August 2011

Vol. 94, No. 8


Legendary pilot, leader, and airpower advocate Johnny Alison died June 6 at the age of 98.

Air Force World

Airman Dies in Afghanistan TSgt. Daniel L. Douville, 33, of Harvey, La., died in Afghanistan June 26. Harvey died as a result of injuries suffered from an improvised explosive device on the border of the Nad Ali district of Helmand...


McCain on “Decisive” Airpower “I’ve always been in favor of the use of additional airpower [in Libya]. The AC-130 gunships and the A-10 are unique assets the United States has. … It’s wide open spaces, and airpower can have a...

MiG-23 Flogger

This article is only available in PDF format. Read the article.


A Burr in Boeing’s Side John Tirpak’s article, “The Tanker Answer” [June, p. 40], is an interesting attempt to put together a very complex and often convoluted history of the Air Force tanker procurement. I was especially struck by EADS...

AFA National Report

Smarter, Faster, at Lower Cost The biggest crowd in its 32-year history turned out for the Focus on Defense Symposium, co-hosted by the Ogden Air Logistics Center and Utah AFA: the Northern Utah Chapter, Salt Lake Chapter, and Ute-Rocky Mountain...