What is a GBU-43/B MOAB?

Introduction The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB /ˈmoʊæb/, colloquially known as the “Mother of All Bombs”) is a large-yield bomb, developed for the United States military by Albert L. Weimorts, Jr. of the Air Force Research Laboratory. At the time of development, it was said to be the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the… Read More

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What was the Green Ramp Disaster?

Introduction The Green Ramp disaster was a 1994 mid-air collision and subsequent ground collision at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina. It killed twenty-four members of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division preparing for an airborne operation. It was the worst peacetime loss of life suffered by the division since the end of World… Read More

What was the 1966 Palomares B-52 Crash?

Introduction The 1966 Palomares B-52 crash, also called the Palomares incident, occurred on 17 January 1966, when a B-52G bomber of the United States Air Force’s Strategic Air Command collided with a KC-135 tanker during mid-air refuelling at 31,000 feet (9,450 m) over the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Spain. The KC-135 was completely… Read More

What is Operation Christmas Drop?

Introduction Operation Christmas Drop is a tradition that started in 1952 that serves as a training mission for the United States Air Force (USAF). It has since become the longest-running US Department of Defence mission in full operation, and the longest-running humanitarian airlift in the world. Supported by the local communities of Guam, it is… Read More

What is the Data on Migraine History and Recurrence in Military Pilot Applicants?

Research Paper Title Migraine History and Recurrence in Military Pilot Applicants. Background Migraine is a common condition with features that can adversely impact aviation activities. The diagnosis of migraine is often compatible with civil aviation training, but is much more concerning for military pilot applicants. A history of migraine headache traditionally medically excluded potential military… Read More

Migraine and Military Pilots

Research Paper Title Migraine History and Recurrence in Military Pilot Applicants. Background Migraine is a common condition with features that can adversely impact aviation activities. The diagnosis of migraine is often compatible with civil aviation training, but is much more concerning for military pilot applicants. A history of migraine headache traditionally medically excluded potential military… Read More

Associated Impacts & Help Seeking among Military Mental Health Personnel

Research Paper Title Military Mental Health Personnel Deployment Survey: A Secondary Analysis. Background Military mental health personnel (MMHP) have increasingly engaged in deployment-related roles in closer proximity to combat environments. Although studies examining deployment-related outcomes among military health care personnel have found combat exposure (CE) positively related to psychological problems, no studies of MMHP have… Read More