National Geographic : 1965 Sep
graduates now enter the Air Force, and only college grad uates are eligible for officer training. "We don't want as many tigers in the Air Force as we used to," Col. Clarence A. Martin, Jr., deputy director of flying training at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, ex plained. "Nowadays we build the tiger into the airplane and train the men to control it!" The story of the Air Force also includes the Air Force Academy, high in the Rockies near Colorado Springs, where the heart of the future officer corps is given a splendid education combining scientific training with the humanities, and where mascot falcons fly at every football game (pages 346-7).* And there is the Logistics Command, the Sears Roe buck of the Air Force, which provides the nuts and bolts, the typewriters and guns, the fuel and clothing and fire extinguishers, and all the other horseshoe nails for want of which a war would be lost. At Clark Air Base in the Philippines, PACAF's logistics *See "Where Falcons Wear Air Force Blue," by Nathaniel T. Ken 344 ney, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, June, 1959.