February 2014

Vol. 97, No. 2

Bitter Pills

The US can’t pay its troops enough for their service, but it also can’t afford continually rising comp

Lady Be Good

The B-24 crew broke all records for human endurance without water, food, or shelter—but died before es


Complexity costs for the F-35; JSF is the first real joint aircraft; 2030 Air Dominance fighter?; That

Air Force World

Four Airmen Dead in Pave Hawk Crash Four airmen assigned to the 56th Rescue Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, UK, were killed when their HH-60G Pave Hawk crashed on the Norfolk coast of eastern England Jan. 7, according to a base...


Slip-Sliding Away “I’m very concerned about eroding technological superiority and where we’re headed. We’re cutting our budget substantially while some of the people we worry about are going in the opposite direction. We’ve had 20 years since the end of...

U-2 Dragon Lady

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Not Over There

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Feeder Force and the Candy Bomber I read your article with great interest [“The Feeder Force,” January, p. 67]. In 1941 I was not in college but working. Graduated from high school in 1939. Mr. Robert Hinckley was head of...

AFA National Report

Honors at the LA Ball Gen. William L. Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, received top honors during the Air Force Ball sponsored by the Gen. B. A. Schriever Los Angeles Chapter in California in November. Air Force Association...