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FA-18 Explodes on U.S.S. Stennis

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 [...]

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NORAD Tracks Santa

In 1955, a Colorado Springs-based Sears store ran an advertisement encouraging children to call Santa Claus on a special telephone hotline. Due to a printing error, the phone number that was printed was the hotline for the Director of Operations at the Continental Air Defense (CONAD). Colonel Harry Shoup took the first Santa call on [...]

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