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Fresh update on "air force" discussed on Terry Meiners
"Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds today did a flight together. Debut and F 18 fighting Falcons. That's what the Blue Angels fly and the F A 18 super Hornets and a flight formation known as the Super Delta. You know, the big V in the sky. Joint training exercises afternoon over the Imperial Valley in California. I just saw it on Twitter a few minutes ago. So you're telling me that formation is not the mighty Ducks formation. It actually has a real name. Good quack. When the middle quack think of it as the V but it's the blue Angels air in the middle. There the point the head of the spear if you will, so that's Six jets right there and then the Thunderbirds are off to the side of them. Three on one side three on the other. So it's the six Navy jets in the middle and then three Air Force Thunderbirds. Off to one side and three on the other side is pretty cool. I'm gonna post it online here. I just retweeted them a few minutes ago is pretty cool. Who's not gonna like this in Who's not gonna like that. I Troy Aikman. Oh, yes. Oh, Buck, remember, it's a waste of money right there. They complained that they didn't know their mikes wrong or whatever. When they they were one of the NFL games. Then there was a fly over. And then they said, though, it's always so money. Why don't why they do this sort of thing. This won't be having one Biden's in there. They got to keep their job, though, so they did. It's like dudes. Training is how we stay ready at all times. And so these are recruiting tools for both of those services, Navy and Air Force but still People have to fly hours to stay trained a big dummies. All.
FBI targeting single assailant in death investigation of Capitol police officer after Washington, DC riot
"A major breakthrough the fbi investigation of a capitol hill riot mystery. What caused officer. Brian sick nick to collapse and die after clashing with protesters during the chaos federal law enforcement officials tell nbc news. The fbi is now focusing on a single assailant. Officials say unreleased video shows. The suspect attacked several officers with what appears to be bear spray. Bear just as wide as seen doing in this video. Sources say sick. Nick was among the targets. The air force veterans died in the hospital shortly afterward. Although his death was ruled a homicide officials had not pinpointed the exact cause but the fbi now suspects he may have come to a chemical irritant law enforcement officials said the man suspected of attacking sick. Nick is heard on video talking about spraying officers prior to the incident. They say they are working to identify the suspect. And the potential charges so far include assault on a police officer but not necessarily homicide because the cause of sickness. Death has not been determined
Biden warns Iran to "be careful" after airstrikes in Syria
"Launched Thursday in Syria and his morning Iran, it will face consequences for supporting militias that target the U. S. President Biden says Tehran can't act with impunity and that it can expect consequences for supporting militia groups that threaten US interests over personnel. Press Secretary Jen Psaki with reporters on Air Force one, the president took this action pursuant to his article to authority to defend U. S personnel. The targets were chosen to score correspond to the recent attacks on facilities and to deter the risk of additional attacks over the coming weeks. There's been some criticism of the airstrikes coming from Democrats in Congress, who say lawmakers should have voted on whether to authorize military action and some legal experts who said the bombings in Syria violate international law. Jackie Quinn, Washington 1 34.
Biden: Strikes in Syria sent warning to Iran to 'be careful'
"The White House is defending the air strikes launched Thursday in Syria and warning Ron it will face consequences for supporting militias that target the U. S. president Biden says Tehran can't act with impunity and that can expect consequences for supporting militia groups that threaten U. S. interests or personnel press secretary Jen Psaki with reporters on Air Force One the president took this action pursuant to its article two authority to defend US personnel the targets were chosen to score corresponds to the recent attacks on facilities and to determine the risk of additional attacks over the coming weeks there's been some criticism of the airstrikes coming from Democrats in Congress who say lawmakers should have voted on whether to authorize military action and some legal experts who said the bombings in Syria violated international law Jackie Quinn Washington
Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iranian-backed militias
"The white house ending last night's airstrikes in syria targeting iran backed militias after recent rocket attacks on us forces in iraq. As we made clear last night. I think through president biden's order. He made clear that. The united states will act to protect american and coalition personnel and our security interests in the region pentagon spokesman. John kirby says to air force fighter jets destroyed nine facilities used by iranian-backed forces he also says russian forces were contacted before the strikes using deconfliction hotline and that iraq only helped with the rocket attack probe not with targeting those iran backed forces in syria. That echoes denial earlier. Today from the iraqi military syria calls the us attack.
New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker Gets Grilled At State Hearing On Nursing Home COVID Deaths
"And relating to the coronavirus. Actor Howard Zucker was questioned by state lawmakers at a hearing yesterday, and he testified that his order and march to readmit residents to nursing homes after being released. Some hospitals did not contribute to more covert deaths. I was in the facilities 98% of the people I had in the facilities it came in from the community was already be it was there long before we even knew it was spreading them. He was asked his decision. It was to hold back on releasing the number of nursing home deaths. Zucker responded that details and specifics are subject to an ongoing investigations got Pringle reporting. An Air force base in suburban Phoenix will be distributing bottled water to
Water near Arizona Air Force base is tainted in latest case
"The U. S Air Force as it will distribute bottled water until least able to thousands of residents near its base and suburban Phoenix. Luke Air Force Base is drinking water for about 6000 people and a few neighboring businesses have shown high levels of the contaminants. It's the latest case of chemicals from military firefighting foam, contaminating water supply in the nearby community. It's happened it Course, dozens of Air force bases, including the former Willow Grove Naval Air Station, that contamination is triggered hundreds of lawsuits.
Water near Arizona Air Force base is tainted in latest case
"U. S Air Force says it will distribute bottled water at least until April to thousands of people near its base in suburban Phoenix. Luke Air Force Base says drinking water for about 6000 people and a few neighboring businesses showed high levels of contaminants. This is the latest case of chemicals from military firefighting foam containing contaminating the water supply in the surrounding community, happened dozens of times at Air Force bases, including the one of the former one at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station. Contamination has triggered hundreds of
Suit blames Saudi Arabia for attack at Florida military base
"A new lawsuit stemming from the deadly shooting attack at a Florida naval base in twenty nineteen alleges Saudi Arabian officials knew the gunmen had been radicalized but failed to stop him victims families and survivors of the twenty nineteen shooting attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola are suing the Saudi kingdom saying the deaths of three sailors could have been prevented they allege Saudi Air Force officer Muhammad Saeed al some runny had communicated with al Qaeda operatives before the attack their lawsuit alleges the gunman told fellow Saudi trainees at a dinner party he planned to carry out the shooting the next day none of them reported it now some runny died in the attack then president trump vowed to victims would get help from the Saudi kingdom but the lawsuit alleges that never happened Jackie Quinn Washington
Family of Christian Hall demands answers after fatal shooting in north-eastern Pennsylvania
"Family in northeastern Pennsylvania police called to a mental health incidents that call was to serve. And to protect Suicidal young men from hurting himself. That young man was my son Christian Whole Fe Hall was his mother Bystander video showing the 19 year old on a highway overpass. Pennsylvania State police troopers approaching hall, raising his hands, then the fatal shots or good civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, representing the family. Instead of getting a hip in hand, the police gave him bullets, Police say, Hall pointed a gun at the troopers. Dave Packer, ABC News The Air Force says a 24 year old instructor
7 Dead In Nigerian Air Force Crash After Reported Engine Failure
"Syrian military plane has crashed, the country's aviation minister has identified the plane on his Twitter feed. Saying the king Air 3 50 crashed short of the runway while approaching the airport in Abuja, saying at a reported engine failure, it's not clear how many people were on board.
Pentagon inspector general reviews Trump relocation of Space Command from Colorado to Alabama
"A last minute decision about space command by the trump administration will be reviewed by the defense department's inspector general. The us space command was revived in two thousand nineteen after a seventeen year hiatus with former president trump initially placing the command at peterson air force base in colorado springs that was before incumbent republican colorado. Senator cory gardner lost in november and the colorado overwhelmingly voted for jill biden. The trump white house then announced on january thirteenth. A week before leaving office that the new space command headquarters would move to alabama a decidedly pro trump state. The space command runs the military's satellite-based navigation communication and missile warning systems and differs from new. Us space force launched in two thousand nineteen as a separate military
Military Jet Crash in Alabama Kills Two
"Force spokesman says the T 38 aircraft went down Friday night in a wooded area near Montgomery Regional Airport. The cause of the crash was not immediately known. A safety investigation board will look into the mishap. The plane was from the 14th flying training wing at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. The victims have not yet been identified. This is Krista Mayo America is listening to Fox News.
