Tagged: Iraq

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Camarillo Air Show 2015

The Wings over Camarillo Airshow had something for everyone of all ages…just as billed. For those that showed up early, the Ventura County 99s cooked an amazing pancake breakfast, an annual treat of the...

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B-52 STRIKE ON IRAQ

January 16, 1991; 1900 Hours: “We’re going!” That simple announcement from “Moondog,” our radar navigator, triggered a flurry of activity. We were going to war with Iraq. Jamming last-minute gear into our helmet bags...

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Lakenheath´s Strike Eagles

The 48th FW is home-based at the largest US Air Force Base in the United Kingdom. 4,600 active soldiers and 900 civilians from the UK are working and caring for 50 F-15E Strike Eagles...

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40 Years Panavia Tornado

Panavia Tornado celebrates 40 years of flight this week in Manching, Germany the site of the aircraft’s maiden test flight on August 14th 1974. It is a story which has seen the Panavia Tornado...

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Back Home…..

Detachments 1 and 2 from the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78, following two simultaneous deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans came home today, August 20, 2014. They were...

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Teaching and Keeping the Edge

While nothing can match actual aerial combat, or even just normal flight time for a Marine fighter pilot, modern technology can lend a helping hand in keeping these Marines trained and ready for any...

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Topgun in the Mid-1980s: Building on the Legacy – Part Three

PART 3: Critical Decisions and Events of the Mid-1980s. I was an F-14 RIO who joined my first Fleet fighter squadron in 1981. In 1982 I attended the Topgun class as a student (by then it was five weeks), and in 1984 I was selected to return as an instructor. The following events and decisions occurred during my time as an instructor and contributed to Topgun’s evolution and continued validity.