How to become an Air Force pilot

By Senior Airman Soochan Kim Air Force Social Media Team Many of us imagine it at least once: As a five-year-old child sitting on a chair playing pretend, as a teenager playing flight simulator video games, and in my case whenever I start the engine of my car (yes, I still play pretend when I’m by myself). A fan watches the demonstration during the Dayton Airshow, June 21, 2015, at Dayton, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell/Released)   I’m talking about … [Read more...]

The Road to Recovery

By Retired Master Sgt. Daniel Waugh Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Daniel Waugh, draws his bow back during training for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games being held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. , June 19-28, 2015. Waugh is competing in shooting and archery in this year’s games. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie/Released) My story began in 2006 the day after Christmas while I was on my third deployment to Iraq as a tactical air control party Airman. My team … [Read more...]

Interview with an astronaut

By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez Air Force Public Affairs Agency NASA Astronaut, Air Force Col. Terry Virts talks to us about his 199-day experience aboard the international space station. Info provided by: U.S. Air Force Live … [Read more...]

The memories of air shows past

By Staff Sgt. Jarrod Chavana Air Force Social Media Team As a child growing up in South Texas I could not wait to see the annual air show. As a 10-year-old I tried to figure out how this enormous beast of an aircraft, the C-5 Galaxy, could remain in the air while moving at a turtles pace. How did it not just fall out of the sky? Watching fighter jets performing barrel roles and zooming past the audience in a thunderous roar was just amazing to me. Although these photos are not mine these are … [Read more...]

Infographic: How to become an astronaut

By Air Force Social Media It’s amazing to think that U.S. Airmen have been involved in the nation’s space program since the first American astronauts were selected in 1959. From Buzz Aldrin to Eileen Collins, the Air Force has a long history of developing quality candidates who have excelled in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut Program. Here’s an informative graphic outlining some of the requirements to be selected for NASA’s astronaut … [Read more...]