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  • When you find something old, who you gonna call? The base historian

    Recently, while working in one of the warehouses at Arnold Air Force Base, a team member found a box containing some old photos.Looking through the photos, he realized they were from June 25, 1951 – the day then-President Harry Truman dedicated Arnold Engineering Development Center in honor of Gen.

  • Civil Air Patrol celebrates 80th anniversary

    Civil Air Patrol members throughout the United States and in overseas squadrons are celebrating the organization’s commitment to community service today — a commitment that began Dec. 1, 1941, and has continued for 80 years.

  • The First 100: Douglas D. Stoddard

    Douglas D. Stoddard, visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Sept. 27, 2021. Stoddard was previously stationed in Minot in September of 1958 and was one of the first 100 people ever to receive orders to the brand new base, at that time.

  • The 377th Air Base Wing: 55 years of service

    This week marks the 55th birthday of the 377th Air Base Wing. While residents and workers at Kirtland Air Force Base are aware of the 377 ABW’s current role in providing support to the installation, its tenant units and mission partners, and the nuclear enterprise, the wing itself has a very

  • The Origins of Kirtland Air Force Base

    Eighty years ago this week, the U.S. Army Air Corps officially named a military aircraft depot just southeast of downtown Albuquerque as “Albuquerque Army Air Base.” The depot had been used as an “Airway Station” and maintenance facility since late 1939, for aircraft being sent to Great Britain

  • A shared journey: Twin brothers walk similar paths in Air Force

    It is June 2007, mid-Monday morning at a retirement ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Two brothers stand opposite each other. One is Melvin Bowen, retiring from the rank of lieutenant colonel after 23 years of service in the United States Air Force. The other is Lt. Col. Kelvin Bowen,