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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.
  • Missouri Guard unit first ever selected for B-2 mission

    03/17/2006 4:07:30 PM PST · by JRios1968 · 4 replies · 424+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 17 March 2006
    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Air Force officials announced March 16 that the 131st Fighter Wing at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis will join the elite B-2 mission at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The announcement means the 131st Fighter Wing's Airmen will team up with the world's only B-2 long-range stealth bomber mission located at Whiteman AFB. The move will pair the 131st's Guard unit air crew, maintainers and support staff with the current active-duty B-2 unit. The 131st was selected from Air National Guard units nationwide to support the B-2s. "I am pleased that the U.S. Air Force found...
  • Texas National Guard Airman recognized by Allstate (Hurricane Rita)

    12/20/2005 1:45:47 PM PST · by Racehorse · 7 replies · 537+ views
    Texas National Guard Public Affairs via email | 14 December 2005 | CMSgt Gonda Moncada
    BEAUMONT, Texas (Dec. 14, 2005) -- An Airman from the Houston, Texas, area who has already won many accolades for his quick thinking and actions received yet another award from Insurance company Allstate Dec. 7 for potentially saving hundreds of lives in anticipation of Hurricane Rita. Faced with a new mission as a result of the hurricane, Master Sgt. Lynn Bailey, 147th Fighter Wing fuel superintendent, completed a task others might have thought impossible. The task garnered him the nickname “The Nozzle Man” because his nozzle was indirectly responsible for the getting vehicles carrying sick and elderly back on the...
  • Mary Mapes Names Names [tries to trash FreeRepublic]

    11/10/2005 5:34:54 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 355 replies · 10,516+ views
    INDC Journal ^ | 11/9/05 | Bill Ardolino
    November 09, 2005 Mary Mapes Names Names ("Anonymous" Ones) Posted by Bill An excerpt from page 201 of her new book: Within minutes of Buckhead's original posting, Freepers began to repeat and embellish Buckhead's thoughts. Not surprisingly, they all agreed with him, they all agreed with one another, and they all agreed this should be pursued aggressively. Freethinkers they are not. The Freepers and their lockstep like-minded fellow travelers moved as a group, like a school of sharks sweeping toward an unaware and unarmed victim. CBS was like some sunburned, overweight Florida tourist with a cut foot, floundering and flapping...
  • Air Guard member receives Army Achievement Medal (Hurricane Rita)

    09/26/2005 3:25:23 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 226+ views
    Texas National Guard Public Affairs via email | 26 September 2005 | CMSgt Gonda Moncado
    CAMP MABRY (26 Sep, 2005) – The Adjutant General visited Ellington Field yesterday with the purpose of seeking out a reluctant hero and awarding him for his tireless efforts. The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Charles Rodriguez, was specifically interested in speaking to one of the eighty essential personnel who had initially hunkered down at Ellington Field in Houston to wait out the storm, but who subsequently had been sent out before the storm. Master Sgt. Lynn Bailey was awarded the Army Achievement Medal because Maj. Gen. Rodriguez said: “This man is my hero too. When I was awakened at 1:30...
  • 149th Fighter Wing units return from Katrina duty

    09/15/2005 8:49:45 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 1 replies · 345+ views
    149th Fighter Wing Public Affairs via email | 15 September 2005 | TSgt Greg Ripps
    149th Fighter Wing security forces return from Louisiana LACKLAND AFB, Texas (Sept. 15, 2005) – Forty-seven security forces personnel from the 149th Fighter Wing returned Sept. 13 from Louisiana after providing security and evacuation assistance to New Orleans residents during the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The group arrived at Kelly Field via C-130 aircraft and was taken to the 149th Fighter Wing for health assessments before leaving for home and much-needed showers and sleep. The security team left from San Antonio Aug. 31, commanded by Lt. Col. Scott Elliott of the 204th Security Forces Squadron, and included Air Guard...
  • 149th Fighter Wing helping Louisiana with hurricane relief (Texas Air National Guard)

