What is a Gold Bar Recruiter?

Introduction In the United States Army and United States Air Force, a Gold Bar Recruiter (GBR) is a newly-commissioned second lieutenant who has been ordered to active duty on permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) orders to assist the Professor of Military Science (or Aerospace Science, as applicable) and the Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO) with training and… Read More


An Overview of the US Air Force Academy

Introduction The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is a United States service academy in El Paso County, Colorado, immediately north of Colorado Springs. It educates cadets for service in the officer corps of the United States Air Force and United States Space Force. It is the youngest of the five service academies, having graduated… Read More

What is the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme?

Introduction “The concept of manipulating Mother Nature for the sake of military advantage may appear out of reach or vain…but think again. There are multiple examples of such tactics around the world. Most are for non-military purposes, but some nations have experimented with weather and warfare in the past.” (Vivek Prabhu, NATO Association of Canada,… Read More

What is the Community College of the Air Force?

Introduction The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) is a federal programme offered by the United States Air Force and United States Space Force which grants two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in association with Air University. CCAF serves approximately 300,000 active, guard, and reserve enlisted personnel, making CCAF the world’s largest community… Read More

What is the (USAF) School of Advanced Air and Space Studies?

Introduction The School of Advanced Air and Space Studies is the “Air Force graduate school for airpower and space power strategists”. Refer to USMC School of Advanced Warfighting. Outline The school began as the School of Advanced Airpower Studies. It began operation on 22 July 1991, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The first class… Read More

What is the Air War College (US)?

Introduction The Air War College (AWC) is the senior Professional Military Education (PME) school of the US Air Force. A part of the United States Air Force’s Air University, AWC emphasizes the employment of air, space, and cyberspace in joint operations. Headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, its higher headquarters is the… Read More

Who was Steven L. Bennett?

Introduction Steven Logan Bennett (22 April 1946 to 29 June 1972) was a United States Air Force pilot who posthumously received the Medal of Honour for heroism during the Vietnam War on 08 August 1974. Medal of Honour Citation The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously toCAPTAIN… Read More