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Combat Art Articles

  • Gulf War Heritage: Battle of Kuwait Airport

    U.S. Air Force Reserve air mobility units provided critical mission support during the Gulf War, helping ensure a swift and decisive liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi invaders. The 328th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Niagara Falls, NY, provided cargo and personnel transport utilizing the C-130E Hercules

  • Deepwater Horizon

    "Deepwater Horizon" depicts two C-130H Hercules Modular Aerial Spray Systems and Citizen Airmen from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, in the cleanup effort following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. While the 910th AW's aerial sprays are commonly known for insect and

  • Showtime May Answer

    In March 2013, an Iranian F-4 was chasing an MQ-1 Remotely Operated Aircraft over the Arabian Gulf. Air controllers called for help and Reservist Lt Col Kevin “Showtime” Sutterfield, an F-22 Raptor pilot with the 477th Fighter Group at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, answered.

  • The Last Ace

    While flying with his wingman, D’Olive engaged five German aircraft near the town of St. Benoit, France. Although outnumbered, D’Olive used his flying and gunnery skills to shoot down three German Fokker D. VII pursuit aircraft. As a result of his impressive feat, the U.S. Army awarded D’Olive the

  • Bandage 33

    Bandage 33 was an aeromedical evacuation mission flown by the 651st Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron out of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Deterrence on Demand

    The United States Air Force provides the President of the United States of America with two legs of the strategic triad, which consists of strategic bombers, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and submarine launched ballistic missiles. The long range strike capability of the Air Force’s B-52

  • That Others May Live

    On 28 June 2005, Navy SEAL Team 10 came under heavy enemy attack. The team, which included Michael Murphy, Matthew Axelson, Daniel Dietz, and Marcus Luttrell, radioed for reinforcements. Soon thereafter, a four-ship of MH-47 Chinook helicopters departed as part of a Quick Reaction Force (QRF). On

  • The Grand Rescue

    In the early morning hours of November 21, 1980, a large fire rapidly spread throughout the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unable to help numerous people trapped on the upper floors of the 26-story luxury hotel, civilian authorities called the consolidated command post at Nellis AFB, Nevada,