    09/08/2005 10:53:19 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 2 replies · 366+ views
    149th FW Public Affairs via email | 6 September 2005 | TSgt Greg Ripps
    LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (Sept. 6, 2005) -- Just days after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of Louisiana, members of the 149th Fighter Wing started heading for the Bayou State to assist victims of the disaster. A medical task force was first to leave Aug. 31, deploying a mobile medical support kit. At the New Orleans Convention Center, the Texas National Guard was the primary medical resource Friday and Saturday, running a triage system to evacuate those needing serious medical attention, and providing treatment on the spot to others. The fighter wing’s “medics” have even delivered babies. That same day, 48...
  • Air Force fights for overhaul of Guard

    08/21/2005 3:04:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 824+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | August 21, 2005 | David S. Cloud
    WASHINGTON — Air Force officials made a final public plea yesterday for their plan to overhaul more than 24 Air National Guard units, warning the squadrons would steadily become more ineffective and poorly equipped unless their proposal were approved. Testifying with other Pentagon officials at the last public hearing of the nine-member commission assessing the Pentagon's base-closing plan, the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. John Jumper, warned "this round of closures and realignment represents the last opportunity we will have for a generation to reset our forces." The Air Force wants to retire aging aircraft from many Guard units,...
  • Air Guard Plan Draws Complaint

    08/02/2005 9:45:14 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies · 308+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 2, 2005
    WASHINGTON - A shake-up of dozens of Air National Guard units has emerged as the most contentious part of the Pentagon's proposal to close or restructure hundreds of military bases across the country. States are suing over the issue. Lawmakers in both parties are griping. And the independent commission reviewing the sweeping proposal has serious concerns about the impact of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's Air Guard plan. A major question about that plan also remains unresolved just weeks before the commission's September deadline to send its recommendations to President Bush, himself a stateside Vietnam-era pilot in the Texas Air...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Military Short Speak ~ April 25, 2005

    04/24/2005 8:00:19 PM PDT · by StarCMC · 635 replies · 4,262+ views
        For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.     Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!       ~ MILITARY SHORT SPEAK ~             The military seems to have a language of its own, with many terms, Acronyms, initialisms and abbreviations that aren't generally used in the "civilian world." What is an acronym? It is a word created from the first letter of a series of other words. It is spoken as one word.  What is an initialism?...
  • Pat Buchanan: The criminal conspiracy to sink Bush

    01/17/2005 6:44:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 124 replies · 4,164+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1/17/05 | Pat Buchanan
    At CBS, they still don't get it. The same holds true for the investigators of Dan Rather's "60 Minutes" report, which charged that George W. Bush, while in the Texas Air National Guard, used political pull to escape punishment for his insolent insubordination to a superior officer. For this story, at root, is about far more than just the blunders, deceptions and stonewalling of Rather, Mary Mapes and CBS. The real story is who was behind this criminal conspiracy to bring down a president of the United States, using fake and forged U.S. government documents, which is a felony. And...
  • CBS "memogate" report is in (Fox NewsWatch devotes TWO segments to it)

    01/15/2005 4:24:11 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 19 replies · 1,447+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 1-15-05 | Eric Burns and Crew
    At CBS News the long awaited "memogate" report is in and four people are out of a job. Is this one of the biggest scandals ever to hit American journalism? Did the report go far enough? And what about the recommendations made by the independent panel investigating the "60 Minutes Wednesday" story about President Bush's National Guard service? Our panelists will weigh in on those questions and much more! Then, in our "Quick Takes on the Media" segment: • What was the real reason for the massive media coverage of the South Asian tsunami? • Should a reaction to a...
  • Warplane Strafes a School in New Jersey

