Tag Archives: usaf

1/1 scale F-4 Phantom-2 model

24 April 2017 (15:42 UTC-07 Tango 06) 03 Ordibehest 1396/26 Rajab 1438/28 Jia Chen 4715

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

24 April 2017 (15:03 UTC-07 Tango 06) 03 Ordibehest 1396/26 Rajab 1438/28 Jia Chen 4715

“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”!

Obama assassinates U.S. female reporter for revealing true origins of Islamic State

French AlphaJets invade United States!

20 April 2017 (03:55 UTC-07 Tango 06) 31 Farvardin 1396/23 Rajab 1438/24 Jia Chen 4715

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United States saving their sorry asses during the First World War, the Patrouille Acrobatique de France (aka Patrouille de France, PAF) is performing at various USAF bases during the month of April.

PAF at Maxwell AFB, 08-09 APR 2017:

 

PAF at USAF Academy, Colorado, 19 APR 2017:

PAF at USAF Academy, Colorado, 19 APR 2017:

Homestead F-16s join Italy & Israel to invade Greece!

USAFR F-16 Falcons were deployed alongside NATO Italian AMX attack aircraft, and Israeli aircraft, while invading NATO Greece during operation INIOHOS.  The invasion ends on 06 APR 2017.

Vid of Homestead F-16s at Andravida, Greece:

Vid of Italian AMXs at Andravida, Greece:

Aeronautica Militare AMX

THUNDERBIRDS ARE BACK!

Thunderbirds are Back!

02 April 2017 / 21:31 UTC-07 Tango 06 (14 Farvardin 1396/06 Rajab 1438/07 Jia Chen 4715)

In Florida retired USAF Colonel, and former astronaut, Buzz Aldrin (87 years old) poses in front of a Thunderbird’s two seater F-16 before his flight as a ‘Thunderbird Celebrity’, on 02 APR 2017.

The Thunderbirds began their 2017 season in February with a show in Texas.

Last year a Thunderbird F-16CM crashed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, an investigation blamed it on a faulty throttle. It should be noted that the F-16, as most modern USAF aircraft, is fly-by-wire, meaning there is no direct mechanical linkage between the pilot’s controls and control surfaces or engine, except by electrical wires.  Reports say the USAF is pursuing a change in hardware for the plane.  The Thunderbirds have suffered several fatal crashes over the decades, most being blamed on the pilots.

In mid-October the Thunderbirds will buzz the city of Boise in Idaho, at the Gowen Thunder Air Show.  The final Thunderbirds show for the year will be in November, in Nevada.

Thunderbirds 2017 Schedule: http://afthunderbirds.com

Gowen Field 2016: OBAMA DISAPPEARS THE LAST OF IDAHO’S APACHES!

Gowen Field 2014: OBAMA REGIME FORCING STATE RUN AIR NATIONAL GUARD UNITS ONTO FEDERAL CONTROLLED AIR BASES!

Gowen Field 2012:   IDAHO NATIONAL GUARD DEMANDS SUICIDE HOTLINE!!!

USAF admits F-22 stealth jet is a pain to maintain, and that’s just the ‘skin’!

28 March 2017 (12:59 UTC-07 Tango 06) 08 Farvardin 1396/29 Jumada t-Tania 1438/01 Gui Mao (3rd month) 4715

In this video the U.S. Air Force admits that maintaining the expensive F-22 Raptor’s stealth ‘skin’ (LO, or Low Observable surface) is a never ending expensive effort:

DRONE WARS: QF-4 TO QF-16

RAF A400M steals USAF personnel

The United Kingdom, the mortal enemy of the United States, tried to show goodwill by taking USAF personnel on a goodwill flight with their new European made A400M Atlas.  It took place at Scott AFB, Illinois.

U.S. Food Crisis: USAF makes money off cattle ranchers!

