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Default Air Force Logo Pesky gopher
This one comes from the Sacramento Bee ... three employees of the Carroll Fowler Elementary School decided to take on a pesky gopher that was having its way with the grounds. The one janitor and two maintenance men managed to corner the pesky gopher and hauled it into a small janitorial closet. Their plan was to do away with the gopher by spraying
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Rocky Raccoon
Leon and his friends were drinking beer in rural Carbon County when Rocky the Raccoon had the misfortune to wander by. Leon and his friends took dead aim at the raccoon. Despite firing 35 shots at Rocky, he managed to escape unscathed into a three-foot-diameter drainage pipe about 100 feet out in front of the firing range aka: sun deck. Determined
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2006
Default Air Force Logo A few good men and women
On June 25, 1876, Gen. George Armstrong Custer received information that a significant number of Native Americans were gathering at Little Big Horn. Without analyzing the facts, he decided to ride out with 250 men to "surround" about 3,000 Native Americans ... this was a serious mistake. As most scholars of the battle of Little Big Horn know, Gen.
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Turkish Air Force history Cont.
(Editor's note: This is a continuation from last week's Ask Mehmet column.) When the war of Independence ended in 1922, the Air Force consisted of one group composed of three companies, one at Izmir, Afyon and Bandirma. There was also a naval air company at Izmir. Under the directives of Ataturk, considerable effort was given to strengthening the
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Tip's Patton Speech
Once upon a time there was a movie called "Patton." In the opening three minutes of the movie, General George S. Patton is standing in front of a big U.S. flag talking to his troops before going into battle during World War II. The speech is stirring and timeless. I have taken some liberties and twisted it to fit Team Incirlik at this very point. I
0 11/17
2006
Default Air Force Logo Team spirit
This story comes from Florida which is chalk full of staunch baseball fanatics. A few days before a big Marlins game, two supporters decided to show their loyalty and team spirit by constructing an enormous paper Marlins banner. Naturally, they wanted to display their efforts prominently so they chose to drape the banner across the Metro Rail
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Thanksgiving a good time to reflect
This has always been my favorite time of year. Beginning with Fall Harvest (caramel apples), the anticipation of the first snow (Minnesota native - red noses, tingly fingers and toes), through the welcoming of the New Year. I take this time to reflect on the past year, both the successes and disappointments. With Thanksgiving coming, I am reminded
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Fireworks ... the easy way
There are safe methods of lighting fireworks and there are dangerous ways of lighting fireworks. Two Darwin heroes were eliminated from the gene pool when they chose the later method of ignition. Generally, firecrackers are illegal in several states for this very reason. However, as most of us know, they can be purchased often by just crossing
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Drop and roll
Christopher arrived home with a case of beer. "He drank a quantity of beer," his wife, Jacqueline said, "and then started smoking." His drinking binge progressed. At some state of inebriation Jacqueline observed him clumsily attempting to fill his lighter, spilling the flammable liquid on his jumper. She warned him that he was being silly, and she
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2006
Default Air Force Logo History of the Turkish Air Force
(Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series.) The first Turkish encounter with hostile military aircraft took place in 1911 when Italy invaded Libya, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire. During the war with Libya, the Italians used aircraft for reconnaissance and dropping bombs on Turkish military units. The Turkish Army,
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