2 dead after military jet crashes near airport in Alabama
"Two people are dead after a fighter jet crashed in Alabama. The Air Force says the T. 38 trainer jet went down in a wooded area near the Montgomery Regional Airport around 5 30 Friday evening, The jet was heading from an air force base in Mississippi to Tallahassee, Florida when it crashed. Site being investigated by the military and the
Thousands of service members are saying no to COVID-19 vaccine
"Or delaying the covert 19 vaccine. Some Army units report that his fuse one third of their members have agreed to get the vaccine. However, one Air Force official told Congress last week that up to two thirds of service members have taken the vaccine. Okay. Seven months after its launch the Mars Rover person
China steps up threats to reclaim Taiwan
"China's rise as a great power it showing more and more attention towards reclaiming territory that long regarded as its own witness. Beijing's conduct in the south china sea. The east china sea hong kong the himalayan border with india. And of course. Taiwan fifteen chinese planes were detected flying into taiwan southwest air defense identification zone or on sunday taiwan's ministry of national defense said sunday's incursion involved twelve fighter jets to anti-submarine aircraft and reconnaissance plane. This comes less than twenty four hours. After the people's liberation army air force flew thirteen combat aircraft including chinese bomber planes capable of carrying nuclear weapons into the same region that was from the south korean english language. Every rung account of china's recent intimidation of the lovely liberal democracy of nearly twenty four million people. now one of my guest today has warned the australian defence department. Beijing is highly likely to attempt to take over taiwan using all means short of war as early as twenty. Twenty four ponder that a chinese takeover of taiwan by twenty twenty four. Linda jacobson is the specialist who delivered this assessment to the morrison government. A few months ago linder is founding director and deputy chair of china matters and she joins us from finland. Hello linda welcome back to between the lines. Thank you for having me again. Tom and joining us in sydney. Is natasha qassam. A research fellow at the low institute by the natasha. Thanks for having me tom now. Linda recently published. China matter explores policy brief. Summarize succinctly or faces tom. We've been talking for a long time. That taiwan is possibly explosive issue in our region. I'm saying it again now. Because the president xi jinping has made it clear that contrary to his predecessors he does not think we can leave the unresolved political status of taiwan to future generations. He wants to see movement towards what the chinese say reunification of the mainland and taiwan during his lifetime. That's the first point. The second one is that as of late. Probably because of some of the recent events which you alluded to among others the pfc's actions in hong kong. There's been a lot of talk of war of outright military conflict between taiwan and the pfc. I think these media reports have the problem into the wrong perspective. I think it is unlikely that we will see outright war over taiwan's future but we are very likely to see beijing making a move which is a protractive extensive intensive campaign of pressure using all means short of war to bring the taiwanese political leadership to its knees and agree to negotiate nothing more without preconditions taiwanese leadership has already said they will negotiate. But the pfc wants to negotiate on the basis that there is only one china in other words in negotiations have to end in some sort of agreement about unification so that's in a nutshell is what the policy brief argues. We should appear for this kind of extensive intensive pressure campaign using all means short of a case. i'm not. She heard linda's assessment. There of the chinese threat to taiwan china's military invasion of taiwan's unlikely. Highly unlikely so expect by gene to launch a step by step coercion of taiwan using all main short of war to force taiwan's latest into negotiations to etc unification natasha. What's your response. I'm inclined to agree with linda that this kind of phased coercion with many policy measures that china can easily scale up is the most likely scenario are and we can already see that happening. We can already see china attempting to launch multiple cyber attacks in taiwan to economically co west taiwan to try to put pressure intensive media coverage and even to infiltrate some of those local level groups to try to tan politics in a different way in taiwan. All these measures today have been relatively unsuccessful. China made it very clear that they wa against the current president citing win and that they were going to punish the taiwanese for her. These kinds of measures only encouraged the taiwanese people the vast majority of which do not want to be a part of china to turn out in support and fight to when last year. And at the same time we've also seen the country really come together during this covid nineteen pandemic and we've seen a really incredible of trust in institutions and in that democratic system of government. In a way that perhaps we haven't seen in other countries so i'm inclined to agree with these being the right measures but on the other hand i would say that the military option very much remains on the table not perhaps in the short term but from china's the incredible buildup of the people's liberation army that we've seen over the past decade has very much been directed at a potential taiwan
Air Force One: Flying Fortress
"I really enjoyed the documentary. I got the screener yesterday and watched it right away. This right up my alley to it reminded me of like bob doors Air force one coverage in books. I don't know if you've ever seen what he's done in the past book just he app. In fact i knew very well. He was good guy. Yeah enjoy that it was. It was tough getting access that we did and Particularly in a time that we guys and legal unfettered access so although we only minutes some of the stuff that we showed has never been shown liberal minded so the president airlift group. If you know you can't you can't get access to that. You know i i. I've seen that happen. It's very very difficult but to actually get access to the hangar. Where they're modifying dc twenty five bay I've been i've been In san antonio facility with vc twenty five a in the next hanger they wouldn't even acknowledge that was there you know So as i'm very impressed in is just part of the story is how you got that accent said. I don't know if there's much to say about that but I'm very very curious to save only but it wasn't gave as a majority of it was made. Just thankful that steve. I mean for testing network. Anyway having been in the military and went through the military initially an answers diplomatic channels which is in contact with the white house We met with a couple friends of president. Trump's white has Within emotions and actually unable to president trump and what he willing to tell us access to us and the white house military office and ministration We managed to gas boats which was amazing they use off the dot couldn't louisville couldn't be more accommodating. If i'm being honest. I'm were very tolerant. Case that we gave we stay zeno as we were shooting with somebody and you will see some of styles that a security guy with everyone watching the fix edge over all of the new and boy teach restrained before we do anything with the sense to relate to gain. Access azure There would have been no access without that kind of deal for this. Yeah it was tough to treat us two years to get to the access And that's why this project new full on in this project for some time. That's why it's taking a little contrition is is really the access. Obviously twenty with the president globes as half a lot tougher than than you would imagine and trials of the plane. Got ashley to get on the plane where he actually has some time with. Israel is because he knows a low quality In five minutes with I'm is enough. Oss has been really is and that it was a great interview into politics. He two seventy seven and now he's gone. You know yes full yes. I'm really loves what the there was. Also the access. In victorville into the modification hangar. Where they put on the new doors was advocating for san antonio no so the the planes unchain stole the victim. Yeah undisciplined the victim. Bill is actually use off the so. That's the day the boeing being signed on the dotted line and the plane became the pc twenty five point. It was quite amazing to see that. But that was the official acceptance from bullying to the half of the across the across was handed back the boy from the pilots with some essentially. The pilots flew the plane Across to science as use. I feel played nine. It was at bipolar defense converted into the bbc twenty five. You'll see slow by an eating
interview With Chef Andre Rush
"Thanks a lot for joining me. Pleasure to be here all right and incredibly honored the cheer joining me here today. Not only do. I admire what you represent all your accomplishments but you know the way you represent the military and serve the charities that benefit the military families. Thank you for that. Thank you for your service. Thank you a. really appreciate that. All right we're talking about a lot of stuff but first of all want to get it out of the way. How the heck did you get so big so big. Yeah your arms eating heat a lot. Well the twice as much as i do. i've always been in health and fitness. Mind tire life Soon as i could walk. my dad. put me to work From mississippi small town. I when i work i mean hard work. Not too little work You know lifting. He deconstructed for fifty years So it was kind of like that that giving to go into stuff. My dad told me a car and put it over there. I wouldn't do that when no questions wasn't about. I can't there's no. I cannot in my vocabulary well okay. So how was your childhood one childhood. I mean it was a extremely uh. I guess it was the best time as the worst time. Kind of like the military can elect life in a lot of perspectives I was I was different because my my mother taught me to neighboring part of of of who i am. That's why i give back so much. My dad taught me the hard work aspect of life. I mean when. I say hard work. It was a lot of times where i had to work in other kids went out and played. You know even with is football and track and and working out. I had to go and work so in the beginning. It was kind of like okay. You know. I wanna be a kid now look back at. I'm extremely grateful for the way i was raised. I i love it. Because i can give back to so more people with that That aspect of course so. Your dad instilled that disciplined in to. You accord really early age. What did he do. He did constructed for fifty years. When i say fifty years he retired after fifty years construction and that was when we didn't have the big machines or i mean some he would. I can put people to shame right. Now what i do. He would put me to shame when i do. Oh he's a big guy. He was a big guy. I mean endurance part of it. So that's kind of like all those things. I wanna be that guy who could run a for this jump. The highest lift moles not in a competitive way. Just my way. Yeah you have brothers and sisters. I do five sisters when colonel who's an air force My brother was Officer in the navy as will neither one was a merchant marine mouth sisters Educators teaching blind how to read and depth in life and in another one was a psychiatrist and social worker. You find yourself competing with them a lot. No then have to a has did alone. I mean it wasn't never competition. My my youngest sister in a huge gap between me my younger sister and then the rest of the family which was eight of us Maybe like thirteen years. So when i was a kid they were already going into thinking about what their next career is going to be a right. So what drives you. What drives me. Today people people inspiration motivational intestinal fortitude selfless service self motivation. I mean i have so many things that drive me that even i didn't know i knew they dan but not in the way that i do now that i can lynn an ear or voice or hand or some type of support I tell people all the time that you know. I positively hundred percent negatively Feet opened a thousand times more. Because there's always going to be more negative in the world and people say no. My circle is just positive small. And i say that's not true is because you're going to have the quote side. You're gonna have to talk to someone who's going to get under you and then you're gonna lose it. I i i have that passion where understood myself and ahead to realize that there's going be native so i need to figure out how i'm going to utilize it to my advantage now. Yeah you know you're you'd live such a life of service where you always kind of the value driven kid or or did was an event that happened earlier in life and led you to that No i was always said that type away because my mother likes my mother and my dad was excuse me that was low harder. My mother was a type of person who i was. A kid would bring the homeless off the street in table and feed them. And and i used to know person. Who's dressed like this coming in. You know everybody else's shunning them away and she said me and my sisters down family down and say hey this is a person or they have xyz and from there. It just opened my eyes. And instantly i. I changed looked at their situations and x. Why why not in. And of course. I was always putting immune the military when i put him this thrown into leadership roles so i had to learn how to adapt and luckily because of my background of where i was raised and it was a small time. Zippy believe me only a few people to go out and see so many different Religions and ethene and just a whole smorgasbord and rainbow of different cultures was just kinda fascinating to me and i wanted to understand each and every one
Episode # 62 Crafting a Powerful Performance Review: Col. Carla Bass
"Listeners. And welcome back to workplace perspective carla bass. Hello and thank you for the opportunity. I'm glad to have you back. I was. I was looking back at our shows and we had you on the show just about this time last year talking to us about how to be better writers in our work lives. And today we're gonna be talking about performance reviews from both the employer employee perspective. Secret cited to hear what you have to say about all of that but before we get started. Why don't you tell our listeners. A little bit about you and what you do right now mike. My mission is to teach people how to write powerfully. Why because opens doors to opportunity that would otherwise remain closed now with that in mind and based on the difficulties that cove it has inflicted on everybody. I can post three free e books on my website. They address How to write a standout resume how to write a performance review and how to write a grant submissions. So i- laser focused everything. I'm going to say on those three areas but my my journey has done amazing for forty five years. I've written products for the white house and congress and generals and ambassadors Thirty of those years was on active duty in the air force in the last fifteen was with federal agency. The pivot point for me that changed my life and is what brought me to you. Today is when i was a lieutenant. Colonel i was a squadron commander in hawaii in charge of four hundred eighty wonderfully talented people when i arrived that unit was the most losing unit in statewide professional awards. Not because the kids didn't deserve to win but because the supervisors could not write winning packages so i developed. My methodology. Taught my guys how to write. We began sweeping the awards. And then i ended up teaching that for the next fifteen years to thousands of people and When i retired. I pivoted that and turned it into a book that that place to everyone. Corporate business private and that's right to influence It's now in its second edition. And it's one eight eight national level awards so this is what i do nowadays. Well that's awesome. We'll have links Your website and you'll publications on our podcast page when we get your show put up. But let's get into it so when it comes to crafting these meaningful powerful performance reviews. What advice can you offer to employers and supervisors and on the flip side employees. Ls what you're thinking. sure. I have eight tips for the employer a supervisor the first to recognize that a performance review is a strategic tool. Not only are you grooming the future of the individual you're also grooming the future of the organization because through it you're trying to promote the best of the best so it actually impacts the organization's future second is impact Make sure when you're telling these stories that you explain the so what. The impact is the heart of the performance review and supervisors because of their elevated positions have a wider perspective. And they sometimes have a better vantage point What impact the individual actually had like dropping a pebble in the pool. The the individual can see the first couple circles but the employer has a bird side. You and understands more so he needs he or she needs to explain that to the employees and make sure it's reflected in the performance review The third tip is to position your subordinates. For future successes create material for the next performance review and by that i mean recognize outstanding performances formerly with thank you notes or time off awards. Note compliments that they received from clients and keep an email file for each each employee. That would Where you can gather this this very valuable material. The next is award speaking of awards if you have a superstar that you'd like to submit for award and you're you're really really busy. Ask that individual to draft a reward nomination on him or herself to do the initial legwork that does two things it takes a little bit of the burden off of you and it also gives that individual practice. And here's how you craft a hard hitting award report qualities do you. Do you value specific qualities in an employee like teamwork or flexibility communication skills. Or whatever if you do tell them that so they have that mark Against which they can they can measure the performance number six and this applies to. Everybody is framed. The story put the put the The item that you're describing in context was detailed detail provides a mental yardstick where people can actually understand what you're trying to say so for example My most valuable branch cheese sounds good but you could only one or two branch sheets so say the most valuable of my eight branch cheese or employee of the quarter okay but employee of the quarter selected from forty five peers. That's what i mean when i say. Put it in context and the final two tips for the supervisor of the employer is started off thinking terms of a boxer. You hit the reader with a solid right cross. That's the opening hook and here are some examples of opening hooks Her top three of many accomplishments bla-bla-bla propelled her office to new heights and then continue Impervious to stress. He that that that that the an opening hook like that tells the reader pay attention. What follows is important. So that's the criticality of open hook that the last quote the last words. The closing words are as important as the opening hook because that forms the final impression so examples of a of a closing hook the closing words would be excelled in this top job or her proactive can do approach is contagious or place in positions to influence others. So you've basically got a sandwich you've got the the hard hitting opening the center that focuses on the impacts and has the details. And then you've got the closing. So those are the thoughts for the supervisors and for the employees. It's there hang onto the second. carlisle me. ask you something. We're going to take a break in the end. We'll come back and talk about the employee part of it but let me ask you this about the supervisors. Those are awesome thoughts. That's great. I love the you know putting things in context
"air force" Discussed on Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women
"To do and that is as a woman to be number one aware of this phenomenon because it is true. This is gender bias and number two to take extra special care with my own Communications and by that. I mean, I always try to be careful about the level of the level of my voice in other words. I don't want to ever be screechy quote on quote or Screaming but nor do I ever want to talk so softly Thursday. I've just fade into the Fade Into the background. I always want to you know be speaking at the right decibel level word choice is very important. You know men I think can get away with salty talk much better than women. Can I always tell him and don't go there watch your word choice and watch the way you conduct yourself in front of people in the way. You treat people is very very important. And also watch your nonverbals birth. This is the hardest of all because we don't know that we're doing it but this is you know, everything from your I contact to what you do with your hands for heaven's sakes. Be careful. You don't I roll things of things of this nature can also give it away. So I just try to be extra special careful with my communications and the way I treat people and in this way, I attempt at least overcome the gender bias that is out there for strong women. Oh, that's great. I use humor in self-deprecating humor a lot too. Sometimes if I feel like my energy is too strong. I'll say oh, I'm a New Yorker, you know, or I have no passionate about this topic whatsoever or something like that. So I want to talk a little bit about how you pivoted the Air Force to increase the number of women cuz you did an amazing job. I knew I still can't believe that the stem Workforce for example is only still 25% women in the even, you know after all the great work that you did There's but you've succeeded as both dead. As a woman and non-stem person in very stem and very male-dominated Industries. So you talked a little bit about your communication strategy. I think that's important. But what are you, what did you do in the Air Force and maybe what are some of the recommendations you would have for another employer to increase the number of women particularly in these menial dominated Fields. First thing I want to say there is to me the way a person who is different from most of the rest of the people around the table the way that person nonetheless life becomes a fully contributing member of the team. They can even rise to lead the team with time is you have to play to your strengths play to your strengths always but recognizing that there is a, you know a team environment and you're not going to be strong and everything that requires self-awareness on your part. So yeah work work on beefing yourself up in ways that you're not strong but for heaven's sakes play to your strengths so that to move The way you can succeed for example in business. I was a liberal arts major, but I was great at selling. I was great at marketing and so building a business growing a business customer relationships. This was my route to ultimately being able to lead a technical Workforce because I was at the top of the Heap first of all handling the business aspects but also handling the top customers home and being able to to translate these highly technical approaches to what the value proposition is for those customers..
