With Humble Hearts, Your Stories Tell…


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Goodnight

#VeteransDayEveryday

LZ: UPDATE!


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I’m going to research this image to verify its authenticity, unless someone knows just how this plane ✈ made it on the flight deck. I can’t imagine it landed There.

Image was found on veteranstoday.com

UPDATE: After researching this image I found a short blurb about it on veteranstoday.com, the article was called ‘Can you transport a B-52 Bomber on an aircraft carrier?’ Here’s what they said:

While this may look like a gag shot, it is actually a “transport of a transport” necessity. The B-52 was in Beirut, Lebanon undergoing routine fuel tank cleaning. Workmen accidentally damaged the bladder system and had to install the bladders from smaller C-130s temporarily.

The plane was flown to nearby McCollough Air Base where it was lifted upon a barge bound for Tyre on the Mediterranean. Once there it was off-loaded onto the carrier deck for transport to Crete where the appropriate tank bladders were installed. It was then flown back to Beirut. Military cooperation in action.  

This photo says you can. It came in over the transom. We can’t vouch for its authenticity but here it is anyway.

World War II Airmen remember captivity — POW series Pt. One


B-24 over Germany

I’ve put this in the “Long Reads” category, you can bookmark and read later. Enjoy!

by Tech. Sgt. Leo Brown

442nd Fighter Wing public affairs

9/25/2007 – WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — Part one:  Capture — Airmen remember falling into enemy hands.

NOTE: This is the first of three articles in a series about Airmen from World War II who were shot down and captured by the Germans. The downed flyers eventually ended up in Stalag Luft III, a prison camp in eastern Germany, made famous by the 1963 movie, The Great Escape, based on the book by Paul Brickhill. These Airmen were interviewed during a reunion in Kansas City in April.

Oct. 10, 1943, started out happy for 2nd Lt. Fred Frey, a 23-year co-pilot on a B-17 Flying Fortress. Now 87 years old, he said he’d just received a three-day pass to go to London, but another co-pilot couldn’t make his mission. So Lieutenant Frey, who retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1963, was picked as a pinch hitter for a bombing run on Munster, Germany, which had key railroad junctions and was a part of the Ruhr industrial area. Read more

This Veterans Day Marked The End Of An Era


This Nov. 11  marked the last Veterans Day with combat troops deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

“Thank you for your service.”

It’s a line that today’s veterans have become accustomed to and to which some awkwardly struggle to find a response. Read more

What The Civil War Teaches Us About Women In Combat


  • Marines and Sailors attending the Lioness Program, receive training in Al Asad, Iraq on various Improvised Explosive Devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. Photo by Sgt James R. Richardson

The historical study of women soldiers in past conflicts, such as the Civil War, provides a compelling argument for women in combat.

Editor’s Note: Portions of this essay originally appeared in “The Women’s War: Separate Spheres and Women Soldiers in the American Civil War,” a culmination of the author’s undergraduate research. Read more

Image of the Day: 13 November 2014


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Have you ever seen the underbelly of an aircraft carrier? Now you have! This is the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower sitting in dry dock. The ⚓ anchors alone are enormous! For perspective, there’s a man standing at the bottom on the left side.
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