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    October/November
    Vol. 100, No. 10



  • Editorial: The Air Force, Airpower, and Europe

    Editor's Pick

    USAF is the first line of defense against Russian aggression.

  • Refuelers in the Desert

    Editor's Pick

    USAF’s tankers make the air war possible.

  • Revitalizing USAF's Squadrons

    Squadrons, the heart and soul of the Air Force, have been under unrelenting strain. USAF seeks to fix that.

  • The Space Corps Question

    Editor's Pick

    Depending on whom you ask, the time to create a new Space Corps separate from the Air Force is now. Or not now.

  • Airmen at the Warrior Games

    Editor's Pick

    The Warrior Games give wounded, ill, and injured airmen and their caregivers a vital community of support.

  • The Reunification Option

    With the US and North Korea on a collision course that would threaten Pyongyang’s survival, some experts are thinking anew about reunifying the peninsula.

  • Brian Kolfage: Devastation and Inspiration

    Editor's Pick

    Security forces airman Brian Kolfage survived injuries difficult to comprehend.

  • Rebooting the AOC Upgrade

    USAF must modernize the software underpinning its ops centers. This has been easier said than done.

  • Rolling Thunder

    Air Force and Navy airmen carried the war deep into North Vietnam. (Pictorial: See the PDF version of this story for optimal value)

  • Banding Together

    USAF’s bands build bridges and boost morale—but are constantly questioned.

  • Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    The Air Force Outstanding Airman program annually recognizes 12 enlisted members for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and personal achievements.

  • Turning Point at Stalingrad

    It was the biggest, most costly battle in the history of warfare. Hitler lost the strategic initiative there and never regained it.

  • The One-Way Nuclear Mission

    During the Cold War, some Air Force fighter pilots had more firepower than range.

  • Aperture

    Shifting priorities | Before and after | Adding to the procurement parfait | Sustaining members

  • Forward Deployed

    FARP Means Flexibility | Rotation in the Pacific | AAF Momentum | Drones of Afghanistan

  • Action in Congress

    The To-Do List

  • Screenshot

  • Air Force World

  • Infographic: Thunderbirds 2017

  • Wingman: Top Teacher

    Ben Barkey is AFA's National Teacher of the Year

  • Wingman: Chapter News

  • Letters

  • Verbatim

  • Editor's Pick

    Namesakes: Barksdale

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