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Starvaggi Transitioned

John Richey – During the mid 1960’s it was very difficult to recruit flying personnel for the Air Force Reserve ...

Eyewitness Account of Robert McNamara’s Folly at Strategic Air Command, 1964

written by Bob Von Bargen My experience with the US Air Force Strategic Air Command, or SAC, began in January ...

The Flying Peter

A memoir by Colonel Bob von Bargen, USAF Retired I reported to Pease AFB in New Hampshire in January 1960 ...

Roomies

I attended Air Force ROTC Summer Camp at Ethan Allen Air Force Base near Burlington, Vermont during the summer of ...

Retreat

RETREAT It was January 1961 and I was in the Visiting Officers Quarters (VOQ) at Goose Bay, Labrador. My crew ...

The Wingwalker

Prologue The Boeing Stratocruiser was used by Pan American Airways from 1948 until the early 1960’s. The military version was ...

One person’s story about their experience visiting the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC

Some years ago my wife, Ellen, and I were members of a local travel club. The Fifty Plus Club was ...

National Medal of Honor Day

National Medal of Honor Day was established in 1990, when then-President George H.W. Bush signed legislation designating March 25th as ...

The Story of the B17 Chow-hound

The story of the B17 “Chow-hound” continues 75 years after the plane was downed in Lonlay l’Abbaye, France. The families ...