This has been a bad year for wildfires. The National Interagency Fire Center reports that as of August 29th, over 7,291,750 acres (11,393 square miles) have been burned by over 44,000 fires in 2012. Those are mind-boggling numbers.
Through the years my tastes, if you can call them that, in aviation have mostly been for military aircraft. There is just something so intriguing to me about the complexity of these machines. Flight alone is a hard to accomplish
Note: Part 1 was published on August 3, 2012.
The ceremony on June 18, 2012 was two-fold. The first part consisted of decorating Technical Sergeant Barry R. Duffield for his bravery on the Explosives Ordnance Disposal Team of the 116th
This is perhaps a little off topic for an Air Force museum, but nonetheless my thoughts today are on the historic landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars early this morning. I, along with many other interested people, were all
While I am a New Media volunteer for the Museum of Aviation, I still consider myself an outsider, especially in light of the ceremonies that take place at the museum. I have never dealt directly with the ceremonies, never set
My name is Hillary. I am the Marketing Intern for the museum this summer and I have a confession. Before I came to the museum for my internship, I had not actually visited the different exhibits since elementary school. Because
A few weeks back I stood under an unusually cool but very beautiful sunny April sky and listened as Ms. Julie Praiss, Vice President, Tactical Aircraft and Weapons Systems (Sustainment) at Boeing talked about the F-15E Strike Eagle model that
I attended the Robins Air Force Base Air Show this year, as I have almost every year it has been held. For most of my 32 years I have lived in the shadow of Robins, and have always enjoyed watching
This morning the Museum of Aviation dedicated a large model of an F-15E Strike Eagle that was donated by the Boeing Company. The model has a six-foot wingspan and looks really cool. It is now mounted on a pole by
Today is the 70th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid. On April 18th, 1942, 80 men in 16 twin-engine B-25 Mitchell bombers took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) to bomb Japan. James “Jimmy” Doolittleflew the lead B-25 and