"air force" Discussed on Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women
"And I can't remember half of what they've said and so on. So in order to combat that problem the military has learned and I think it's a good technique to start with the bottom line up front. So that means one slide that will give you the key takeaways. Here's what you hope. Hopefully we'll learn about this here are the main points and then they'll follow with maybe dozens of additional slides with the proof points that go there so I always try for example when I'm you know, giving a talk or a speech or something of this nature to tell the audience what I'm going to tell them what are the key takeaways then I of course tell some stories and some proof points and then I might summarize with largely the same messages, but you say Communications also requires repetition and that sort of repetition is actually pretty helpful cuz people may not hear it the first time around might take them two or three times before they really internalized wage. What the messages are so that's really what the the bluff is all about. Their you know, it's funny question, but we always have so many options right? It's not like it's really it's always clear. I mean he can say, you know, I want to become Secretary of the Air Force or I want to you know drive this change here..
"air force" Discussed on Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women
"I hope all of you are staying well and safe. Please be kind to yourself and those around you the one industry that seems to always be functioning in incredibly stressful situations is the military. It's the one we all rely on to keep us safe. And to enjoy our freedoms. They've even been seen building and supporting makeshift hospitals for covid-19 patients in this crisis. They also suggest climate change is a national security issue for many reasons all revolving around keeping us safe. If you're a regular listener of green connections radio, you probably caught Interview with assistant Secretary of the army for energy installations and environment Katherine Hammack about their Net Zero program and her career as well. For example off the military is also very male-dominated averaging across all the branches of the enlisted personnel in the middle of US military only 16% 16 are female and only 19% of officers are women one of the branches doing the best in this area in terms of women including in the office officer. Corps wage is the u.s. Air Force and that is in large part due to the groundbreaking work of our guests today. One of only three women who have ever served as Secretary of the Air Force. She's also one of the few women to make it to the top ranks of major defense contractors. And today we're going to find out how.
"air force" Discussed on Midnight Double Feature - A Film Podcast
"Hear song. Everyone's willing to say look likely you are now under house board. All Aerospace has been learned more since when mobilized everyone here working on it. How the hell this happened. How the hell is it going to Air Force One generation the second night. Rodger Air Force One Wing is 090 and 1/2 Warfare Jalandhar. and like Birth birth mother what happens with this aircraft? Is that understood? Robert Redford Something around to doing it and you know, I am married. Yeah mother fire stick in that like imagine.
"air force" Discussed on Midnight Double Feature - A Film Podcast
"Hear song. Everyone's willing to say look likely you are now under house board. All Aerospace has been learned more since when mobilized everyone here working on it. How the hell this happened. How the hell is it going to Air Force One generation the second night. Rodger Air Force One Wing is 090 and 1/2 Warfare Jalandhar. and like Birth birth mother what happens with this aircraft? Is that understood? Robert Redford Something around to doing it and you know, I am married. Yeah mother fire stick in that like imagine.
"air force" Discussed on Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career
"Air Force Base. In the summer of ninety one to learn how to play the case you thirty, five, a, what was the first choice on your assignment selection sheet I think I wanted to fly. A ten I think. It. So that was far away outside of my skill set I did okay in formation flying but honestly was it. You know I wasn't I was good with my hands. But when it came time for check rides I, really choked So I just had a hard time you know with the with the flight evaluations. Wanted to fly bombers then airlifters really didn't want flight tankers, right? So you went to atwater were you married at the time? No I had met my wife in college about a month after I went through. Graduated and we dated on and off. And a we got engaged. In nineteen ninety. Two. And then when we showed up it monstrum. Air Force Base, which is where I flew the case he went thirty five of what happened when I was castle. They were phasing out the halls at various bases I was assigned to go to Work Smith Air Force Base in Michigan. We were looking forward to going into Michigan. State gains pipeline, closed choose another base. I chose announced from you soon as I finished a program and went through our difference training and then was assigned at choice of three bases and I chose mount stroke based almost solely on the fact that they had a t thirty eight as program. which was accelerated copilot arrangement. So I got to serve one tour alert duty before we stood down. And then I got to joy. Nearly, two years while a year and a half of flying t thirty eight as primarily all over Canada up to Alaska across the United States, the keys to a jet and another co-pilot learn a lot of airmanship along the way make a lot of dumb mistakes that enhance your airmanship. Hopefully, they're not fatal mistakes, right?.
"air force" Discussed on Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career
"If you if combat action inspired by real events in Vietnam I, know you're really going to enjoy the ham fist novel series and you know if you look at our show, you'll see how you can get the first book in the first audiobook in the half is novel series totally free if you sign up for an account with audible Ba-, right fasten your seat belts and get ready for takeoff. I'm joined today by Brigadier General Rod Avant. He is the wing commander of the fifty seventh wing, which is a huge wing in. Nevada Nellis Air Force Base Home of the fighter weapons school the thunderbirds probably a lot of other places organizations you're going to tell me about general. So thank you for being with us today. Thank you George and thanks for the listeners that are joining us for a podcast. I'm looking forward to talk me about all things flying. Well, this sounds exciting. So tell us I understand you went to the Air Force Academy where you flying. Did you start flying before you went to the academy? No, I didn't I grew up. As a young model builder and my dad was a traveling salesman for basically he would even have a lot of business trips in the always brought back model airplanes. I had a a pension for world war two fighters so as building. Spitfires and mustangs in Faulk Ropes and in some dad saw that I had A. kind of aviation bone in my body and he wound up taking me to the Miami International Airport and we would watch airplanes takeoff this back in the day when you parked by on the airport and then sure enough this team called the thunderbirds came to town at homestead. Air Force Base in Florida he took me there and that was it. It was it was over I was efficient. I became a huge aviation buff thin and I might have done like one civil aviation story before I went to the academy but I really didn't start flying until I was later in life at the academy. So the academy I assume you took a glider lessons and jump out of airplanes. I did a glider lessons in Georgia. I'm not crazy so I didn't jump out of airplanes. I tried to jump out of airplanes and I blew my knee out my my fall semester, my senior year, and I actually finally got slot to jump at airplanes and I tore my acl doing intramurals and so I lost my jumping spot but but I wound up doing soaring. The gliders and then I did a powered flight with the system when seventy two, t forty, one back that Oh, very cool. Now were you a jacket the academy..
"air force" Discussed on Mentors for Military Podcast
"Experience. More knowledge is going to help you the next time. Another situation comes up. Up and also you know at times. Hopefully gives you a little bit more clarity. If you open your mind to it in the same thing I, think is true in the military's. You start changing pcs in new units, and you've got the same thing all over again. It's really one of those things that you've got a grasp grasping. Understand as you grow. Older you know. There's I don't know there's a there's an interesting theory about You know you're being cultured if you will. Anything a lot, of. People. Aren't culture. I can't speak for everybody, but I definitely feel like there is a significant lack of dislike. Cultural experience in that could be across the board, traveling the world and going to different countries, but also just experiences in jobs you know living in different states for crying out loud but. The more you see, the more you do, the more you get yourself involved with the like the well roundedness comes to be you know a really significant item. I don't know a lot of people that I need in in the corporate world during the civilian sector, the kind of lacked at perspective. This pandemic is a perfect example. You know I've I've been all over the world I have hurry up and waited my entire life and I've been sitting in boxes or sleeping in holes, or whatever, and then all the sudden these people are. Shut down in their homes for two or three months or four months. They gotta wear face masks in. They're losing their damn minds. And you know what? Like for as much as I like I feel bad for them. It's like I. had no sympathy because I've done this for seventeen and a half years I have been through enacting justice me. There's a lot of people in the military. They're like this is just another day in the life like who cares we'll, we'll get through this. Now coming back to the other side of with a Ranger Tab. How was that received or the people really even notice especially since you've well I. Think no one long after that actually got deployed. Yeah I deployed about six or seven months after I graduated but coming back, it was I got treated very differently I'll be totally honest before I left. There was a lot of people that probably didn't believe in me. That didn't think I was GONNA make it. Certainly didn't think I was GONNA make it through without recycling. But. I came back. A lot of people congratulated me. Of course. A lot of handshakes in a lot of praise. which that's not what I was doing it, but I got all that out of it really the end of the day. I got more respect out of the army counterparts did I support you know there are like all right cool. We got this airforce guy that works for us. You just graduated Ranger School. This is a big deal so that in its own was worth losing thirty pounds of being sleep deprived malnourished I sixty five days. It was pretty good, but then to come back and be like a army. What's so hard about the schools? Air Force guys this..
