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Part Time Mover

Senior Aircraftman (SAC) Russell Collins volunteers some of his spare time to the Royal Air Force Reserves. He explains his role and experiences to Turn ‘n’ Burn’s Alan Kenny. 1,904 more words


The Rejected Biography

I recently had to write a biography for a project, which I was told was too short and plain.  True to form, I overcorrected, and was told my second attempt was too long and elaborate.   814 more words

Body Bags and Aluminum Coffins

After I published my article the Red Blood of Patriots, one of my friends commented that “these stories need to be told.” In that article I wrote an experience I had one night when my C-130 crew was diverted to an emergency air evacuation mission out of Dong Ha. 3,398 more words


Red Blood of Patriots

This morning as I was watching coverage of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, I was keeping track of Twitter. In his speech, President Trump spoke this line – “It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.” Immediately after he said it ,  Conservative, Inc. 2,562 more words

Discovering my Aviation Roots: Part 1

I really do think aviation is in my blood. My parents met as flight attendants on Eastern Airlines in the early 80s and my dad spent more than 30 years in the U.S. 1,455 more words