Chuck Norris - An old joke says the six branches of the military are the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Chuck Norris. But tough guy Norris served four years in the U.S. Air Force, from 1958-1962. While stationed in Korea, he began studying karate. (Source: TriStar)
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. DO YOU KNOW ANY OF THE NEW 2016 OFFICERS? Check out their bios on our webpage http://afthunderbirds.com/site/members/Officers and look forward to meeting them at an airshow near you!
Donald O'Conner, In 1944, O'Connor was drafted into the Army. Before he reported for induction, Universal Pictures rushed him through production of three feature films simultaneously and released them when he was overseas.
Eileen Collins: b. 1956; Eileen Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. She was awarded several medals for her work. Colonel Collins has logged 38 days 8 hours and 10 minutes in outer space. Collins retired on May 1, 2006 to pursue private interests, including service as a board member of USAA.