The Army establishes the 1st Aero Squadron (Provisional), which consists of nine aircraft, nine officers, and 51 enlisted men. 1st Lt. Roy C. Kirtland, whose name would be given to the former Albuquerque Army Air Base in 1942, commanded the Squadron from June to November 1913. The provisional was dropped in December 1913, and the squadron became the Army first regular air squadron. It is the military’s oldest flying unit.
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.