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On 2 December, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force unveiled the B-21 Raider to the world. The B-21 joins the nuclear triad as a visible and flexible deterrent designed for the U.S. Air Force to meet its most complex missions.
“By tomorrow morning the Soviet Union would likely cease to be a major military power or even a major nation.” – General Curtis LeMay in 1956, explaining what would have happened if Strategic Air Command’s nuclear bombers had been sent to the East.
It is rare for a pilot to become an ‘ace in a day’. It is just as rare to be awarded a Distinguished Service Cross three times or to become an ace in two wars. However, one pilot accomplished all of these feats during his career as a fighter pilot.
The first Central Coast AirFest was held in 2018, and was supposed to be the start of a yearly tradition. Then, in 2019, the show was held again, but the COVID-19 pandemic put a spanner in the works. However, after two years of absence, the third edition was held in October this year in the Californian city of Santa Maria.
All the way down South in Italy, Calabria occupies the ‘toe’ of the country’s boot-shaped peninsula. It is a sun-baked region of rugged mountains, old-fashioned villages and dramatic coastline. Since October 1996, the region has been home to the 2° Reggimento Aviazione dell’Esercito ‘Sirio’ (2nd Aviation Regiment), which is based at the international airport of Lamezia Terme.