December 2007

Vol. 90, No. 12

The Jazz Eagles

The Louisiana Air National Guard keeps on trucking in the land of gators, jambalaya, and all that jazz.

Tidal Wave

It took sheer courage, and lots of it, for each bomber crew to press on into a huge cloud of flak at P

Aerospace World

Crash Kills USAF Officer An Air Force officer was killed in October when his civilian aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Long Beach, Calif. Lt. Col. Raymond Roessler, 43, of the 309th Maintenance Wing at Hill AFB, Utah, took...


The Best Ever “The most successful aircraft in the history of military aviation isn’t a supersonic fighter or a stealthy bomber. It is a propeller-driven cargo plane called the C-130 Hercules that has evolved into more variants than any other...


Irregular War During my military service, I was attached to or associated with Navy and Army units, as well as spending 21 years on Air Force active duty. In retirement the same has been true of my aerospace business associations....

AFA National Report

Region, State Presidents Meet The Air Force Association’s region presidents and state presidents received a comprehensive orientation to AFA during two days in late October in Arlington, Va. The association has 10 new region presidents and 18 new state presidents...