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The Lucky Puppy has Hit the Big Time

I’ve been at this since 1998, but it seems that I’ve become an overnight sensation.

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You Can Have YOUR Name on YOUR Jet

Maybe you haven’t heard yet. I sell my paintings. If you want to see my site click here.

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Auf! Auf! Auf dem Tisch und SING! Up! Up! Up on the table and SING! So there we were in Munich for Oktoberfest.  We walked into the Lowenbrau tent and they were playing Glenn Miller. “In the Mood”.  Quite a culture shock, not what I expected.  When we finally found a table we were wedged [...]

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Where’s Your Bed?

I was the unofficial NCOIC of Pranks and Practical Jokes.  As a Tsgt, folks came to me and cleared their antics with me.  They were really asking how much trouble they would get into.  I vetoed many and was ignored a lot. I DID NOT APPROVE 7. M-80’s will not be lit and then flushed. 34. Spiking [...]

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It was a dark and stormy night. A group of drunken crew chiefs decided it would great fun to pinch a four foot fiberglass chipmunk off of the mini golf course at Incirlik AB, Turkey.

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Lucky Puppy Paintball

We were reminded to not pull people off of weekend duty to play.

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Ken and I wrote down the list and I posted it on the Internets in 1998. Back when I was new at this. Since then “The List” has been ascribed to every branch of the U.S. Military, The Delta Maintenance folks in Dallas, American Airlines, NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Quantas. I’m sure there are others.

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LtCol Lyle C. Beckers

Verbatum from F-4 Phantom Memories. I couldn’t say it any better.

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Have You Lost that Lovin’ Feeling?

I just finished watching almost four hours of “The Making of Topgun”. The Lucky Puppies were deployed to Zaragoza, Spain for weapons training when the movie premiered in Europe. Everyone wanted to go see it.

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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 [...]

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