Overall, 1903 was a monumental year for heavier-than-air flight and communications expansion. Just as a fledgling Signals Corps Lieutenant, William “Billy” Mitchell, was finishing his assignment to place 500 miles of telegraph wire in the Alaskan territory, Orville and Wilber Wright were preparing to launch the first airplane into flight.
May is National Bicycle Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling—and encourage more people to giving cycling a try.
Deep in the heart of the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron is a series of small, windowless rooms with locked doors and classified communications, where Airmen work by fluorescent light to the hum of computer towers and the clacking of keyboards.
On May 3, 1923, Scott Field’s latest non-rigid airship, the AC-1 (AKA the “Goodyear Military Airship” or “Type MA”) arrived at 8:40 a.m. after an 800-mile non-stop flight from its previous base at Langley Field, Virginia—today’s Langley AFB.
Much like the movie Black Panther has inspired minority youths to “Superhero Dreams” ... on April 21, Scott Air Force Base members coordinated with Legacy Fight Academy to help make flying a reality for 80 kids at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia to inspire flight.