In every elite organization, there is the person who we all refer to as “that guy” or “that girl.” They are the ones with the answers—even to questions we’ve not View More ›
From The Cockpit: Defensive BFM
This is our very first “organic” From The Cockpit video, featuring two Lockheed-Martin Block 42 F-16CMs dueling over the desert in the Southwest.
To suppress and destroy: A history of the Wild Weasel (Part 1)
In October 1965, a group of ten specially-selected United States Air Force aviators were gathered at a remote part of Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle. This highly-classified operation, called Project Weasel, was designed to develop new equipment and tactics to counter the SAM threat over Vietnam.
In Memoriam: Second Lieutenant David “Jinxx” Mitchell
He was fighting the squadron commander in a High Aspect (Neutral) BFM engagement and giving everything he had. At thirty-seven minutes into the mission, he was on his third or fourth set.
A Day in the Life of a Fighter Pilot – Part I
By Nate S. Jaros I am often asked what it is like to be a fighter pilot. Sure, we boast about how fast we fly, how to shoot missiles, drop View More ›
Former A-10 pilot Senator Martha McSally reveals that she’s a rape survivor during Senate hearing
Martha McSally, a Republican and freshman Senator out of Arizona, wasn’t always a lawmaker. Prior to 2010, she was a war fighter, completing combat deployments at the stick of the View More ›
How a team of three civilians saved the Air Force $1 billion
Three industrious civilian members of the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) 30th Contracting Squadron (30 CONS), which is based at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, managed to save an astounding View More ›
Honoring the fallen: Air Force special operators to ruck 830 miles
In a feat of extreme endurance, 20 operators from throughout the Air Force Special Operation Command (AFSOC) Special Tactics community will ruck an astounding 830 miles to honor their 20 View More ›
America’s only supersonic heavy bomber is being replaced, but it isn’t being retired (yet)
As America’s secretive new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider, continues development, it’s clear that the days of America’s legacy bomber platforms, the B-2 Spirit and the B-1B Lancer, are numbered. View More ›
Looking back at the heroic Lancer crew that landed their damaged bomber after the ejection seats failed
The flight began like any other, with the B-1B from the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas on a routine return flight when a fire warning View More ›
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