Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Obama B.S. at Jacksonville NAS.

In a speech Monday at Jacksonville NAS, The President made the following remark, he told the troops today that he won’t risk their lives unless necessary and then,“If it is necessary, we will back you up to the hilt.”

I guess he forgot about Afghanistan and the Generals request for more troops.

On a side note, is this guy ever in D.C or is his administration still in perpetual campaign mode?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NSA General Jones (USMC) anti Israel tool

General Jones needs to drive down to Quantico from D.C and leave his Eagle, Globe and Anchor at the gate, what a disgrace.
Via Atlas Shrugs

"We are clear, unambiguous and consistent," said Gen. Jones, "The time has come to relaunch negotiations without preconditions to reach a final status agreement on two states." The National Security Advisor emphasized that, "President Obama's dedication to achieve these goals is unshaken, is committed, and we will be relentless in our pursuit of achieving these." He said that ending the conflict and the occupation is essential because what is at stake is "nothing less than the dignity and the security of all human beings." "We must move beyond talking about talks and get to the hard work of addressing the core issues that separate Israelis and Palestinians," Jones said.

Great signs from SF

Some of the signs that greeted the president in the normally leftist enclave of San Fransisco.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pic Of The Day

A 335th FS F15E Strike Eagle returning after a combat air patrol in Afghanistan.

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. John Jung)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fear the Reaper

The virgin express is fired up again after a Reaper engaged terrorists planting an IED in the Khost province.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Navy's First Flying Helo Warrant Boards Bataan

Maybe the Air Force will get a clue card from this and bring back Warrant Officers. Not only in flying rolls but for most technically oriented jobs such as Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions.

Navy's First Flying Helo Warrant Boards Bataan
Story Number: NNS091006-02
Release Date: 10/6/2009 5:01:00 AM
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen Oleksiak, USS Bataan Public Affairs
USS BATAAN, At sea (NNS) -- Fourteen Sailors were selected in 2006 to become the Navy's first "Flying Chief Warrant Officers," and more than three years later, the "Flying 14" are still making history.

When Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Michael Adams, from Coalinga, Calif., reported to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, and embarked aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in June, he became the first CWO helicopter pilot to complete his training and begin living his dream as a pilot in an operational environment.

Adams was no stranger to rotary aircraft, spending nearly nine years as an aviation warfare systems operator before his commissioning in December 2006.

"I was a rescue swimmer flying in H60F/H's, and I wanted to change seats," said Adams. "This program was the perfect opportunity for me to do that."

For Adams, the timing to switch seats could not have been better. According to the first NAVADMIN soliciting applications, the Navy was looking to supplement the current officer aviation force by placing qualified CWOs in the cockpit as pilots and naval flight officers (NFOs). The requirements specified candidates must be between paygrades E-5 and E-7, young enough to be commissioned by their 27th birthday (29 for NFOs) and must already possess an associates degree. Adams met every requirement.

"My wife and I were so excited when the message came back," said Adams. "It was surreal."

The new officer didn't have much time to look back on the hard work that earned him a selection. He spent the next two years attending various officer indoctrination courses, pre-flight schools and piloting schools before completing his training at Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 2.

Adams has now settled in with his new squadron embarked aboard Bataan where he serves as the detachment's assistant operations officer and flight schedule writer, but he never misses an opportunity to step into the cockpit.

"His flying abilities are equal to any unrestricted line officer pilot that I've seen," said Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class (NAC) Aaron Gardner, from Benson, N.C. "Plus, his prior enlisted background gives him an understanding of the crew, which makes him a more approachable leader."

With 12 years of service under his belt, Adams has plenty of flight hours ahead of him, both in and out of uniform.

"This is an opportunity that will certainly carry me into retirement many years from now," said Adams. "When I've retired, I hope to be flying helicopters somewhere on the West Coast."

For more information on the Flying CWO program visit www.npc.navy.mil or contact your command career counselor.

The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is conducting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations.

For more news from USS Bataan (LHD 5), visit www.navy.mil/local/lhd5/.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

IAF F-15C's

Great shot of IAF F-15C models on the ramp. Check out all the Syrian kill markings on the fuselage under the cockpit. The Iranian Air Force must have nightmares thinking about these guys.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Dalai Lama Snubbed By The One

Obama slaps the face of The Dalai Lama by saying he will not meet with him this week. Funny in this town I see Free Tibet stickers on the bumper next to the Obama/Biden or Hope and Change. The one is a joke and the leftists that still support this train wreck must not be paying attention to what is going on
Hat Tip Gateway Pundit

From the Indian Express

In an attempt to gain favour with China, for the first time since 1991 the US President will not meet Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama when he visits Washington this week.

President Barack Obama who is scheduled to undertake his first visit to China next month has apparently decided not to meet the Dalai Lama son as not to annoy Beijing.

"The US pressured Tibetan representatives to postpone a meeting between the Dalai Lama and President Obama until after Obama's summit with his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, scheduled for next month," Washington Post reported.

The Dalai Lama has met every sitting US president since George Bush senior in 1991. China accuses the Dalai Lama of being a ‘splittist’ aiming to separate Tibet from it.

The last time Dalai Lama was here, in 2007, however, George W Bush became the first sitting President to meet with him publicly, at a ceremony at the Capitol in which he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress's highest civilian award.

Friday, October 2, 2009

A-10 on attack

Video of an A-10 using the the Avenger 30MM cannon against Taliban motorcycle convoy. Surely a bad thing to be them. look like a whole herd of 72 virgin allotment were used up.