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Valor Friday

| October 15, 2021 | 14 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s tale is one of miraculous survival as well as bravery in the face of the enemy. I can’t help but be amazed again and again by the adventures of The Greatest Generation. Eugene “Gene” Moran, born 1924, was a typical southern Wisconsin dairy farm boy. Graduating high school in 1942, he did what many […]

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House Democrats introduce bill to abolish the Space Force

| September 25, 2021 | 42 Comments
House Democrats introduce bill to abolish the Space Force

Frankly, I’m surprised this wasn’t higher on the Democrat agenda to un-person Trump. ChipNASA sends this American Military News article; This week, a group of five Democrat lawmakers introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would abolish the U.S. Space Force after just two years in operation. The bill, titled the “No Militarization […]

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Valor Friday

| September 24, 2021 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

Robert Femoyer would receive the Medal of Honor for his final heroic act. He is one of only ten men who received the honor who were Eagle Scouts. He is also the only navigator to have received the honor, let’s explore what he did. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, on Halloween in 1921, he attended […]

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Space Force news; new uniforms and new enlisted insignia

| September 22, 2021 | 82 Comments
Space Force news; new uniforms and new enlisted insignia

The Space Force has been hard at work creating a unique image for themselves, to differentiate themselves from the Air Force. This includes a prototype dress uniform (pictured). This is sure to get the sci-fi crowd excited. It’s not a traditional look, but I don’t immediately hate it. I can’t tell if I love it, […]

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The SR-71 crew that gave the finger to the French Air Force

| September 8, 2021 | 24 Comments
The SR-71 crew that gave the finger to the French Air Force

The SR-71 Blackbird has always been one of my favorite American aircraft. They are just amazing pieces of post-war engineering. Still the fastest air-breathing aircraft ever made, the stories that come from the crews of these magnificent birds always entertains. It’s rare that a new story comes out, but I saw this and hadn’t heard […]

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Valor Friday

| September 3, 2021 | 8 Comments
Valor Friday

As it was pointed out yesterday, 2 September 1945 was the day the Japanese signed the official documents of surrender aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. This ended the Second World War. For a period of more than two weeks though a ceasefire had been called. From 15 August (VJ Day), the Japanese Emperor had […]

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Air Force launches investigation after human remains found in C-17 flying out of Kabul

| August 18, 2021 | 39 Comments
Air Force launches investigation after human remains found in C-17 flying out of Kabul

We talked about at least one C-17 Globemaster III aircraft of the US Air Force being mobbed by people as it taxied and ultimately took off in Kabul the other day. I posted the video of the incident, which I’ll post again below. It’s quite graphic. TW: Disturbing images A US military plane took off […]

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Another echo of Saigon seen in Kabul

| August 17, 2021 | 88 Comments
Another echo of Saigon seen in Kabul

This photo shows the interior of a US Air Force C-17 (possibly the one that I posted video of taxiing through a crowd with men clinging to the side as it took off, falling to their deaths). The aircraft is nominally designed to hold 150 souls at max, but they shoehorned 640 inside. This is […]

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