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  • D-Day Lead Aircraft Found

    06/06/2015 2:43:37 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Late on the night of June 5, 1944, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain commanded by Lt. Col. John M. Donalson launched with 15 paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division on board. They were the very tip of the Allied invasion spear, leading a formation of hundreds of aircraft carrying thousands of troops. Just after midnight on June 6, That’s All, Brother navigated through intense German fire and low clouds to drop the first Allied troops to land in Normandy, France, on D-Day, commencing Operation Overlord. Seven decades later, Staff Sgt. Matt Scales of the Alabama Air National Guard was researching Donalson’s...
  • Matt DeHart's quest for asylum is over: Canada delivers alleged hacker to U.S. agents

    03/01/2015 5:03:58 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | March 1, 2015 | Adrian Humphreys
    Matt DeHart, a former American soldier who sought asylum in Canada claiming torture by U.S. agents probing Anonymous hackers and WikiLeaks, was taken from his Ontario prison cell Sunday morning and delivered to U.S. agents at the border. Mr. DeHart, 30, was allowed to make a quick phone call en route to his parents, who are living in Toronto facing their own removal order, said his father, Paul. “He was peaceful and in good health,” Paul DeHart said in an interview but the family remains deeply worried. “We are concerned about Matt’s safety as he transits,” he said. “We said...
  • Islamic State fight could breathe new life into the A-10

    10/04/2014 1:48:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jennifer H. Svan
    Months after staving off a trip to the boneyard, the embattled A-10 Thunderbolt II is headed to the Middle East where it could be used to fight Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. An Indiana Air National Guard unit that flies the Cold War-era gunships, known as Warthogs, is planning to deploy about 300 airmen and an unknown number of its aircraft to the U.S. Central Command region early next month, says a Sept. 17 news release from the unit. The 122nd Fighter Wing, located at Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base, Ind., has 21 aircraft, though it’s uncertain how...
  • A Bronze Star Power Point? Actually, not... (Drive-by Journalism at Its Worst)

    03/14/2013 5:36:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    US Patriot Post ^ | March 14, 2013 | Mark Alexander
    "The best and only safe road to honor, glory, and true dignity is justice." -- George Washington (1779) A Bronze Star Power Point? Actually, not ... Drive-by Journalism at Its Worst In keeping with our publishing deadlines, every Tuesday morning I send notice of my topic for Thursday's column to our editorial team. This week, I sent notice that I was writing about "military award inflation," and particularly a story from reputable news sources about an Air Force chaplain, Lt. Col. Jon Trainer, who received a Bronze Star for a PowerPoint. I first read this story under an inflammatory National...
  • Air Force Chaplain Awarded Bronze Star for PowerPoint (Important Update @ 22)

    03/12/2013 6:44:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 72 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 11, 2013 11:38 A.M. | Patrick Brennan
    Air Force Chaplain Awarded Bronze Star for PowerPoint Teaching Proper Sensitivity for the Koran An Air Force chaplain has been awarded a Bronze Star for his service in crafting an especially good PowerPoint about how to treat Islamic religious materials with sensitivity, according to Ohio’s Dayton Daily News. After U.S. troops in Afghanistan accidentally burned copies of the Koran, sparking riots that took over 30 lives, Lieutenant Colonel Jon Trainer came to the rescue: After the accidental burning last year of Qurans by U.S. troops in Afghanistan sparked deadly rioting, an Air National Guard chaplain from Springfield stepped in and...
  • Air National Guard officer details ordeal as victim of ID theft

    02/10/2013 4:18:36 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, via Stars & Stripes ^ | February 9, 2013 | Scott Johnson
    Air National Guard Maj. Zane Purdy was making more than $100,000 a year working for a defense contracting company when his identity was stolen and sold to a tax fraud ring. Now, Purdy makes $7.25 an hour at a Krystal restaurant in Trussville to support his two children. “It has been a struggle, and it has been very damaging,” the former Montgomery resident said of the identity theft, which has left him thousands of dollars in debt and fighting to clear his credit report. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Wednesday sentenced Angeline Austin, 41, of Montgomery to 65 months...
  • Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 pilot has brief oxygen deficit; lands safely, cleared for duty

