July 2013

Vol. 96, No. 7

First in Flight

People know what the Wright brothers accomplished, but they were not the first humans to take to the a

Air Force World

? Civilian Furloughs Begin Beginning on July 8, most Defense Department civilian personnel will face as many as 11 days of furloughs for the remainder of the fiscal year, announced Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Speaking to DOD employees during a...


Commanders Are Critical “To truly turn the corner on sexual assault, we must thoroughly consider every reasonable alternative. … It will be important for us to remember that commanders are … the key to permanent organizational and environmental change. …...

MiG-19 Farmer

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Whither the C-145 I always look forward to receiving the latest iteration of AFA’s timely “USAF Almanac” and have relied on it as a trusted source for pertinent facts and figures throughout my Air Force career [May, p. 34]. Having...

AFA National Report

Cake, Coffee, Awards In California, the Robert H. Goddard Chapter hosted its annual awards ceremony for airmen from Vandenberg Air Force Base. It took place in April, only two months after the base held its own annual awards ceremony at...