Bennie J. Davis III
  • No detail too small You’re sitting in a pizzeria enjoying a slice with aromas of melting mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and pizza dough baking in the wood-fired oven filling the air. Then, the sound of tires skidding to a halt outside is quickly followed by two men barging through the front door, firing a pistol into the ceiling and […] No responses April 9, 2018
  • Forecasting Success From flying operations to special tactics missions to deciding whether or not to wear a jacket with a uniform, weather plays a large role in everyday activities around the Air Force. “In military operations, weather is the first step in planning and the final determining factor in the execution of any mission,” said Gen. Carl […] No responses March 26, 2018
  • Initial Defense See more Initial Defense photos on Flickr In an austere location on the other side of globe, unrest breaks out between rival factions and the situation quickly becomes hostile. The U.S. Air Force and its Global Response Force squadrons are called into action. In less than 96 hours, more than 40 uniquely trained Airmen parachute […] No responses February 26, 2018
  • The State of U.S. Strategic Command See more USSTRATCOM photos on Flickr We interviewed Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, on Dec. 12, 2017, at USSTRATCOM headquarters, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. What is the status of STRATCOM [U.S. Strategic Command]? The status of U.S. Strategic Command? Really, when you look at the changes that have happened over […] No responses January 23, 2018
  • Firing up the Force Sitting in his office at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Master Sgt. Christopher Dooley’s ears perk up, his heart pounds faster and the adrenalin begins to rush as a fire truck races across the academy’s grounds, its sirens and horns filling his office with a familiar echo. A 17-year firefighter, Dooley’s […] No responses November 24, 2017
  • Bombs Away Sitting in his favorite chair at home in Edgewater, Maryland, only a shadow box of medals and patches on the wall offer a glimpse into Staff Sgt. Louis R. Perrone’s eventful past. At 19, he went to war, and now at 94, he’s the only living member of his 10-man bomber crew who flew missions […] No responses November 6, 2017
  • Airframe: F-22 Raptor See more F-22 photos on Flickr The F-22A Raptor is a fifth-generation fighter incorporating fourth-generation stealth technology, radical maneuvering capabilities, the ability to fly at supersonic speed without afterburners and unprecedented pilot situational awareness, making it the most dominant and advanced air superiority fighter in the world. The Raptor’s sophisticated aerodynamic design, advanced flight controls […] No responses October 5, 2017
  • Care Loop See more “Care Loop” photos on Flickr Scanning the crowd, Tech. Sgt. Mariana Carrano looks at each face intently. She’s standing outside the passenger terminal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, looking for someone who just arrived on a recent flight. Dozens of uniformed people exit the revolving door and run, walk or collapse into the […] No responses July 31, 2017
  • Airframe: The SR-71 Blackbird See more SR-71 photos on Flickr Following the loss of two U-2 Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft over the Soviet Union and Cuba in the early 1960s, President Lyndon Johnson demanded the seemingly impossible — a surveillance aircraft that could not be shot down by Soviet Bloc anti-aircraft missiles or interceptor aircraft. To answer this Cold […] No responses July 10, 2017
  • Guarding the Skies See more “Guarding the Skies” photos on Flickr It’s 7 a.m. and a thick fog envelops Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands. A row of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons lining the taxiway is barely visible in the mist. Slowly, the dim outlines of maintenance personnel and crew chiefs appear as they push tool […] No responses May 8, 2017