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Anniversary of military flight
240301-F-OH119-1152.JPG Photo By: Tristin English

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Russell D. Driggers, Joint Base San Antonio and 502nd Air Base Wing commander, and an Order of the Daedalians representative salute the wreath at the historical marker during the ceremony celebrating the anniversary of the first flight of Army Signal Corps Aircraft No. 1, March 1, 2024 at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. U.S. Army Lt. Benjamin Foulois, graduated from the Army Signal School in 1908 and first learned to fly on the Army Dirigible No. 1, a lighter-than-air engine-propelled airship. In February 1910, Foulois was transferred to Fort Sam Houston with a team of enlisted men known as his "flying soldiers" and the Army's only airplane, Army Airplane No. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tristin English).


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