Military Airlift Command airlifts some 900 evacuees from Tehran to bases in the US and Germany following political disturbances in Iran. The airlift includes 11 C-141 and C-5 missions. Some 5,700 US and third-country nationals leave Iran on regularly scheduled Military Airlift Command flights until Iran’s revolutionary government closes the airport in February 1979.
May 23, 2022
The Department of the Air Force announced the retirements of several key leaders within the Air Force and Space Force on May 23, while also unveiling more than a dozen new assignments for current or future one-star generals.