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“Oh, Bewdy!”

One afternoon I was flying in a 4-ship of T-38s at Vance AFB, OK. It was a beautiful day and we were really enjoying ourselves. The mission was going quite well, the students all doing fine. At one point I … Continue reading

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My 3,000 T-38-Hour ‘Backstory’

And now for the “backstory” of how I was able to acquire 3,000 hours in the T-38… I had always wanted to fly Fighters, but it just was not meant to be. In 1975 I found my way into T-38s … Continue reading

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Colonel Gene Taft

 Colonel Gene Taft, RIP I met Colonel Taj when I reported for duty in Canberra, Australia, in July 1980.  Right from the very beginning I liked him.  At our first meeting he was pressed for time.  He told me to have … Continue reading

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Tattoo at the Taj: Running Out of Airspeed, and Ideas

As the ceremony came to a close, just after the playing of Taps, the Taj would be lit up in Red, White and Blue colored lighting. Then a lone T-38 would come from behind, light the Burners and climb into … Continue reading

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Take the Afternoon Off and Go…

I was talking with (callsign) Spongebob the other day. He currently a T-6 IP, on duty as a Lt. Col. Reserve officer on leave from the airlines. So, he’s having the time of his life! A couple-3 weeks ago he … Continue reading

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Talking With ‘Old Guys’

Joe and I were talking the other day, about how we used to love talking with ‘old guys.’ We learned so much from these guys who ‘went before us’ – about everything, about Life. One of the ‘old guys’ I … Continue reading

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“Now, Get Out of the Car!”

There once was a Wing Commander at Randolph AFB, TX who was a “Piece of Work!” One Friday afternoon he was driving around the base in his staff car when he spied a couple of Captains walking toward the Officer’s … Continue reading

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On God’s Lap

Bobby H. It wasn’t really that long ago…that the little boy marveled in the stories of Jesus and the teachings of God.  I remember how he anxiously awaited the arrival of summer and Vacation Bible School. I can remember the … Continue reading

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Dumbassery: The Nexus of “White Supremacy” in the Air Force

There are those today who would have you believe that this jet is the nexus of “white supremacy” in the Air Force today… Dumbasses!

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“Dumbassery:” Diversity and Inclusion in the Air Force

With the “woke” crowd now making its presence felt more and more every day, I can envision the day coming when it really shows itself in the field, specifically in air combat operations. Imagine, if you will, a Flight Commander … Continue reading

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