Air Force

VETERANS TALES HOTLINE for STORIES

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If you’re not too handy with writing we have some good writers here, so just pick up the phone and call me 804-318-1750 or email me at VassarB@gmail.com and let me start you out.

All I need is your name, service branch, and era of service. It can be your story, or your uncle’s story, your dad’s, your mother’s, or granddad’s, or your best buddy.

It’s even free, although we’d appreciate you dropping a few bucks into the tin cup, then ...

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National Service: How to Save America’s Lost? Hire The Veterans.

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We began this conversation a couple of weeks ago, when we pointed out that 90% of Americans have invested none of their own skin in this game that is called “Keeping America Alive.” Even my generation, the last to know the military draft, which was never natural to the American scheme of warfare anyway, and which accounts for about half of the “skin in the game” citizenry today, are now in our 60s and 70s, and will soon pass away.

Most college-aged ...

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Restored B-17F “The Memphis Belle” Unveiled on 75th Anniversary of Final Mission.

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Several days ago, the National Museum of the U. S. Air Force unveiled an exhibit of the original B-17F Memphis Belle, “exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943.”  The Memphis Belle, had not been on public display since 2002 and will go on “permanent exhibit in the facility’s World War Two Gallery.” 

National Museum of the U. S. Air Force:

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E-8 Master Sergeant Takes Re-enlistment Oath with Dinosaur Sock Puppet, promptly Fired

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Master Sergeant Robin Brown was fired from her full-time position with the Tennessee National Guard after taking her reenlistment oath while wearing a dinosaur on her right hand. The officer relaying the oath was demoted and another officer was punished for filming the ceremony.

The Colonel administering the oath was demoted, immediately retired from the Air National Guard, Master Sgt. Robin Brown relieved of duty and facing further administrative action over dinosaur puppet video.

I didn’t hear a “So help me ...

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The Flying Prostitute, The Martin B-26 Bomber

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An introduction to a line of stories about the world’s oldest profession and its relationship with military men every where.

The Martin B-26 was a 2-engine medium bomber, serving from 1942 to 1945. It llargely supported ground operations in the Pacific and Mediterranean theaters of combat.

Because of its huge fuselage and, by comparison, smaller wings, it was affectionately referred to by ground troops in North Africa, Sicily and Italy as “the flying prostitute”.

Why? Wait for it.

No Visible Means of Support.

 

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By An Angel’s Kiss, 7 Members of HH-60 Pave Hawk Helicopter, Aghanistan

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Since 2011 we have honored military deaths by hostile fire in the Middle East at UnifiedPatriots.com. Every single one. Their memorial is best known by this art of an Angel kissing a dying knight.

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony.

CPT Andreas B O’Keeffe, 37, of Center Moriches, NY, and

CPT ...

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