By lex, on July 7th, 2010
Pinch * put me in mind of a story.
Was a time in the Old Navy where it was fashionable at certain points to wear hemi- semi- demi- quasi-humorous name patches on the flight suits of America’s Finest. There were any number of “Roger Ball” name tags at the O’Club on a Friday night. When things got late, there were even raunchier monikers attached by Velcro: “Hugh Jardon” was but the least offensive. There might even have been a “Heywood Jablome.”
I can’t say.
By lex, on May 23rd, 2011
The Navy’s F-35C variant made its first air show appearance at Andrews AFB this weekend, prior to heading for the test range:
By lex, on February 28th, 2012
It has been a remarkably mild winter, in Sandy Eggo.
Fallon, Nevada, we are reminded, is not Sandy Eggo.
Also! I’ve a 0515 brief this morning, followed by a 0700 launch. Two flights today, the second lands at 1600 or so.
I remembered something of a love/hate relationship with the halls of the (prestigious) Navy Fighter Weapons School.
This morning at
1415 0415 (only this crewe would critique an error made at 0430), I began to remember why.
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By lex, on February 29th, 2012
I am an admittedly early riser (and am often late to bed), having been broken of that comfortable junior officer habit of sleeping on both ears until the noontime bell some years ago. “Eight hours sleep per day,” we used to say on deployment, adding that, “whatever you get at night is gravy.” To which some wag would inevitably respond that, if you could sleep twelve hours a day, it was only a three-month cruise.
By lex, on January 26th, 2012
Out of the pages of the NYT, of all places:
By lex, on December 21st, 2011
Last week in Wired.com’s Danger Room, David Axe gave a USAF mishap investigation team a harrowing over their report of an Elmendorf-based F-22 crash. The mishap report itself seemed to me fair, factual and rational. Mr. Axe’s response, less so. This week he has the Marine Corps MV-22 in his cross-hairs in a post entitled “Controversial Marine Tiltrotor Fights Its First Gun Battle.”