A mishap occurred during flight operations aboard the U.S.S. John C. Stennis (CVN-74). The aircraft was on a training cruise on the Southern Californian coast. Early reports say that an engine installed on an FA-18 fighter jet exploded injuring 10 sailors on the flight deck. Although 4 were airlifted to hospital in San Diego, the [...]
We lived in Germany for a few years. That sounds so cool, but if you're in the Air Force it's really no biggie. We were stationed at Hahn Airbase in the Hunsruck. That's a province in Germany that literally means "Dog's Back". Mainly farmland framed with really steep hills. Acres of barley, hops and wheat [...]
So the folks over at Twitter are doing #songsfor japan. It’s all touchy-feeley over there, let’s feel sorry for them and all that.
Okay, confession time. I'm a speed freak. Jets, drag racing, NASCAR. But especially Grand Prix or Indy Cars as they call it now a days. Where they race cars AND turn right AND actually use the brake and clutch. I know, I know..."But you can't see the whole race". But who does? You're going to [...]
When American Airlines Flight 1900 could not raise the tower at Reagan International Airport, the controller at the Potomac Terminal Radar Approach tries to help. Here are some highlights.... Potomac: “Just so you’re aware, the tower is apparently not manned. We’ve made a few phone calls. No one’s answered. … So you can expect to [...]
Have I mentioned that I have two really cool scars? They are on my wrists. One is "Across the Road" and one is "Down the Street". If you don't know what I mean then you really haven't planned your suicide lately. You might ask, "What's this got to do with my Birthday". Well, actually you [...]
So much for that Hopey/Changey Thing. On President Obama's orders, U.S. Forces attacked Libya today in coordination with NATO forces. In an historic first FRENCH aircraft (Rafale and Mirage 2000) led the attack on Libyan air defenses. The British Royal Air Force attacked with Tornado Fighter Bombers. The Americans wussed out by firing 114 Tomahawk [...]
Upon her return, her father cussed her, "Where have ye been all this time? Why did ye not write to us ? Not even a line. Why didn't ye call? Can ye not understand what ye put yer old Mother thru?".
We here at The Lucky Puppy try to hold ourselves to higher standards of kindness and understanding. We have therefore refrained from publishing cheap jokes at the expense of the people suffering in Japan.....until now. I just rung my Japanese friend to make sure he was okay and all he did was go on about [...]