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Old July 2nd, 2008, 11:12 PM   #16
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Yeah, there are things and people I miss too. I must have loved what I was doing since I logged almost 6300 hours in tankers. No wonder I can't hear!

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Old July 3rd, 2008, 05:47 PM   #17
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3 1/2 yrs minot 74-mid 78 who remembers muklucs?

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Old July 3rd, 2008, 06:38 PM   #18
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3 1/2 yrs minot 74-mid 78 who remembers muklucs?
I do! K.I. Sawyer '72-'78. Fairchild at the end.



If Texas ever turns arctic, I'm set.


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Old July 3rd, 2008, 06:41 PM   #19
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Mukluks I still have mine and I live in Texas, upgraded the liners to snowmobile boot liners when I went to Eielson. I was a new missile crewdog when another NORAD chip had a problem and we went again to Posture 6. Its OK General Butler later on changed all the SIOP numbers to confuse the troops. You aircrew members only got the EAM's patched to you from the command post, the poor missile crews got that stuff all day long. I'll never forget the EAM I decoded wrong. I made a mistake and thought it was an execution message. I quickly caught my mistake only to see that my crew partner made the same mistake. The looks on our faces were very long indeed.

On General Lemay we would have made some thing into a parking lot or a huge glass pile if he had been in charge during 9/11 if for no other reason then payback. I was no longer on active duty when the attack came, one night I stepped out of my home in Houston and heard the sound of a F16 in the night sky flying CAP. It made me feel good.

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Old July 3rd, 2008, 07:03 PM   #20
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Gen. Butler was my vice, then wing commander at Mather. I have tipped a few brews with that guy! More than once he came into my office, (stan/eval), when I was the only one there. He would have some problem on his mind that had nothing to do with aircrew and ask if I could help. He knew I had great contacts all around the base. Then, he would ask if he would want to know how I pulled it off. If I said no, he was smart enough to smile, turn around, and walk out.

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Old July 4th, 2008, 11:34 AM   #21
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Yup still got mine and my parka.

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Old July 4th, 2008, 11:51 AM   #22
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My first winter in Omaha they ran out of parkas. I had bunny boots, and a M65 with the liner. That was a cold flightline.

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Yeah, still got my mukluks! And bunny boots, MB-4 mittens, a parka or 2... somewhere in a mo-bag bag. They were good for alert, but sucked for flying (at least up front).

EAMs for us were always a treat. The conversation went something like, "Pilot, radar, it's a mover." Pilot looks both ways to see if anyone else is moving. "Radar, pilot, are you sure?" " PILOT, I'm SURE!" "OK, here we go." Always got it right. I trusted my Radar w/ my life, but always verified the mover message.

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PRP is a four-letter word!


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Truer words were never spoken.

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True story: happened in USAFE, but SAC-applicable.

1989, Ramstein AB clinic. There were two windows where you could check in & get your records for your appointment; the regular one and the other marked PRP-ONLY. Young kid comes in there for his appointment, looking confused as only a one-striper can look. He asked the technician at the window "Am I PRP?" Before the tech could answer, the heads of 3 or 4 other folks in the waiting room swivel towards him and almost in unison say "If you have to ask, you're not" to a lot of chuckles from the rest of the room.


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Old July 5th, 2008, 03:31 PM   #28
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From my early SAC days.



Right to the end, I could plug an F-4 so gently that I wouldn't wake up the back seater. Come to think of it, my last contact was an F-4 flown by a guy I probably refueled back then. He was at Udorn or Ubon when I was at Utapao.

Interesting read...

http://www.afa.org/magazine/june1998/0698tigers.asp


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I found another picture from my early SAC days. Utapao in '73. This one's for you ace!


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