May 2009

Vol. 92, No. 5

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Major Commands

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Defense and the Economy

Would a huge new dose of military spending help stimulate the flaccid US economy? The Obama Administration, for its part, seems of two minds. On one hand, it released to the Pentagon a batch of money for stimulus purposes. On...

Air Force World

Airman Killed in Afghanistan SSgt. Phillip A. Myers, 30, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, Britain, died April 4 in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan from wounds caused by an improvised...


No Safe Havens “I will not allow terrorists to plot against the American people from safe havens half a world away.”—President Barrack Obama, address to joint session of Congress, Feb. 24. No-Fly Zone in Sudan “By taking away the Sudanese...

B-58 Hustler

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Vulnerable Bases Having been stationed at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Vietnam when it was attacked during the 1968 Tet Offensive, and having studied the key role that bases have played in air campaigns, air base operability (and availability)...

AFA National Report

Tuskegee Airmen On Stage When the Metro Rhode Island Chapter and Newport Blue & Gold Chapter (R.I.) organized a tribute in March to the Tuskegee Airmen, the guest list grew to the point where the reception had to be moved...