35 Burst results for "U.S. Air Force"
Air Force leader's spouse opened fire during Andrews breach
"The air force's top enlisted leader says she and her husband are safe after an intruder breached joint base Andrews. The base outside Washington says that on Monday an intruder breached the base and reached the home of the air force's chief master sergeant, the air base says her husband opened fire on the intruder and security forces arrived to apprehend the person. Chief master sergeant Joanne bass confirmed in a statement that an intruder had reached her home, but that she and her husband are okay. Joint base Andrews is the home to the fleet of blue and white presidential aircraft, including Air Force One, and February 2021 a man got through the military checkpoint on to the installation than through additional fenced secure areas to gain access to the flight line and he climbed into a C 40 aircraft, Donna water Washington
Rep. Barry Loudermilk: China Is Not Our Friend, China Is Our Enemy
"Congressman, you say the man behind the curtains. Is he the guy behind the curtains? I'm really starting to doubt that, especially with the in the aftermath of this Chinese balloon episode. Well, let's say this, he is the face of Oz that is the projected face of us. We don't know who's actually pulling the levers back there. But the thing about the Chinese balloon, I mean, regardless of why it was let to come in, I worked with norad when I was in air force and intelligence. So I can see some reasons why you would want to collect more information from it and let it go for a ways. But what we handled this terribly, whether we purposely allowed it to come in, I mean, we showed weakness on the international arena. And what this shows and I think if there's any silver lining in all of this is maybe it's a wake-up call to some who have thought that, well, China, they're just our neighbor that we're having a spat over our fence line and it'll all go away. No, this is the neighbor who is planning and plotting to take your house to take your family and to take your livelihood. And so I think this may be a wake-up call to a lot of people in the hearing I was just in. There were Democrats who were condemning the president for the way he handled the Chinese 5 balloon. And it shows us that the first thing that we have to do is recognize China is our enemy. They are not our Friends. They are economic partners, but they are our enemy.
Tony Perkins: Chinese Spy Balloon Should Never Have Crossed Border
"What's more troubling to me as an EMP attack rather than a nuclear missile because when you have an EMP, the country is still at least the infrastructure is still intact. When the Chinese or the Russians or whoever wants to invade. But this is a real problem here. There was a paper done back in 2015 by a guy named David stuckenberg, who is an air force major, and he sort of the leading expert on these EMT attacks, and he said we need to be very, very concerned about the possibility of an enemy using the balloons to detonate those devices or using them as the platform to get them over here. That's one way. Personally, I think it would be kind of a slow way because if we'd have been paying attention in the first place, but that balloon should have never even crossed our border. Continue to wear a crossover, of course. If it came over to Canada first and then crossed our border, then we may have an issue. But at the same time, it shouldn't have gotten as far as it did. Many excuse me for interrupting, but there's plenty of places like going over Montana. You shoot it down over Montana. It might hit a cow unless it is Boseman. Or something like that. But there was plenty of places that it could have come down before it hit the north central portion of the United States and then carried off into North Carolina and South Carolina. There's a reason
It Wasn't China's First Spy Balloon With Jim Carafano
"Let's just play because it horrified me. This is a one star air force general. Who's asked about Americans rights to know what the flip is going on. Cut 5 Patrick Reid at Brigadier rider. Position of the balloon classified? Phil right now, what we're not going to do is get into an hour by hour location of the balloon again. We're monitoring it closely. As I mentioned right now, it's over the center of the continental United States. That's about as specific as I'm going to get. I understand by being convenient, but as the public not have a right to know the public certainly has the ability to look up in the sky and see where the balloon is. Yeah, because you can see balloons at 60,000. So you can tell us where Santa Claus says, but you can't tell us where the balloon is. I mean, this is just ridiculous nonsense. So one of the to me, one of the stunning things here is that's come out today is they've acknowledged that the Chinese have done these balloons before. And not just here in Guam over military targets in Hawaii over military targets. Apparently there's one in Canada, which is where we have our strategic early warning system. So is this supposed to reassure us? Right. And all of a sudden, why did they tell us? And here's blinken was going to China today. Now, can reassure me that the U.S. government didn't know that this overflight was happening. And they were sending blink in the China and hoping that nobody actually noticed it.
