Monday, January 24, 2011
I did not know it but Jan 17 was the 30th anniversary of the KC-10 in the service of the USAF. These are wonderful aircraft, I have been fortunate to deploy in them on a few occasion and they offer the seating in comfort up front for the deploying maintenance crew and space in the back for all of our pallets. Plus they refueled the F-15's enroute to our TDY location. They also have enjoyed over the years the highest fully mission capable rate in the Air Force. By far one of the few things that the Air Staff has gotten right, to bad the didn’t buy more.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Hat Tip ARES
Earlier this week South Korean Special Forces from the ROKN destroyer, Choi Young assaulted the highjacked freighter Samho Jewelry in the Arabian Sea. Commandos scrambled up a ladder onto the ship; aboard which Somali pirates were armed with AK assault rifles and anti-tank missiles. 21 hostages had been rescued, eight Somali pirates killed and five assailants captured.
This was the first takedown of a ship at sea that had been captured by the Somali pirates since the Russian navies successful mission last fall , Great job by the RoKS . Check out the second photo, the pirates don’t look too happy
Photos: Republic of Korea Navy