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  • GBU-15 Guided Weapon System

    Rockwell International GBU-15 Guided Weapon System The GBU-15 Modular Guided Weapon was developed by Rockwell International as a system which could deliver a Mk 84 general-purpose bomb with greater accuracy. The system carried a 2,000 pound warhead that could be launched at medium to low altitudes and used to destroy heavily defended targets.
  • GBU-8 Electro-optical Guided Bomb

    Rockwell International GBU-8 Electro-optical Guided BombFirst used during the Vietnam War, the GBU-8 Electro-Optical Guided Bomb (EOGB), was a composite of a 2,000 pound bomb and a KMU-353 Television Guidance and Control Kit. Rockwell International first developed the EOGB in 1967 by adapting a Mk 84 bomb with new electro-optical technology. In the
  • General Electric GAU-8/A "Avenger" 30mm Cannon

    The General Electric-built GAU-8/A 30mm Avenger gun system could hold up to 1,174 rounds and could fire aluminum-cased ammunition with either armor piercing incendiary, high-explosive incendiary, or training practice rounds. The externally-powered system consisted of the gun, the feed system, and the drive system. During each revolution each barrel
  • General John Kenneth Cannon

    United States Air Force Cannon was a distinguished Air Force leader whose career spanned World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. An infantry officer in World War I, he transferred to the Army Air Corps, became a pursuit pilot, Commander of Pursuit Squadrons and Groups in the United States and Hawaii, the first Director of Flying at the
  • Glenn Curtiss

    Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930) Beginning his career working as a bicycle racer and mechanic, Glenn Curtiss adapted these skills to airplane design and the invention of the aileron. Born in Hammondsport, New York, Curtiss began building and flying his own designs, eventually winning the Scientific American Trophy for flying the June Bug, the
  • Government Shutdown Information for Hill Air Force Base

    The Air Force Government Shutdown Information Page will connect you with the latest Air Force news and frequently asked questions regarding the current government shutdown. Other pertinent information can be found below. Hill AFB Services Closed During the Shutdown Financial Resources for Hill AFB Employees Impact on Thrift Savings Plans
  • Grover C. Nash

    Grover Cleveland Nash (1911-1970) Grover Cleveland Nash of Georgia was the first black pilot to fly the mail for the US Postal Service. He was first issued a pilot's license in 1938 and was a member of the Challenger Air Pilot's Association in Chicago and a founding member of the National Airmen's Association of America.
  • Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr.

    Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr. (1942- ) Guion "Guy" S. Bluford, Jr. was the first African American astronaut to fly in space. His first space flight was on STS-8, launched August 30, 1983, where he served as a mission specialist. This was the first flight with both a nighttime launch and landing. Bluford was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on
  • Gustave Whitehead

    Gustave Albin Whitehead (1874-1927) Born in Germany as Gustave Albin Weisskopf, this inventor and self-professed "aeronaut" came to the United States in the early 1890s. From his youth Whitehead had been interested in the flight of birds and the possibility of manned flight. He experimented with sailplanes on behalf of the Aeronautical Club of