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Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

Not being a “yes sir, yes sir, three bags full” kind of guy, I often ruffled the feathers of fellow workers, supervisors and managers.  Following regulations was a lesson learned early on.  1,030 more words

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Free Ammo

Back in the early 1970’s, basic trainees in the Air Force were required to become familiar with, fire, and qualify with the M-16 assault rifle.  This firearm is similar to the AR-15 semi-automatic sporting rifle with the exception that the M-16 can fire three-round bursts with a single pull of the trigger, or can fire non-stop in full automatic mode until the magazine empties.  463 more words

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Run Withe the...Typhoon

Sometimes I wonder how I made it to this age…

The Viet Nam conflict required tens of thousands of Air Force members to be sent to various countries in the Orient to support the various operations.  664 more words

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We Can Do This the Easy Way or the Hard Way

The more you do a particular thing, the better you become at it.  I had been teaching outdoor survival to pilots and aircrew-members off and on for several years, and so, I had become quite good at performing those skills I was teaching. 780 more words

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Do You Have a General in Your Pocket?

I do not have a problem taking my “up-comings” when they are deserved.  On the other side of the coin… the feathers go up when someone tries to “nail” me for something I either did not do, or was prevented from doing.  1,100 more words

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Riding on His Coattails

My family and I were stationed in Germany when we got word that my mother-in-law was critically ill.  She had been stricken with bone cancer and was going to have surgery to remove her lower jaw bone, and rebuild it from rib bones.  909 more words

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Mugging...What Mugging?

One of the things I liked doing in the Philippines as well as other countries in the Orient was bar hopping.  It was a chance to meet people, try local foods, and learn about local customs.  924 more words

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