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America at War (magazine)

THE F-22'S FIRST DOGFIGHT

MEET THE RAPTOR

The F-22 Raptor is widely described as the best fighter in the world. First flown in 1997 (the prototype YF-22 first flew in 1990), it entered service in 2005 and has dominated in exercises.

 

THE RUSSIAN AND CHICOM F-22S

CLOSING THE GAP

Russia and China could not help but have been worried in the wake of Operation Desert Storm. During that war, the Coalition led by the United States shot down 42 aircraft – including four MiG-29s.

 

KIRKUK 2006, IF YOU WANT TO SEE GUTS, COME HERE

PRIVATE SECURITY, BRITISH STYLE

“If you want to see guts, this is the place to see it.”

 

AIR COMMANDO SAVES LIVES IN AFGHANISTAN

On 10 March, 2009, Staff Sgt. Zachary Rhyner received the Air Force Cross in a Pentagon ceremony, becoming the third Airman to receive this award in the Global War on Terror – and the first living recipient. His story is told below in this Air Force News Service article from 24 December, 2008.

 

COMBAT LIFESAVERS ARE A NECESSITY

The figures in this article are as of 3March, 2009. – Ed.

 

807 TROOPS COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED

QUICK THINKING, TEAMWORK, HELP NAVIGATE TANKER CREW OUT OF TROUBLE

“THIS IS SHELL 73, EMERGENCY!”

“Any aircraft, any station, this is Shell 73. Emergency. We’ve lost complete navigational capability. Request assistance.”