Air & Space Forces Magazine

Air & Space Forces Magazine

In This Issue

Check out the March/April 2024 issue of Air & Space Forces Magazine.


The CAOC is the Air Force nerve center in the Middle East, responsible for planning and executing air operations across the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations.

Rethinking Medical DQ’s 

Senior officers, military retirees, and even members of Congress field hundreds of complaints annually from applicants who feel wronged by what they see as a random and inconsistent system.

Why Cislunar Security Must Be a Space Force Concern

Unlike the race to the Moon between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1960s, this new space race involves dozens of countries, dynamic geopolitical tensions, and technical capabilities associated with sustained presence.

The Man Who Shot Down Yamamoto

Capt. Thomas G. Lanphier Jr. claimed to have shot down Yamamoto’s plane, killing him in the process, but the evidence indicates it was not Lanphier, but his wingman, Rex Barber, who deserved the credit.  

Editorial: Change and Shortchanged

Three decades of underfunding and deferred modernization have left the Air Force ill-equipped for peer conflict, and there’s only one way to fix that: Spend big.