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Harvey: New threat, Pestilence!

“…..I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.”-Revelation 6:7, New American Standard Bible

Google Earth map of flooded Houston area

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are sounding a new alarm over the aftermath of Harvey; due to the massive flooding insects that can transmit diseases are increasing significantly.

A USAF Reserve C-130 unit from Ohio is in eastern Texas preparing to spray millions of acres affected by flooding.   The USAF’s 910th Airlift Wing, based at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, is the only Department of Defense unit equipped to carry out such a mission.

USAF reserve personnel prep a C-130H in San Antonio for aerial spraying ops, 12 SEP 2017

Bug spray mission over Lake Jackson, Texas, 13 SEP 2017

North of Beaumont, Texas, 31 AUG 2017

 

History of military computers since WW2, birth of the internet!

Not many users of today’s hi-tech internet/social media know that it originated with the U.S. military during the Cold War.

The first ‘internet’ was called arpanet.  The U.S. Air Force explains in this video:

USAF speeds up Weather Course, blame Climate Change?

Weather training for the U.S. Air Force is being sped up with new segmented (“blended”) courses using internet, computers and in-house classes.

Harvey: What’s a DropSonde?

Video explainer of what a storm tracking dropsonde is:

Loading a dropsonde cannon

In May, the USAF 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron ‘Hurricane Hunters’ took part in the 2017 Hurricane Awareness Tour, which was meant to increase the public’s awareness of hurricane threats.

More video & pics: WC-130J SUPER HERCULES TRACKS HURRICANE HARVEY

U.S. military leads the way to energy independence

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Video report showing U.S. Army and Air Force efforts to save taxpayer money by becoming more energy independent in Colorado:

Not just in Colorado, but the USAF is testing a hybrid electric and battery powered mobile dock system for C-5 maintenance at Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Georgia:  “…new mobile lift platform that is able to move and shift as maintainers move around an aircraft, eliminating the time required of traditional hard stands. Direct methanol fuel cells provide on-board battery charging, thereby enabling around-the-clock maintenance operations.”

November 2016: U.S. Army Harvesting Energy through Humping

June 2016: Massive Detrick Solar Array Only Fraction of Army’s Renewable Energy Capacity

World’s largest C-141B Starlifter model?

In June 2016, members of the USAF’s 437th Maintenance Squadron sheet metal and corrosion shop at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, got a new project; restore an old C-141B model.

The giant model was originally built back in the day when the USAF used C-141 Starlifters.  It was built to represent a C-141 that crashed in 1982, killing its crew.

After only a few months the model was fully restored in August 2016.

Airman 1st Class Drew Maifeaphomsamouth, Technical SergeantAndrew Finley, Airman 1st Class Michael Mooney, Airman 1st Class Shawn Casey, Airman Riley Carter and Senior Airman William Treiber were proud to have restored what might be the world’s largest C-141 model.

U.S. tax dollars fund the UTTR, Utah, for perpetual warfare!

The Utah Test and Training Range uses range equipment “valued at approximately $1B.”  Also, “The annual operating budget is approximately $30.1M…” (as of 2012).

Known as UTTR, the land was first appropriated by U.S. Congress for military training in 1940, before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor at the end of 1941.  

So much land has been appropriated since then that it is the only ground based location within the U.S. “capable of supporting overland testing of cruise missiles.”

Official USAF video explainer of UTTR:

Despite the now perpetual-Congressionaly-undeclared War on Terror, the record number of bombing training missions at the UTTR was actually set back in 1994.  Not only is it used by the USAF, but by the USA and USMC.

Some people say UTTR is part of the Area 51/52 conspiracy.  NASA has used UTTR to recovery some space vehicles.

Recovery of NASA’s Genesis Return capsule in 2004.

ANCIENT NUCLEAR POWERED JET ENGINE FOUND IN IDAHO DESERT, PROOF OF ANCIENT ALIEN VISITORS?

U.S. FOOD CRISIS: USAF MAKES MONEY OFF CATTLE RANCHERS!

Me on top of the abandoned and forgotten X-21A, when I worked at the Edwards AFB bombing range in California, 1985.

Stop your bitchin’!: USAF introduces you to their Female Sniper!

At Fort Bliss, near El Paso, Texas, the U.S. Air Force runs a sniper school which boasts the only female sniper instructor in the U.S.    She might be cute but stay out of her crosshairs, she considers her killing skill “talent”:

MEET SOME OF THE 2,000 FEMALE SNIPERS IN SYRIA!

STOP YOUR BITCHIN’! FEMALE PILOT TELLS YOU WHY SHE FLYS MAFFS

1/1 scale F-4 Phantom-2 model

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The USAF 36th Maintenance Squadron and Civil Engineering Squadron worked together to refurbish an old F-4E Phantom static display on the U.S. Island territory of Guam.

Veterans of Foreign Wars members, and Vietnam conflict vet, pose in front of the 1/1 scale F-4E Phantom II display at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

During the Vietnam occupation many U.S. Air Force operations were launched from Guam.  The USAF version of the F-4 Phantom II was first deployed in support of the Vietnam occupation in December 1964.  For some odd reason the squadrons who rebuilt the static display painted the aircraft to represent a USAF bird based in West Germany from 1973-75.

DRONE WARS: QF-4 TO QF-16

UTAH: PHINAL PHANTOM PHLIGHT

Stop your bitchin’! Female pilot tells you why she flys MAFFS

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“The U.S. Forest Service has always been a strong partner with the Department of Defense when it comes to firefighting. This is probably one of the clearest examples of the benefits of using military aircraft in a civil support role and the U.S. Forest Service is the agency that does it the best. The U.S. Forest Service and the four airlift wings within the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve have really figured it out, with everything from logistics to funding, to execution, to standardization and the direct result is we save American lives and property using military crews and equipment in a civil support role. We’ve really built a strong partnership with the U.S. Forest Service over the last 44 years.”-Colonel Bryan Allen, Air Expeditionary Group

MAFFS training in Idaho concluded on 24 APR 2017, with a total of 121 sorties, 124 flight hours & 373,900 gallons of water dropped!

Video interview with Captain Melissa Emmett on Gowen Field, Idaho, 22 APR 2017:

“We have recognized the benefits to combine training periodically for operational consistency and standardization, not only with the air wings but for our personnel, as well. The compelling reason to do a combined training again this year was the integration of the 152nd Airlift Wing, from Reno, into the MAFFS mission. We know we have a window of opportunity to get Reno proficient. The speed to that proficiency is important. When you have this kind of setting, with all four wings together, it provides a more complete setting to meet that objective.”-Kim Christensen, U.S. Forest Service

Video interview with Staff Sergeant Kelsey Herzfeld on Gowen Field, Idaho, 22 APR 2017:

IDAHO FEMALE BECOMES 1ST EVER U.S. PANZERFRÄULEIN!

“THIS IS WHERE ARMOR FIGHTS!”  FIRST FEMALE COMBAT MECHANIC!

WHO SAID WOMEN ARE PACIFISTS? MEET SOME OF THE 2,000 FEMALE SNIPERS IN SYRIA!

BOASTFUL FEMALE OWNED COMPANY LOOSES CONTRACT “DUE TO UNPROFESSIONALISM”!

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