Pima Air Space Museum opens to public (1976)

Opened to the public in May 8, 1976

  • September 11, 1968 -320 acres of BLM Land given to Pima County for the museum for $800
  • March 22, 1969 – Republic of India retired the last operational Consolidated B-24 Liberator and gave it to the museum
  • April 27, 1969, thirty-one days and 11,000 miles after leaving India
  • approximately 30 acres of the new park for the initial museum site
  •  August 1973 – acquired the last of the World War II barracks buildings at Davis-Monthan
  • Opened to the public in May 8, 1976
  • Opened with 48 aircraft on display
  • World’s largest non-government funded aerospace museum
  • 127 acres
  • 1982 first hangar built
  • November 11, 1982 – Titan silo was deactivated
  • 1984 – 390th Memorial Museum opened
  • May 8, 1986 – Titan Missile Museum opened to the public
  • 1987 second hangar built for  administrative offices, library, archives, collections storage and a small exhibit gallery for the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame
  • 1990 – restoration hangar built
  • 1992 – name of the museum was changed to “Pima Air & Space Museum”
  • 1992 third hangar built – World War II aircraft & B-24J Liberator
  • 1994 fourth hangar built
  • 1995 – name of the foundation was changed to “The Arizona Aerospace Foundation.”
  • 1999 – Space Gallery opened
  • 2006 – Hangar 1 Expanded
  • 2010 – Hangar 1 expanded again (20,000sq feet)
  • 2015 given the second Boeing 787 aircraft to be built
  • 2016 given the first McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 Flying Eye Hospital
  • 2020 – 350+ aircraft
    100,000 square feet of indoor display space

Tucson, AZ

Air Force Day – (not their Birthday)

August 1, 1947
“Air Force Birthday is September 18th”

Air Force Day was established on August 1, 1947, by President Truman “in recognition of the personnel of the victorious Army Air Forces and all those who have developed and maintained our nation’s air strength.” August 1 was chosen to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment, in 1907, of the Aeronautical Division in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer of the Army.

Air Force Day came into being immediately after the signing of the National Security Act of 1947, although the status of the air element of the military was uncertain. Thus, although it was called Air Force Day, its first celebration was staged by the Army Air Forces and not by the U.S. Air Force.

#AimHigh #FlyFightWin
#UboAbAlto #OneOverAll
#NoOneComesClose
#AGreatWayOfLife
#WeDoTheImpossibleEveryday
#PeaceIsOurProfession


Pima Air Space Museum opens to public (1976)

Opened to the public in May 8, 1976

  • September 11, 1968 -320 acres of BLM Land given to Pima County for the museum for $800
  • March 22, 1969 – Republic of India retired the last operational Consolidated B-24 Liberator and gave it to the museum
  • April 27, 1969, thirty-one days and 11,000 miles after leaving India
  • approximately 30 acres of the new park for the initial museum site
  •  August 1973 – acquired the last of the World War II barracks buildings at Davis-Monthan
  • Opened to the public in May 8, 1976
  • Opened with 48 aircraft on display
  • World’s largest non-government funded aerospace museum
  • 127 acres
  • 1982 first hangar built
  • November 11, 1982 – Titan silo was deactivated
  • 1984 – 390th Memorial Museum opened
  • May 8, 1986 – Titan Missile Museum opened to the public
  • 1987 second hangar built for  administrative offices, library, archives, collections storage and a small exhibit gallery for the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame
  • 1990 – restoration hangar built
  • 1992 – name of the museum was changed to “Pima Air & Space Museum”
  • 1992 third hangar built – World War II aircraft & B-24J Liberator
  • 1994 fourth hangar built
  • 1995 – name of the foundation was changed to “The Arizona Aerospace Foundation.”
  • 1999 – Space Gallery opened
  • 2006 – Hangar 1 Expanded
  • 2010 – Hangar 1 expanded again (20,000sq feet)
  • 2015 given the second Boeing 787 aircraft to be built
  • 2016 given the first McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 Flying Eye Hospital
  • 2020 – 350+ aircraft
    100,000 square feet of indoor display space

Tucson, AZ

Air Force Day – (not their Birthday)

August 1, 1947
“Air Force Birthday is September 18th”

Air Force Day was established on August 1, 1947, by President Truman “in recognition of the personnel of the victorious Army Air Forces and all those who have developed and maintained our nation’s air strength.” August 1 was chosen to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment, in 1907, of the Aeronautical Division in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer of the Army.

Air Force Day came into being immediately after the signing of the National Security Act of 1947, although the status of the air element of the military was uncertain. Thus, although it was called Air Force Day, its first celebration was staged by the Army Air Forces and not by the U.S. Air Force.

