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Wings Of Silver

It’s official, Number One Son Connor is the US Army’s newest UH-60 Blackhawk crew chief! After being gone for seven months (except for a short Christmas break) Connor finally arrived back home with a shiny pair of silver aircraft crew member wings on his chest. To say that I’m proud of my son would be […]

Dad, Please Stop

Like most fathers I enjoy torturing my children with corny jokes. Especially in front of their friends. Classics like “Why don’t crabs give to charity? Their shellfish!  Ha  ha. Yes, I would literally have my kids begging me to stop. So imagine my joy when I discovered private messaging in Facebook. Now there is nowhere […]

PFC McCauley

Yesterday’s theme was all about Super Girl and her adventures in the big city. Today I’ll bring you all up to speed on what Number One Son, who is actually number two child, but the first and oldest son, only son, so why bother numbering him? I’ll just call him Connor, because that’s his name. […]

The Case For The Warthog

As most of you know I’ve always been a big fan of the A-10 Warthaog.  It is far and away the best ground attack/ CAS platform the US or any air force has ever deployed. Period, end of story.  I could go on and on about how much better suited the A-10 is for the […]

Drop And Give Me Twenty!

As I mentioned before Number One Son has done me proud by joining the Minnesota Army National Guard to become a UH-60 Blackhawk crew chief and eventually a pilot.  But before he get to wander around the wild blue yonder, wait, that’s the Air Force, he has to make it through Army basic training.  Now […]

How Good Is/Was The Mig 29?

I know I know, I’ve been pretty damn lazy on the posting front for the last few months and for that I apologize.  I do have a few stories in my back pocket that I will be putting out in the next few days but until then enjoy this great write up by an Air […]

Speaking of Passing The Tourch

In the spring of 1979 a skinny red headed 17 yr old raised his right hand and solemnly swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; That was, what? 36 years ago? Holy crap.  It seems like just yesterday I was standing there reciting the oath […]

Zulu Cobra — the Bell AH-1Z Viper

Leave it to the marines to get the most from hand me downs and a tiny budget.  Having the Cobra and Huey share components saves them a ton of money.  Money they can use to buy air to air missiles baby!

Servicing the AH-1Z Viper’s hingeless and bearingless rigid rotor system aboard the USS Makin […]

Dust Collectors

Give me a hanger like this, and a few million dollars, and I’d be a happy pilot.

It Would Have Been bloody

Revealed: How the Soviets Planned To Go To War with America’s Navy
I joined the Army in 1979 and back then we were fully expecting to go to war with the Soviet Bear.  We knew that we had better equipment, men, and training but they had more of everything, except aircraft carriers, and as so often […]

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