• CV-22 OSPREY The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces. Design and Development The CV-22 Osprey is the […] J.M. Eddins Jr. No responses June 15, 2019
  • Special Operations It started out as a boring day. Sitting in a makeshift hospital situated in an austere and hostile environment at an undisclosed location, Maj. Alexander Le and his fellow Special Operations Surgical Team, or SOST, members welcomed the monotony. After all, a busy day for the members of the surgical team would mean the worst […] Bennie J. Davis III No responses February 15, 2019
  • 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 […] Airman Magazine No responses December 22, 2017
  • The Human Weapon See more “Human Weapon” photos on Flickr “BEEP … BEEP … BEEP.” Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Huhman lays motionless in bed as his alarm clock abruptly brings him to awareness. He slowly opens his eyes and stares at his ceiling, his clock still blaring its early morning reveille. He doesn’t dare move for fear of […] Airman Magazine No responses November 19, 2015