JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. –
Oct. 16, 1972 - The U.S. Air Force flew its A-7D Corsair II in combat for the first time. A-7s assigned to the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing deployed from Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C., to Korat AB, Thailand, six days earlier.
Oct. 17, 1989 - Military Airlift Command aircraft delivered more than 250 tons of relief equipment and 100 passengers to the San Francisco Bay area after a 7.1 earthquake through Oct. 24.
Oct. 18, 1984 - the first B-1B flight was completed at Palmdale, Calif.
Oct. 19, 1964 - Military Air Transport Service received its first C-141A Starlifter, when Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Marietta, Ga., delivered tail number 38078 to the 1707th Air Transport Wing at Tinker AFB, Okla.
Oct. 20, - General Dynamics conducted its rollout ceremony for the F-16A at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas.
Oct. 21, 1981 - Sheppard AFB, Texas, started training pilots from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Turkey and the United Kingdom under the Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training program.
Oct. 22, 1957 - The first casualties from Vietnam, eight U.S. servicemen injured in an explosion in Saigon, were evacuated to Clark AB, Philippines, for treatment at the 6208th U.S. Air Force Hospital.