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Flightline Friday: Pave Hawk edition

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk sits on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona,...

Early ‘fly girls’ etch legacy in sky

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you...

Early female commanders get start at Luke

Thinking of when women were not in leadership positions is foreign to many of us because we work with and for them, every day....

Flying females of 944th FW continue lofty legacy

Pioneers. Rule breakers. Trail blazers and foremothers. These terms have been used to describe the first women who took to the skies when flight...

Reserve pararescueman uses skills to save life aboard flight

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Air Force Reserve technical sergeant was in the right place at the right time on Dec. 2, 2019, when a...

307th FS has legendary record

The 944th Fighter Wing has been home to many trailblazing fighter squadrons over the years. The 307th Fighter Squadron is no exception. During America’s initial...

‘Ritchie Boys’ aided Army’s efforts to defeat Germany

As the world recently observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day, some may remember the so-called “Ritchie Boys,” who greatly aided Allied forces in their fight...

Centenarian Tuskegee Airman gets overdue promotion

President Donald Trump signed a bill Dec. 20, 2019, that included the National Defense Authorization Act that promoted retired Col. Charles McGee, to brigadier...

World War II pilot offered hope, inspiration

If someone is looking for a story full of inspiration and hope, he or she should know the story of Luke Weathers Jr. He was...

Tuskegee Airman turns dream into reality

Sometimes someone’s life can take a profound and unexpected turn by being in the right place at the right time. Such a thing happened...

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