September 2011

Vol. 94, No. 9

European Crossroads

US Air Forces in Europe supports the full range of Air Force missions, and props up a faltering NATO, but is no longer considered the tip of the spear.

Airmen of 9/11

Across the nation, airmen unexpectedly found themselves caught up in the terrible events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Moving Time

Tyndall and other bases will gain F-22s as the force adjusts its Raptor basing plan to reflect a small

AFA Almanac

A compendium of facts and figures about the Air Force Association. This article is only available in PDF format. Read the article.

Air Force World

Carter Moves up Ashton B. Carter will succeed William J. Lynn III as deputy defense secretary this fall. Carter has been undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics throughout the Obama Administration, serving as point man for the KC-X...


Top of the Line “There is no alternative to the [F-35] JSF program that delivers an acceptable level of capability at a lower cost.”—Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III, letter to Senate Armed Services Committee, quoted in,...

A-37 Dragonfly

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The “Whirlwind” of Bomber Harris

“Strategic Offensive Against Germany” Air Marshal Arthur T. Harris Commander in Chief, RAF Bomber Command Remarks for Royal Air Force Films London June 3, 1942 FULL TEXT VERSION Arthur Travers Harris, known as “Bomber” Harris, became commander of RAF Bomber...


Where’s the Beef I read with a great deal of interest the article about UFOs in the June issue of the Air Force Magazine [“USAF and the UFOs,” p. 68]. I drew a conclusion: “When are we going to quit...

AFA National Report

Think Big, Plan Big The Frank Luke Chapter hosted the Southwest Region Conference in Litchfield Park, Ariz., with AFA representatives present from Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. The three-day event not only covered AFA regional business but also offered guest...