Category Archives: Air Force

Novel Ideas

Hat tip to Townie to commented on this novel idea in another forum: training Surface Warfare Officers before they are turned loose on the fleet. Meanwhile, over in the Army, the USAR activates the 2nd Space Battalion. I remain hopeful … Continue reading

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Friday Techday: a Game of Clouds

Most of you have heard about the latest outrageous computer hack – this time of Equifax. There is no database system that can’t be hacked, either from the inside or the outside. Information Security is a misnomer since no data … Continue reading

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Decisions

Listverse provides two lists for us today. The Top 10 Worst Military Decisions In History paired with the Top 10 Utterly Useless Military Commanders. Popular Mechanics wants to rehash the decision the USAF made to select the YF-22, now F-22, … Continue reading

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Diplomacy Round Up

Around the world of diplomacy, some good news! From America’s most effective diplomats, after Redlegs, a dash of awesome: “‘No Second Guesses:’ Selfridge Pilots Share Story of Emergency Landing” There’s an old saying in the Air Force: Any landing you … Continue reading

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Space Corps

Does this mean that their trainees will be known as Space Cadets.

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The US Space Corps

As part of its version of the 2018 Defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee voted late Wednesday night to create a sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces: the U.S. Space Corps, which would absorb the Air Force’s … Continue reading

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Military-corporate welfare: same ole, same ole

The American Way of War is to spend a lot of money on stuff, and then prolong wars until the Defense Contractors (usually a closed circle of former flag officers, politicos, and entrepreneurs) find a new gadget and war to … Continue reading

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