US Military Aviation
A Navy aircrew got it on film.
November 2012 | By Paul F. Stiller
Fifty years later, Cubans remember preparing to fight the Americans.
November 2012 | By Rafael Lima
Felix Baumgartner and his Red Bull team set a date for the Big Leap.
September 25, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
In the weeks leading up to the Blitz, Londoners were still learning how to respond to air-raid warnings.
September 06, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
A story from when the famed comedian joined Bob Hope on his USO tours.
August 20, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
It's not as straightforward as you think.
August 14, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Sixty-six years ago this week, Sergeant Lawrence Lambert became the first person in the U.S. to be ejected from a high-speed aircraft.
August 13, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Riding on a Marine Corps C-130 in Iraq had its risks, not all of them expected.
August 03, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Almost 100 aircraft were lost in the river during World War II alone, and it's not certain how many are still to be recovered.
July 27, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
During World War II, a raven helped alert the city to approaching bombers.
July 02, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The call that makes every Apache pilot freeze.
June 18, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
How psychologists conditioned soldiers and civilians to the sounds of combat during World War II.
June 07, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The legendary WWII fighter wasn't so fast getting out of the factory.
May 23, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Long before Swanson's TV dinner, there was the Maxson Sky Plate.
May 17, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Text messaging, from 1912 to 2012.
May 14, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
It started with a search for images of his hometown in China. Hundreds of miles of film later, he can't stop looking.
May 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
The occupational hazards of flying the U-2.
May 2012 | By Mark Betancourt
On his record-setting flight in 1938, the billionaire had two navigators, only one of which was human.
April 23, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
Barry Crawford is honored for his heroism as a combat air controller in Afghanistan.
April 13, 2012 | By Air & Space / Smithsonian magazine
A bizarre case of mistaken identity almost cost a World War II B-17 commander his life.
March 13, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel