Category: Air Force

George Lucas tried to be an officer in the US Air force but was…

George Lucas tried to be an officer in the US Air force but was rejected because he had too many speeding tickets.

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US Air Force seriously considered and researched Nuking the Moon…

US Air Force seriously considered and researched Nuking the Moon as a show of force after Russia launched Sputnik, but scrapped it as they felt landing on it would be better received by the public.

In 2011, China aired clips of the movie “Top Gun” on…

In 2011, China aired clips of the movie “Top Gun” on the news and tried to pass it off as the Chinese Air Force doing training exercises.

Morgan Freeman turned down a drama scholarship because he…

Morgan Freeman turned down a drama scholarship because he dreamed of being an Air Force fighter pilot. He spent four years as a tracking radar repairman. At age 65, he finally earned his private pilot license. source

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In 1961 the US Air Force accidentally dropped two nuclear…

In 1961 the US Air Force accidentally dropped two nuclear bombs on North Carolina, each more than 250 times the destructive power of the Hiroshima bomb, but nether exploded. One of them remains buried in the ground where it landed. source

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The tombstone of U.S. Air Force veteran and gay rights…

The tombstone of U.S. Air Force veteran and gay rights activist Leonard Matlovich states this: “When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one”. source

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