Caller Michelle Has Some Thoughts on Unmanned Drones
"To Michelle, Dayton, Ohio, line three, happy Friday. Happy Friday, doctor G yeah, here in Dayton at the right pat Air Force Base. You have the beautiful national air force museum. And in the same hangar as the beast one stealth bomber and the SR 71, one of the best planes that we've ever. One of the coolest, if not the coolest plane ever made, the black bird sorry carry on. I would give my left arm to take a ride in one of those. But hanging in that same hanger are unmanned drones. That's the air force let people see. Which to say we don't have an unmanned drone that they don't want us to know about. That could get up there and get that balloon. Well, that's the question. That's what I don't know. I don't know what the ceiling for unmanned drones is. We need a drone expert call in. You can use a pseudonym, but 60,000 feet is pretty pretty high. Thank you, Michelle.
Pentagon Tells Us to "Look up in the Sky" to Locate Chinese Balloon
"National security it's Friday. The one star Pentagon spokesperson of the air force trying to explain why you, the American people, you don't get to know about communist Chinese spy balloons flying across America play cut. The position of the balloon classified? Phil right now, what we're not going to do is get into an hour by hour location of the balloon again. We're monitoring it closely. As I mentioned right now, it's over the center of the continental United States. That's about as specific as I'm going to get. I understand my being convenient, but as the public not have a right to know the public certainly has the ability to look up in the sky and see where the balloon is. You suck at son of a bee. Really? You can go outside and look out. Yeah, because if I go outside here by the nation's capital look in the sky, I'm going to see that it better not be coming over D.C., Brigadier. You saw castic cynical. You are the example of Millie's ideologically woke military. You have the right to go outside and look up. How is a Chinese government surveillance vessel flying over U.S. territory? This is reported last night, and we are told The Pentagon doesn't want to shoot it down because of the danger that it might result in.
Balloons Called Top ‘Delivery Platform’ for Nuclear EMP Attack
"They commissioned this report and the Washington examiner did an excellent job of breaking this down The American leadership and policy foundation air force major David stuckenberg one of the nation's leading EMP experts wrote extensively about the threat that balloons carrying bombs posed to our national security And he said using a balloon as a WMD slash WME platform could provide adversaries with a palette of altitudes and payload options with which to maximize offensive effects against the United States He said a high altitude balloon could be designed created and launched in a matter of months there is nothing to prevent several hundred pounds of weapons material from being delivered to altitude And what he said was that China's recent balloon flyover of the United States is clearly a provocative and aggressive act It was most likely a type of dry run meant to send a strategic message to the United States of America And the question is if they have these very small devices on there that could generate say a nuclear explosion which would create an electromagnetic pulse that could cut the cord in the United States of America for a year or longer EMP experts have warned that China and other nations North Korea Iran have programs to hit the United States grid with electromagnetic pulse weapons that would cut the cord for a year or longer And he said imagine the consequences of a balloon EMP attack that damages and destroys electronic systems at the speed of light within an EMP field with a radius of hundreds of kilometers The eastern grid of the United States generates 75% of U.S. electricity and supports most of the population Virtually any nuke detonated anywhere over the eastern grid will collapse the entire eastern grid not just the area where the EMP exploded
Rep. Zach Nunn: Analyzing Surveillance Operations
"Are a combat veteran of the air force. I appreciate your service and we all thank you again for that. Your service then in uniform now in Congress, but this China balloon thing. Are you buying the story that it's a civilian airship doing meteorological research? Yeah, Jeff, not at all. This is a playbook messaging coming out of China's foreign ministry. Only because they got caught. If that were really the case, they would have been giving us a heads up a long time ago. Look, I've flown literally hundreds of surveillance operations with the U.S. Air Force off the coast of Russia. In the Middle East. And one of the things we do is that we never infringe on a sovereign country's airspace. That is a provocative provocation that can lead to unintended outcomes, particularly on the recon side. One of the things I'm concerned about with this balloon is it's flying upwards 80,000 feet, but it has a solar array package on it. It means it can dwell for a long time over places like Montana where it currently is where the United States nuclear arsenal, one of our basing operations is out. And it can collect not just visually what's happening, much like a cheap or low level satellite, but it can also pick up signals intelligence and start to collect signals intelligence as this idea of acquiring information that is highly sensitive that can come out through communications or through telemetry and indicators and Intel that could give away potentially sensitive information to the from the United States the Chinese government desperately wants and needs to get a closer look than what they can get from the satellite. So very concerning.