#AimHigh #FlyFightWin
#UboAbAlto #OneOverAll
#NoOneComesClose
#AGreatWayOfLife
#WeDoTheImpossibleEveryday
#PeaceIsOurProfession


Pima Air Space Museum opens to public (1976)

Opened to the public in May 8, 1976

  • September 11, 1968 -320 acres of BLM Land given to Pima County for the museum for $800
  • March 22, 1969 – Republic of India retired the last operational Consolidated B-24 Liberator and gave it to the museum
  • April 27, 1969, thirty-one days and 11,000 miles after leaving India
  • approximately 30 acres of the new park for the initial museum site
  •  August 1973 – acquired the last of the World War II barracks buildings at Davis-Monthan
  • Opened to the public in May 8, 1976
  • Opened with 48 aircraft on display
  • World’s largest non-government funded aerospace museum
  • 127 acres
  • 1982 first hangar built
  • November 11, 1982 – Titan silo was deactivated
  • 1984 – 390th Memorial Museum opened
  • May 8, 1986 – Titan Missile Museum opened to the public
  • 1987 second hangar built for  administrative offices, library, archives, collections storage and a small exhibit gallery for the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame
  • 1990 – restoration hangar built
  • 1992 – name of the museum was changed to “Pima Air & Space Museum”
  • 1992 third hangar built – World War II aircraft & B-24J Liberator
  • 1994 fourth hangar built
  • 1995 – name of the foundation was changed to “The Arizona Aerospace Foundation.”
  • 1999 – Space Gallery opened
  • 2006 – Hangar 1 Expanded
  • 2010 – Hangar 1 expanded again (20,000sq feet)
  • 2015 given the second Boeing 787 aircraft to be built
  • 2016 given the first McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 Flying Eye Hospital
  • 2020 – 350+ aircraft
    100,000 square feet of indoor display space

Tucson, AZ

Battle of Mogadishu (1993)

The Battle of Mogadishu
was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on 3 and 4 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia


Between forces of the United States, and Somali militiamen
who had support from armed civilian fighters.

A U.S. Army force in Mogadishu,
consisting of U.S. Army Rangers, “Delta Force”; as well as Air Force Combat Controllers, Pararescuemen and helicopters from Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to seize two lieutenants during a meeting in the city.
Somali militia shot down two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.
The subsequent operation to secure and recover the crews of both helicopters turned inti an overnight standoff in the city.
The battle resulted in 18 deaths, 73 wounded, and one helicopter pilot captured among the U.S. raid party and rescue forces.
At least one Pakistani soldier and one Malaysian soldier
were killed as part of the rescue forces.
American sources estimate between 1,500 and 3,000 Somali casualties

The Battle of Mogadishu was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on 3 and 4 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia Between forces of the United States, and Somali militiamen who had support from armed civilian fighters. A U.S. Army force in Mogadishu, consisting of U.S. Army Rangers, "Delta Force"; as well as Air Force Combat Controllers, Pararescuemen and helicopters from Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to seize two lieutenants during a meeting in the city. Somali militia shot down two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The subsequent operation to secure and recover the crews of both helicopters turned inti an overnight standoff in the city. The battle resulted in 18 deaths, 73 wounded, and one helicopter pilot captured among the U.S. raid party and rescue forces. At least one Pakistani soldier and one Malaysian soldier were killed as part of the rescue forces. American sources estimate between 1,500 and 3,000 Somali casualties

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Air Force Day – (not their Birthday)

August 1, 1947
“Air Force Birthday is September 18th”

Air Force Day was established on August 1, 1947, by President Truman “in recognition of the personnel of the victorious Army Air Forces and all those who have developed and maintained our nation’s air strength.” August 1 was chosen to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment, in 1907, of the Aeronautical Division in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer of the Army.

Air Force Day came into being immediately after the signing of the National Security Act of 1947, although the status of the air element of the military was uncertain. Thus, although it was called Air Force Day, its first celebration was staged by the Army Air Forces and not by the U.S. Air Force.

#AimHigh #FlyFightWin
#UboAbAlto #OneOverAll
#NoOneComesClose
#AGreatWayOfLife
#WeDoTheImpossibleEveryday
#PeaceIsOurProfession


The Red Barron, Shot Down (1918)

4-21-1918
The Red Barron, Shot Down

Manfred von Richthofen “The Red Baron”, was shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme (in France)

Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill

#WWI
#theRedBarron


Laser Gun aboard a 747 Jumbo Jet (2010)

Feb 11, 2010
The US military used a laser gun aboard a Boeing 747 jumbo jet to shoot down a missile near Point Mugu, Ventura County, Ca.
The airborne laser program began in 1996 and has cost billion of dollars.

#GunChannels
#LaserDrones
#RobotAssassin


Air Force Birthday (1947)

Sept 18, 1947

President Truman signed the National Security Act which created the U.S. Air Force as an independent service, equal to the US Army and US Navy

#AimHigh #FlyFightWin
#UboAbAlto #OneOverAll
#NoOneComesClose
#AGreatWayOfLife
#WeDoTheImpossibleEveryday
#PeaceIsOurProfession


The Red Barron, Shot Down (1918)

4-21-1918
The Red Barron, Shot Down

Manfred von Richthofen “The Red Baron”, was shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme (in France)

Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill

#WWI
#theRedBarron


Laser Gun aboard a 747 Jumbo Jet (2010)

Feb 11, 2010
The US military used a laser gun aboard a Boeing 747 jumbo jet to shoot down a missile near Point Mugu, Ventura County, Ca.
The airborne laser program began in 1996 and has cost billion of dollars.

