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HAPPY VETERANS DAY

But why today? Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent.

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HAHN JET CRASHES ON LANDING

01 DEC 1982, Hahn AB, West Germany- F-16A 80-0564, Call Sign “Curl 8” of the 313th FTS, 50th Tactical Fighter Wing crashed on landing at Hahn Airbase. The pilot, First Lieutenant Rick French, ejected safely.

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Ever wonder where your jet wound up? Put in storage at AMARC or maybe flown as a drone and then blew away by some F-22 jock. The lucky ones get put in museums or on a stick or maybe they’re a Gate Guard.

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The Crash of 311

23 SEP 2000-First Lieutenant Doyle Pompa ejected safely at 7:45 hours. The location was fourteen miles southwest of Sells, Arizona on the Barry M. Goldwater range.

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WHISKEY FLIGHT

I was a Flight Chief as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force.
It was 1983 at Laughlin AFB, Texas. I was working in Whiskey Flight in the T-38 Branch when Chief Melton called me to his office. When I got there, my neighbor and friend Alan Jones was already there. The Chief got right down to business.

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The Top Ten Reasons the Thunderbirds Suck

Real Thunderbirds will get this.

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I met Pat in 1977 when we were both stationed at George AFB. We became friends and then he became my flight instructor. he was one hell of a pilot.

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The New Puppy Coin

A place we can discuss this project off of Facebook.  Areas in Black will be Antique Brass. If you have graphics, join the team and upload them on the GoFundMe page above. The initial run will 25 coins.  Coins, not people, so toss in $20 per coin if you want one.  The first run [...]

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US INTERCEPTS SOVIET AIRCRAFT 1989

HUD recording with audio. This post is exclusively for Patrons of the Lucky Puppy. This happened in 1989.

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The Crash of B-52F “DOE11”

14 MAR 1961, Yuba City CA–  A United States Air Force B-52F-70-BW Stratofortress bomber, AF Serial No. 57-0166, call sign DOE11,of the 72d Bombardment Squadron, 4134th Strategic Wing crashed after fuel starvation. The aircraft, carrying two nuclear weapons departed from Mather Air Force Base near Sacramento. Major Raymond V Clay, pilot and aircraft commander.  Twenty minutes [...]

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