April 2006

Vol. 89, No. 4

Battlefield Airman School

Combat controllers, tactical air control parties, and combat weathermen hone unique skills in the wilderness around Pope AFB, N.C.

Aerospace World

Crash Claims Two Airmen US officials announced Feb. 19 that two Marine Corps helicopters based in North Carolina crashed off the coast of Dijouti, in the Horn of Africa, killing 10 service members, including two airmen. SrA. Alecia S. Good...


Hold Your Spit “I’m not advocating that we spit on returning veterans like they did after the Vietnam War, but we shouldn’t be celebrating people for doing something we don’t think was a good idea. All I’m asking is that...

F6F Hellcat

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Behind the Numbers The editorial in the February 2006 issue [“What It Means To Be No. 1,” p. 2] quotes Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as saying the US is No. 1 in military spending and the next 15 nations...