Ken and I wrote down the list and I posted it on the Internets in 1998. Back when I was new at this. Since then “The List” has been ascribed to every branch of the U.S. Military, The Delta Maintenance folks in Dallas, American Airlines, NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Quantas. I’m sure there are others.
Take it from One,
Who Knows the Score,
Is Winning the War.
On 18 July 1965, for Commander Jeremiah Denton, having his A-6 Bomber shot down was just the beginning of a bad day.
Fox News just announced Russia has conducted an ICBM test launch. Okay Boys and Girls, it’s on like Donkey Kong.
Unfortunately given the nature of our enemy there isn’t much of a chance of this happening for our troops overseas. But if you have a touching story of Christmas at war please add it. Here’s more of the story….
“F Arba Ashara! Yalla! Yalla!” In English, that’s “F-14! RUN! RUN!”. A common radio call for Iraqi fighter pilots in the Eighties.
The Tomcat made its combat debut during Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of American citizens from Saigon, in April 1975. F-14As from Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) and VF-2, operating from the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), flew combat air patrols over South Vietnam to provide fighter cover for the evacuation route. Tomcats of the U.S. Navy shot down two Libyan Su-22’s on 19 August 1981.
But Iranian F-14’s had been blasting Iraqi MiGs out of the sky since September, 1980.
Sweet Jesus they’re finally going to do it!! Scott Ridley has decided to bring Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War to the big screen.
F-14’s of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force could be sporting more than a new paint job. Back in 2007, The Lucky Puppy reported on the possibility that France might help Iran resurrect their Tomcat fleet.
A military court on Wednesday sentenced Major Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Read the whole story here.
As the Obama administration gears up to bomb Syria let’s look at a couple of “facts”.