The Grey Beret

With their storm-colored (grey) berets and nearly two years of required specialized training, the Air Force’s Special Operations Weather Team (SOWT) are the commando forecasters for the Department of Defense. Pronounced sow-tee, they are among the first on the ground at some of the most hostile places around the globe, collecting environmental data ahead of […]

Breaking the Sound Barrier

The morning of Tuesday, October 14, 1947, dawned bright and beautiful over the Muroc Dry Lake, a large expanse of flat, hard lake bed in the Mojave Desert in California. Beginning at 6:00 a.m., teams of engineers and technicians at the Muroc Army Air Field readied a small rocket-powered airplane for flight. Painted orange, and […]

Mustache March

AFI 36-2903 3.1.2.2. Mustaches. Male Airmen may have mustaches; however they will be conservative (moderate, being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme) and will not extend downward beyond the lip line of the upper lip or extend sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from both corners of the mouth. Heritage. Tradition. Honor. And […]