Category Archives: Military Affairs

This category contains information relevant to or about military affairs. The host’s bias favors the US Armed Forces and the F-16 in particular.

Praying for Boston

I feel compelled to share this photo today. I’m praying for Boston, I hope you will too. Twitter: #prayforboston. Follow me on Twitter: @CPenningroth

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Fabulous Firsts

The operational (training) F-22 and the F-35 flew together for the first time according to this story at NWF Daily News.com (hat tip to Ace of Spades HQ).  Vandal, the 58th Fighter Squadron Commander flew the F-35 in the photos.  Vandal … Continue reading

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20120911

Remember.

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Something Old

I stumbled upon Traumahawk on Flickr; Traumahawk had a couple great photos of my old jet, tail number 833, at the 2002 Farnborough air show (being flown by a Lockheed Martin company test pilot, as I recall).  One of the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2012

Since I don’t log into YouTube anymore (I refuse to turn on my browser’s cookie functionality for Google or its products), here’s a link to one of my favorite songs for Memorial Day:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ujS1er1r0 Bill Whittle on Trifecta at … Continue reading

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Roll the Stone Away

Note:  This post’s draft was written on 02 May 2011, but I didn’t post it until 16 January 2012 * * * * * * * * * I listened to this song all the way to and from work today.  Why … Continue reading

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Overdue Recognition as an Era Closes

How One Soldier\’s Strategy Turned Tide in Iraq — 20111215 CBS News It’s been a long time since I went back here, five years ago. I felt like I had to do so. I’d like to thank CBS News for … Continue reading

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Happy Veteran’s Day

Thank you, America, for taking this day to honor Veterans.

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Reactivating My Account

I’ve got just a nutshell’s worth of time to catch you up on everything since last June (my last blog entry). From June through October, there was nothing much going on but somehow I ended up being too busy to … Continue reading

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Fighting for Our Future

     The Air Force has been under considerable pressure from several different people for the past several years.  Some of these folks have actually called for the Air Force to be disbanded.  I penned a short apologetic piece which I posted … Continue reading

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