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Operation Christmas Drop

(YouTube link) The people of Micronesia live on small, isolated islands, with little traffic and few modern amenities. The U.S. Air Force has delivered Christmas through Operation Christmas Drop for 60 years now. It’s an assignment every Airman wants. This large-scale humanitarian mission had relatively humble beginnings. According to the 36th Wing historian, the exact origin of [...]

1947: First Flying Saucer Report

On June 24th, 1947, Army Air Corps pilot Kenneth Arnold reported an unusual sighting while returning from a mission to find a reported downed plane. Out of the incident was born a new term: flying saucer. As Arnold recalled, the afternoon was crystal clear, and he was cruising at an altitude of 9,200 feet. A minute [...]