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OPERATION OPERATION
OPERATION "STARLIFT"

Movie stars entertain the troops on Christmas 1950. Radio and screen personalities Jack Benny and Constance Moore are shown in a MATS C-97 aircraft wishing a Merry Christmas to home-bound wounded servicemen at Travis Air Force Base. (Strategic Air Command Archives)
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Posted: 1/10/2014

THE PRESSTHE PRESS
THE PRESS

THE PRESS WAS FIRST to greet the "Round-the-World" flyers and swarmed over the planes as they came to a stop on the parking ramps at March Air Force Base, California, January 1957. (Strategic Air Command Archives)
THE PRESS


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Posted: 1/10/2014

Around-the-world Flight, January 1957.Around-the-world Flight, January 1957.
Around-the-world Flight, January 1957.

MAJOR GENERAL ARCHIE J. OLD, JR., end of the crew of the first B-52 to complete a non-stop round-the-world flight. They line up for final check of equipment and to prepare for formal photographs of the memorable occasion. (Strategic Air Command Archives)
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Posted: 1/10/2014

December 1954December 1954
December 1954

IN THE CRAWL-WAY OF A B-47 AT MARCH AFB, five-year old Bobby Martinich stoops to get a better look at the machinery which makes a Stratojet tick. His dad, Major Louis Martinich, Jr., points out items of interest to the youngster. Bobby was a little disappointed because he couldn't keep the helmet as a souvenir of his visit. (Strategic Air Command Archives)
December 1954


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Around-the-world Flight, January 1957Around-the-world Flight, January 1957
Around-the-world Flight, January 1957

THE GENERAL CONGRATULATES the crew chief on the lead B-52 of the record-breaking round-the-world flight completed January 18th at March Air Force Base, California. Major General Archie J. Old, Jr., Fifteenth Air Force Command and leader of the jet flight, singled out Technical Sergeant Donovan W. Higginbotham is his warm praise of all crew members. (Strategic Air Command Archives)
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Posted: 1/10/2014

Around-the-world Flight, Jan. 1957Around-the-world Flight, Jan. 1957
Around-the-world Flight, Jan. 1957

GENERAL CURTIS E. LeMAY, right, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on Major General Archie J. Old, Jr., at March Air Force Base, California, shortly after the General completed a round-the-world flight in a B-52 on January 18, 1957. (Strategic Air Command Archives)
Around-the-world


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Posted: 1/10/2014

DISTINGUISHED VISITORDISTINGUISHED VISITOR
DISTINGUISHED VISITOR

June 1954. SAC Commander Curtis LeMay talks with students of the first 15th AF NCO Academy class. Shown in center is Major General Walter C. Sweeney, 15th AF Commander. Partly obscured by General Sweeney is Major Shea, Academy Commandant. To the right is Major General Armstrong Commander of SAC's Second Air Force. (Strategic Air Command Archives)
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Posted: 1/14/2014

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SAC Archives

A COSMOPOLITAN CREW, January 1958. Three SAC crewmen who are of Chinese, African American, and Italian origin are greeted by their crew chief, who is of Spanish descent. The occasion was the end of a routine training flight at March AFB. (Strategic Air Command Archives)
SAC Archives


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Posted: 1/14/2014

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SAC Archives

FLYING THE CHAIR OF A B-47 SIMULATOR. This Captain at March Air Force Base checks on two pilots flying a simulated mission in Southern California. Sometimes during the mission pilots are asked to "bail out" when their B-47 is in trouble. (Strategic Air Command Archives)
SAC Archives


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Posted: 1/14/2014

General LeMay arrives at Great Falls AFB, February 1954General LeMay arrives at Great Falls AFB, February 1954
General LeMay arrives at Great Falls AFB, February 1954

SAC COMMANDER, GENERAL CURTIS E. LeMAY, arrives at Great Falls AFB, Montana, to greet Colonel Lester C. Harris. Colonel Harris is head of the 407th Strategic Fighter Wing which became a 15th AF unit on February 1st. (Strategic Air Command Archives)
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Posted: 1/10/2014

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SAC archive

GURTIE GRABS A GUN. Cadet Roberta Wood, regional selectee to the International Exchange at Hawaii, receives instructions on firing an M-1 at Malmstrom AFB. Cadet Wood was attending her third encampment as a Civil Air Patrol member in Montana. (Strategic Air Command Archives)
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Posted: 1/10/2014

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20AF assumption of command

Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, presents the 20th Air Force guidon to Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein as Weinstein assumes command of the numbered Air Force, responsible for maintaining and operating the Air Force’s ICBM force, during an assumption of command ceremony at Fall Hall Community Center on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Dec. 19, 2013. Weinstein also assumed command, during the same ceremony, of U.S. Strategic Command’s Task Force 214 from Adm. Cecil Haney, commander, USSTRATCOM. Weinstein is responsible for providing on-alert, combat ready ICBMs to the President of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Posted: 12/20/2013

    

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