New history section debuts on Air Force Link

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  • By 1st Lt. Robert J. Krause
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Air Force Link, the official Web site of the U.S. Air Force, launched a new history and heritage section Nov. 8 to coincide with Veterans Day and the upcoming 100th anniversary of powered flight.

The new section documents the achievements of airpower, starting from the early days of wooden-wing aircraft to modern air and space vehicles. It also chronicles the unique accomplishments of many Air Force leaders, past and present, and contains photos and other historic information.

The information contained in the new section was compiled from inputs by Air University, the Air Force Museum and the Air Force History Support Office. It was developed by the Air Force News Service here.

Each week new features and photos will be added to the site.

"This will be a great place for the general public or military member to quickly access Air Force historical information," said Master Sgt. Jim Greeley, AFNS chief of news technology. "This is a great start for a unique Web page we hope will grow and get even better."

The history site will also target future Air Force leaders by including a weekly quiz designed to educate future airmen.

"We designed the quiz to support Air Force ROTC and Junior ROTC education curricula," said Bob Jensen, chief of news operations at AFNS. "It's also a way to reach other people who want to know about the Air Force. Although we expect all members of the Air Force, past and present, will be challenged and informed by the quizzes."

Answers and sources for the weekly quizzes will be posted the following week.

The Air Force history and heritage section can be found at Click on the "history" link on the bar near the top of the page.

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