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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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Re-Enlistments

Re-enlisting in the military is a solemn, sober ceremony.
I, _(State Your Name)____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me…

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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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Pilots

You send them to school, pay them big bucks and they still act like boys (and girls) on bikes.

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Calm Down Hawaii

This has happened before. Thanks CNN https://youtu.be/mrSUROagyDc Whoops.  Here’s the World’s biggest blooper: https://youtu.be/CFCABnWlN8E https://youtu.be/Bz9H9QxAxbQ Then there was 1983 and KAL 007 https://youtu.be/bLwVEryiufc https://youtu.be/L9RrTzcDcw0 NORAD PUTS IN THE WRONG TAPE https://youtu.be/kZOYVIF8Nr0 HEY HAWAII, CALL ARKANSAS https://youtu.be/CfemqcnTfPk THEN THERE ARE THESE https://youtu.be/RpFSefIsZkc https://youtu.be/dJwwurU-HqM OCTOBER 1962 https://youtu.be/vmqM7uaGfrk  

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The T-Bird Crash at Indian Springs

INDIAN SPRINGS, Nev., Jan. 18, 1982— At 0923 PST, four T-38A’s (68-8156, 8175, 8176 & 8184) from an Air Force Thunderbirds Team crashed, one after another, into the Nevada desert , killing all four pilots. The Air Force said the four planes struck nose first into the sand while practicing a ”loop” maneuver, . ”The [...]

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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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Yes Loyal Readers, our Gallery is back.  After a two year hiatus caused by my ISP Bravenet and my gallery shell Piwgo doing upgrades to make things “better”.  The combination of upgrades prevented me from uploading new pictures.  There’s 10 years of work in our gallery and we didn’t want to lose and get 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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Improvised Explosive GOAT

As ISIS changes its tactics, Special Forces adapt by playing to ISIS weakness.

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