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Sheppard Air Force Base
Sheppard Air Force Base
Sheppard Air Force Base
(IATA: SPS, ICAO: KSPS, FAA LID: SPS) is a United States Air Force
United States Air Force
base located five miles (8 km) north of the central business district of Wichita Falls, in Wichita County, Texas, United States. It is the largest training base and most diversified in Air Education and Training Command
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Aerospace
Aerospace
Aerospace
is the human effort in science, engineering and business to fly in the atmosphere of Earth (aeronautics) and surrounding space (astronautics). Aerospace
Aerospace
organizations research, design, manufacture, operate, or maintain aircraft and/or spacecraft. Aerospace
Aerospace
activity is very diverse, with a multitude of commercial, industrial and military applications. Aerospace
Aerospace
is not the same as airspace, which is the physical air space directly above a location on the ground
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LGM-25C Titan II
The Titan II was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and space launcher developed by the Glenn L. Martin Company
Glenn L. Martin Company
from the earlier Titan I
Titan I
missile. Titan II was originally designed and used as an ICBM, but was later used as a medium-lift space launch vehicle to carry payloads for the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
(USAF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Those payloads included the USAF Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
(DMSP), the NOAA weather satellites, and NASA's Gemini manned space capsules
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United States Army Air Corps
The United States
United States
Army Air Corps (USAAC) was the aerial warfare service of the United States
United States
of America between 1926 and 1941. After World War I, as early aviation became an increasingly important part of modern warfare, a philosophical rift developed between more traditional ground-based army personnel and those who felt that aircraft were being underutilized and that air operations were being stifled for political reasons unrelated to their effectiveness. The USAAC was renamed from the earlier United States
United States
Army Air Service on 2 July 1926, and was part of the larger United States
United States
Army. The Air Corps became the United States
United States
Army Air Forces (USAAF) on 20 June 1941, giving it greater autonomy from the Army's middle-level command structure
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Army Air Forces
The United States
United States
Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF), informally known as the Air Force,[1] was the aerial warfare service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II
World War II
(1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States
United States
Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
of today, one of the five uniformed military services. The AAF was a component of the United States Army, which in 1942 was divided functionally by executive order into three autonomous forces: the Army Ground Forces, the Services of Supply (which in 1943 became the Army Service Forces), and the Army Air Forces
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B-29 Superfortress
The Boeing
Boeing
B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing, which was flown primarily by the United States during World War II
World War II
and the Korean War. It was one of the largest aircraft operational during World War II
World War II
and featured state-of-the-art technology. Including design and production, at over $3 billion it was the single most expensive weapons project undertaken by the United States
United States
in World War II, exceeding the cost of the Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project
by between $1 and 1.7 billion.[4][5] Innovations introduced included a pressurized cabin, dual-wheeled, tricycle landing gear, and an analog computer-controlled fire-control system that directed four remote machine gun turrets that could be operated by a single gunner and a fire-control officer
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United States Army Corps Of Engineers
The United States
United States
Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)[5] is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel,[1] making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The corps' mission is to "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters."[6] Their most visible missions include:Planning, designing, building, and operating locks and dams
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Texas National Guard
 United States Army Texas Army National Guard Texas Air National Guard Texas State GuardRole State defense forcePart of Texas Adjutant GeneralGarrison/HQ Camp MabryCommandersCurrent commander Major General John F. Nichols - Texas Adjutant GeneralThe Texas Military Forces is the three-branch military of the U.S. state of Texas. It is composed of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard. All three branches are administered by the state adjutant general, an appointee of the Texas governor, and fall under the command of the governor.[1] (The Army and Air National Guards are under the command of the Governor, unless the President of the United States activates the Guard into federal service by executive order. As for the Texas State Guard, the governor of Texas has sole control over this force.) The Texas military was first established by Stephen F