19 November 2016 (03:55 UTC-07 Tango 01) 29 Aban 1395/18 Safar 1438/20 Ji Hai 4714

“We bring in as many cattle as the environment can support. By the end of the season we have approximately 2000 cattle.”-Blaze Baker, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES)

2013 USAF pic of cattle grazing on Beale AFB

Not only does U.S. Air Force bases get your tax dollars, but they are so desperate for cash they’re leasing land to cattle ranchers.  Beale Air Force Base, in northern California, just renewed a five years deal for cattle grazing with area ranchers: “The money starts up at the Air Force level and filters down through ACC and eventually to the base. The base gets a percentage of the money to use for base improvements and projects…”-Ed Broskey, 9th CES biological science technician

Ed ‘Government Cowboy’ Broskey points out that the cattle grazing scheme isn’t just about money for the Air Force, but that raising cattle, off-base, in the surrounding area is difficult for ranchers because “The cattle are coming from mountainous areas where there is very little growth. Coming here they can continue to graze and populate their herds.”

In June 2016, the USAF announced that the 70 years old cattle grazing program at Beale AFB was the second largest in the Air Force, and was being done primarily as a form of local economic stimulus and a way to reduce the costs of air-base property maintenance.  But you gotta wounder why people began raising cows in an area so devoid of pasture land.  Competition is so great for grazing space that in 2013 at least 16 ranches bid on a chance to use the taxpayer funded property.

Beale AFB was originally known as Camp Beale, and was home for the U.S. Army’s 13th (Black Cat) Armored Division and the Chemical Warfare School. It also served as a POW camp for captured Deutsches Volk.  The land was bought by the U.S. government during World War 2, and it was named after California National Guard’s Brigadier General  Edward Fitzgerald Beale.  He became famous for convincing the U.S. Army to waste money on imported camels in the late 1850s.

 Now Beale AFB is home to the aged U-2 spy plane and the newer Global Hawk drone (UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle).

When the Air Force broke away from the Army in 1948, Beale became an Air Force Base (AFB).  According to militarymuseum.org, very quickly top Air Force officers realized they could make money by shutting down the Beale bombing range and selling or leasing the land to local ranchers.

It turns out that Edward Fitzgerald Beale was one of northern California’s biggest land owners, and my research has led me to realize that the creation of Camp Beale sucked up all the available pasture land in the immediate area, this is the true reason why local cattle ranchers are forced to pay the Air Force to use its 9.3-hectares (23-thousand acres) of grazing land.

USAF SUBSIDIZES TAXPAYER FUNDED OPS WITH YOUR TRASH!

U.S. Air Force ‘admits’ it’s all about the oil!

U.S. Air Force Tech Report explains how they’re trying to end their addiction to crude oil fuels:

“The U.S. military is the largest institutional consumer of oil in the world. Every year, our armed forces consume more than 100 million barrels of oil to power ships, vehicles, aircraft….”Union of Concerned Scientists

MILITARY BEHIND OIL INDUSTRY SHUTDOWN: DoD objects to oil drilling locations because they would interfere with “live training events” for the military.  

U.S. DOES NOT BOMB ISLAMIC STATE OIL OPS!

PROOF IT’S ABOUT LEVIATHAN AS ISRAEL DISCOVERS OIL IN SYRIA!

WORLD WAR 3 AFRICA: OBAMA ORDERS MILITARY OCCUPATION UNDER THE FALSE FLAG OF FIGHTING EBOLA!  IT’S REALLY ABOUT ALL THAT NEW FOUND OIL!

JAPAN & U.S. EXPANDING MILITARY INTELLIGENCE GATHERING IN AFRICA, PREPS FOR OIL WAR!

COMING GLOBAL WAR WILL BE OVER CONTROL OF OIL

OIL IN AFGHANISTAN! U.S. WILL STAY UNTIL 2024.

2011: OBAMA INCREASES U.S. TROOPS IN AFRICA…IT’S REALLY ABOUT THE OIL!