Under New Command fOR MORE THAN FORTY years Strategic Air Command was the sole operator of the US Air Forces fleet of bombers and the majority of its tankers. However on June 1, 1992 SAC, along with Military Airlift Command (MAC) and Tactical Air Command (TAC) were replaced by two new organisations. Air Combat Command (ACC) and Air Mobility Command (AMC) were formed that day to help streamline USAF operations as the twenty first century approaches. ACC is based broadly along the lines of TAC even to me extent of having its headquarters located in the former Tactical Air Command building at Langley AFB, Virginia. AMC operates from Scott AFB, Illinois from the building previously housing the headquarters of MAC.

All aircraft formerly assigned to MAC, SAC and TAC and which are home based in the continental United States have been transferred to one of the two new Commands, resulting in new markings and colour schemes being applied. Whereas ACC has assumed virtually all of TAC’s assets and AMC has been given the majority of MAC’s aircraft types, the 1,000 plus bombers and tankers of SAC have been divided between the two organisations.

As its title suggests Air Combat Command has the primary role of strike and air defence with an area of responsibility encompassing not just the United States

Continue reading Under New Command fOR MORE THAN FORTY years Strategic Air Command was the sole operator of the US Air Forces fleet of bombers and the majority of its tankers. However on June 1, 1992 SAC, along with Military Airlift Command (MAC) and Tactical Air Command (TAC) were replaced by two new organisations. Air Combat Command (ACC) and Air Mobility Command (AMC) were formed that day to help streamline USAF operations as the twenty first century approaches. ACC is based broadly along the lines of TAC even to me extent of having its headquarters located in the former Tactical Air Command building at Langley AFB, Virginia. AMC operates from Scott AFB, Illinois from the building previously housing the headquarters of MAC.

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Bella Pollen recounts how an extraordinary collection of shoes took her on an equally unusual journey, from Monaco to Kabul

Imagine you were the kind of woman in whose wardrobe hung only couture; suits by Schiaparelli and Molyneux, swing coats by Dior, a rack of slithering bias-cut gowns stitched by Vionnet’s tireless seamstresses. Imagine, too, that you were in possession of a pair of shoes to match every one of these outfits — and by match I’m not suggesting “go reasonably well with”, I mean match: the same colour, cut from the same bolt of material. And lastly, imagine those

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How to choose the right shoes?

Often we buy shoes, guided only by its appearance. We matter how attractive and fashionable shoes look. But the choice of shoes should be approached with the utmost seriousness, from what you wear on your feet, depends on your health.

Choosing shoes

Poor quality or simply unsuitable shoes can spoil life in small but annoying nuisances, such as calluses. In addition, can also occur far more serious problems — diseases of the veins, joints, muscles, and even the spine. Therefore, the two main rules for the selection of shoes is very simple: 1) it is better not to save

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