    11/05/2004 2:29:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,054+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 5, 2004 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN and ROBERT HANLEY
    It sounded like somebody running across the roof of the elementary school in a New Jersey township Wednesday night, said the cleaning woman who called the police. No prowler was found. But yesterday, what had seemed a minor item in a police blotter touched off state and federal military investigations after it was disclosed that an F-16 warplane had strafed the school with cannon fire. The Air National Guard warplane, flying a night training mission out of Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, fired a burst of 27 rounds from its 20-millimeter cannon shortly before 10:15 p.m. as it streaked...
  • Documents reveal Bush not disciplined in Guard

    10/27/2004 5:01:23 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 21 replies · 855+ views
    Lubbock AVALANCHE-JOURNAL ^ | October 27, 2004 | AP
    Wednesday, October 27, 2004 Documents reveal Bush not disciplined in Guard WASHINGTON (AP) — Unearthed under legal pressure, three-decade-old documents portray President Bush as a capable and well-liked Air National Guard pilot who stopped flying and attending regular drills two-thirds of the way through his six-year commitment — without consequence. The files, many of them forced to light by Freedom of Information lawsuits by The Associated Press, conflict with some of the harshest attacks Democrats have levied on Bush's Vietnam-era service, such as suggestions that Bush was a deserter or absent without leave.
  • Bush's Honorable Air National Guard Service

    09/21/2004 9:09:55 PM PDT · by AWestCoaster · 6 replies · 415+ views
    GOP USA ^ | September 20, 2004 | Col. John H. Wambough, Jr. USAF (Ret)
    In 'Commentary' section. Long read, but outlines everything you want to know about Bush's service - Addendums, allegations with responses, including forged memo's, etc.: George Bush and I were fighter pilots. Lt. Bush flew F-102s in the Air National Guard (ANG) -- 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS); I flew F-105s in combat -- 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS). Both our flying assignments were inherently dangerous -- Lt. Bush's because of the high performance nature of the fighter interceptor aircraft he was flying, the training required to fly the F-102, and the high risks that come with all weather (night and...
  • Happy Birthday U.S. Air Force

    09/18/2004 6:35:34 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 15 replies · 721+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 17, 2004 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    "Isolated, behind enemy lines or far out in front of advancing friendly armies, a combat controller might be tasked with coordinating an air strike on an enemy air-defense position. Equipped with special range-finding binoculars, a palm-top computer, a GPS (global positioning system) receiver, and a rifle, the airmen can clandestinely spot the target, direct an attacking pilot to it, and then leap on a motorcycle and race toward another target where he will repeat the process."
  • What Did Ben Barnes Do?

    09/17/2004 5:34:07 PM PDT · by NickRails · 21 replies · 652+ views
    09/17/2004 | NickRails
    What exactly did Ben Barnes do to get President Bush in the ANG? I haven't seen him interviewed. Barnes says he got the President into the ANG. Did anyone ask him any follow up questions, such as who did he call, what did they discuss, etc. It's easy to claim that you did something, but where is the corroboration for the claim.
  • Bush's National Guard yearsBefore you fall for Dems' spin, here are the facts:

    09/16/2004 4:06:25 AM PDT · by North Coast Conservative · 21 replies · 1,755+ views
    THE HILL ^ | 9/09/04 | Byron York
    What do you really know about George W. Bush’s time in the Air National Guard? That he didn’t show up for duty in Alabama? That he missed a physical? That his daddy got him in? News coverage of the president’s years in the Guard has tended to focus on one brief portion of that time — to the exclusion of virtually everything else. So just for the record, here, in full, is what Bush did: The future president joined the Guard in May 1968. Almost immediately, he began an extended period of training. Six weeks of basic training. Fifty-three weeks...
  • Forged CBS Documents - PO Box 34567

