David Roza, Task & Purpose

David Roza

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Daly City, CA, United States

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Past articles by David:

The Air Force’s upcoming radar aircraft is already a combat veteran

The Boeing E-7A Wedgetail, the U.S. Air Force’s upcoming radar jet, has a proven track record flying for the Royal Australian Air Force. → Read More

How the Air Force flew its longest-distance night hostage rescue

Air Force CV-22 and MC-130J aviators explain how they flew from Rota, Spain to Nigeria to rescue an American hostage in 2020. → Read More

How Green Beret Paris Davis’ teammates fought the Pentagon for his Medal of Honor

Army Special Forces Col. Paris Davis will receive the Medal of Honor next month thanks in part to the hard work of his fellow veterans. → Read More

Why the Air Force’s best ‘secret weapon’ has nothing to do with airplanes

The little-known program may be one of America’s best tools for winning the next war. → Read More

Tennessee National Guard Black Hawk crash: what happens next?

The Tennessee Army National Guard will begin analyzing an accident that killed two soldiers when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed. → Read More

UFOs just the latest in a 70-year-long list of kills for the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile

The Air Force’s AIM-9X Sidewinder missile has racked up UFO kills this month, adding to its 70 year record of dominance. → Read More

The US military is developing artificial blood to treat combat injuries

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding a $46 million project to make artificial blood a reality. → Read More

Airmen prepare to bid farewell to beloved ‘Big Sexy’ refueling tanker after 30 years of service

As the Air Force prepares to retire its KC-10A Extender tankers, members of Travis Air Force Base, California spoke fondly of the jet. → Read More

The Air Force is moving forward with a replacement for its decades-old long-range radar

The U.S. Air Force is spending an additional $85 million to develop long-range TPY-4 air defense radars from Lockheed Martin. → Read More

What it was like for US troops at Kabul airport when the chaotic withdrawal began: ‘I thought I was going to die’

A security forces airman was one of a few U.S. troops on the ground at Hamid Karzai International Airport when the Afghan airlift began. → Read More

The Air Force is looking into a possible link between cancer and missile crew duty

A former Malmstrom Air Force Base missileer called on service leaders to study whether missile duty causes a greater risk of cancer. → Read More

How a Cold War spy plane went from watching the Soviets to watching the weather for NASA

NASA’s ER-2 is a variant of the Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane that conducts scientific research for the U.S. government. → Read More

The military uses a ‘death gauge’ to make sure medals don’t look like garbage

‘Military grade’ actually lives up to its reputation when it comes to medals and pins designed by the Institute of Heraldry. → Read More

Airmen awarded for daring 2020 long-distance hostage rescue mission in Nigeria

Five Air Force CV-22 and MC-130J airmen received awards for their role in a dangerous hostage rescue mission in Nigeria in 2020. → Read More

How airmen used a single Google Doc to save thousands of lives during the Afghan airlift

A handful of airmen made an outsized impact in Afghanistan during Operation Allies Refuge using a Google Doc and a piece of paper. → Read More

The Air Force’s newest rescue helicopter just pulled off its first life-or-death save during a deployment

The Air Force’s new HH-60W Jolly Green II rescue helicopter made the aircraft's first deployed save in east Africa last month. → Read More

War game shows just how brutal China’s battle for Taiwan would be

A new report shows how many casualties the U.S. would take defending Taiwan against China, and how to prevent a fight from happening. → Read More

‘I’m gonna miss you’ – Airman says goodbye to 65-year-old tanker he spent 12 years fixing

A dedicated Air Force crew chief bid farewell to the 65-year-old KC-135 refueling tanker he spent 12 years fixing. → Read More

The Air Force is changing the way it measures body fat for airmen and guardians

The annual waist-to-height ratio is meant to assess whether airmen and guardian’s body fat level puts them at risk for health conditions. → Read More

Why airmen had to hotwire hundreds of cars during the Afghan airlift

With few U.S. military vehicles on hand, troops had to hotwire abandoned vehicles to get around the airfield during the Kabul airlift. → Read More