"air force" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Eve of a very specific memory of being out on the flight line in the freezing cold or maintenance troops dealing with particularly challenging engines situation on one of our planes and we just need to keep keep the cover going. The enemy didn't care that it was Christmas. We needed to provide air support for them. So it was absolute highest honor of my life To be able to command men and women in combat we won the Air Force Association Schilling Award for the best contribution to the field of flight. She not year What we were overhead. No American was injured or died providing that support and it was just an absolute honor. Incredible I really really highest our mind. That's an amazing record of not losing any won that award. I'm sure felt good. Not only were you making history. You did it so well that you one of the most prestigious awards at the Air Force can give so team. We had an amazing team of of airman. Both pilots are life support and all his team. Everybody we work together as a team. In order to make the mission happened. The pilots often get accolades but we could not make it happen without everybody coming together and doing their art. And you know I mean that's the way it is with any any team any military Also and we've talked about this in the book kind of with the the story about the the Abaya in Saudi Arabia but Doing what you have to do even if it's uncomfortable and it's while you're in Afghanistan that You also had the additional distraction of kind of being blamed a in a number of ways for a rate that you had finally Let folks know about I know you made headlines in two thousand nineteen talking about it during a Senate hearing You didn't report at the time because he didn't think that it was going to be received. Well which is a damning a commentary on what she thought of the system at the time. So why didn't you think the system was ready for the accusation and then Explain what you have seen since then in what you hope to see. Well at so many women men have been through this Throughout the course Military image just the reality of so much that so many have gone for and many of us. Choose not to report it. I mean that's a personal choice at the time when it happened to me I was just trying to survive and so I personally I just trying to get through the day to the next day. Be Able to keep doing my job and my mission. I've found you just as a human I compartmentalized in which is a good skill. Way For us to have that we can be in combat. We not be distracted by emotions. But that doesn't mean the depth of what you've experienced doesn't have impact on you. So that was a long journey for me to even knowledge and share with others what I had been through and then later on when I was trying to help the Air Force. I talk about this in our book. I love our airports. I love our military and I was trying to help them understand that you know. Sometimes they can stereotype and they were trying to sending off to the Air Force Academy to help with some of the challenges. They were having their sexual assault and I had not shared publicly. Might experience tonight. Thought I don't want to be in a position where they're saying look here. We like Brendan McNally. Who didn't have any problems any experiences and I was like. Oh I mean integrity. I I didn't need..
"air force" Discussed on Two Moms Day Drinking
"Okay. We'll get up come inside. Let's put a cold pack on it. See how you do and And after a while it was just like yeah I gotta take him to the emergency room and now is really not good time to have to go. Yeah right just because everything's so busy right. Yeah he He basically has. It's not grow. He didn't break but he bent. The bone are now so that hasn't even a thing that can happen I guess the analogy that they use that made the most sense. It's kind of like when you have a green twig. And you bend it and how it crumples up at the bottom It's kind of like that. Wow I had no idea that that could even happen. I did neither of the things you learn when you're there. Oh yeah so. Yeah he he had to get. He said the hardest part was getting the bones. 'cause they stopped push-back right into position. So but he got that he's got a cast but he only have it for three weeks all that's it wasn't actual breaks he's GonNa Purple Cast Right now. I got it in a sling. I like I felt. I didn't want to tell them. No 'cause you're missing out on the best part of having to cast which is getting everybody to sign it right and you can't see your friends right now. I know I never broke a bone but I always wished I had because I was like I walk around school with a Sharpie but then probably would have been like. You're weird you all on my cast would have been like. Why are you talking to me? Those are going to me all the meetings. Then they're just there and you're looking at my decision on this right now. I've never broken anything either. I think maybe Patrick's broken his nose when he was younger. I don't remember so it's Inter- I for all of us us. Yeah usually the money who has some experience with a broken bone. Yeah not not as but yeah. Basically he told 'cause he told the story to the doctors and everything what basically happened was he stood on top of the swing on the swing set and he decided he was gonna jump off sick moves and they stick the landing but he didn't take into account that the swing would move when he jumped so it just pitched him straight down and then he ended all the stories with. I didn't stick the landing. That's just a full explanation anytime asked what happened. I didn't stick the land. I love it. I love it Do you have appropriate. Did you see been working with kids? You've been in school with kids and you've been kind of a stay at home mom for a little bit. Did you have a preference between those two or between those I would? I would like to get back to working. Which is another part of trying to get back into the air. Force doesn't because you know it's something I've done before it's up my enjoyed at something I know and I was originally trying to go back as enlisted but I've been out for too long okay so I can't get back because I think there's a cut off so I think there's a cut off after a six years and I've been out for nine. Oh and if you WANNA go back and listed you have to have the job that you had before like they won't. There's no way if you go back into the same branch of service. There's no way to start over in that branch. Oh Yeah I could go army marines navy but I don't want to. Yeah Air Force. You know the culture around the airport. You're with it. Yeah but then they're like you have a college degree while you try the officer thing so I was like okay. That'd be kind of cool. Yeah except it right off the bat. They're like but you can't be a pilot or navigator because you're too old fair enough you know. I can understand plus for the pilot too short. Oh bummer I think like buying into two six yeah but I never really wanted to be pollinated by was bit bummed about the navigator because that was always something that was kind of fun evolved. Fly The plane but you can help the plane nowhere to go. Yeah and that's always Kinda Fun but yeah I got my test results back for the air force destined. Of course I get ninety. Five in the navigator. Yes it was like but I can't do that. I know but I did get ninety nine the English so that made me feel accomplished. That's cool so to go his an officer then like what would that process aid. You basically you first of all you have to have a college degree if you're gone through well there's ways to do it in college but I'm not familiar with them. It's joining ROTC okay. Yeah stuff like their specific classes. You take while you're in college while you getting your degree at the same time but the thing with that is once you graduate. You're guaranteed spot. Thus the Air Force With that with with my process you know you have to take a test and then you have to meet with a selection board. Yeah and there's an whole interview process with that and he. I can't meet with the board this year. Just because they're not looking for anyone that doesn't they're looking specifically for science degrees and how of Science degree. It's like that's not fair. Yeah but oh well yeah see. You'RE GONNA go back like you said in July. Yeah I'm GONNA try to. We'll see what happens. What's been your favorite thing about being a mom? Favorite thing is.
"air force" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Awful piece of like Sandwich with some like Bologna and cheese. I guess the students started pocketing. The cheese slices and when they got into the stadium at the football games at one point in the game. They'd all start Frisbee ing these cheese slaves when they scored and then it became a huge. No no because the cheese was getting into the field not only that but they would get fine the fine you if you nothing game so I imagine like to comment on the Air Force Academy is not too keen on for cheese. Fine fine spare enough. I think we should do a cheese. Slice scale right. So what is it good? I mean that's a weird scale I would say instead of balls. Replace it with cheese. Crash singles are in a package like by sliding scale twenty. There's twenty slices across crass Dale in a discount in a discount package. So there's twenty four twenty four twenty four you sleep are would you brand give 'em year? I the the cheese the craft single cheese score of the week. I'm GONNA go seventeen. She slices seventy Samedan. What can they improve on? T. Slices I was. I kind of agree but the community college aspect of it where I was not impressed by the architecture. Just the the spires were pretty cool architectures. I think that's fair but I mean I love the people there. Everybody was super nice to us They get a ton of points for the the scenery. Where where it's put is location. Location location location. These mountains are amazing to look at so I would say an above average score thousand bucks. Amen brother all right. Let me start by saying I already thank you know. We'll go with. We'll go with kate him by saying thank you so much to the Two gentlemen who took US around and the three gentlemen at the wings of blue who took a big chunk out of their day all took a chunk out of their Friday afternoon on a long weekend to really give us a first class tour. Vip Vip yes because certainly there are areas that you're not allowed to go as a civilian so we showed up here without anyone guiding us. We wouldn't have been able to see any of the things. We saw yesterday points for hospitals so huge points for hospitality. I will say I'm sorry. I walked away very unimpressed and I texted. I texted my dad. I texted my dad. He's like well. You're coming from the place. It's like a fine wine like find down here. Yanni Air Force two buck chuck from Trader Joe's. We thought that was an accurate. I thought I thought we were going to say the. Let me let me say both served their purpose. Two Buck Chuck can be great. I at twenty four slices. I'll give it to and those two because of the two gentlemen from West Point who founded the school. That's out just another integrity pilots to twenty impressed. Just no way. I wish there ain't GonNa Justice. Suspended West Point half roughly yesterday in an army. Hoodie Lady Bird. Chirp you should. You should have some respect for twenty from the pot. God Sharjah's community college. So what are you GONNA do? That's okay I don't mind your two slices because I am giving Air Force Academy fifty slices of cream. You establish the twenty well. I'm sorry that they exceeded the twenty four slices my friend. Now I feel like the stadium. Fifteen minutes. Half of Falcons stadium with cheese with a money gun but fulla cheese and undershooting cheese by score. I feel about it. I'll give a revised score four cheese slices who to for the two founders Eisenhower and the other gentleman from the class of Nineteen fifty-nine West Point who founded the school one she slice for the Cadet Chapel because it is a very impressive looking chapel and four for the mountains in the background because those look nice four slices for the Air Force for me. I loved again. You're right about the hospitality. Everybody was so nice at the end. A couple of students came with both of you guys. Storms and set alot. People were shouting out at us. People were whispering. You guys like I was a little bit behind you guys. I will say I do like the fact that our show. The military podcast has a presence at the service academies and I feel honored to have that honest I loved. That photo was on the wall. That's at least ten slices zones big cheese around there also. I loved that the Dooley's walking on the Marble Hatheway the greetings. I loved how the dorms you could see all the individuality. I love just walking through them and seeing how goofy they were. I loved it wings of blue was I learned about a new sports thing that I had never before it was awesome getting to like roll around on the role as an dangled from the Dang blurs. And I just the whole thing was just awesome. I love that the Air Force Academy gives the students the freedom to be leaders and that I just I'm so I was. We were leaving. I was like I'm so blowing. These are like these are like the next leader is in our country is really cool to see at this level. Like where they where they hatch where these little eggs. I think it's very clear to say well. Okay does a complete recap of the pod. For Score. Eisai's Kate was wagging her tail all over the Air Force Academy yesterday for as far as my score. I'll give it. I'll give it a nineteen cheese out of twenty four. I think that's I could've done. More with architecture. Agree with brand. I wish that they had the same rules for the doors as the sophomores. I think that you should have two years of being just a vicious boot Going through disappointed in the level of cereal that they had whenever the start a petition to get them by series tossing. Cornflakes Life Special K. They had nothing to brighten up your day. It was like your grandma's Cereal selection right Being down in the basement there fire watch i. I didn't appreciate that. I thought that you can't see you. Don't have view over everything you can get away with a lot of stuff up the discipline their overall give it. Nineteen twenty four. The setting is beautiful and things like that but on a surprise addition because Kate and cons just an egregious lack of respect for the cheese scale that was just newly established. I'm GONNA give them both fire watch. Let's go or well work for tonight. They're gonNA have fire watch. Kate will be doing our two and six cosby doing hours. Three and seven watch and then brand new actually are going to be released from fire. Watch for the next week. You didn't have integrity violation respected the scale regret. I can tell you already. I my only regret about my score. Although it was honest is that went eventually we make it to West Point? Kate is going to be blown away but she's not going to admit it. Just to spite me I will never love West behind case. Caitlyn fucking every kimmy. Can we walk into a divide physical campus and Kate would be like? This is wonderful everything. This is a very special thing everything but with Kademi was the highlight of my trip. Also say one more thing closing that has nothing to do with the academy. I bought my first legal marijuana last night. I was GONNA say. Can we talk a little bit of that? Last night took us to eat dinner. It was Valentine's Day and there's seven of US could spit and checklists producers are here to it's Valentine's Day night and seven of us six dudes and me are like going into all these restaurants in Colorado Springs Table for seven electronic dinner hours. So there's nowhere to go. Qasr takes us to this burger place. That's like like nowhere to sit and I was like. What is this clown doing? Clear what are you doing? You take something. I run down the block. I take the initiative. I I do little scouting I find us a spot that has beers burgers and all that good shit but the only space Walking up we're like a like we're blindly trusting. Check our reading for dinner again. This is probably not gonNA end. Well I find. The only table for us is available in the basement. And it's where comedy shows about to start but like a hyper local real bad comedy so many Colorado Springs specific that went over our heads. Add there. It was pretty bad they come and sit down and I was like and they all start talking like quick note. We can't talk about ten minutes. Rockville to talk anymore through this dinner because a wacky comedy show starting sale there. We go so I stayed in the key to one hundred down to the basement and it was like you know. Actually you do like a pretty good job like there's a bar here like it looked really nice upstairs and then are here and then the product and then all of a sudden some Weirdo takes Mike. How y'all doing I'm sorry? Oh pretty rough two COMEDIANS. And the rest. It was all just silently sitting there eating on Valentine's Day but then after that everybody goes back to the hotel. I go out in adventure on my own and I find. I'm in Colorado. I want to buy marijuana. I've never bought illegally before and I wanted to just to do it so I find this place in manatee springs like fifteen minutes from here. You go in you give your. Id then you go through. And all the products are on the wall and the bud tender comes over to you with a little clipboard. And he's like what are you want and I am such a nerd. I was whispering to him like it was still legal. I was like I'm looking for a little bit. Take back at my hotel would like to do. Marijuana one one. They're allowed to please So I was like I'm flying out on Sunday. I don't WanNA fly Dork Can you just I just need to jail? I don't think that's not Dorky. Which I should manage I should make note. Bring people on this trip where like pay so. It's a coup fight. We bring stuff to the game tomorrow. I was like it is a military base. There is very little chance car gets before you on so I would advise against bring drug like out a wonderful Brownie truffle. Three of them and I take them back to the room. You got three. I thought you only got one. I ate a whole one and then I realized I talked to a friend. Who's having been there like? Maybe you should have done that. That's a lot more than usual so I had about fifteen milligrams at once which normally a five will do me on a gummy anyway. I take a shower I settle in. I had bought a bunch of half price. Valentine's candy I settle in on the bed in my PJ's and Colorado at the mountains in the background and I get is a mother a delight. It was the perfect day so maybe I can't go back into the Air Force Academy as much as I wanted but I'm sure glad I got to experience it. What a treat. Yeah there you go. I think that pretty much sums up our trip here in Colorado will be back with the normal episode back to the rounds back to the stuff that you guys love. Hope you enjoyed our review of the Air Force Academy despite Kate and cons egregious lack of integrity at the end. We appreciate you guys listening. Sound the retreat.
