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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...
European Civil War - Preparation In response to an article on the website www.europeancivilwar.com "JUST HOW BAD ARE SWEDEN'S DEMOGRAPHICS" (here is the link to the article concerned) I replied as follows:   Julian I agree that "observing and lamenting" has been the sad funeral march of the last two decades. Lots of laments. Lots of hand...
Cabin fever - Going Crazy on a boat Your mind is an interesting thing. It can be a great contributor of thoughts of valor and intrigue but… It can also be its own undoing. Since nearing 8 months in the fishing ground. The relevance of "That guy said he was going crazy" is more relevant. The mass amount of time afforded to idle hands without short term goals can certainly give rise...
Good Pilot We must first examine a balance that can make a pilot 'good.' A good balance of attributes seems to be the key. A balance that can prevent the hazardous attitudes of aviation. Except for anti-authority, a slight amount of this is required because your ship, your ultimate command decision may be needed without hesitation or at least in my opinion. I have broken it down into 3...
Steps on my Road  -  Stepping stones across the Stream of Life 19)  Embrace the yearning      Here's a great video for you. Before you watch it, I ask you to contemplate the concept of "The Great Spirit". You might like to Google it, and ponder what people might mean by that term. Then, you might ponder what YOU would...
to paraphrase an old song: "It's my birthday, and I'll rhyme if I want to." I scribbled a poem. I love astronomy. Seen this image? Innit awesome... Cepheus Flare I am old, But Patiently, over millions of years, And light years wide Without blood or tears I grew my wings. No-one died Across my divide And no-one sighed Past dusty rings Newly...
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