January 2011

Vol. 94, No. 1

The Silent Deterrent

Airmen at Minot AFB, N.D., work below ground, on the surface, and in the air to keep their ICBMs at peak readiness.

Air Force World

Airman Dies in Afghanistan SrA. Andrew S. Bubacz, 23, of Dalzell, S.C., died Nov. 12 from head injuries sustained while maintaining a communications tower at a forward operating base in Nuristan, Afghanistan. Assigned to the 97th Communications Squadron at Altus...


China’s the One “The Chinese have enormous influence over [North Korea], … and yet, … they appear unwilling to use it. … We appreciate Beijing’s offer to propose an emergency six-party gathering, but … we first need an appropriate basis...


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Suicide in the Ranks I read with interest “A Scourge of Suicide in the Ranks” (p. 41, November), and found it both enlightening and concerning. Let me explain. The extraordinary high quality of our Air Force recruits is heartening—the best...

AFA National Report

At the Air Force Ball, Los Angeles Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz headed the list of VIPs at the 39th annual Air Force Ball, in Los Angeles this November. Gen. C....