    07/11/2012 7:51:14 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2012 | AP
    The Hawaii Air National Guard said Tuesday one of its pilots briefly experienced an oxygen deficit while flying an F-22 stealth fighter last week. The pilot was heading back to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a routine training sortie when sensors indicated he wasn’t getting as much oxygen as he should, said Lt. Col. Charles Anthony, a spokesman for the Hawaii Guard. The pilot also felt dizzy. He activated the emergency oxygen system until his symptoms abated and the plane’s oxygen generating system returned to normal. The pilot landed safely after Friday’s incident, the first time a Hawaii F-22 pilot...
  • Air Force details force structure cuts

    03/05/2012 8:58:37 PM PST · by U-238 · 8 replies
    Dod Buzz ^ | 3/4/2012 | michael Hoffman
    Air Force leadership laid out Friday afternoon what units will lose missions and which ones will get new ones with the Air National Guard bearing the brunt of the drawdown. The Air Force will retire or reclassify aircraft in seven squadrons with four being Air National Guard units. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley announced the service will retire 286 aircraft over the next five years with 227 leaving the fleet in 2013. Read the exact details of what aircraft are going where and what squadrons will receive new missions over the next five years in the white paper issued by...
  • Snafu mars Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary ceremony

    12/08/2011 3:48:33 AM PST · by Enchante · 25 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/07/2011 | AUDREY McAVOY
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A snafu marred the critical moment of silence Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor ceremony observing the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack.... ...But on Wednesday, emcee Leslie Wilcox was still speaking at 7:55 a.m., even as the Hawaii Air National Guard's F-22's roared overhead on schedule 42 seconds later.
  • More than 4,000 compete at Spartan Race Challenge

    09/25/2011 9:18:24 AM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | September 25\4, 2011 | Michael Sedon
    Hundreds of mud-covered participants darted from one obstacle to the next as they competed in the grueling eight-mile Super Spartan Race yesterday at Wolfe's Pond Park, as part of the Spartan Race Challenge. Under the Spartan Race banner, there are four different obstacle courses with varying degrees of "extremeness," starting with the Spartan Sprint, then the Super Spartan followed by The Spartan Beast and -- the most extreme -- The Death Race.
  • Adam Kinzinger Among GOP Young Guns Taking Aim at Democratic Seats [this is one to watch]

    08/18/2010 10:26:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 8/12/2010 | Matt Lewis
    As if to call out the absurdity of Democratic plans to run against George W. Bush's record this November, a crop of young Republicans - who weren't in office back then - is eagerly taking on establishment Democratic politicians. Adam Kinzinger, running in Illinois' 11th District, is one example of this trend. Less than 2 years old when Ronald Reagan won his first presidential election, Kinzinger is seeking office in President Obama's home state. ...internal poll shows Kinzinger leading the incumbent opponent by 11 points. ...Kinzinger has an impressive resume. He served in the Air Force Special Ops, Air Combat...
  • Guard pilots retrained to fly

    04/20/2010 9:05:16 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 584+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 4/20/2010 | Kahrin Deines
    Imagine flying a fighter jet at a speed of sound and reaching out for your radio switch only to discover that the control you’ve hit unexpectedly triggers your speed brake. That points to just one of the many differences pilots in the 120th Fighter Wing have had to ask their bodies to memorize as they’ve switched from one aircraft to another over the last year and a half. “It’s a game of milliseconds and split decisions that you have to make up there,” said Maj. Matt Ohman. “We can fly the plane in relatively few hours, but to be able...
  • The final F-16s leave the 174 FW

    03/10/2010 6:15:30 PM PST · by myknowledge · 30 replies · 550+ views
    F-16.net ^ | March 8, 2010 | Capt. Anthony L. Bucci
    The 174th Fighter Wing concluded its F-16 operations on Saturday March 6, 2010 with a formal ceremony that was attended by the new Adjutant General for New York State. Brig Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, NY-TAG joined 174FW Wing Commander Col Kevin W. Bradley on stage to speak to assembled group about the final F-16 flyoff from Hancock Field. Murphy said, "Today should not be a moment of sadness as I have spoken to Air Force and Air National Guard Leaders about the dwindling piloted aircraft. Thanks to your leadership this unit is one of the most if not the most...
  • Puerto Rico responds to earthquake devastation in Haiti

