Tagged With: United States Air Force

Moving From Hickam: Operation Blue Light and The Tropic Lightning Division

I’ve always been fascinated with military transport.  I don’t know why, but having the ability to move large amounts of soldiers, equipment and related "gear" is fascinating if you stop and think about all the requirements.  It’s also awe-inspiring if you’ve ever seen a  whole division or more roll past you on the desert floor! … Continue reading »

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Separated At Birth? Archangels and Habus!

I was surfing around the Internet today and came across some interesting stuff on two aircraft that if you didn’t know better, you would think are the same. Ok, so look at this one: (1) Now, check this one out: (2) Yikes! Hard to tell the difference, huh? The top aircraft is the SR-71, while … Continue reading »

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Fairbanks Alaska, The General, and the Mackay Trophy

The thirties weren’t all bad. It’s easy to slip into the “Depression” mode when thinking of these years, but the truth was (and is) that “life goes on….” With that in mind, let’s talk about Fairbanks Alaska, Hap Arnold, and the Mackay Trophy today….. (1) Known for his influential role in the buildup of American … Continue reading »

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Missile Away! The New Frontier, the 1960’s, and the Century Series F-102

By the beginning of the 1960’s, America had changed and so did the basic military strategy that had won World War II. The players now had the nuclear option, along with ballistic missiles, high-flying spy aircraft, and advanced electronics. No where can this be better seen than in the United States Air Force of the … Continue reading »

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