Airman Magazine
  • Meet Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan Story by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae | Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — If you ask a service member when they knew they would join the Armed Forces, many can recall the exact moment they knew they were going to serve. For Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan that moment […] No responses January 12, 2018
  • AC-130 Gunship The AC-130 gunship is a devastating display of force and firepower. Through the years, the aircraft has been equipped with an array of side-fired canons, howitzers, mini-guns, wing mounted missiles and bombs and laser guided missiles launched from the rear cargo door, earning it the moniker the “Angel of Death.” The primary missions of the […] No responses December 22, 2017
  • Airman Aerials Since its early days as a service, the Air Force has embraced technological advances in air and space capabilities and played an integral role as a global airpower. Airman Magazine regularly updates Airman Aerials, a photographic art gallery, featuring some of the best aerial photography from around the service in recent history. The staff plans […] No responses December 18, 2017
  • A View from the Pacific See more PACAF photos on Flickr We interviewed Gen. Terrence John O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces Commander and Air Component Commander for PACOM, on Sept. 15, 2017, one day after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan. Airman Magazine: You’ve spent a lot of time at PACAF, from what I can tell. How has that […] No responses October 3, 2017
  • Airframe: F-15 Eagle See more F-15 photos on Flickr During its heyday, the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle was the pinnacle of U.S. air superiority, incorporating advanced technology and a forward-thinking design that created a highly-maneuverable multi-role fighter aircraft. The F-15 was born out of necessity, as the Vietnam War demonstrated the Air Force’s need for a new fighter […] No responses September 18, 2017
  • An Innovative Collaborative On any given day, the person next to you in the coffee shop, restaurant or bookstore could be a hacker. Not the scary kind of hacker—frequently popularized by movies and the media—but the hackers who are out to do good in a big way. They may be helping the government find and prevent cyber vulnerabilities, […] No responses August 7, 2017
  • Battlefield Game Changer See more “Battlefield Game Changer” photos on Flickr Central Florida The era of drone warfare is in full force; embrace the concept and unveil its multifaceted advantages, oppose the concept and watch the adversary swiftly frustrate, compromise, and shape the battlefield. The technology has come a long way from loading unmanned balloons with explosives and […] No responses July 5, 2017
  • The First Interview WASHINGTON – In some ways, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson believes her entire life was a diversion from its planned course. As a young girl in Keene, New Hampshire, Wilson dreamed of becoming a pilot. With a grandfather who flew in both World Wars, and a father who began flying at the age […] No responses June 2, 2017
  • The Night Watchmen With civilization in the rear view mirror, the long road leading to a relatively unknown compound appears to never end. The seemingly infinite landscape, nearly untouched by human hands, is all that fills the eye. The setting sun and emergence of the night sky signals the beginning of a mission for a select group of […] No responses May 15, 2017
  • Faces of Deterrence See more “Faces of Deterrence” photos on Flickr The Department of Defense’s nuclear triad refers to the three components of the strategic nuclear arsenal: land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, strategic bombers and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Nuclear Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, secure, maintain and stand ready to launch B-52 Stratofortress bombers and ballistic […] No responses April 10, 2017