917 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is a WWII and Korean War veteran who served in the Air Force for more than 25 years. He graduated from Wofford College, and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1940. His first assignment was with the 27th Pursuit Squadron, First Pursuit Group, at Selfridge Field, Michigan. Air Force veteran turns 100
Robert Kirtley was born July 26, 1917, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is a WWII and Korean War veteran who served in the Air Force for more than 25 years. Like many men from his generation he has mastered the art of the understatement. On turning 100, he said, “Well, one hundred years is a long time,” and reflecting on some of the most vicious fighting during WWII, he said, “I didn’t really fancy getting shot at.”
0 7/26
2017
1st Lt. John “Des” Howarth and Maj. Rafael “Raf” Ramos, 36th Bombardment Squadron veterans, pose for a photo during a Royal Air Force 100 Group Association Reunion luncheon May 13, 2017 at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum, England. Ramos and Howarth provided early, electronic warfare support to bomber aircraft during World War II. (Courtesy Photo) Electronic warfare Airmen honor squadron's WWII lineage
36th Electronic Warfare Squadron Airmen attend WWII unit reunion
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2017
First Lt. Nicholas Lundin, 480th Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Wing chief of current operations, stands between his dad Michael Lundin and grandfather Ray Lundin while saying the oath of enlistment administered by Lt. Col. Brian Webster, presiding officer, May 24, 2017 at the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. Underneath the Pacific portion of the World War II monument, 1st Lt. Nicholas Lundin’s new rank was pinned on by his father and grandfather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady) Celebrating generations of military service
Three generations of Lundins gathered at the National World War II Memorial May 24 to celebrate the military service of family members, past and present.
0 5/25
2017
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt Levy Pekar, Rabbi Chaplain assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., led the headstone replacement ceremony to honor of Staff Sgt. Jack Weiner, U.S. Army Air Forces, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI., Feb. 28, 2017. Hesed Shel Emes: The Truest Form of Kindness
Seventy-years ago, a young man was killed in World War II just days before the surrender of Japan. Since then, he has been interred with the wrong emblem on his headstone- that is, until recently.On Feb. 28, 2017, 1st Lt. Levy Pekar, Rabbi chaplain assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., led the headstone replacement ceremony at the National
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2017
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