June 2010

Vol. 93, No. 6

Have Doughnut

In 1966, Israel got its hands on a MiG-21, with major benefits for itself and the US Air Force.

The Rise and Semi-Fall of MIRV

In its Nuclear Posture Review, DOD unveiled its decision to convert all Minuteman IIIs into single-warhead ICBMs. Today, USAF has 450 of them. Many have one warhead, but some are “MIRVed,” meaning their nosecones have multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles....

Air Force World

CV-22 Crash Kills Two Airmen Maj. Randell D. Voas, 43, of Lakeville, Minn., and SMSgt. James B. Lackey, 45, of Green Clove Springs, Fla., perished in the April 9 crash of an Air Force Special Operations Command CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor...


It Never Happened “Sept. 11 was a big lie and a pretext for the War on Terror and a prelude to invading Afghanistan.”—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Washington Post, March 7. Not a War “There is no cyberwar. I think that...

F-8 Crusader

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At Razor’s Edge I’ve been a member of the Air Force Association since 1968, and I have never been more concerned about our ability to retain future air superiority [“A Force at Razor’s Edge,” April, p. 24]. No doubt that...


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AFA National Report

Air Force Orientation In March, Air Force Association Chairman of the Board Joseph E. Sutter helped the Gen. Bruce K. Holloway Chapter in Knoxville, Tenn., introduce its Community Partners to a nearby Air National Guard facility. A small group of...