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No Good Deed…

| May 16, 2022 | 40 Comments
No Good Deed…

…goes unpunished as they say. Different times- the P-3 extended navigation training flights to NAS Brunswick, Maine, were called Lobster Runs for a very good reason. Andy11M sends. Air Force disciplines C-130 crew for ‘unplanned’ landing to pick up motorcycle in Martha’s Vineyard “This personal stop was an abuse of government assets.” BY DAVID ROZA […]

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USAFA Cadet dies after skateboarding accident

| May 6, 2022 | 15 Comments
USAFA Cadet dies after skateboarding accident

Poetrooper sends in the sad news that the would-be ring knocking mustang Ryong Adams died after a skull fracture suffered after a skateboarding accident. He was 23, but from his uniform you can see he’d already served at least three years as an enlisted airman and was aircrew. From American Military News; The Air Force […]

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Ghost of Kyiv reportedly dead

| April 30, 2022 | 9 Comments
Ghost of Kyiv reportedly dead

We talked about the “Ghost of Kyiv” before. News sources are reporting that the man hailed as a hero during the early days of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine (and allegedly shot down six enemy aircraft in the first day of the war) has been brought down. Killed in action, he’s now being identified as […]

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USAF General convicted of sexual assault given stern talking to

| April 27, 2022 | 39 Comments
USAF General convicted of sexual assault given stern talking to

Last weekend, Major General William Cooley was convicted of sexual assault for kissing a woman. Not just any woman either. He was macking on his sister-in-law. Keeping it in the family. He was cleared on the charges of having groped her over the clothes. He was facing as much as seven years in prison on […]

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USAF general guilty of sex assault

| April 23, 2022 | 35 Comments
USAF general guilty of sex assault

We last talked about the general a while back as the case was making its way forward. The case was decided today in Cooley’s court martial by the presiding judge in a bench trial (i.e. not a jury trial). The general will be sentenced on Monday. From Air Force Times; A military judge convicted Maj. […]

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80 years ago today

| April 18, 2022 | 20 Comments
80 years ago today

Boomer reminds us that it was 80 years ago today that then-Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle led 80 men in 16 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers off the deck of USS Hornet. It was, from the outset, to be essentially a suicide mission. After bombing Tokyo, there were no plans to be recovered by American forces. At […]

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Air Force Academy Cadets Expeled

| April 16, 2022 | 19 Comments
Air Force Academy Cadets Expeled

The US Air Force Academy has expelled 22 cadets and placed hundreds more on probation for cheating that occurred during Covid homeschooling. In the last months of the spring 2020 semester, the decision was made to send all freshmen and sophomores to remote learning due to an increase in the incidence of coronavirus cases. While […]

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Valor Friday

| April 15, 2022 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

Of the hundreds of American prisoners of war (POW) during the Vietnam War, many remained in the service post-war. Unique among conflicts with American involvement, the vast majority of POWs were aircrew, and most of those were officers. Among the well known names of Vietnam POWs are Senator John McCain III (who retired as a […]

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