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Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system

| October 29, 2019 | 35 Comments
Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system

“Solid state storage” replaces IBM Series/1’s floppy drive. Ex forwarded this article to me via a couple of her ninjas (We Admins are sharing like that. I’ll hold safe her ninjas as if they were my very own). Despite the grin-factor, I imagine 8 inch floppies are a pretty robust format to last the test […]

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Unmanned Space Plane Sets 780 Day Record

| October 29, 2019 | 19 Comments
Unmanned Space Plane Sets 780 Day Record

The Air Force’s mystery space plane landed at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility. It broke the record by orbiting for 780 days. This completed its fifth mission. Originally posted by NPR: As in previous missions, many of the details about the vehicle’s activities in the past two years are being kept under wraps. […]

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USAF Gets a Mad Max Dune Buggy

| October 26, 2019 | 4 Comments
USAF Gets a Mad Max Dune Buggy

The US Air Force has just taken receipt of this new vehicle, which does resemble something right out of the Mad Max movies. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/10/25/the-air-force-just-received-this-mad-max-like-laser-dune-buggy-to-shoot-down-drones/ From the article:  The Air Force’s newest weapon brings the pew-pew of high-energy lasers to a vehicle that looks like it came out of a “Mad Max” movie. The service took delivery […]

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Boomer’s Sunday

| October 13, 2019 | 9 Comments
Boomer’s Sunday

It’s time once again, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, for Boomer’s Sunday, where I cull through his weekly offering of ‘toons, and pick the best of many. twenty forty fifty so. Honorable Mention goes to my pals AW1 Scott and Fred These are from the right, but I am more than willing to post up differing […]

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Happy Birthday, Air Force!

| September 18, 2019 | 26 Comments
Happy Birthday, Air Force!

72 Years old today. The official Air Force Birthday is recognized as September 18, 1947, which is the date of the passage of the National Security Act of 1947. That legislation created what would later become to known as the United States Department of Defense. This established the United States Air Force as a separate […]

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Hurricane News This AM – Updated

| September 4, 2019 | 12 Comments
Hurricane News This AM – Updated

The Navy has ordered all ships based at Hampton Roads, VA, except those undergoing maintenance and upgrades, out to sea, to ride out the pending approach and pass of Hurricane Dorian. This is the CURRENT 2019 news about Navy ships ordered OUT TO SEA for H. Dorian: https://www.wavy.com/weather/hurricane/ships-based-at-naval-station-norfolk-head-out-to-sea-to-avoid-dorian/ From the article:  NORFOLK, Va. (AP/WAVY) — The U.S. […]

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COL Charlie Bock (USAF) Passes

| September 2, 2019 | 6 Comments
COL Charlie Bock (USAF) Passes

Charlie Bock, who served in the Air Force for 30 years, died Aug. 22. (Iowa Flying Museum) COL  Charlie Bock recently passed away. He was an Air Force pilot involved in the Vietnam War, one of those fortunate enough to have avoided being shot down by the VC’s antiaircraft artillery. The complete story is here:  https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/08/30/retired-col-charlie-bock-legendary-test-pilot-who-commanded-the-b-1s-first-flight-dies-at-93/ […]

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Ed Doyle – Phony Korea & Vietnam Ranger

| September 2, 2019 | 78 Comments
Ed Doyle – Phony Korea & Vietnam Ranger

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Edward Michael Doyle who was a featured veteran in the New Brunswick (GA) newspaper.  Click the icon below to read the article. Rather than paraphrase the entire article, we will briefly list his claims here: Service: Army, 26 years Duties: Ranger Rank: Sergeant major Awards: Distinguished Service Cross; Purple […]

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