Tagged: Staff Sergeant

Saying Goodbye….

Men become attached, even grow to love certain non-human things, like a Cowboy to his horse, it was the same with the U.S. Marines and their Boeing Vertol CH-46 (Sea Knight) helicopters . First...

Air Force Reserve Tankers

When most people read about Military units, the lime light is usually thrown upon the warrior types. In the United States Air Force, the stories normally fall on the fighter pilots and bomber crews,...

Hawgsmoke 2014

On July 9-12, 2014, 14 different A-10 squadrons from across the country participated in the biannual gunnery competition called HAWGSMOKE! The 2014 Hawgsmoke competition was hosted by the 357th Fighter Squadron (The Dragons) based...

WTI 1-14

It started with a Staff Sergeant from the Meteorological Department giving the weather update to the group of Huey pilots. Wind Direction, Temperatures throughout the day, the angle of the Sun, and it was...

HMLAT 303 – Training the Future of Light Attack

Before HMLAT-303 was established in April 1982, Marine Corps helicopter pilots received advanced aircraft training at their fleet squadron after completing basic flight training. Overtime, the Marine Corps realized that this method of training...

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