September 2006

Vol. 89, No. 9

Sabres and Aces

These rare color images present some of the pilots and aircraft that made history in the Korean War.


Long before Robert Lovett became Secretary of Defense, he helped Hap Arnold push for increased aircraf

AFA Almanac

A compendium of facts and figures about the Air Force Association. This article is only available in PDF format. Read the article.

Air Force World

Airman Dies in Iraq Accident A1C Jerome Ware Jr. was killed July 1 in a noncombat-related accident in Iraq. He was 22. The accident is under investigation. Ware was a security forces specialist at Camp Bucca, the largest prisoner internment...


Serving Suggestion “They taste better if you haven’t eaten for a few days and you are under extreme stress.”—Jess Soto, Vietnam veteran now working at the Pentagon, on the new Meal, Ready to Eat (MRE), introduced in June, Los Angeles...

AC-47D Gunship

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Truman Reports, “It is an Atomic Bomb”

“Statement by the President of the United States” President Harry S. Truman Release on Use of the Atomic Bomb Washington, D.C. Aug. 6, 1945 FULL TEXT VERSION On Aug. 6, 1945, President Harry S. Truman was aboard the cruiser USS...


The “Real Fight,” Reconsidered … I have had enough of the pompous comments from armchair strategists [saying] that the Air Force is superfluous in the war on terror because all the country needs is more “boots on the ground”—and, by...