I’m going out on a limb and posting my first F-117 story from Desert Storm. This is no shit. I was taking my turn as NCOIC of the EOR. For civilians and Nonners, this means I was in charge of the End of Runway Crew. EOR is where we get one last look at the [...]
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 [...]
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…
You send them to school, pay them big bucks and they still act like boys (and girls) on bikes.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
F-16C, 90-0718. A maintenance crew was performing a hot oil servicing run following a phase inspection in front of nose dock 7. The aircraft traveled approximately 400 feet and came to a stop on the right wingtip, right main landing gear and nose landing gear.
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?”
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 [...]