Tag: pilot
  • Vietnam veterans visit Goodfellow

    Vietnam Veterans Ret. Col. Jack Mecham, former SR-71 pilot, Ret. Master Sgt. Jim Coffman, former EC-47 flight engineer, and Ret. Staff Sgt. Joe Martin, former EC-47 airborne radio direction finding airborne mission supervisor, visited the EC-47 Memorial here, Oct. 13.
  • Register now for "Pathway to Wings" accessions and rated boards brief Aug. 5

    The U.S. Air Force Recruiting Service will host a “Pathway to Wings” interactive career briefing for potential future Air Force officers interested in learning more about accessions and rated boards beginning at 1 p.m. central time Aug. 5, 2020.
  • A dark night leads to a bright career

    It was a zero illumination night in a Pave Low helicopter above the New Mexico desert when two pilots experienced a malfunction in their flight controls during a training mission. Normally, protocol is to land immediately. Due to the unique circumstances of that night, the flight crew hesitated to do so. “We didn’t know what the area below us
  • MQ-1, MQ-9 aircrews help liberate Manbij

    In 2016 MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircrews assisted coalition partners in the reclamation of Manbij, Syria, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. Pilots and sensor operators assigned to squadrons across the 432nd Wing and the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing provided the close air support and reconnaissance needed for coalition partners to drive ISIS fighters out of the city.