Category Archives: USAF

Laying Low

     Not that I’ve been posting a lot lately, but I’m going to be mostly offline for the next 7-10 days.  We’re getting ready for one of those "Major muscle movements" that occurs every 18-36 months in the life of … Continue reading

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Returned To Base

     I’ve done a reverse MacArthur.  I have returned from the Philippines.       As it happened, I rolled home and straight into an exercise! I’d like to say I swapped my ‘Battle Rattle’ for a chemical defense ensemble, but rather … Continue reading

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The Best Thing About This Tour

     The best thing about this deployment was meeting this guy:                    . . . At least according to him! You know how these young folks can be brash sometimes.      You’re doing … Continue reading

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Battle Rattle

     I’ve found it nearly completely unnecessary to wear this stuff in the current theater.  The primary danger is from pickpockets.        I can’t believe I traded in a G-suit for kevlar! Update 11 Apr 2008:  Due to popular … Continue reading

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Shouldering the Load Together

     From a long way off, I had a very small hand in a very small way in some of this. 

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AFA Article About Aging Aircraft

     The Air Force Association put out an interesting article relating the age of various USAF airframes to popular culture historical events.  It’s kind of a twist on that e-mail that one university puts out each year to the … Continue reading

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Blue Sky Hawaii

     I’m blogging from Waikiki beach again.  I’m here for a short TDY to Hickam AFB to see the folks at PACAF.  You know, the sky in Hawaii just seems to be a slightly different shade of blue than anywhere … Continue reading

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February “RAP-up”

     Today was a superb day! Scrappy, Pitch, Scooter, and I were going to double-turn ACM sorties.  The original plan was to try to play "ACM Baseball," with Scrappy and Pitch "batting" first sortie and Scooter and I "batting" second.  … Continue reading

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Tuesday Two-fer

     Today Drago, Motor, Sox, and I flew a pit-and-go pair of ACM sorties.  Drago and Boat flew Blue first sortie, Sox and I flew Blue on the second.  We had a great time on both sides (so to say).  … Continue reading

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Friday Flying

     Today’s mission was to be a medium altitude surface attack tactics flight.  Rost would lead our four-ship while Drago led a second four-ship against a pair of actual Red Air and a bunch of simulated SAMs.  It was a … Continue reading

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