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Stories the Air Force Doesn’t Want You to Know

You might think these stories are Urban Legends, but they’re not.

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Charleston AFB Airshow

Joint Base Charleston had it’s airshow today.  We planned to have a fun filled family day with kids and grandkids.  That lasted about 30 seconds. The eight mile trip to the base took two hours and 20 minutes. Bumper to bumper in the left lane.  Why we didn’t use the right lane that was moving [...]

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The Only Air-to-Air Kill for the British Phantom

On May 25th 1982, Squadron Leader Roy Lawrence and his RIO Lt. Alistair Inverarity of RAF 92 Squadron were sitting in their McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2 XV (SN: XV422) on ZULU alert at RAF Wildenrath.

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Pico Blanco Boy Scout Camp

When I was 11 or 12 (1970ish) Boy Scout Troop 159 went to camp in Pico Blanco. Shit got weird.

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Help Homeless Vets

The number of homeless veterans in the Low Country is hard to determine. We know one personally. We call him “Forest Brian”. Just like countless of veterans, Brian lives in the woods and forests which line the roads and highways in the Charleston area. Officials claim a recent drop of the homeless vet population of 35%. Many question this statistic.

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F-105 Losses, George AFB 1978

1978 was a bad year for the Thud drivers at George AFB.  It was said you could go down to Thud Ops and watch pilots push each out of the door. Pilot A: “You fly the Bitch!” [shove] Pilot B: “Oh Hell no! I flew this morning. You fly the Bitch!” [shove] The truth was [...]

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Military Brats

I was issued at Fort Lee, Virginia.  After that, I was stationed in Orleans, France and Fort Carson, Colorado.  We retired to Fort Ord, California.  Then I joined the Air Force and made two Brats of my own. By the time I was nine, I could polish combat boots to a glass finish, jump a [...]

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The Berlin Wall

I was in Turkey on a TDY when the Wall dropped. I called my Dad.

“Dad! We’re all patting each other on the back, smoking cigars and celebrating. Was this what it was like on VE Day?”

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Tomcat Versus Eagle

This story is no shit because I was there. You civilians try to stay up and if you have to, Google it . The Air Force was thinking about acquiring the F-14 Tomcat.  The ones that were sold to Iran were built to Air Force specifications, mainly not carrier capable because the Iranians didn’t have [...]

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We Find Signs of Bigfoot

Having moved to South Carolina, I was really excited to some “Squatching” of my own. I did not expect to find something this soon or where I found it.

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