Monthly Archives: August 2012

Flipping Off Pete…

One afternoon the squadron commander asked me to come into his office after I got down from a flight.  I was the Operations Officer at the time; the number 2 guy in the squadron. “Why are you pissed off at … Continue reading

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Observation: Attitude

“You can’t operate a high-performance jet with, a low-performance attitude…”

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Quite a few of my posts come from stories that occasionally surface from years ago.  This is one of them… In 1977 we lived in Enid, OK.  I was stationed at Vance AFB.  In March 1977 we moved in to … Continue reading

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I have a pair of book ends in my house that were given to me as a ‘going away’ gift in June 1980.  They are made from a set of T-38A main landing gear tires. Is there a ‘story’ behind … Continue reading

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Dan F.

(Dan F. was one of the funniest guys I met whilst in the Air Force.  Although I did not witness the following story, I do have it on ‘good authority…’) Dan was a T-38 Flight Commander at Vance AFB, OK … Continue reading

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“Hello, – Mom?”

My Mom died in San Antonio, TX in January 2002.  She was 76. Once we all gathered in town for her funeral, we decided to conduct a memorial service in the chapel at the Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home on … Continue reading

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