#GunChannels
#LaserDrones
#RobotAssassin


Battle of Mogadishu (1993)

The Battle of Mogadishu
was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on 3 and 4 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia


Between forces of the United States, and Somali militiamen
who had support from armed civilian fighters.

A U.S. Army force in Mogadishu,
consisting of U.S. Army Rangers, “Delta Force”; as well as Air Force Combat Controllers, Pararescuemen and helicopters from Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to seize two lieutenants during a meeting in the city.
Somali militia shot down two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.
The subsequent operation to secure and recover the crews of both helicopters turned inti an overnight standoff in the city.
The battle resulted in 18 deaths, 73 wounded, and one helicopter pilot captured among the U.S. raid party and rescue forces.
At least one Pakistani soldier and one Malaysian soldier
were killed as part of the rescue forces.
American sources estimate between 1,500 and 3,000 Somali casualties

The Battle of Mogadishu was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on 3 and 4 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia Between forces of the United States, and Somali militiamen who had support from armed civilian fighters. A U.S. Army force in Mogadishu, consisting of U.S. Army Rangers, "Delta Force"; as well as Air Force Combat Controllers, Pararescuemen and helicopters from Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to seize two lieutenants during a meeting in the city. Somali militia shot down two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The subsequent operation to secure and recover the crews of both helicopters turned inti an overnight standoff in the city. The battle resulted in 18 deaths, 73 wounded, and one helicopter pilot captured among the U.S. raid party and rescue forces. At least one Pakistani soldier and one Malaysian soldier were killed as part of the rescue forces. American sources estimate between 1,500 and 3,000 Somali casualties

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Air Force Birthday

Sept 18, 1947

President Truman signed the National Security Act which created the U.S. Air Force as an independent service, equal to the US Army and US Navy

#AimHigh #FlyFightWin
#UboAbAlto #OneOverAll
#NoOneComesClose
#AGreatWayOfLife
#WeDoTheImpossibleEveryday
#PeaceIsOurProfession


The Red Barron, Shot Down (1918)

4-21-1918
The Red Barron, Shot Down

Manfred von Richthofen “The Red Baron”, was shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme (in France)

Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill

#WWI
#theRedBarron


Laser Gun aboard a 747 Jumbo Jet (2010)

Feb 11, 2010
The US military used a laser gun aboard a Boeing 747 jumbo jet to shoot down a missile near Point Mugu, Ventura County, Ca.
The airborne laser program began in 1996 and has cost billion of dollars.

#GunChannels
#LaserDrones
#RobotAssassin


Battle of Mogadishu (1993)

The Battle of Mogadishu
was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on 3 and 4 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia


Between forces of the United States, and Somali militiamen
who had support from armed civilian fighters.

A U.S. Army force in Mogadishu,
consisting of U.S. Army Rangers, “Delta Force”; as well as Air Force Combat Controllers, Pararescuemen and helicopters from Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to seize two lieutenants during a meeting in the city.
Somali militia shot down two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.
The subsequent operation to secure and recover the crews of both helicopters turned inti an overnight standoff in the city.
The battle resulted in 18 deaths, 73 wounded, and one helicopter pilot captured among the U.S. raid party and rescue forces.
At least one Pakistani soldier and one Malaysian soldier
were killed as part of the rescue forces.
American sources estimate between 1,500 and 3,000 Somali casualties

The Battle of Mogadishu was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on 3 and 4 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia Between forces of the United States, and Somali militiamen who had support from armed civilian fighters. A U.S. Army force in Mogadishu, consisting of U.S. Army Rangers, "Delta Force"; as well as Air Force Combat Controllers, Pararescuemen and helicopters from Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to seize two lieutenants during a meeting in the city. Somali militia shot down two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The subsequent operation to secure and recover the crews of both helicopters turned inti an overnight standoff in the city. The battle resulted in 18 deaths, 73 wounded, and one helicopter pilot captured among the U.S. raid party and rescue forces. At least one Pakistani soldier and one Malaysian soldier were killed as part of the rescue forces. American sources estimate between 1,500 and 3,000 Somali casualties

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Air Force Birthday

Sept 18, 1947

President Truman signed the National Security Act which created the U.S. Air Force as an independent service, equal to the US Army and US Navy

#AimHigh #FlyFightWin
#UboAbAlto #OneOverAll
#NoOneComesClose
#AGreatWayOfLife
#WeDoTheImpossibleEveryday
#PeaceIsOurProfession


The Red Barron, Shot Down (1918)

4-21-1918
The Red Barron, Shot Down

Manfred von Richthofen “The Red Baron”, was shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme (in France)

Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown credited with the kill

#WWI
#theRedBarron


Laser Gun aboard a 747 Jumbo Jet (2010)

Feb 11, 2010
The US military used a laser gun aboard a Boeing 747 jumbo jet to shoot down a missile near Point Mugu, Ventura County, Ca.
The airborne laser program began in 1996 and has cost billion of dollars.

#GunChannels
#LaserDrones
#RobotAssassin