"air force" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"National champions. Yeah they're like the number one team and they have more championships coming up but then not only at the four guys who jump and do this routine then. The student WHO's a cameraman has to jump out behind them and remain. We still traded their way. They're judged so they win. Competitions is on the video that that student takes while they're flying through the air at hundreds of miles an hour. You could basically be doing the Vince. Carter Rim your arm through the rim and nobody gets it so it doesn't matter. The Guy was on cinematography. It's like the opposite of the Oscars were cinematography that. Like nine thousand nine hundred seventeen one. It's kind of an afterthought but now the cinematography is like the most important part. Because if you don't get out you don't have anything. I thought it was so cool because you could tell they were so excited about it and they love it so much excitement about it. Their excitement about it was contagious. As soon as we walked in we get to the airfield. We go into the building where they do all their like flight stuff. They're parachuting. I'm I don't know the terms for it was like a seven part trips yet. So many things to show we get in there and they have water bottles on these little deaths and presentation ready for us where they show us what they do. These three guys. You're awesome originally thought it was just gonNa be like throwing things like kind of looked at the campus. Let's just get down here. We had to get buzzed into a more secure area to the flight line and we got there. They sat us down in this classroom and they were like. Oh we have a couple of videos and at first my initial response was. I don't want to watch a fucking video great great. It showed us what they were all about and from there. They took us into the next room where they show us. And this stuff that as a Marine. I never saw up close packing their parachutes and then there was the room. Where when you're in gym class as a little kid? Those little squares had the wheels on them. I'm like what are the fanciest one fans. They lay on these on their stomachs. And that's how they practice their moves that they do in the air. It was awesome for us to get down and do a little goofing on those and and I think that the coolest part of this that entire experience of going down there was one the fact that they showed us the videos where they're jumping into NFL Games. They're jumping into all star games. They're jumping at air. Shows anywhere like the the Air Force fly team? They're doing all that. Well let me interrupt you. I just WANNA say I didn't know that they are the demonstration team for the entire air force whereas the other cat amies have teams that are specific to the school and then they have enlisted teams. They represent the entire air force. These are all juniors. The whole team was junior in college. They haven't even got their designation yet but they were telling us that some of them have done twenty five hundred jumps three thousand jumps in college to me if you are. If you're trying to get people to go to the Air Force Academy go to an extreme place like San Diego were X. Games the super popular be like. Hey you can come here. And just show him that board because when we walk into their op section. These guys are juniors and college. They're not even in the military yet. They just go in there and if planes are flying they just put their little name on a board and they fly and they could jump. They don't make any day of the week as long as the weather is fine. As long as they said eighteen knots as long as not blowing hard in eighteen knots they go. They could take a little bus down there. Like I'm jumping out of a plane again today. You ask a question though to you said like how does this prepare you? And how is a separate you from the rest of the cadets and talking about going on the flight line talking about going to the scheduling room it really gives them that operational experience the put them ahead of the game? So that when they get out there to the Whatever unit they go to in the air force there are a step ahead and I love lush lessons in leadership. And that's what these people do you have. I love the fact that at some of the academies at the Academy that. I'm learning about that. You have students that are leading the juniors that are coming in so you have juniors and seniors that are leading the freshman and Sophomore and guiding him. Along the way these people on this team they are so good at jumping and freefalling and doing all that shit that they are the legit instructors and the other branches of service even in the army active duty. You don't become an instructor at jump school to your e seven right deport. Juniors in college crazy was almost all of them. It said they'd never jumped before they got here. Kademi legit three years later. Now they're expert and now they're teaching others. It's really impressive. Yeah they tell us. They took us into the hangar where it was almost like you're attached to a parachute they hit this button all on the strings and the harnesses they pull us up like a about four or five feet off the ground up like legitimately butcher house. You get pulled up like a chainsaw mass for sure. Nancy this is how they teach. The students aren't as you're right. Harnesses Air Force. Guys did some sexy but what they do is for these students. They all come in in the summer. Students have the option any student whether they're going to continue jumping in their careers or not. Any student can sign up in the summer to come in and take this week long class where they learn to own day so they start on Monday by day five. They're jumping by themselves. And one of the most important aspects are the most interesting everywhere. Else you start you start with a tandem jump. Are you start with a slack. Line immediately jumped out of the airplane. Your parachute polls automatically these people. Some of the students here. They're very I. Jump Out of the airplane. It's either all by themselves. And they teach them they go through all the different str- they've never had a serious mishap. And doing this. I was in the Marines. We HAVE THE ROLLOVER TRAINING. And the he'll train where they dump you in the pool and flip the dental. You get a lot of duties so they do the same thing with this where that they pulled us up in the harnesses several feet off the ground and then they shake you. They spin yield screaming at you. So you know what to do if shit goes wrong. You know all the backups. And I think that's such a cool way to train and it's just an branch that I didn't have much experience with so it was super cool to see and also just from the pilots to the the access the freedom and the trust that the academy gives these students to take their own initiative to do these things in their free time awesome. Yeah because they said they'd be on that team you have to give up your Saturday's like you don't have Saturdays but you travel around. They bring instructor with you to take your tests and things like that one of the more interesting aspects of the school could use you here air force you automatically think pilots and planes and things like that and I'm sure a great number of the people who actually go to the school wants to be pilots but one of the guys that we had was saying no like He. He doesn't want to be a pilot. He wanted to get involved in cyber warfare. Because that's the future of warfare or he wants to be one of the first officers in space as for super into space force. I would love to do that. You stay here in Colorado Springs. Nee close by you get to be involved in the next step. And I thought about that. Because I've goofed on the space force primarily just goofing but being a part of the establishment of new branches. Service is I know. We have to have on the PODCAST. I recently the Jerry. I E nine of the Space Force just got brought over from the Air Force and same thing with their new common on or whatever. They're going to call them. And I thought you know what for essentially the rest of the rest of the time until the Space Forces shut down or until America shut down this dudes name is going to be known at BOOT camp. I started major space force. Who First Commandant of the Space Force? It's you who's going to be the first you end up if you leave here in the next year and a half you could be one of the first major people in a branch of service stone into the history. Books is certainly a wild concept to think about. Especially if your Undergrad in college and then you look five years down the road what you might be working on in the Branch Service. Certainly a special opportunity. Yeah it was very cool and also very cool just to be on a campus. That has its own. Airfield is unique on on campus. Where they said that you could see anything from raccoons the bears Moose bear on campus wants. He'll big deal but I just. The campus is so beautiful again. We caught it on a beautiful day but the people all all everybody was so nice. It was funny to hear the greetings of the day. It just kind of took me back. I get so delighted by that. Shit now that I'm like. Oh what a treat when they say like. Fear the reaper when they walked by it got planes all around campus at the quad. I feel like they have on each corner and this is a really really big point. About how many planes they have. They said that's the most busy airfield in the air force that they constantly have gliders up. They have different flight missions. Going up because people are learning the very early stages of flight they have all their parachuters that are constantly going. They said in a week one week. They had over the summer whenever they bring in their boot camp classes and they have the training that happens over the summertime that they did twenty five hundred jumps in the lady. Who was there she? She's a civilian. Who helps wrap the parachutes to choose like cow's fucking insane say the effort but yeah she was raised I and how many jumps Oh me I have like ten thousand jobs. Yeah but there was another guy had two hundred fifty thousand job and you're saying that she did like Like twenty five hundred jumps or something but that but compared to the rest of her family who I was very involved right that she doesn't even come close to the amount of jumps at the rest of her family. Had another thing that I loved. That was really unique. And I'd never heard of this either because I had never heard of the jump team thing but I ask them. I'm like so I didn't see any. Tv's in your dorms. Where do you guys watch like football and stuff on Sundays and like most of us go to are are like Oh your host family and I was like what do you mean host family? Every single student there gets paired to an individual family in the community who becomes their host military could be NOCCO be military. Could BE NOT. It could be just a regular and these. A lot of these are civilian families that volunteer to adopt a student throughout their time through their whole four years or five years or whatever and So they were like. Yeah the one guy like minds. An Army lieutenant colonel and the other guys a. Kim. Mine's a civilian family. But on Sundays the families invite them come have dinner come watch the football games. Come do whatever then. You probably need that to return to being like a human. I think that's so awesome. I of course we did. You did yes. I love that economies. Did that and I think that's such a cool way to can. I just say real quick like overall experience officers honest overall experience watching Kate Gush over everything about the Air Force Academy. It's like that mean loved the Guy. Walking with his girlfriend and he's looking back at the other girl like the other has got to be. I cannot wait to bring you to last night and just blow this place out of the. I think that that's one of the special things why kate fits into the podcast so well is because we have. I have this natural instinct. The Shit on things like if it doesn't have a lot of discipline so does cons cons is GonNa Shit on. Anything IS NOT ARMY AT ALL. And then kate comes in as like the total love bear raping with it. You're like Oh what was lacking discipline. It was was dirty. The Air Force does at the same but one their mission.
