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Reviewing history in the military, the Air Force and triumphs and misadventures in airpower. From our friends at Intercepts: On June 3, 1959, the U.S. Air Force Academy graduated its first class of 207 officers. Here is the USAF’s “factsheet”on it’s Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Below, is a wonderful historical video covering the graduation; it’s approx. 13 mins: Continue on for more fast facts on the ’59 graduating class from Association of Graduates, United States Air Force Academy.

Reviewing history in the military, the Air Force and triumphs and misadventures in airpower. “Oh the humanity.” Many recall Herb Morrison’s frantic radio broadcast that led people to lose faith in the airship era for a brief time. Even after more than 30 successful transatlantic trips, Morrison painted a vivid picture of the Hindenburg explosion, which occurred May 6, 1937. A team of experts identified the mysterious cause behind its demise 76 years later: static electricity combined with a hydrogen leak. The Public Domain Review compiled this video to show the successful trips the German passenger airship made just before…

Twice in 2012, Jonathan Davis, lead singer for the band Korn, visited with U.S. troops and wounded warriors in Germany due to the efforts of Master Sgt. Jocelin Borisow. During Davis’ second trip in August, Borisow served as producer of a short film showing Davis meeting with troops recovering from their wounds at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. “I really wanted to do something special for these heroes  who come back injured out of combat,” Borisow told Air Force Times. “I go out and get the word out about these programs, like the Wounded Warriors Project and the USO. I had…

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Twice in 2012, Jonathan Davis, lead singer for the band Korn, visited with U.S. troops and wounded warriors in Germany due to the efforts of Master Sgt. Jocelin Borisow. During Davis’ second trip in August, Borisow served as producer of a short film showing Davis meeting with troops recovering from their wounds at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. “I really wanted to do something special for these heroes  who come back injured out of combat,” Borisow told Air Force Times. “I go out and get the word out about these programs, like the Wounded Warriors Project and the USO. I had…

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As part of the newest online-only Airman magazine, the Air Force released this well-done timelapse video of the famous ‘Boneyard’ at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The sprawling base is where the Air Force puts its jets out to pasture, and the video gives an overview of some old airframes with retired pilots offering their thoughts. Produced by Andrew Breese/Air Force.

Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer, along with the University of Florida swim team, recently got wet and trained alongside pararescuemen with the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Our partner Florida Today reports that the swimmers came on base for an indoctrination course, which included CrossFit training, kettlebell shuttling, group push-ups in the sand, pull-ups, beach running and swimming in the base pool. “Coming to this, I knew it was going to be hard,” Lochte said. “It’s teamwork. I’m used to a lot of the stuff, but some of it is new.” Check out a…

We may only be a few days into 2013, but Superman isn’t just a character in a film, an action figure or a life-size poster anymore. Now he’s flying from our fingertips. Just before the New Year, a cyclist in southern California was riding with a friend when he stopped to shoot footage of Superman flying past him. “I was cycling with my buddy down PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) and during our casual conversation … Superman flew by,” Kyle Gough wrote above his now-viral video. “We stopped, got off our bikes just in time to watch him land.” The video…

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