December 2005

Vol. 88, No. 12

Storm Surge

When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita smashed up the Gulf Coast, Air Force units mounted a massive response.

The Red Tail of Courage

The Alabama ANG pays homage to the Tuskegee Airmen, legendary African American pioneers of World War II.

Aerospace World

F/A-22 Wraps Up Deployment The 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, Va., sent some of its new F/A-22 Raptors to Hill AFB, Utah, on Oct. 15, marking the first deployment of the fighters. The new stealth fighters wrapped up their...


Concessions Won’t Work “Over the years, these extremists have used a litany of excuses for violence: Israeli presence on the West Bank or the US military presence in Saudi Arabia or the defeat of the Taliban or the crusades of...

Action in Congress

Pay Raise In the Bag The military is assured of getting a 3.1 percent pay raise in January, even if the Senate fails to pass a 2006 authorization bill, as seemed likely. Authority for the pay raise actually cleared Congress...

Fogleman’s Farewell

“Message to the Force” Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force Department of the Air Force Washington, D.C. July 28, 1997 With the cryptic statement that he may have been “out of step with...