"air force" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"Met with one of the Great Barstool viceroys who runs the Barstool. Air Force Academy Account on Barcelona's are on instagram and it was great. I I didn't I didn't know what to expect but I was kind of. I left with a greater appreciation of what the Air Force Academy I fell in love with the Air Force Academy and all those little all I just. I felt like a ball of love by the time I left and I was ready to reenlist. I want to join the new. Kate was going to feel that way because Kate doesn't hate anything people being. That's the way that was going to go down first of all. I love that we're doing platoon room. The way most military platoon rooms are just a bunch of just the dudes and the gals hanging out with an enormous MIMOSA tower on a patio outside the rockies upon us they do on Saturday. It's really cool because the NHL is playing this game on at Falcon Stadium on the campus. There and we actually got to go right by it and then I mean not only do we get the full tour of the campus which is one of the biggest in the nation biggest. Yeah I was not expecting how enormous that campus is going to be the barstool airforce. We don't want to give his name away. I don't know it's no. It was awesome. Yeah he was awesome. He gave us a full tour of and then he took us down to where the airfield is and the wings of blue guys as soon as we went in. They had water bottle sitting out little desks for us so they compress videos Santa Presentation. They took us around the parachute rooms. We got to see people wrapping up the parachutes. So let's take a step back before we get into all that. Yeah so cons. You had been here before. You're the only one of the group that I've been here before. But it's a little bit different when you come from football and I think that the Air Force Academy Army Navy for people who are sports fans whenever you think of the academy. You don't really think of a lot of the military stuff that goes behind it. You really think of the sports teams forever. So that the most forward facing so you know I've been here. I didn't see any of the stuff ever before so yesterday was as much my first time here at the Air Force Academy as it was yours typically for football game you get off the bus. Go to the stadium and I did say credit me. I did say it would be breathtaking and it. I think did not disappoint as we saw overlooking these mountains nature gorgeous out here but it was very interesting to see the rest of the campus and I it. Well I had never been to any of the academy's like Gone With you to west. Point like I've gone up there like we drove into the parking lot to the game. There was no. I didn't go to the dorm. Didn't do any of that stuff going here. Kind of reset my mindscape of where I'm at with the academies as a whole because like I said growing up you would watch air force would watch army navy play football. You kind of just assume that it's a sports thing going in there yesterday when we pulled in one of the first things that was shocking to me as we pulled into the gate is one. There's NPR's guarding the gate security for people checking ID's and Shit like that. And I thought you know this is like a legit military place where these people are going to school to serve our country in every single person that we walked by in their uniform in civilian attire is doing something to support the country right now starting at eighteen going up to twenty two or whatever there when they graduate to me. I think that that's it's a special kind of feel on campus. I've been on many different campuses. Been too many different tours. On campuses it was different. The different feel was very evident. It definitely almost feels you know. Tell me if I'm off base here but it would. It really does feel like a military base. You see everyone walking around in uniforms people greeting just like you would on a military base people saluting just like you would on a military base so it almost doesn't feel like you're at a college right and that's where. I WANNA Kinda get into it because deep down inside the person that I am is still that seth. Nco When I when we pulled up to the gate I said that it felt like a military base. I was disgusted immediately. Bureau Air Force. People were wearing different uniforms. It was warmer than forty five degrees when we got here. It's much colder now. But they are wearing their night stocking caps. There are those out. Different color beanies different color uniforms. And I'm like what's going on. You always had an aneurysm. Let's let's have just a little bit of decorum please. But as soon as we got in there once our airforce guy COCOM barstool airforce guy. He once he started showing US around your guide. I think I think in my mind. Even I'm guilty of this. I look at the service academies and I'm like these are like the perfect like robot everyone is perfect and they go there and they're like the top of the but it's not so cookie cutter. There was so much personality in everybody we met and they're allowed to still express that they're in my electoral while but like it is. I don't know I think people in their minds most picture it a certain way like like I don't know so black and white but there's a lot of color in this academy. There's so many interesting people. I loved going through the dorms and seeing all the murals just everywhere and learning about the traditions that they have well. Let's just talk about that for a little bit. So the academy the Air Force Academy. It's just like this at Navy and Army as well. Is there broken out? Just like the same military structure structure as if you were in a unit out in the regular military so each unit has unit mascot and they decorate their area in the theme of that Mascot. The murals that you're talking about also oldest dorm room. The the the chairs in that dorm room the air force is using chairs from nineteen call. The Jeffers is sitting in chairs from nineteen. Eighty two in their barracks. Reminding you to yeah. Older is still the old S carpeting. There's a random sync with no mere for no reason in their room. I loved walking through and seeing everybody's set up especially like all the army quotes that were placed among the over. Ormc WE COME to the Air Force Academy and we're walked and that's not hyperbole. He definitely could not get over it. He was talking about the army every five minutes. I couldn't everybody here and you're getting a lot of chirps. Also that was fine. I expected that but everywhere we turn there was a reminder of the army there was quote by General Patton General. Patton never served that they in the air force there was how we should also mention. There was David. Page views Quote on one of the wall. Swamping the Pink Panther wearing eighty second airborne uniform. I really just was taken aback a little bit that. I thought that they would have a little more uniqueness to them not so much of the army culture. They've only been around since nineteen sixty. Do you have plenty of people? Seems like they're the only branch confident. Enough and riles. That they can celebrate. Never seen such a little dick constantly worried about it. The army's always worried. About what other branches thinking. What are they doing? Oh look it up there looking at US. Who gives a fuck campus saw? I know you'll agree with me. I could not get over. How dirty okay. Okay was so old. They're not letting carpet. That's fifty years old K. Got It you can't do anything about that. The clutter that was it was discussed. It was surprising to me. Because you think you hear like the military disciplined and things like that you know I don't I actually don't have a huge problem with it now like if you'd asked me back in the day Oh. I had a huge problem without dirty. Those rooms were and how they are but they are college students. They are kind of going on like a three day weekend so let them have it. But when you have an idea of what a military college a Military Academy you think that everything is lined up. You have everything covered in a line. Everything has its place in every place has. Its home all that Shit. That wasn't the case they give them a little bit more freedom. I don't think it's that way just based on other videos we've seen from West Point and from the Naval Academy this essay. But you still get too personal. It's not like your all robots what I liked about. It was that you can see like. Oh yeah these are. College students to people are going onto tree. They're also college students and this is their college experience so get their dicks you guys but I did love to some aspects of the military disciplined that was the youthful to my staff in north. One of those was very evident. Whenever you're walking through so they're very first years They call them. What Duly Longtime Dooley's played by plane by by wings all in their freshman or call Dooley's and the Dooley's at the Air Force Academy from what we understand. Have by far the strictest of all the rules that are there so everybody kind of gets looser as you go up in rank and and things like that but whenever you get there. You're duly you're going somewhere. Hello you're runnin. Hello you're fucking running. Love that Shit out whenever they told me like. Oh yeah the Dooley's a first year until they graduate and they finish their last exam if they're outside and they're walking on the marble they're running. It might not be a full blown sprint. But you'd better shuffled your flesh photo. You're way off and I love that stuff. They would come by us because it was it was me cake. Cons brand and the two guys that were bringing us oh was one one woman and you had other men that were going there so they would say good afternoon. Ma'am Good Afternoon Gentlemen. And they would continue on with their shut. Everything ask only the Dooley's that had to do it and I love that because deep down in your heart you know. I know from being a former. Pse FORMER LANCE CORPORAL. When you have to give everybody the greeting of the day you do it behind gritted teeth fucking hate doing and you see a bigger group. And you're like God damn it mixed genders here and good afternoon. Ma'am good afternoon. Gentlemen by your leave. Good Morning Sir. You have to say all this again. That's just like the regular military once also loved that they have these huge parade grounds. I mean it's so impressive when you see these massive massive prayed grounds with the mountains in the background and they're all this beautiful slate and then the slate is crisscrossed by like maybe every twenty feet apart these marble stones that lead pathways and the Dooley's also are supposed to stay on the market. Like you know they say. Don't step on the cracks. They can't leave the Craig. They have to stay on the marble as they walk across campus. There's a couple of other things I just really really loved to point out. Though you guys say whatever you want when you walked up and again. The schools built in the fifties you know nineteen fifties architecture. It kind of looked like a community college. It is from the from the visitor's parking lot. It's not impressive. I think that changes once you get down into the Quad I think the starkness of it and the simplicity of it is goes to show. You grew your first background but your secondhand actually go down there. You're like this is pretty substantial so then after we kinda got the cursory view of what the campus look like then. We stepped over and got kind of the meat and potatoes of where we were. What what our experiences was that day. Which is when we went and met with the wings of blue who is the air force parachute team and that really set apart. How different it is from most collegiate experiences. You guys agree. That part blew me away. It's like I was explaining to people last night. He gets like synchronized swimming. But in the air after you jump out of a plane and it's just I never knew that was the thing that existed and they were like. Yeah so like say four guys. Jump out of a plane. They almost do like a dance routine in the air synchronize routine and they're judged on it. It's not almost like it is. It is one hundred and thirty miles an hour. They're falling out of the airplane. They're grabbing hold each other and doing with Jeff complicated synchronized their team has won. Twenty three.
"air force" Discussed on Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast
"Hi and welcome to check six eight weeks podcast. I'm Jen do s you the managing editor for defense and space. I'm here with Pentagon editor Lee Hudson and defense editor Steve Trimble and we are coming off the Air Force Association's Association's Annual Air and Space Conference Twenty Nineteen while they're Lee and Steve interviewed the Air Force's acquisition position chief will roper so they had a very interesting conversation to admits from that which we will share with you you today on this podcast Steve. Can you set up some of your conversation regarding the Air Force's future Lider the program right okay so the important thing to start off with is that Dr Roper unveiled or is revealed at the at the vent this week his his concept for the digital century series within the next generation air dominance program and to impact all of that next generation Schnur dominance is basically what the Air Force started working on in two thousand sixteen looking at what would replace the F twenty two after twenty thirty has gone through several evolutions over time where it started out as a family of systems anchored by like get next generation fighter a sixth generation fighter something that was kind of similar in in in sort of conceptual approach to an F. twenty two but applied to what it would look like in twenty thirty two something that Roper wh is promoting you know especially over the past year is this this century series model when he discusses that and you're going to hear that a bit on this clip from our interview our exclusive interview that Lee and Lien I had with is a reference to this progression of fighters that emerged in the nineteen fifty s starting with the F. One hundred proceeding through the to the a four point. Oh five and finally the six all were produced within probably four or five years you know going through a design development and production process I think they were all produced essentially hundreds of aircraft some more than others and with with sort of a checkered in you know history in terms of of success which we touch on in the interview but you know we really what you're going to hear. Row Dr Roper talking about is his vision for digital for for setting up a digital century series that is focused based on creating digital models engineering models and and actually a whole new aircraft production system that is is really quite different than how the space industry is set up to work today so we can hear a bit of that in this clip. That'll queue up right now now so yes. There are a lot of things from history that we could look at at the F. One seventeen is it's a great example of an airplane that was built rapid way to meet an immediate need in a lot we can learn from it and we could easily call aw what we're trying to achieve within gather digital f. one seventeen nearly downside of that as a single airplane move under it is interesting about this series period which is not the but thorough multiple vendors were multiple types of aircraft that that were designed Nick for production by by all pilots not just an exceptional vile sued trying to design a baseline respond pilot that can be formed by everyone clearly not all aircraft successful debate series was actually successful endeavor we don't reference to let's say we want to return to that in terms of results more than curious returning where we need multiple multiple types of aircraft currently no rapidly that are built with a mindset that production maybe necessary and that they'll need to the in flown joining combat not just billed as an experimental system. I don't think that's that's why adding digital to the front should is not something different digital engineering open systems modular architectures and then finally digital engineering do creative for Maradona's the building systems and it brings in to the aviation world what has existed in the automotive for years Toyota and many other Ottoman and auto manufacturers at focused on creating a better car building process and then are now going cars with it. We want to do the same thing with aircraft you want to build a better aircraft process and build the aircraft and we if we do that. We'll see a lot of the same benefits. The automotive industry is saying that will get designed shops design companies that focus making aircraft have noticed actually manufacture them. I'm and mass beyond the moldable we think we'll be able to do small batches without paying a premium for the design and the learning curve round to to get to a production aircraft that has all the kinks out of it and finally be able to do modernisation very rapidly offered action and the production line as a hot micro small teams came with a hard tooling without large facilities back to the design boutique in aviation view that as being very similar to the nineteen forties or small teams with great design principles to build an aircraft and now all these digital tools even the aircraft so complicated complex the digital digital tools the Holy Trinity referenced Irons All of that flag so we can get back that earlier era on and I've seen enough examples from industry three to prove to need this is a bet worth making a risk taking so now in GATT and provides an opportunity security so the difference between and Gab before versus now is not the aspiration to build aircraft technologies that might be useful to put on it. It's building a better aircraft building process and the trying to realize the benefits instead it with gifts and among those small quantities that can spiral rapidly integration into the design because of the open open architecture and then finally lowering the sustainment of cost is a digital tools also allow you to attack a life cycle cost of the system right okay. We're back from from that clip a lot to unpack there so oh I you know when you hear him talk about this vision. He's talking about creating a very different aerospace industry than the one I had been writing about for the last fifteen years to support this one program and perhaps it. Do you know filter into other programs. Maybe even another services but this is. This is a big change. He's talking about if I think for you're next generation or dominant well. I thought it was was quite interesting. how he talked about it but one phrase in particular he said what he has seen from industry indicates that this is possible I know it would be a big change from how all things have been done in the past. How realistic do you think this is? So I mean you can look at a lot of examples in the last last few years of of companies within the aerospace industry and associated to developing new aircraft that kind of fit this profile violence general way Brad north of Greman and the scaled composites division that that does produce things like the model firebird and the model four one one son of Ares tied concept sort of a light attack concept that still flying although we don't know much about why or what is for Ah Crato says the XQ fifty eight Valkyrie it's a loyal wingmen concept that is also could become the platform for skype work and artificial intelligence piloted Boeing even with TX is taking a model basis engineering approach and essentially trying trying to do a lot of what he's talking about doing with the the lead to you know the the conceptually that what what rubber is is talking about that I still don't fully understand or even necessarily embrace at this point and unfortunately we couldn't get into it because our time with Dr Robert was really quite limited so there wasn't a lot of follow up opportunity but the the there are certain technologies that would be necessary for any sort of conventional view of what next generation air dominance look like after after twenty thirty you know there are certain requirements or capabilities that you know we've seen conceptualize about this in the past in one of those VHF self off which drives you to you know a supersonic plan for him with without vertical tails another directed energy weapons drives you to a very very sophisticated power thermal management system to not only generate all power board is stealth aircraft but also handle thermal low that would be acquired dissipate the heat without turning it into an infrared disaster and then I'd have to cycle like Lincoln's Isaiah when you look at all those technologies all of.
