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August 14, 2023

DOD Mobilizes Assets to Fight Hawaii Wildfires

Army, Navy, and Coast Guard Units Deploy to Islands

As blazes burn out of control and losses of life, property, and security continue to mount on the characteristically idyllic Island of Maui, the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has mobilized active-duty and reserve military helicopter crews under numerous commands to support firefighting operations across the embattled Hawaiian Islands.

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Selfridge Military Air Museum To Restore Curtiss JN-4 Jenny

Jenny, Don’t Change that Number …

Founded in 1975 and named for the first man killed in a heavier-than-air flying-machine, Selfridge Military Air Museum is a storied institution located on Mount Clemens, Michigan’s Selfridge Air National Guard Base (MTC). The museum’s collection of vintage and historical military aircraft will presently be supplemented by the arrival of a Curtis JN-4—a World War I-era biplane known colloquially by generations of pilots and aviation enthusiasts as the Curtiss Jenny, or simply, Jenny.

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USMC Brass Visits Archer’s California Facilities

Visit Evinces Growing DOD Interest in Midnight eVTOL Platform

Archer Aviation, the California-based designer of electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, showcased its Midnight eVTOL platform to a group of high-ranking U.S. Marine Corps officers. The USMC’s visit to Archer’s California facilities comes on the heels of 31 July announcement that the eVTOL maker had broadened its working relationship with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) by means of a newly-signed $142-million contract under which Archer will provide the U.S. Air Force data pertaining to flight-testing and pilot training, share certification-related test reports, and help the service develop maintenance and repair operations under its AFWERX Agility Pri

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Classic Aero-TV: Veteran's Airlift Command -- Serving Those Who Served

From 2013 (YouTube Version): One Of Aviation's Most Positive Efforts... The VAC!!!

In all the doddering, misleading, anti-aviation blather we've had to deal with over the last few years, we've been waiting for the world to wake up and discover just how cool aviation, and its pilots and aircrews, are. We present a case in point and while it was a quick impromptu interview amid the heights of excitement at NBAA 2011 (a more extensive interview is coming shortly!), the message is clear, that aviation has a heart, that pilots are citizens of the world and that if you want to show aviation in its best possible light, a good place to start is the Veteran's Air

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