My 9/11 story is a little different than many. For me, it wasn’t a morning story. I was based in Germany at the time; the first plane’s impact didn’t even View More ›
The JTAC Advanced Instructor Course, where JTACs and TACPs from both conventional and special operations units would learn and improve on tactics, techniques, and procedures in use downrange…
When it comes to travel, there is an old adage that says, “Getting there is half the fun!” I considered those words and applied them to the context of my View More ›
Today we give you the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, named after its WWII-era ground attack predecessor, the P-47 Thunderbolt. The A-10 is the aircraft most requested by JTACs, the one whose View More ›
The fighter community has dirty laundry – there’s absolutely no denying it. But without that culture, the brotherhood and sisterhood that fighter pilots share would cease to exist.
If you don’t care about your people then you aren’t a leader, you’re just a manager and would be better served working in Corporate America – certainly not in the U.S. Military.
The same is expected of the men and women who actually fly them, and that is why fighter pilots are elite. To the chagrin of overly-sensitive and plainly ignorant folk – even the mainstream media – the fighter pilot’s culture is far from politically correct and, dare I say it, it shouldn’t be.
If you’re in High School and have dreams of becoming a U.S. Air Force pilot, here’s my advice: the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) is where you should go to View More ›
In air-to-air combat, getting a missile off the rail is infinitely more complex than starting your car. The weapon needs to actually come off of the pylon, the rocket motor needs to View More ›
Building and teaching is the standard for any institution of higher learning, and like any tactical course, there is a phenomenal amount of information to be assimilated through the hours View More ›