October 2012

Vol. 95, No. 10

CAF Redo

The Air Force must determine exactly how much time and money to invest in its aging fleet of A-10, F-1

Pioneers and Prototypes

For decades, experimental aircraft have pushed the envelope. Some led to classic designs, while others became historical footnotes. Here are a few.

Air Force World

Airman Killed in Afghanistan Maj. Walter D. Gray, 38, of Conyers, Ga., died from injuries suffered during a suicide bomb attack in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, the Pentagon announced. Gray was assigned to the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron...


Tell Bob Gates. Oh, You Did “It’s a game changer. It does air superiority on steroids. It’s a strategic gem, a national treasure.”—Brig. Gen. Matthew H. Molloy, commander of USAF’s 18th Wing at Kadena AB, Japan, on the value of...

Super Etendard

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Guts and Ingenuity Daniel Haulman’s well-intentioned “Aberrations in Iraq and Afghanistan,” (August, p. 44) has the unfortunate effect of portraying USAF as a patrimonial service seeking to fight only the kind of war it prefers, not the kind of war...

AFA National Report

Field Trip: Alabama to California When Alabama’s Montgomery Chapter takes you on a field trip, better pack a suitcase. In June, the chapter’s aerospace education VP, Susan Mallett, and member Debbie Dahl led a teachers workshop on a 2,000-mile journey...