Distracted Driving is No Joke (update)

Last night I lost a dear friend. Lieutenant Colonel Phil Cooley, USAF Retired, was killed on January 6th by a "distracted driver" identified as 38-year-old Jesse Matamales of Yoder, Colorado. According to several news reports, Matamales was driving an uninsured 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 truck. What you see above are the… » 1/07/15 4:42pm 1/07/15 4:42pm

[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

Happy 67th Birthday to the USAF


On September 18th, 1947, President Truman signed an act that took the Army's Air Corps, and turned it into its own branch of service. » 9/18/14 11:47am 9/18/14 11:47am

USAF contracts KAL for Warthog maintenance through 2020

Per Dan Parsons over on Flightglobal.com. on 9 September the USAF announced a contract with KAL for depot-level maintenance and repair of the A-10s stationed at Osan Air Base. The expected completion date of the contract is 30 September 2020, and will be completed at KAL's facility in Seoul. » 9/10/14 1:42pm 9/10/14 1:42pm

People of Tucson, no you didn't slip into a time warp


The Heritage Flight Conference is in town. Over the next few days you lucky bastards will see some of the most awesome aircraft ever flown by the United States Military.
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Memory Fast Lane: The 1991 Ford GT (Escort that is)

When I graduated from college, way back in 1991, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the USAF. Back in the day, we had to wait to enter Active Duty until we trained so we had to wait around for the Air Force to put us to work. My Dad found me an awesome job driving truck for a whopping $19 an hour, that's about… » 8/11/13 4:02pm 8/11/13 4:02pm

Off-Topic: My Marine can shoot better than your Honor Student!

Yeah, so I'm a proud Dad. Frankly, I've been in the Air Force 22 years and I've always qualified, but never hit Expert. My newly minted Marine shot expert at Basic Training! » 7/22/13 11:45pm 7/22/13 11:45pm

Museum of the US Air Force - Restoration Facility Photo Dump

My family and I flew up to Dayton for a couple of days to check out the Air Force Museum.  When we arrived we signed up for the presidential hangar bus trip and I signed up as a standby for the restoration facility tour. They only get 44 people over there once a week, so this was a rare opportunity. Amazingly enough I… » 2/15/13 5:45pm 2/15/13 5:45pm

CANCEL ALL THE AIRSHOWS!

So far, Langley & Tyndall have cancelled their air shows due to sequestration. There was also talks of no Thunderbirds or Blue Angels this year as an effort to save money as well. Shitty.

http://www.jble.af.mil/news/story.asp... » 2/15/13 1:59pm 2/15/13 1:59pm