[Here we see the Yankee pursuing its favorite prey, the Anglo. The Yankee seeks the Anglo for its bright red plumage and tendency to group in large, well organized packs. These behaviors make the Anglo easy to spot and easy to harvest.] » 10/07/14 12:59am 10/07/14 12:59am

Memorial Day Thunderbirds Practice Over My House

The great thing about living near the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) is the annual visit of the USAF's Thunderbird's for the USAFA graduation. Today while walking our dog and enjoying some nice weather an F-16 screamed overhead. This turned into an amazing show for the neighborhood. It was a fitting way to spend … » 5/26/14 5:28pm 5/26/14 5:28pm

2013 Coronado Speed Festival

Good afternoon Jalops! I would like to invite everybody in Southern California, or anywhere for that matter, to this years Coronado Speed Festival. The festival takes place on the 21st and 22nd of September, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It will all happen on Naval Base Coronado in sunny San Diego, as part of the Navy's… » 9/11/13 3:39pm 9/11/13 3:39pm

US Air Force Resumes Combat Air Forces Flying - Including the…

7/15/2013 - JOINT BASE LANGELY-EUSTIS, Va. (AFNS) — Combat Air Forces, or CAF, units from multiple commands began flying again today after many stopped flying in April of this year due to sequestration. » 7/16/13 6:44am 7/16/13 6:44am

Warbirds instead of Thunderbirds

One of the great things about living in my neighborhood is the annual performance of the Air Force Aerial Demonstration team, better known as the Thunderbirds, supporting the graduation ceremony at the United States Air Force Academy. It's always a magical moment, the cadets throw their dress caps in the air and the… » 5/29/13 5:11pm 5/29/13 5:11pm

Now this is a Fusion

My job can be pretty awesome. Today was one of those really special days. I visited the Air Force Research Laboratory's Shiva Star. It is the Air Force’s largest pulsed power system. Shiva Star will store nearly 10 million joules of energy (equal to 5 pounds of TNT). It produces a pulse of 120,000 volts and 10… » 5/24/13 6:19pm 5/24/13 6:19pm

Today is Armed Forces Day: Strong and Resilient

I've enjoyed 22 years in the Air Force and wouldn't trade it for anything. I consider it a privilege to serve. And we get to work with some cool equipment. In my case I was in command of up to 50 ICBMs at a time. As I type my son is in Basic Training to become a United States Marine. He's carrying on a long family… » 5/18/13 9:16am 5/18/13 9:16am

Support the Troops (and their cars)!!!

We ask a lot of our uniformed service members and their families, particularly in this Post-9/11 world. One particular benefit offered to military members, their families, and retirees is the Auto Hobby Shop. At some bases it might be called something different, but typically that's what they call the automotive… » 5/12/13 10:30pm 5/12/13 10:30pm