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2,013 No. 2
February 2013

  • By Adam J. Hebert
    USAF must preserve readiness, keep modernization on track, and retain top-notch airmen as funds decline.
  • By Aaron M. U. Church
    Air Force Global Strike Command’s bombers and missile forces are at an increasing level of readiness.
  • By John A. Tirpak
    The Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group runs a warehouse, not a graveyard.
  • By Marc V. Schanz
    Money will come from somewhere, but Air Force leaders hope budget cutters don’t create a hollow force.
  • By Peter Grier
    The Atlantic alliance is as important as ever, but the US will face new challenges in getting its partners to pull their weight.
  • By Marina Malenic
    Military aircrews are mastering the art of treating injured troops on the move.
  • Photography by Jim Haseltine / Text by Juliette Kelsey Chagnon
    Airmen at Dyess AFB, Tex., keep their B-1s ready for action worldwide.
  • By Rebecca Grant
    From 1964 to 1973, the Air Force paid a terrible price in lives and aircraft.
  • By Walter J. Boyne
    The crash reports were a sobering litany of human error and design problems that are unthinkable by today’s standards.
  • By John T. Correll
    In the Spanish Civil War, the Luftwaffe practiced for World War II.
  • By Jack Broughton
    The first US pilots in Korea had to learn on the job, in the toughest possible way.
  • By Richard P. Hallion
    With control of the skies, the Army Air Forces relentlessly pounded the Germans.
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