"air force" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"Or prevent any disease our guest this week on veterans chronicles is retired. US Air Force Colonel Eugene Dietrich Junior. He's also a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War and Colonel Dietrich. Thank you very much for your time with us today. Sir Thank you for having me. So where were you born and raised. I'm not sure the city Pittsburgh's some were Inara there and then my parents were professors of West Virginia University and we moved there soon as I was born. It's been my my home so growing up. You were there morgantown. Your mom taught chemistry. Your Dad taught agriculture so from a you came from a very academic home Tom. How did that influence you throughout your career. The made me very brilliant. No they came there in one thousand nine hundred twenty two cool and I guess about three or four families came that way as single people got married in the Middle Mental Thirties the state published the law of the two people in the same family could not be on the faculty mother's whole life was teaching aging. DAD had a friend down here in Washington. DC who was with the Bureau of Standards and he had a job he came down here in nineteen thirty eight when I was starting to high school mother made the decision that I should come. I'm down be with my father for a while and also the schools were better here here than back in West Virginia that was quite to our left with four as and ended up the first year with four days to see Joe is reminding me of general one time said I was cold and for the course said I see you gotta see and one of our courses said yes. I spent too much time on that a course but went to high school here and then was appointed to West Point. I wasn't back to West Virginia for one year and and then wanted to Westport in nineteen forty three. We'll get to west point in just a moment. was there any previous history in your family of military service. My father was was a chemical engineer during World War Two so you're seventeen years old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the US entered the war. Do you remember how you reacted. was that when you decided. You definitely wanted to be in the service. No I'm really know what to one to be at probably a teacher or something something. When Pearl Harbor happened I was ice skating on the Lincoln memorial tool and I was living at seventeen seventeen and then st up there Dupont circle. I started home in my couldn't understand all the sirens and running around was I was living in days fraternity house. He receives another job when they the open the dupont plant back in Morgantown and the leads in the fraternity house where we normally aide said they would keep me until I graduated for the last year. I was like everyone else whereas Pearl Harbor but but that's how everyone I was in the collect core here. I was a regimental captain. My mother once said my son will never go to war. He will go to Leavenworth I when I return for the first year and was Virginia University mother said if you ever thought of West Point as it was shot man I said no bowel old about was his point is that they beat Navy every year football the head of the PMS and T- there was colonel she asked me if I go over and speak to him. He had two sons one was in west point and the other was going and then adopt a classmate of mine but he talked to me and it sounded good and so I said I'd like to go. We had fortunately fortunately no political connections but ahead of the local newspaper. There had a penalty for the My parents and Jennings Rail Golf Man was Virginia Genu- and I think he's assisted a great deal of my getting the appointment now you made a couple of famous friends there from what I'm told sons of very famous military men George Junior and James doolittle junior has how did you become friends with them and what was that not like well always remember story of George Patton to I came aim to a class reunion one time and he was just leaving the Keller Leo once you've always remember the Godson of George. Let's see Scott of general sons there that come because of the war or or in my class Jim do ally were in joining companies at West Point and in our second year where we could go home for Christmas. I couldn't make it home and back in the short time we have all so John or or Jimmy come down with him to his mother's place here in Washington. She had a small apartment. I'll on Connecticut Avenue. We ended up with the older son's down his wife and their child who is now what we call triple junior lazy California and Joel the myself. I'll never forget what thank most famous women and Oliver no her enjoying to me was breakfasts is at eight o'clock. You're asleep sleep on the kitchen floor and if you don't want breakfast just sleep in will step over you. It was rather packed apartment but after that John I became very close and eventually I was accepted into the family. I'll never forget after about the year I wanted to mess. Do this is doolittle. I have a problem. She said what's that I said well. I'm too young to call you Josephine but I'm getting damn tired of calling you MRS doolittle. She said we console that quickly. Ted About a year ago. Jim was made Duke and England and I wrote him a letter and said if you're Duke Luke must be a duchess and so she in my mind acquired the term duchess nights all the way L. so is route road. My remember the great story this story. I always tell I want to thank the fiftieth wedding adversary the Air Force Association of Los Angeles and put it all and I had a table and they they had to walk walk by as I went up to the podium someone remarked. Aren't they a lovely couple all like if it weren't for her there would be a talk about your time at West Point most of the time you were there. We're in the midst of World War Two. So what's the atmosphere like there. I think it was like any other year. We knew the war was going on. was point kept us very busy and outside of that the really wasn't wasn't much association in my judgment with concern so the war of the we felt like every other American citizen we WANNA win. Got It over with and way as we were the first three hour the lyles three year class and the war just before we graduated quarrel disappointed that we weren't the L. A. Clear from what I understand that you became fascinated with flying know. How did you become interested in flow. Pardon pardon me yes definitely play beer September. We started we wore maneuvers up in Auburn Burner your and on a rather dismal day we were all over March and a t six airplane in came by on simulated strafing run and as he want bio sewing wave and it it was in the made up my mind if I ever go to war. That's the way to go and work toward that. They're on and they gave you the choice there about out. Being at that time you could join the air corps does so then you were commissioned to the Air Corps in Nineteen forty-six and and where did you go that when to Enid Oklahoma when we got our ways we we were one of the classes to got our wings when we graduated we finished pilot training one to eight hundred and to transition A and B twenty five's and for for their about seventeen does want to make dill field and the B twenty nine bomb wing there. We're speaking with retired. US Air Force Colonel Eugene Dietrich Junior. He's a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. You're listening to veterans chronicles articles. I'm Greg Columbus. Our guest today retired Air Force Colonel Eugene Dietrich Junior. He's also a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War you had just been commissioned and in the US Army Air Corps from West Point you had then been transferred to Oklahoma to do flying there but shortly thereafter in addition to being a test has pilot.
"air force" Discussed on EAA's The Green Dot - An Aviation Podcast
"They've got a Marine One pilot that selected and you know it's just a tradition we hire heavy experience and the that's the experience stays with the unit for quite a while just to make sure that the presence always protected sure so you said that you know and I don't answer however you can and I know you do a lot of training on the on the backup aircraft. You know is there. Is there any odd training that you can talk about that. You guys had to do with with the airplane or anything like that. That may be a normal seven forty. Seven captain wouldn't have to do that that that's able to be talked about. No we did a lot of simulator training so you'd go oh through the simulator in your primary aircraft every years while as your secondary aircraft so I was in Gaul stream three and seven forty seven pilot my deputy was a seven fifty seven some forty seven so any aircraft the eighty ninth airlift wing had we always had one pile was qualified and in case we needed that capability for the president so but we did a lot of training in the actual aircraft we also we did simulator training but in the actual aircraft we pulled engines back we flew onto engines. We did everything so we knew what was going on with that aircraft. checklists not necessarily memorize but in reality they kind of were as well as emergency procedures everything else so when you simulated emergency for one of the pilots the pilots really had to know basically what the checklist was going to say even though the flight engineer's run on the checklist for you. That's what we'd quiz modest. Ask Them. Hey you know what what do you think the next step is and they'd always tell you yeah. This is the next step. This is my plan and this is what I'm GonNa do because you know what a lot of people don't understand is that you know you air force one. Nothing is ever GONNA go wrong Air Force One because the moment it does your carrion in fourteen press in the back. You've got press all around you so the message of the president that day will be completely shadowed by this is what happened on Air Force One so something as simple as just an electrical glitch. We make sure it never happened so if you're doing anything electrical wise the engineers talking it over with you before he throws switch because all you need is had the president downstairs doing an interview and all of a sudden lights go on and off and then everyone's like I you know what's actually happened to the jet here so you know secondary electrical systems online before you do anything crazy so I can imagine that something like that you know in inadvertent deployment deployment of oxygen masks in the cabin would probably not a good day. Yeah I mean that is we. There's there's is to engineers secondary engineers always back in the primary up so something simple as opening the door an open the passenger door the war you know double check in to make sure that the slide is an armed or whatever you know and just crazy stuff like that just double check and each other so it it they ever had like an accidental inflation of the slide they may have they may have back in the Clinton administration but it was it was purely accidental and and it you know it was just one of those things where people think you know that when the slide deploys you can hold shut the door. That's not gonNA happen so it was it was on the news so I'm not telling on any secrets. It was on the news but you know president. Clinton was a great man he literally you know it was like whoa not this door and we brought them to number. Two just without show truck comes up to the second door. Not The prime doing left so I would imagine just little little things like that. probably have a ripple effect. I mean because using a different door on an airplane seems small when you have you know secret service and media and everything I mean that probably causes. There's a ripple effect. I would assume that I definitely I mean it's an orchestrated event every movement of that aircraft so when we go to a new airport we send in our every time we go to an airport will send in two or three advance agents. They run a two three hundred question checklist to make sure that everything is has been set so it's I mean heck. We brought the plane here. The seven forty seven back in July of two thousand thousand four the challenge for us was we couldn't go down any of your taxiways because you didn't have a tug for us so we had to turn the plane around on the runway. We need like a hundred and fifty seven hundred and fifty eight feet to do a turnaround your runways one hundred fifty so we had the knows we'll go through the end taxiway so we we had we had people out there market so I could have an actual assessment of how I'm doing in the turn and I had to get far enough down the runway. Turn and just bring in the plane back around and let us sit on your way so President Bush went ahead met with the local folks here in Oshkosh and then then he came back to the plane so we tied up runway for a couple of hours hours. That is absolutely remarkable. I when you're talking about going to an airport you've never been for you. If you're sending out agents in advance dance team would you as aircrew ever pre visit that airport just to make sure you understood the the Leyland. Just I can only imagine for me as a as a private pilot Alexa travel around I going to an unfamiliar airport is you know he's a thing on my checklist of stuff to be very a little bit the extra aware of and and thinking ahead to him. I GonNa Park things like this somehow. I have a feeling that the laming Air Force One someplace you've never been and then saying you know you know. Can we get a progressive taxi taxi instructions Adam sorry. Did you say it. Was that left on Bravo. Yeah that doesn't happen. It's kind of a thing where when you before you go into the airport. The advanced team has already given you a document that shows if you take taxiway kilo off the runway going to make a right on kilo a right on Delta Okay and you follow yourself in and it's not it's not one of these things where all of a sudden as you're taxiing the tower goes you know now go echo foxtrot auto pull off the runway contact ground now and then hey ground is air force one said Roger Air Force One you know welcome to whatever it's not air force one taxiway Delta Echo short so that one fifty that doesn't seem to happen. We seem to own near its. That's gotta put There's obviously there's gotta be something maybe satisfying isn't the right where the sort of comforting comforting of just knowing that you're obviously you're taking your role