    09/13/2004 3:30:40 PM PDT · by DocFarmer · 8 replies · 517+ views
    e-Mail per ChronWatch Article ^ | 13 September 2004 | Doc Farmer
    Just received this in an e-Mail message: Doc, Another Point about CBS, Zip code 77034 does not have and never has had PO Boxes. The closest Zip code in Houston with PO Boxes is 77032. PO Box 34567 Houston, Texas 77034 never existed in 1972 My company is in the data business and has the history on addresses. Propostional spacing was introduced in 1980 with the Xerox Memorywriter which competed with the IBM Selectric. I wouldn't be so sure IBM didn't have a Times Roman font ball. They definitely didn't have it in proportinnal spacing. I spent 28 years with...
  • MSM; Rather 1, Bloggers 0

    09/13/2004 2:40:35 PM PDT · by geneboy · 149 replies · 4,294+ views
    In case it's has escaped your attention, Dan Rather and the MSM, at least based on my review of it, has marched on. The forged documents have become yesterday's news. What sould have been a defining moment in this year's presidential election is being ignored by the MSM, and by default, the general population. We know, beyond a reasonable doubt, that CBS news used forged documents in its politically driven attempt to discredit President Bush's Air National Guard service. And we know that, to their credit, bloggers not only identified those documents as forgeries, but exposed them as forgeries. Initially...
  • Waiting list for pilots in the TANG

    09/13/2004 5:34:04 AM PDT · by TheBlindPig · 11 replies · 675+ views
    Blind Pig We Log ^ | 9/13/04 | The Blind Pig
    The common assumption in the MSM is that there was a waiting list for pilots in the Texas Air National Guard when President Bush joined. I have always thought that was an ignorant assumption, since the qualifications to become a pilot are much more stringent than the qualifications to simply enlist in the military. This morning I saw an interview where those evil bastards at Fox News actually dared to question that assumption by asking the question of someone who was actually in a position to know - Col. Earl Lively (Ret), the former Director of Operations for the Texas...
  • Guard commander's son thinks memos are bogus (Says Bush volunteered for Vietnam twice!)

    09/11/2004 8:51:11 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 27 replies · 1,610+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | September 11, 2004 | Jack Douglas, Jr.
    Guard commander's son thinks memos are bogus By Jack Douglas Jr. Star-Telegram Staff Writer The son of a late Texas Air National Guard commander said Saturday he's convinced that none of the 1970s memos attributed to his father that criticized George W. Bush, then a lieutenant in the Guard, are authentic. Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, who died in 1984, almost always had someone else type his correspondence, and then had that person initial the work, said Gary Killian of Houston, who served in the Guard with his father. His father was a terrible typist and would never have been able...
  • ZD NET adds veracity to Washington Post article on docugate

    09/11/2004 8:25:24 AM PDT · by Henchman · 2 replies · 319+ views
    ZD NET ^ | Sept 10, 20004 | ZD Net - Washington Post
    Bush Guard records: Back to the future? -Posted by david.berlind @ 8:29 pm (PDT) * Home * Security * Web Technology The Washington Post has reported (registration required unless accessed from Google News) that several forensics experts have examined the documents produced by CBS News that substantiate alleged gaps in President Bush’s service record and have concluded that the technology used to produce those documents didn’t exist at the time they were supposedly created. According to the report, "William Flynn, a forensic document specialist with 35 years of experience in police crime labs and private practice, said the CBS documents...
  • Does anybody care that the timeline of RatherGate is a joke?

    09/10/2004 2:46:44 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 22 replies · 1,254+ views
    09/10/04 | rocksblues
    The following excerpt is from MyWay.com.The first four months of 1972 are at the beginning of a controversial period in Bush's Guard service. After taking his last flight in April 1972, Bush went for six months without showing up for any training drills. In September 1972 he received permission to transfer to an Alabama Guard unit so he could work on a political campaign there. I have read just about every post listed on FR today about this item. And no where have I seen it posted or stated that in 1972 there were 641 casualties from all types of...
  • The Brilliant "Strategery" of the White House

