Airman Magazine

Airman Magazine is the official magazine of the United States Air Force and reports on information and news about and of interest to Air Force members and their families. It is published bi-monthly online by the Defense Media Activity group. Airman also published The Book annually, a summary of basic Air Force facts, including weapons and aircraft, but discontinued doing so after 2011.

Airman Magazine
Year founded1957 (1957)
Final issueSeptember 1, 2011
Based inFort Meade, Maryland

History and profile

Airman was first published in August 1957 as The Airman.[1] The final printed edition was released on September 1, 2011, with its new digital format for September/October 2011 being simultaneously published.[2] The direct predecessor to Airman was called the Air Service Weekly Newsletter, first published on September 21, 1918. Before its cancellation in 1946, its name was changed to Air Corps Weekly Newsletter, Air Force Weekly Newsletter, and finally Air Forces Weekly Newsletter.[1]


  1. Roughton, Randy (August 23, 2011). "Where Are They Now?". Airman. Archived from the original on December 28, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  2. Pritchett, Jim (September 1, 2011). "Airman magazine moves to digital home". United States Air Force. Retrieved December 27, 2013.