    01/14/2010 6:22:04 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 4 replies · 711+ views
    Puerto Rico Daily Sun ^ | January 14, 2010 | Xavira Neggers Crescioni
    As the island mobilized to help Haiti, Interim Gov. Kenneth McClintock sent three military helicopters and two C-130 cargo airplanes from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard filled with emergency personnel and equipment to aid the neighboring Caribbean nation, which was devastated by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake Tuesday evening. “Since this morning I have been in contact with United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton and Haitian Consul General in Miami Ralph Latourtude to put Puerto Rico at Haiti’s service,” McClintock said during a news conference to announce various collection centers where local residents can make donations of water,...
  • FBI, NYPD Arrest 4 in Alleged Plot to Bomb NY Synagogues

    05/20/2009 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 216 replies · 10,849+ views
    NBC New York ^ | May 20, 2009 | Jonathan Dienst
    EXCLUSIVE: Four New York City men were arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to blow up New York City synagogues and other city locations, WNBC's Jonathan Dienst has learned. Raids by the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force in the Bronx captured the suspected ringleader and three followers in what law enforcement sources are calling a homegrown terrorist plot. Investigators stress the suspects' meetings had been infiltrated early on and there was "no chance" the alleged plot could succeed. Investigators said several of the suspects are Muslims who allegedly talked about destroying two Jewish temples, including at least one...
  • Pilot grounded after Fenway flyover

    04/11/2008 11:40:34 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 70 replies · 334+ views
    Aim Points ^ | 04/11/2008 | James Vaznis
    Three F-16s roared toward Fenway Park, flying wingtip to wingtip. Suddenly a fourth F-16, trailing behind the formation, caught up, flew under the three F-16s, then looped up and over the formation to take its rightful spot for a perfect V formation. The maneuver, performed during the Red Sox Opening Day game Tuesday, came just as the Boston Symphony Orchestra finished playing the national anthem. It elicited roaring applause and cheers from the full-capacity crowd, which clearly appreciated what it thought to be great showmanship. But as it turns out, the maneuver was improper and the Vermont Air National Guard...
  • Free Dinner at Golden Corral for Military Veterans (November 12th 5-9pm)

    11/09/2007 6:22:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 2,403+ views
    Cash Money Life ^ | November 7, 2007
    Would anyone like a free dinner at Golden Corral? Well, there is an easy way if you are an American military veteran. Golden Corral just announced this year’s Military Appreciation Monday will be November 12, 2007, from 5 to 9 pm. For the past 6 years, Golden Corral has been honoring the US Military with a free “thank you” dinner and beverage at any Golden Corral restaurant on Military Appreciation Monday (first Monday after Veteran’s Day), to honor any person who has ever served in the United States Military. In the past the only requirement to receive the free meal...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush--Independence Day: 7-4-07

    07/04/2007 5:25:05 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 134 replies · 3,164+ views
    This Fourth of July, President Bush spoke to the West Virginia Air National Guard 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, WV (Transcript) Former President GHWB and Mrs. Bush were welcomed by Tiger Woods to the AT&T Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am today in Bethesda, MD. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Update Confirmed: Possible Military Plane Crash (C-130 in Kentucky )

    05/15/2007 4:34:35 PM PDT · by Veloxherc · 48 replies · 4,758+ views
    LEX 18 ^ | May 15, 2007 | LEX 18
    <p>A military plane may have crashed Tuesday afternoon in southeast Kentucky, though there are conflicting reports about where or if the plane went down.</p> <p>Initial reports said that a C-130 Hercules had crashed in Knox County near Granny Rose Hollow at Highway 459 near the Whitley County line. Several reports were called in to police just after 4 p.m. that a large plane had been flying low in the area trailing smoke, clipped some trees, then went down.</p>
  • Air National Guard unit (NC) heads to border

    07/31/2006 9:14:12 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 8 replies · 359+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | July 31, 2006 | Brittany Morehouse
    CHARLOTTE -- Members of one Charlotte Air National Guard unit spent their last night at home for a while Sunday night. Monday, personnel from the 145th Airlift Wing will head to the U.S.-Mexican border in an effort to crack down on illegal immigration. It is part of President Bush's sweeping overhaul of U.S. immigration policies. The National Guard's presence at the border will help free up border agents, so those agents can more effectively combat other serious issues like drugs and crime. The National Guard will leave Monday around 12 p.m.