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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1373577 Sun Aug 16 2020 06:09 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 32
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Wrench Fetcher
The Australian Air Force is turning 100 next year. I have only been in it for a third of its life.
So happy birthday younger but much bigger brother.

Steve

Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1373617 Sun Aug 16 2020 05:38 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,835
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Workshop Owner
I have lived my entire life within 5 miles of Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, NE. Home of the Martin Bomber Plant where they built the "Enola Gay" during WW2. My Dad worked (Bell System) at Offutt for a couple decades and my oldest son (Captain US Air Force) was stationed there for 3 years. Offutt and the US Air Force has been good to the Omaha area for many decades. Thanks to Offutt, Omaha and surrounding communities were blessed to have the infrastructure for some of the best communications systems in the world (according to my Dad way back when).

Pretty cool when they have their air shows too. thumbs_up

John


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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1373652 Sun Aug 16 2020 09:19 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,204
Boltergeist
all 4 of us brothers were USAF


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1373790 Mon Aug 17 2020 04:59 PM
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Posts: 435
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Shop Shark
My two older brother were in the Army and told me I'd better enlist before I got drafted. They always told me the Air Force had the better tents and food so I enlisted in the USAF. Always loved the midnight chow. I was in CE as a Power Production Specialist. I worked briefly at the power plant on base and then when I was sent to Clark Air Base in the Philippine's I worked on the flight line catching F4's & F5's coming back with problems in the MA-1A and BAK-12 barriers

Last edited by olezippi; Thu Aug 20 2020 11:22 AM.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1373911 Tue Aug 18 2020 01:40 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 130
B
Curmudgeon
48 years ago. Det 150 Turkey, 3rd Mob Okla, Det 26 Italy.

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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1373920 Tue Aug 18 2020 02:08 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Us Weather guys always had to share the barracks with you Com guys. Cryptos were the odd group!


Martin
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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1374126 Thu Aug 20 2020 02:49 AM
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Shop Shark
My boy after changing out the landing gear on a BUFF in the desert in Qatar a couple of years ago, and this past November when he made TSgt. Currently stationed at Minot AFB, Minot, ND. Cold winters, lol. Military service is not for everyone but he has grown, done well and flourished so I think it’s for him lol!

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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1374140 Thu Aug 20 2020 12:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,204
Boltergeist
....olezippi, gosh, I thought I'd never ever hear anyone mention the Bak-6 or MA-1 barriers again.

I was a member of the "Barrier Crew" at K.I. Sawyer up in the U/P of Mi. Had a B-52 tear it all up on the north end one night because he over shot the runway and tower flipped up the MA-1 to try stop him before he went in the lake....what a mess! Took to days to dig the B52 out of the snow and lake.....at 25 below "0"
.....what memories.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
Achipmunk #1374214 Fri Aug 21 2020 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Achipmunk
....olezippi, gosh, I thought I'd never ever hear anyone mention the Bak-6 or MA-1 barriers again.

I was a member of the "Barrier Crew" at K.I. Sawyer up in the U/P of Mi. Had a B-52 tear it all up on the north end one night because he over shot the runway and tower flipped up the MA-1 to try stop him before he went in the lake....what a mess! Took to days to dig the B52 out of the snow and lake.....at 25 below "0"
.....what memories.
I was stationed at K.I. Sawyer in 1973.


"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1374609 Mon Aug 24 2020 01:06 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,204
Boltergeist
I left Sawyer in 67.............66 was worst winter on record up till then. I went back for a visit early 90's to see some old friends that were civillians and still working there!


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
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