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Tuskegee Airmen get Air Force update
Volunteers give comfort by sewing
Retired Lt. Col. Howard Baugh is one the Tuskegee Airmen that visited the Pentagon at the invitation of the secretary of defense. The pioneering Airmen made their visit Nov. 10. Colonel Baugh flew P-40 Warhawk and P-51 Mustang aircraft, among others, between 1942 and 1947. In all, he flew 135 combat missions during World War II.
Combat communications squadron hooks up tent city
Maj. Sandra Edens attaches a fabric fastener to a pair of shorts. "Sew Much Comfort" program volunteers modify articles of clothing for injured servicemembers. Major Edens is a reservist assigned to the Pentagon.
Total force shares capabilities
Senior Airman James Torrey installs a satellite dish at the newly constructed tent city near the New Orleans airport. The dish will provide telephone and Internet capability to Airmen living in the city.
Better than aviation education is a really cool patch
Michael L. Dominguez testifies before the Base Realignment and Closure commission Aug. 11. Mr. Dominguez told BRAC commissioners the Air Force fleet will become smaller if the service's BRAC recommendations are approved. He also said new aircraft like the F/A-22 Raptor will compensate for the smaller fleet because the Raptor is far more capable than the aircraft it is designed to replace. Mr. Dominguez is the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
Retired Lt. Col. Tom Sawner helps Boy Scouts earn an aviation merit badge at the 2005 National Scout Jamboree by helping them understand the job of certified flight instructors. Retired and active-duty Air Force pilots, civilian pilots, certified flight instructors and even a Navy pilot helped nearly 1,000 Boy Scouts earn their aviation merit badge during the 10-day Jamboree.
Retired Lt. Col. Jeff Ball helps a Boy Scout earn an aviation merit badge at the 2005 National Scout Jamboree by teaching him the fundamentals of powered flight. Retired and active-duty Air Force pilots, civilian pilots, certified flight instructors and even a Navy pilot helped nearly 1,000 Boy Scouts earn their aviation merit badge during the 10-day Jamboree.