Late May is the start of airshow season, and nothing says air show like an aerial demonstration team. Fancy jet displays have become almost as synonymous with the manliness that is summer as beer brats on the grill, classic cars at the Rosie’s Diner parking lot and letting your expanding gut hang loose. The Air Force… »
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… »
[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.] »
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. »
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.
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… »
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! »
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… »