Tagged: Colonel

About Lieutenant Colonel Mike Pillion’s and KC-10A 860036’s Fini Flights.

As 860036 was prepared for the boneyard, its flying boom was removed while still at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The all volunteer crew was piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Mike Pillion, who was making his Fini Flight and retiring from the...

F-35 Lightning II Program Update

Joint Base Andrews F-35 Press Conference Following the September 2015 Friday practice show; the media was invited to attend a press conference hosted by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, F-35 Program Executive Officer Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan...

The Inaugural New York Air Show

Last minute changes forced show promoter Brian Lilly Co. to find a new venue for the 2015 New York Air Show. Originally scheduled for Coney Island Brooklyn NY, the promoters had just seventy-one days to manage all of the...

THE FIRST NIGHTHAWKS

  by William B. Scott Depicting a symbolic nighthawk in flight and worn on a man’s suit lapel, it’s just a small, innocuous silver pin. But a red ruby in the hawk’s eye silently speaks volumes. It says the...

144th Fighter Wing F-15 Eagles

The 144th Fighter Wing / 194th Fighter Squadron, of the California Air National Guard, is the US Air Force’s latest F-15 Eagle unit to form. Based in a tight corner of the Fresno / Yosemite International Airport in central...

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 procured by the Marine Corps...

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, or the adventure types such...

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 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base...

YF-12A 60-6936

In the aviation world there are those that prefer to do artwork. Doing side views like this is called a ‘profile’. This is my first attempt at doing such artwork. Every one knows I have a passion for Blackbirds....