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History

Rapid Combat Photography, 1955

Rapid Combat Photography, 1955

By Mark Albertson: A humble, radio-controlled, camera-equipped drone, has now been added to the photographic aerial combat potential of the U.S. Army Signal Corps.  The RP-71 Falconer unmanned aerial vehicle was readied at the Army Electronic Proving Ground,...Read More...

1955:  Landing Atop Pikes Peak

1955:  Landing Atop Pikes Peak

By Mark Albertson: Jack Zimmerman, chief test pilot for Cessna, flew a Cessna CH-1 to the top of Pikes Peak.  He successfully completed hovering tests at 14,110 feet prior to landing.  Such was the first time an aircraft of any type set down atop the...Read More...

End of Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan 

End of Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan 

Looking Back 1989 / By Mark Albertson: . . . history repeats itself.  What happened in the 19th century to the invading British would also be the fate of the Soviet invaders.  Philosophically the Soviets believed that history is not directional, progressive...Read More...

Vietnam—The Seed

Vietnam—The Seed

By CW4 Robert E. Howard (Ret.) / October 31, 1993: This is an edited version of an effort which appeared in the October 31, 1993 issue of ARMY AVITIION magazine.  The author spent 21 years on active duty, in particular, in the field of Aviation.  He retired...Read More...

The Challenge to the AAAA! Build Citizen Support!

The Challenge to the AAAA!  Build Citizen Support!

Looking Back, December 2018 / By Mark Albertson: . . . therefore, the interests of the army and the people are one and the same.  We must always take care to strengthen the monolithic solidarity between the army and the people.  [1]...Read More...

Freed from Terrain

Freed from Terrain

By Mark Alberston: On the 50th anniversary of the release of the Howze Board findings, Army Aviation offers a glimpse at the genesis of Airmobility.2...Read More...

USNS Corpus Christi Bay Returns after Six-Year Tour in USARV

USNS Corpus Christi Bay Returns after Six-Year Tour in USARV

The USNS Corpus Christi Bay, the Army’s only Floating Aircraft Maintenance Facility (FAMF) and home of the First Transportation Corps Battalion (Aircraft Maintenance Depot) (Seaborne), arrived at the Port of Corpus Christi December 19 after spending more than...Read More...

44-yr. Aviator Mike Novosel Honored with Post Parade on his Retirement

44-yr. Aviator Mike Novosel Honored with Post Parade on his Retirement

CONGRESSIONAL Medal of Honor recipient, Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. Novosel, ended 44 years of military service on November 30 at Ft. Rucker. AL. CW4 Novosel was honored by more than 1,000 participating troops, ten Medal of Honor winners, his family and...Read More...