Consider taking in two displays that have just opened at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. “The Winged Angels: US Army Air Forces Flight Nurses in World War II” opened Wednesday in the museum’s Air Power Gallery. It tells the story of the 500 Army flight nurses who served as members of medical air evacuation transport squadrons during the war. “These flight nurses were really part of a revolution in military medical care,” said Terry Aitken, the museum’s senior curator. The second new offering, “The Mexican Air Force,” debuted Feb. 26 in the “Airmen in a World at War” exhibit. It is dedicated to the Mexican airmen of Escuadron 201, the Aztec Eagles, who fought alongside US forces in World War II (Dayton report on flight nurses by Sarah Swan; Dayton report on Aztec Eagles by Bryan D. Carnes) (Museum Web site)
Robins Air Force Base, Ga., has completed two environmental reviews, clearing the way for new construction to support the bases four new missions sets, which will replace the E-8 Joint STARS mission that has defined the base for decades.