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Civil Engineering
Civil engineering
Civil engineering
is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines and railways.[1][2] Civil engineering
Civil engineering
is traditionally broken into a number of sub-disciplines
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Lowry AFB
Lowry may refer to:Contents1 People 2 Places 3 Other 4 See alsoPeople[edit] Lowry is a common surname, and may refer to:Calvin Lowry, American football player Dave Lowry, ice hockey player Hiram Harrison Lowry, American Methodist missionary to China Heath W. Lowry, historian Henry Berry Lowrie, Confederate outlaw Henry Dawson Lowry, English journalist James Lowry, Jr., mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania J. A. W. Lowry, Louisiana politician Joseph Wilson Lowry, 19th century engraver Kyle Lowry, American basketball player L. S
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Sikorsky H-19
The Sikorsky H-19
Sikorsky H-19
Chickasaw (company model number S-55) was a multi-purpose helicopter used by the United States Army
United States Army
and United States Air Force. It was also license-built by Westland Aircraft
Westland Aircraft
as the Westland Whirlwind in the United Kingdom. United States Navy
United States Navy
and United States Coast Guard
United States Coast Guard
models were designated HO4S, while those of the U.S. Marine Corps were designated HRS. In 1962, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marine Corps versions were all redesignated as H-19s like their U.S. Army and U.S
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Attack On Pearl Harbor
Coordinates: 21°22′N 157°57′W / 21.367°N 157.950°W / 21.367; -157.950Attack on Pearl HarborPart of the Asia and the Pacific Theater of World War IIPhotograph of Battleship Row
Battleship Row
taken from a Japanese plane at the beginning of the attack. The explosion in the center is a torpedo strike on USS West Virginia. Two attacking Japanese planes can be seen: one over USS Neosho and one over the Naval Yard.Date December 7, 1941; 76 years ago (1941-12-07)Location Primarily Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, U.S.ResultMajor Japanese tactical victory; precipitated the entrance of the United States
United States
into World War IISee consequences of the attack on Pearl HarborBelligerents United States  JapanCommanders and leaders ADM Husband E
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Bell UH-1 Iroquois Variants
The Bell UH-1 Iroquois military helicopter, first introduced in 1959, is the first production member of the prolific Huey family of helicopters, and was itself developed in over twenty variants, which are listed below.Contents1 XH-40 and YH-40 2 UH-1A 3 UH-1B 4 UH-1C 5 UH-1D 6 UH-1E 7 UH-1F 8 UH-1H 9 UH-1J 10 HH-1K 11 UH-1L 12 UH-1M 13 UH-1N 14 UH-1P 15 UH-1V 16 EH-1X 17 JUH-1 SOTAS 18 UH-1Y 19 Notes 20 ReferencesXH-40 and YH-40[edit]A Bell XH-40, a prototype of the UH-1The first Bell helicopter to use a turbine engine was a modified Model 47 (designated XH-13F), which had its initial flight in October 1954. The U.S. Army began a competition for a new helicopter for general utility and medical/casualty evacuation in 1955. In June 1955, Bell Helicopter was awarded a contract to develop the next generation turbine-powered utility helicopter for the U.S. Army. The resulting Bell Model 204 was designated XH-40 by the U.S. military and first flew on 22 October 1956
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HH-3E
The Sikorsky S-61R
Sikorsky S-61R
is a twin-engine helicopter used in transport or search and rescue roles
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T-37 Tweet
The Cessna T-37 Tweet (designated Model 318 by Cessna) is a small, economical twin-engined jet trainer and attack aircraft type which flew for decades as a primary trainer for the United States Air Force (USAF) and in the air forces of several other nations. The A-37 Dragonfly variant served in the light attack role during the Vietnam War and continues to serve in the air forces of several South American nations.[1][2] The T-37 served as the U.S. Air Force's primary pilot training vehicle for over 52 years after its first flight. After completing Primary in the Tweet, students moved on to other advanced Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Allied trainers
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Fort Rucker
Brigadier General Michael D. Lundy Maj. Gen. James O. Barclay III, 2008–2010[1]Garrison 1st Aviation Brigade 110th Aviation Brigade 23d Flying Training SqdnOccupants 1st Aviation Brigade Fort Rucker
Fort Rucker
is a U.S. Army post located mostly in Dale County, Alabama, United States. It was named for a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker. The post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the United States Army Aviation Museum. Small sections of the post also lie in Coffee, Geneva, and Houston counties. Part of the Dale County section of the base is a census-designated place; its population was 4,636 at the 2010 census.[2] The main post has entrances from three bordering cities, Daleville, Ozark and Enterprise
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