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    Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

    The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was profiled. The base is home to the 355th Fighter Wing. Instructor pilots, combat leaders, and the base’s historian spoke about the history and current missions of the…

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    Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

    Ray Sisson talked about Pueblo, Colorado’s contribution to World War II. He gave a tour of the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, housed at the former Pueblo Army Air Base. From 1942-45, the base served as a…

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    Air Force Operations

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff General David Goldfein briefed reporters and responded to their questions on Air Force operations. Topics included the impact of a…

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    Forgotten Fifteenth

    Barrett Tillman talked about his book, Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler’s War Machine, in which he recounts the U.S. Fifteenth Air Force’s military exploits during World…

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    Air Force Chief of Staff Confirmation Hearing

    General David Goldfein testified at a hearing on his nomination to be Air Force chief of the staff. As vice chief of staff for the Air Force, General Goldfein was also seeking reappointment…

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    Newsmakers with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talked about the Air Force and wider military issues. Topics included Congress’s defense policy debates, actions by China and the U.S. in the South…

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    Norton Air Force Base

    Bob Edwards talked about the history of Norton Air Force Base, a logistics depot for the U.S. military from 1950 to 1994. Until its closure, as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action, Norton…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James introduced General David Goldfein, who was nominated to be Air Force chief of staff.

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    Investigation of U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital

    General Joseph Votel briefed reporters and responded to questions on an investigation into the October 3, 2015, U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.…

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    Air Force Operations

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh talked about the future of their military branch with reporters, and answered their questions on a…

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    Air Force Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2017

    Air Force officials testified at a hearing on the service’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. In opening remarks, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff General David Goldfein told subcommittee…

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    Air Force Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request Briefing

    Major General James Martin and other officials briefed reporters and responded to questions on the Air Force’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Major General Martin fainted during the…

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    Disappearance of World War II Bomber Crew

    Journalist and author Gregg Jones discusses the mystery behind the 1943 disappearance of a B-24 Liberator bomber, named “Jerk’s Natural,” over Austria during World War II. Mr. Jones is the…

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    Vietnam Air War Symposium, Part 2

    Three Vietnam air war veterans talked about their time in Vietnam and gave their perspectives on Professor Mark Clodfelter’s book, The Limits of Air Power: The American Bombing of North…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Civil Air Patrol

    Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol in recognition of their “military service and exemplary record during World War II.” Former…

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    American Bombing of North Vietnam

    Retired Air Force officer and National War College professor Mark Clodfelter talks about his book The Limits of Air Power: The American Bombing of North Vietnam. In his book, Professor…

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    Air Force Issues

    Deborah Lee James spoke about issues facing the Air Force. Topics included the Air Force’s use of airstrikes to destroy ISIS* targets in Iraq and Syria, budget cuts, and efforts to reduce…

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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Air Force officials testified at a hearing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. F-35 Joint Program Executive Director Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan and F-35 Integration Office…

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    World War II Allied Air War

    Professor Don Miller talked about the air war during World War II. He spoke about what daily life was like for U.S. and British airmen in World War II, the roles of each member of a flight crew, and how an…

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    Allied Strategy in the Pacific

    James Perry spoke about diplomatic relations among the Allies during World War II, and their influence on military strategies in the Pacific. “American Strategy and the Asia-Pacific Endgame” was a…

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