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  • Patriot Day is a day of honor

    On Patriot Day, our Nation continues to honor, recognize and remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives 17 years ago during the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.  This day, which many refer to as simply "9-11,"  the American flag is flown at half-staff at homes, the White House, and all U.S. government buildings and establishments at home
  • History office plays key role in OCP emblem-to-patch conversion

    Since early recorded history, warring tribes often carried banners or flags marked with emblems to represent factions and motivate their warriors to fight for the cause. It is to this historical tradition that we can trace the evolution of military emblems and patches. As the Air Force begins transitioning from the current Airman Battle Uniform to the Operational Camouflage Pattern, there is a renewed focus on emblems and patches across Air Force units, as Airmen will once again be able to wear unit patches on their sleeves, which had been phased out when the ABU was deployed in 2007.
  • FLASHBACK: “Battle of Kansas” and the Birth of the Superfortress

    Flashbacks are short, informative reading that “flashback” to a period of time within the history of Air Force Materiel Command utilizing primary source document(s) held within the HQ AFMC/HO’s archives. This introductory issue of AFMC Flashbacks, "Battle of Kansas” and Birth of the Superfortress,” takes the reader back to bringing the Boeing B-29 Superfortress from the factory to the warfighter and the issues suffered during that period. These issues came to a crucial junction in March 1944 when General Hap Arnold visited the plant in Kansas to witness first-hand the production at the Boeing plant due to missed deadlines. Following this trip, he then sent a memo back here to Dayton to Major General Walter Frank, Commander Air Service Command, expressing the importance of the B-29 as the “number one priority” and the “importance of meeting the schedule.” Once on schedule and delivered to the warfighter, the Superfortress became a deciding factor in the Pacific Theater.
  • Event honors past, present, future Airmen

    The African-American and Black History Month Committee held an event at the Minuteman Commons here Feb. 22 that featured Airmen in times of war from the past, present and future.
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