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Last Doolittle Raider Dies at 103

April 18, 1942 - 1 ship, 16 bombers, 80 volunteers, 650 nautical miles, 1 target, and 2 goals - boost morale in the U.S. and attack Japan just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Even though this highly classified mission only caused minor damage, the daring...

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Pilots Who Would Become U.S. President

Presidents of the United States come from all walks of life to lead the country in the highest political office in the land. Some are small business owners, others are farmers and lawyers. There are those who were school teachers like James Madison, James Garfield,...

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First Flight of the SB-1 Defiant

On March 21, 2019, one possible future replacement of the U.S. military’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter completed its first flight. The SB-1 Defiant, a coaxial rotor aircraft is Sikorsky Aircraft and Boeing’s entry for the Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program. The...

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11 Military Aircraft Nickname Origins

What's In A (Nick)Name? What’s in a nickname? If you had a chance to give yourself a nickname what would it be? Would your nickname be a result of shortening your given name? For instance, Abby may be short for Abilene, Cal for Calvin, Annie for Anastasia, or Bill for...

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