In the early 1960s, communist military strength and firepower in Vietnam increased. As a result, PACAF began a buildup in the area with the addition of troops and better arms and equipment. In response to what has become known as the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964, Tactical Air Command pilots and support personnel found themselves deployed from the CONUS to PACAF bases such as Da Nang Air Base and Phan Rang AB in South Vietnam. Bases in Thailand (Takhli RTAFB, Korat RTAFB) were also used by deployed TAC fighter squadrons
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New from Dietz Dolls Pinup Photography, the first in a series of 1940s Nose Art style pinups! Harking back to the days of the US Army Air Force during World War 2 when pinups adorned the nose of fighter and bomber aircraft, this design captures a fictional nose of what have actually been during the war. This design features Crystal and a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress. This started out as two photographs of a model in a studio and the aircraft actually flying which were then put through various proprietary techniques to achieve a 1940s pinup art look.
Tags: girl, art, pinup, pin-up-girl, sexy-women
Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Florida, is the special operations component of the United States Air Force. An Air Force major command (MAJCOM), AFSOC is also the U.S. Air Force component command to United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), a unified combatant command located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. AFSOC provides all Air Force Special Operations Forces (SOF) for worldwide deployment and assignment to regional unified combatant commands.
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Fighter Pilot Air Force Classic Jet Plane 1983 If you love this design click our brand name above view all of our retro vintage designs for sale. Click the add to cart button above to purchase this shirt today!retro, vintage, distressed, t-shirt,
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A shirt often worn by pilots of the 181st Fighter Group when they are off duty and out of uniform. You served with distinction in the 181st Fighter Group, under Major Baron Soontir Fel. You are among the elite of the elite Imperial pilots. You earned your bloodstripes slaughtering Rebel scum and you continue to do so with alarming ease. You fight for family, for peace and for your Emperor. But most of all, you fight for the men and women flying on your wing. This elegantly simple design is perfect for hardcore Star Wars fans. Complete with Aurebesh text, this design screams “nerd cred”. Sure to impress people at your next convention, RPG session, or even just casual Friday at the office.
Tags: star-wars, 181st, 181st-fighter-group, 501st-legion, 501st
The Air Force Combat Action Medal (AFCAM) is a relatively new medal created for the United States Air Force in March 2007 to recognize Air Force members for active participation in ground or air combat. The AFCAM was first awarded on June 12, 2007 to six Air Force members who were engaged in air or ground combat off base in a combat zone during Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan, October 7, 2001-December 28, 2015) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq, March 19, 2003-September 1, 2010). The medal is retroactive from September 11, 2001 to a date to be determined and may be awarded posthumously.
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Established on 19 October 1940 as the Hawaiian Air Force at Fort Shafter, Territory of Hawaii, the 7 AF was a United States Army Air Forces combat unit in the Pacific Theater of World War II, providing air defense of the Hawaiian Islands and engaging in combat operations primarily in the Central Pacific AOR. It was assigned units engaging enemy forces in the Gilbert Islands; Marshall Islands; Caroline Islands; Mariana Islands, and in the last major battle of the Pacific War, the Battle of Okinawa. Returning to its defense role in Hawaii after the war, 7 AF became the primary USAF command and control organization in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
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