Monthly Archives: November 2019

Beauty!

In 1978 I was the Chief of Safety at Vance AFB, OK. One morning we received a call from the Command Post telling us that one of our T-37s (Tweets) had crashed. My first concern was for the condition of … Continue reading

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You Can Have Too Much Grapefruit…

Craig and I were on a T-38A cross-country to Norton AFB, CA (San Bernardino, CA) one weekend. We flew out there and spent the weekend visiting my Aunt Jan. She and her husband lived in Indio at the time. On … Continue reading

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Meaningful Notes

I came into thee squadron one afternoon after flying and found this note: Throughout my Air Force career I received a few ‘awards and decorations’ for various things but they all pale in nature to the simple personal notes of … Continue reading

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A Thud, Out in A Pasture…

A lone man is seen walking up a remote country lane one afternoon, apparently alone deep in thought. Off to the side, sitting in a pasture, is a warhorse from years past – a Thud. Did the man fly the … Continue reading

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Leadership

I learned a ‘first hand’ lesson on leadership while serving as the Investigator on a T-38A aircraft accident board in January 1979. A T-38 had crashed at Ellsworth AFB, ND and I was appointed as the Investigator. Typically on a … Continue reading

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