Well color me happy, I found a post and some resources for our comrades in Australia! Enjoy, Mates!
Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers Leading Aircraftwoman Sheri Parsons (left) and Leading Aircraftman Alex Burton along side their MWD’s Yukon and Griffin, guard an F/A-18F Super Hornet during Exercise Black Dagger 01/14. Continue reading
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – In a practical joke that has been called ‘tasteless’ and ‘vulgar’ by senior American officials, Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently used the occasion of April Fools Day to sarcastically “thank” the American military for their sacrifices in Afghanistan. More Duffel Blog
Balloon barge If you thought that air warfare was reserved for a time after airplanes were invented, you thought wrong. During the American Civil War, the Union troops used hot air balloons to spy on Confederate troops.
The idea to use balloons was the brainchild of Salmon P. Chase, the Secretary of the Treasury, and Joseph Henry, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. They suggested that the military should create the balloon corps under the command of Thaddeus Lowe to do some “aerial reconnaissance” for the Union. More balloons!
On this day in 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other. More trickery!