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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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The Crash of “Keep 19”

Goldsboro, NC, January 24, 1961- A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0187, (the last Block 95 airframe),call sign “Keep 19”, of the 4241st Strategic Wing, 822d Air Division, Eighth Air Force, based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was on Coverall airborne alert. The bomber was commanded by Major Walter S. Tulloch, U.S. Air [...]

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FUEL LEAK

George AFB, California, 1979. I was the Dedicated Crew Chief for the F-4G 69-0238 “Super Chicken”. I was gassing up for the afternoon go when things went horribly wrong. The R-9 fuel truck stopped pumping and I checked the external tanks to see if they were full. They weren’t. I told the truck driver to [...]

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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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DRONE CRASHES

These things drop like flies.  Especially in training. There’s a hill right off the approach end of runway 08/26 called “Five Spot Hill”.  There are five caves at the top that look like the five spots on a dice, hence the name.  This MQ-1 smacked right into it while trying to land. Nothing like crashing [...]

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Chippie’s List

Have you seen Skippy’s List on the internet? I hereby present Chippie’s List. Feel free to add to the list but don’t make shit up. You won’t have to. The list is restricted to Hahn AB.

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Aircraft Schematics

If you ever wanted to know what’s really inside of a F-117 Stealth fighter, here’s your chance.

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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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