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April 6, 2022

Air Force announces FY22 Aviation Bonus

This year’s AvB program builds upon previous years’ offers to decisively shape and retain the rated force by providing specific eligible pilots, RPA pilots, air battle managers and combat systems officers with monetary incentives in exchange for active-duty service commitments.

Sept. 19, 2017

Instructor fuels passion through new generation of Army aviators

“It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.” From a young age, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Bill Basabilbaso, U.S. Army Reserve 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade command chief warrant officer, knew he wanted to be a pilot.

Nov. 8, 2016

Veterans; America’s true melting pot

Carl Johnson’s life matters. Johnson, a veteran now living in Virginia, was the last Tuskegee Airman to graduate from the famed school that produced so many heroic African American aviators. According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Army issued Johnson a train ticket for a Pullman sleeping car so he could get from Texas to Alabama for his military training in 1946.