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U-2 Dragon Lady

The SR-71 Blackbird Had No Chance of Staying a Secret

Here's What You Need To Remember: The Blackbird wouldn’t stay officially secret for much longer. Pres. Lyndon Johnson would run for election in 1964, and to counter criticisms from Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater, revealed the SR-71 during a speech on July 25. There are few secret projects like U.S. Air Force…
bubmag
June 29, 2020
U-2 Dragon Lady

Beale AFB announces new wing commander

By JAKE ABBOTT | Appeal-Democrat | Published: June 11, 2020 (Tribune News Service) — Beale Air Force Base will see a change of command Thursday when it welcomes a new commander to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing. Col. Heather Fox was named as the base’s next commander, where she will be…
bubmag
June 11, 2020
U-2 Dragon Lady

Why The Air Force Needs A Cheaper Reaper

Last week the Air Force released a request for information for a next-generation drone to replace the MQ-9 Reaper. The new unmanned aircraft, which should enter service in 2031, will have built-in AI to fly itself and learn from experience. However, the Air Force also wants a leap forward in…
bubmag
June 10, 2020
U-2 Dragon Lady

Making History, Reserve Pilot Flies U-2 Dragon Lady

Reservist Maj. Jeffrey Anderson Now Qualified To Fly The U-2 Dragon Lady For the first time in Air Force and 9th Reconnaissance Wing history, a reservist, Maj. Jeffrey Anderson, 99th Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, qualified to fly the U-2 Dragon Lady. The U-2 is known as the hardest aircraft to fly…
bubmag
May 16, 2020