    09/09/2004 9:17:47 PM PDT · by sixxiron · 53 replies · 923+ views
    Opinion | Sixxiron
    In this story, it has been reported that CBS obtained the Air National Guard documents, turned them over to the White House and then the White House released them. Just MHO, but I have to believe that someone in the White House knew that the documents were bogus and allowed them to be released knowing what would happen next. If this is true, then this is a stroke of strategic genius. It puts a black eye on CBS, bloodies the lip of the DNC and should put a blanket on any further “Bush National Guard” questions. All of which make...
  • Petition to CBS News & "60 Minutes"

    09/09/2004 6:12:44 PM PDT · by Michael242 · 50 replies · 1,721+ views
    Michael Benedict
    A petition to CBS News & "60 Minutes" to immediately retract its Bush TX ANG story based on forged documents: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/cbstxng/petition.html Please sign the above petition AND send a direct message to CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/feedback/fb_news_form.shtml
  • RECAP: NRO - The facts about the President's service. Bush and the National Guard: Case Closed

    09/07/2004 7:47:32 PM PDT · by TBBT · 18 replies · 1,479+ views
    NRO ^ | February 18, 2004 | Byron York
    Ask retired Brig. Gen. William Turnipseed whether the press has accurately reported what he said about George W. Bush, and you'll get an earful. "No, I don't think they have," he begins. Turnipseed, the former head of the 187th Tactical Reconnaissance Group of the Alabama Air National Guard, was widely quoted as saying he never saw Bush in Alabama in 1972, and if the future president had been there, he would remember. In fact, Turnipseed says, he doesn't recall whether Bush was there or not; the young flier, then a complete unknown in Alabama, was never part of the 900-man...
  • Bush and I in the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron from 1970 to 1971. (my title)

    08/24/2004 3:06:29 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 179 replies · 6,579+ views
    COL. WILLIAM CAMPENNI (retired) open public letter to Washington Times | 8/24/2004 | A Navy Vet
    Letters to the Editor 'Bush and I were lieutenants' George Bush and I were lieutenants and pilots in the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS), Texas Air National Guard (ANG) from 1970 to 1971. We had the same flight and squadron commanders (Maj. William Harris and Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, both now deceased). While we were not part of the same social circle outside the base, we were in the same fraternity of fighter pilots, and proudly wore the same squadron patch. It is quite frustrating to hear the daily cacophony from the left and Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, et...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 5.17.2004

    05/17/2004 6:02:10 PM PDT · by TruthNtegrity · 173 replies · 289+ views
    Yahoo,Reuters,AP,Whitehouse.gov | 5.17.2004 | TruthNtegrity
    President Bush spoke Monday to mark the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, decision that ended racially segregated schools. He greeted the fueling squadron on the way in, and greeted the Air National Guard troops on the way out of the airport at Topeka, Kansas.
  • Is a Democratic writing the Air National Guard's history on its official web site?

    04/21/2004 5:32:54 AM PDT · by oioiman · 8 replies · 149+ views
    Looks like a hit piece on the Bush controversy, as well as fueling the race baiters ................. "Vietnam revealed a negative aspect of relying on reservists. For largely domestic political reasons, President Johnson chose not to mobilize most of the nation's reserve forces. The 1968 callups were only token affairs. Johnson's decision to avoid a major reserve mobilization was opposed by the senior leadership of both the active duty military establishment and the reserve forces, but to no avail. The Reserves and the Guard acquired reputations as draft havens for relatively affluent young white men. Military leaders questioned the wisdom...
  • Hornet Pilot Unhurt Following Crash

    03/27/2004 12:59:17 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 14 replies · 470+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 3/26/2004 10:40:00 PM | Commander, U.S. Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet
    Story Number: NNS040326-16 Release Date: 3/26/2004 10:40:00 PM From Commander, U.S. Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The pilot of a Navy F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, which crashed the afternoon of March 26 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina, is uninjured. He has been identified as Lt. j.g. Wesley Baumgartner of Yorktown, Va. Baumgartner was the pilot of the aircraft, assigned to the “Valions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 based at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia. He was part of a two-aircraft flight on a routine cross-country training mission when they made a stop at...