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  • Ollie Crawford: Air Force advocate laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

    Crawford died July 21 in San Antonio two days after turning 94 years old. Born on July 19, 1925, in Amarillo, Texas, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II at the age of 18 as an aviation student, earning his wings and commission in early 1945.
  • Honoring a legend

    Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raid and an original Air Commando, passed away at the age of 103, April 9.
  • Gen. LeMay's lead operational bombing planner dies at 101, family makes unique donation

    The family of Col. John Watters Sr. donated his extensive collection of military books to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
  • Native warrior culture

    November has been designated as National American Indian Heritage Month since 1990. This is a time to celebrate the cultures, traditions, histories, and acknowledge the contributions of Native Americans.
  • 75 years later, memories of Pearl Harbor attacks still vivid

    The Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration took place at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, as several survivors were in attendance.
  • Blood donor month: Be a silent hero with gift of life

    The Air Force has a long history when it comes to the national blood donation system. The system dates all the way back to World War II when the Army Air Corps created the capabilities to transport much needed blood products from the United States into campaign theaters.
  • Through the glass: Vet looks back

    The heritage center at Travis Air Force Base has many pieces of military, history rich with old war stories. One piece, a bullet-riddled B-24 Liberator windshield, tells the story of a man from a small town who went on to fight in World War II and gave more than 40 years of service to his country.
  • Living museum: Airman preserves AF uniforms

    Walking through the 20th Maintenance Group building, it would be appropriate to stop and gaze into the office of one senior leader there. Eyes would be greeted with several mannequins wearing different shades of green and blue, each decorated with metals and ribbons. For most of his life, Lt. Col. Kyle Clement, the 20th MXG deputy commander, has been preserving Airman heritage by collecting vintage Army Air Corps and Air Force memorabilia, most notably uniforms and their decorations dating back to 1914.
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