Thursday, July 18, 2013

Air Force Pararescuman Awarded Silver Star

After all the crap in the media that is the 24 hour news cycle from Jody Arias to Zimmerman here is a story that recieved no media attention at all.

Thank you SSgt Kline for the job you did.

According to the award citation, Kline was a part of a rescue team tasked to recover two U.S. Army pilots from an OH-58D Kiowa that had gone down. While on the ground, Kline fought enemy fire while coordinating with aircraft by radio to target threats located behind his position. During the engagement, an incoming round ignited fuel within the wreckage, which then erupted in flames. He continued to push through enemy fire to an alternate site while still guiding overhead aircraft to adversarial positions by radio.

Friday, July 12, 2013

X-47 First Trap at Sea

Here is the first trap of an X-47 drone at sea. It is coming aboard The U.S.S George H.W. Bush. This is a truly historic moment for Naval aviation.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Arab Spring II?

Well maybe the Egyptian people are not very impressed with the heavy handed approach of Morsi and his Muslin Brotherhood. With the armies backing hopefully Morsi and his ilk will be tossed to the dustbin of history.

Here are some pictures of the protests including one dedicated to our fundamentalist loving chief executive and the U.S. Ambassador. The administration posturing two years ago and lack of a cohesive policy have given rise to the disasters that we saw in Benghazi and what has transpired in Egypt. All the more reason to keep out of any of the conflict in Syria.

Last Luftwaffe F-4F Phantom flight

Saturday marked the end of service for the F-4F Phantom in German Luftwaffe service. The Phantom which entered service in 1973 was originally only to be in service only 15 years Saturday marking their 40th year of flying.

The F-4 are still flying in the Air Forces of Korea, Japan, Greece, and Turkey. Not bad for an aircraft that was designed in the 50's and went into service with the USN in Dec 1960. The total number of Phantoms built was 5,195 a total that will never be equaled by another military aircraft.

Luftwaffe F-4F


Common Sense in West Virginia

A West Virginia judge has dismissed the obstruction charge against a 14 year old who wore an NRA shirt to school. This cased popped up last month and many people were amazed by the stupidity of the school and the local cops.  Common sense prevailed Friday when the judge signed the order.

This case is just another symptom of why are society is in deep trouble.


A criminal charge has been dismissed against a West Virginia middle school student who refused a teacher's order to remove a National Rifle Association T-shirt he wore to school.

Logan County Circuit Judge Eric O'Briant signed an order dismissing an obstruction charge Thursday against 14-year-old Jared Marcum stemming from an April 18 incident at Logan Middle School.

Marcum was charged after a police officer told him to stop talking, but the student didn't.

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