Short of War Major USAF Contingency Operations 1947-1997
The USAF participation in 23 contingency operations is summarized in this volume: including types of aircraft flown, and Air Force units involved.
The Berlin Airlift 1948 - 1949.
To Save a City: The Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949 by Roger G. Miller
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
Reconnaissance objectives in Cuba, 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Operation Ranch Hand
Operation Ranch Hand: the Air Force and Herbicides in Southeast Asia, 1961-1971 by William A. Buckingham.
Operation Desert Storm
F-16A Fighting Falcon, F-15C Eagle and F-15E Strike Eagle fighter aircraft fly over burning oil field sites in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm.
Operation Atlas Response, 2000.
An MH-53M Pave Low IV helicopter approaches the refueling basket of an MC-130P Combat Shadow for in-flight refueling as the aircraft fly over flooded Central Mozambique on March 20, 2000, during Operation Atlas Response. Operation Atlas Response is the U.S. military's contribution to relief efforts following torrential rains and flooding in southern Mozambique and South Africa.
Operation Noble Eagle, 2001.
Launched from bases all over the United States, Air National Guard fighter and tankers moved quickly to protect America from further attacks on September 11, 2001. The North Dakota Air Guardsmen were joined that day by F-16s from the District of Columbia’s 113th Wing, based at Andrews AFB, Maryland and Virginia’s 192nd Fighter Wing from Richmond, as well as active duty Air Force and Navy fighters.