extraordinarily seriously but probably about a seriously as as it gets you've got got you know you've got important passenger important important people on board the airplane. There's gotta be nice to know that that call sign carries that weight of saying okay. This is Air Force One. You know you're not gonNA. They're not gonNA send you over here to the far end of the airport. You hold well six other airplanes. Go in front of you. All this sort of thing visit got the the the pressure must be remarkable as well of knowing the everybody's watching and everybody's listening and everybody's paying attention the definitely I mean they ah the air force won't call sign immediately. Has Everybody watching you when you land at an airport if you've got a group airliners that have been waiting number one while you're coming into land and there's ten none of them. Every one of them is pretty you know. They're happy to see the plane but they're also upset by the fact that they've been delayed. The big joke always was for us Sir we took it extremely serious not to delay anybody but like landing in Atlanta couple times some of the airline pilots instead of being on the PA it actually still be on the radio announcer their pastors over the radio you know if you look to your left there's Air Force One and that's the reason why you're being delayed. That's why your money and all that stuff and then the tower would come up and go. Hey that was a tremendous speech and you just gave it to everybody here at the airport. It's kind of funny stuff but you can you can understand it says their frustration but for us it's it was truly an honor and everywhere we went day was neat to have the air traffic controllers controller's. There were right there with Air Force One you know it's an honor to be with you and it's an honor for them to control us and we look at it that way as well because it it is not easy to control us. I mean we have to land to the second and while we're coming in at you I mean we typically do eight four mock everywhere. We're going and nothing nothin' says. you know we're in trouble. When we leave Washington? We're heading no o'hare and we're doing eight mock as we're truck and across sometimes nine Oh mock trying to get the president of back on time and the bow wave a moving airliners out of the way for us is is a credibly difficult job for the air traffic controllers but Sir they make it happen and they do an amazing job force now. It's incredible. I you know the one thing I wanted to ask you your time but how you basically when I basically do work for the president Can you explain he'd say Gel pretty well. Did you get the no the President Senate or House that Hell is that relationship. I guess on a day to day basis. Let you know how does that. How does that all work? You know the president is got a lot of people underneath them. In the the commander of Air Force One technically is reports of the United States Air Force as well as the White House military office but he works directly and assigned to the president so so the face of the crew is normally the president's head flight attendant that we have so that that's who the president deals with the majority of as a pilot normally deal with the president's chief of staff or maybe deputy chief of staff or a lot of times you deal with the Millay to the president Let's kind of face for the president but if the president needs something he you President Clinton President Bush they had no hesitation to come to the cockpit you know and Tillman we need this or whatever and it's a and you just make it happen. I mean it's truly an honor honor to support them and it's pretty easy to make. All you know what they want to have happen happen. 'cause I mean they're. They're not asking for crazy stuff. They're just asking for the ability to get to the locational occasional..
"air force" Discussed on EAA's The Green Dot - An Aviation Podcast
"I am the senior editor here today for print and digital content and publications sitting here next to me. It's I'm Chris Henry. I'm the EA Aviation Museum programs coordinator in one of your other hosts all right Chris it we don't normally point out like this are the dates that we record these and then they you know they will go live anywhere from one to fourteen days as later but I think it is important to point out that we are recording this episode on the afternoon of September eleventh here twenty nineteen and and given that that's it's a powerful anniversary for all of us then that I think opens you up to introduce our distinguished guests that were very very lucky to have with listen absolutely very thrilled and honored to to have him here Air Force One pilot Colonel Mark Tillman is here to join us this evening. When you're hearing this he's actually here to present in the museum on the evening here of nine eleven Colonel Tillman? Thank you so much for making the trip up here to spend some time with us now. This is incredible credible. I've always wanted to come up here and very happy to do it. You're a great bunch folks amendment of we'll have so far well. You have even seen this evening it uh-huh well. How do you want to do you want to kick things off here? Sure absolutely mark. If you don't mind I always like to at anytime we talked to anybody who's WHO's actively involved in flying aviation has has certainly as we are I like to know how it started. Do you have an earliest earliest aviation memory. Were you a kid building. Models and looking up on airplanes flew over. How did that spark hit you? I definitely as a kid I was always building models but the biggest challenge for me was my dad was construction worker and we just didn't have the money to learn how to fly so there was a north Perry airport was just outside of where we lived in south Florida but it just as my dad said someday. You'll get your chance but right now we just don't have that kind of money so good watching them all the time. My father used I actually he built runways use a construction worker that would build roads and runway so I was always out at the airport of watching a mu- repave the runway build the runway at Fort Lauderdale North Perry whatever so had to wait for the military so I joined the military. ROTC Lane University and then when I graduated I literally was a chemical engineer in the Air Force made me a rocket propulsion engineer until I could get a pilot training plot but two years later I got the piloting slot started out after pilot training as a C. One thirty pilot and then was ploughed back in to be a t thirty seven instructor pilot after that went back to Williams air force base and then slowly just kept flying and eventually the move actually applied to the eighty ninth airlift wing out at Andrews Air Force Base flying the Vice President First Lady Senators Congressman was selected elected and after the first year they're lucky enough to have the guys at Air Force One have me fly the backup on a Gulfstream three and from then on slowly. I got hired by Air Force One so it's about eighteen years at Air Force One allow so so you started you would've started on the T. thirty-seven for primary training than the C. One thirty then back to the t thirty seven sacred definitely that was the progression at what was it what was it about the the eighty nine th airlift wing which is which handles all all the VIP flying for the air force correct. Yes what was it about that job that attracted you you know they they had the new shiniest business aircraft at Gulfstream threes and fours and they had seven Oh sevens lot of history there and for me the goal was always you know fly heavies. I I love flying the t thirty seven thirty eight going fast having a fast pants on but I love the idea of jumping into a cargo plane or a heavy and going around the world and see in places and say go into the eighty ninth for me was as you know there's another opportunity to go around the world fly. Dignitaries and five star hotels have a blast while you're doing it and just continue on my educational locational flying surveys great. I'm still just going to be chuckling at Fast Pansa like I'm lucky if I remember my adult pants. Somebody is hopefully going to have that. Call sign here in what I have to ask was the first day you came into the eighty ninth aircraft of course many of them have the special paint job Abban it. How did you feel walking in the door starting to see those aircraft? They had to get pretty exciting right. Now is the greatest feeling ever I mean it was you got hired by by a group of people that were the best of the best and they they felt that you could make the cut so good and as a Gulfstream three guy seeing the blue and whites and coming coming in flying senators congressman all the VIP's in Washington DC was truly an honor and nothing wrong with staying clean while you're flying line as well and you stayed in your dress uniform and while you're flying you get a nice meal. Get a chance go to the restroom. I joke around because my my son's a growl or pilot in the navy so he he's a fighter guy and that's all I ever hear from him is you know how dad you're just a pilot where he's an exceptional channel pilot because he can he can land on an aircraft carrier all the time but you know I'm always telling him you know when I turn around and I have a great meal and get a chance to go to the restroom he he's not but we have a good time with the how in the world did did an air force guy ever. Let let us get end up in the navy is the craziest thing ever he was going in the Air Force National Guard and then they delayed as pilot training slot by two years so he we weren't Phoenix scenic send I came home from flying one day and he said Hey I just went down to the recruiter downtown in the navy. They say they can get into pilot training next month I just have to go through T S era. OTC or whatever the navy calls it and sure enough they they loaded him up and he was often. He was ready to go so he's he's been he's been loving it. I mean life is so all my navy friends and flying with those guys is always different but now that I've got a son do it. It's it's incredible. Some of the things those guys do a tween. He flies at the Hornet guys. I guess I guess the crawler is pretty much hornet with the with the gun but he's he does a lot of crazy stuff tough and he's deploying a lot and he's happy skit on the planet because he's flying four or five times a week but we thank you for your service but but by extension your son Your family serves thank you in that way and that's that's certainly greatly appreciated it. He's doing a little bit of a little bit of reading the other day about some of the history of presidential pilots and obviously on on the twenty five or what we think of traditionally as Air Force One first and foremost for those that don't know what's important point that that simply a call sign that any anything other within a marine or navy aircraft that the president's aboard any air force aircraft is given that Call Center Force One correct definitely so President Bush flew the Navy Levy plain out to the to the Rim Lincoln that was navy one so it was at the first time we'd ever had a navy one those my understanding and as a navy did it it it was hilarious because they had like five of them all lined up case of a one broke the next one broke and the next one kinda worried about it. We're not gonNA screw the navy brother really worried about that. I can only only imagine and and obviously the the large airplanes have you know on the seven forty sevens were excited when I think of his. Vc Twenty five was that a three person crew flightdeck were you still maintaining a just have a flight engineer some forty seven the VC twenty-five seven forty seven two hundred so it has actual flight engineer position to pilots and a navigator position. Oh it was four women cruel frontier so anyway with with no disrespect to the to those but when you think about what I'm going. I'm going with all this. Is We think about the the command pilot position sort of you were part of a crew but but but you're sort sort of the face of the crew as that once you're in the left seat and when we talk about presidential pilots there's only really been a handful of people in that position when you going back to sort of the end of the Roosevelt administration before he died and independence is the number I saw it with something like it seemed impossibly small like only fifteen sixteen people or or something like that would have been sort of left seat command pilot on an air force aircraft carrying the president and that was powerful to me to the small small number nine so that the presidential pilot I was number twelve so you're assigned to the president so you're actually assigned to the president there seven the other pilots in the unit. They're all presidential pilots but tradition is the presidential pilot numbered pilot is going to do all take off and landings from the left seat because you're you're you're basically assigned to the president and your deputy. When you're GONNA will do all the take off Atlanta from the left seat with the president on board? Everyone goes through the a civilian training as a captain. We all get captain qualified so you can always fly from the left seat every one of us but the experience level so high so you've done the presidential pile on the left seat. You're co-pilot is equally as qualified. He's not a youngster he's been in the military minimum of ten or twelve years flying heavies and so he he or she is all set ready to go but there's always a backup plan as well so even though you're not in in the left seat of the primary aircraft. There's a good chance you'll be in the left seat of the backup aircraft command of that and that's how you get the majority of train in the seven forty seven interesting so you said you were number twelve now. Is that a numbering system that goes back forty so that's it goes back to the days of when they basically when the seven oh sevens came online they're hundred eisenhower. Truman right away works away on re to present day so so if you were the the twelfth then that means that before you started or just as you were about to start more people had walked on the moon than Bennett presidential pilot that really blows my mind yeah. It's it's truly an honor. That's the way I I look at it as you know. It's just how the the unity the tradition of the unit is you know and same with the Marines Marines and Marine One..