November 2008

Vol. 91, No. 11

Air Force World

Airman Dies in Pakistan Blast Maj. Rodolfo I. Rodriguez, 34, of El Paso, Tex., died Sept. 20 in Islamabad, Pakistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device detonated during a suicide attack on a hotel. Rodriguez was assigned to...


New Mission Statement “The enduring responsibility of the United States Air Force is to provide strategic deterrence for the nation and [to] fly, fight, and win as an integral part of the joint team.”—Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, Air Force Chief...

F-86 Sabre

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Needed: UAV Instructor Course [I am writing in regard to the item in “Air Force World: Weapons School UAV Courses Postponed,” September, p. 22.] Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates’ plan to shut down the UAV instructor course for six...

AFA National Report

AFA’s Teacher of the Year Florida teacher Leo F. Murphy was honored as the 2008 National Aerospace Teacher of the Year at the Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and National Convention in September. The Hurlburt Chapter and AFA...

Air Force Association Top Issues for 2009

Policy recommendations drawn from AFA’s 2009 Statement of Policy, Air Force Airpower: Year of Decision adopted by the delegates to the AFA National Convention meeting on September 14, 2008 in Washington, D.C.