Daily Archives: 18/02/2013


“Boomer” was our Class Commander in UPT (Undergraduate Pilot Training).  Probably, kind of thought of as our “Den Mother.”  In this capacity he was responsible for all the ‘administrative things’ that came our way.  He was also responsible for kicking … Continue reading

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The B-47

This is a B-47, on take-off: I first saw them fly at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ (Tucson.)  They were loud and smokey, even without the JATO (jet assisted take off) bottles. While the B-47 takeoff is impressive, I would have liked … Continue reading

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The Ramey AFB O’Club Pool

This is the pool at the Ramey AFB Officer’s Club: I wouldn’t have a clue who any of those folks are, but I sure recognize the pool, the eating area and the bar!  For the better part of 3 years, … Continue reading

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A “Sure Thing”…

The only “sure thing” I ever knew of was explained to me like this: A guy drives up to a 7/11 with his date.  He explains to her that he is going in for a box of condoms.  When he … Continue reading

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Recovery – Early Days at Hazelden

Guys came and went every day at Hazelden.  However, we tended to ‘gravitate’ toward the guys who who came in just before us.  That’s what I did… There were 3 other pilots in treatment, in my unit.  Another one from … Continue reading

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Introduction to “Military Brats” – 9

“That was a darker part of my service to my country.  I grew up thinking my father would one day kill me.  I never remember a time when I was not afraid of my father’s hands except those bright, palmy … Continue reading

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