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The following is my account of an incident that I experienced as an Auto-Track Radar Repairman in the USAF. Names were either modified or omitted for the usual reasons. I was a Sr. Airman assigned to the maintenance shift at Detachment 1, 1CEVG La Junta, Colorado. Det 1 was one of many sites across the states that aided in the training of pilots for the purpose of improving bombing skills and threat evasion. We accomplished this by acquiring and tracking military aircraft as they'd attempt simulated bomb runs over a virtual war zone consisting of rancher's silos and farm houses. The TSQ-96 was a Vietnam era radar system but still up for the task in this, the early 1980's. In charge of the 96 and my immediate supervisor was a rather portly Staff Sergeant that reminded me of a...
medusa rising were i a man of the same, or any, age this wouldn't exist. seeing since a suckling child stories of violence where men clash in combat. run and run with their hard honor, their rock-like restraint, their guns, knives, or swords that slice through monsters throwing blood on walls to stop the claws reaching for the lips of the young girl, skin pale and trembling...
A Blip on the Radar Blip# 35 "Die with the Dolphins (2)" Surrounded and blinded by bubbles, he thought only of his mouthpiece. Experimentally, he sucked air, and relief flooded through him as his lungs expanded normally.        The bubbles occasioned by his mighty splash entry abated a little, and now he could see that he was on his...
A Blip on the Radar (Blip# 34) Note: although this is part of my draft for a novel, it actually truthfully describes an experience I went through. Everything is factual, including the outcome... DIE WITH THE DOLPHINS          (novel excerpt) He had heard the Fishmaster's shouted 'Let Go!' in the distance, through a haze of...
A Blip on the Radar Part 27 (B)   "The Quiet Observer"        One day we were told (by a displeased Captain) that we would be receiving an official observer on board ship, who would be making a trip with us. The news was greeted with annoyance by the ship's officers, and by mild curiosity by the rest of us. We were in port in...
Photo by Wayne Sutherland A Blip on the Radar Part 27A:  "Musing about Mother Earth" A)  Environmental issues        Most people are vaguely aware of the many threats to our little planet home we call "Earth". Depending on your outlook, you care a lot, a little, or not at all.It's hard sometimes to even begin to...
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