March 2004

Vol. 87, No. 3

Airplanes Under Glass

Acres of aircraft, spacecraft, and artifacts of flight are on display at the Smithsonian’s new Udvar-Hazy Center.

The Compensation Issue

The Congressional Budget Office says the average service member “makes” $99,000 a year. Less than half


At Tactical Air Command, Gen. Robert Dixon helped the Air Force kick the post-Vietnam blues.

Aerospace World

Critical Few To Stay Longer The Air Force expects to resume its standard 90-day Air and Space Expeditionary Force deployment cycles in March, but there will still be some airmen who serve on longer rotations. Officials predict that extended tours...


Freedom From Fear “If I’m President of the United States, I’m going to take care of the American people. We are not going to have one of these incidents.”—Presidential candidate retired Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark on terrorist attacks, Concord...