"u.s. air force" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Warnings from a U.S. Air Force general saying that his gut tells him that the United States will be in a fight with China in 2025, is indeed getting a lot of attention. Let's get details now as we get over to Ed Baxter, who's got global news. Yeah, thank you very much, rich the general said the U.S. and Taiwan need to be hurriedly preparing for that eventuality. Former U.S. defense secretary Mark Esper though on Bloomberg's balance of power says, there are a lot of events that could complicate things in the next couple of years, including a U.S. election and a presidential election in Taiwan. I think he's looking ahead anticipating and driving a sense of urgency, which I think is important. I appreciate him doing that, but I do not see any necessary necessarily anything inevitable about 2024, 25 and so on. Yeah, although Esper says the general is right in saying that the U.S. and Taiwan should step up preparation steps if it should occur, of course. Australia, Canada, U.S. have imposed fresh sanctions on Myanmar for human rights issues and planning elections. It can not be fair. U.S. House speaker Kevin McCarthy has left his meeting with president Joe Biden saying he thinks they will find a way to find a debt ceiling, budget agreement. He says the government can save money by all analysis. American public can see where we're spending our money. And I think there's a lot of savings we can find for the American taxpayers. Look, this is the hardworking taxpayers, and I know there's a lot of places where there's wasteful Washington spending. And I find that we can find an agreement there. Yeah, he says, before the debt ceiling deadline. The White House says its position on the debt ceiling is clear, Congress must pay for the government's bills. U.S. Republicans say immediately after Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address to Congress, they will launch their promised investigation into alleged Biden family influence, peddling, effectively nullifying any message of unity of the president, may deliver. Those are allegations, of course, crypto thieves stealing a record $3.8 billion worth of currency in 2022 as a sanctions drove a surgeon suspected hacking by the nation. North Korea hackers have increased their focus on crypto as a means to raise revenue, beating international sanctions. The U.S. House oversight committee is looking at potential fraud coming out of the cares act, which during the pandemic offered monetary relief to business and personal citizens assistant director of the U.S. Secret Service David Smith says the U.S. needs to be prepared for another emergency and to find out what happened. Criminals were prepared to exploit the pandemic in part because for years they were selling identity stolen from past data breaches. There were also fabricating identities using personal and financial data of real people combined with false information. Now Smith does say that already some 500 arrests have been made and more than a $1 billion recovered. Global news powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries in San Francisco, I met Baxter
Will Basic Training Accept a Teenager Today?
"A teenager an 1820 year old, 21 year old, whatever, going into the army, any of the branches, because right now there is a mandate where it was, okay? But it was still left to the commands to implement operationally. Okay, so a 20 year old wants to go into the army right now and air force right now. Will the basic training accept them? Will they be able to go to basic training without a shot? My understanding and I say that very carefully is yes. Doug, but you nailed it because he left himself a lot of wiggle room and that operational importation. So it's going to be one of our first hearings with and I'm not sure if it'll be a full armed services committee or my subcommittee. But that's going to be right out the gate is how is this being implemented throughout the force and how is it affecting recruiting and how is it affecting retention? So TBD, I'll have to come back to you month and let you know how it's actually being implemented. Well,
Doug and Congressman Mike Waltz Discuss Serving Your Country
"Both are still in. I'm in the air force, you know, you're in the army as well. And this is something that I think is there. Recruitment, a lot of these issues are down. We were at a, I did some of my drill time when I was in New York when I was in D.C.. It actually at a unit there for reserve is in Washington. Some three star general former personnel folks who came in. Now, I'm not saying I've completely agree with what they're saying, but it was an interesting project when I came in and said, look, we're at a point now to where we really need to consider the draft again. We really need to consider this issue of bringing people in like you said. Now, there's an immediate repulsion of that. Oh, we can't do that. We're getting fine. Yeah. But my long-term here. And one of the first arguments, and it was an interesting argument. And I won't name the Republican who actually made the argument, but he said, well, you know, that means that cohesion and morale and everything will go down and they say they didn't in World War I it didn't World War II in Korean it didn't Vietnam. He said, it explained that so it was an interesting argument. I know we're not there, but is at least there's some conversations saying we got to do something different. Well, you know, a couple of things. One, you know, I don't think you have to wear a uniform to serve your country. You can there's a fema volunteer core for disaster relief. There's national parks, there's inner city tutoring. There's rural medicine. But you learn leadership, discipline, teamwork, followership, and you serve something besides yourself with people who don't look or act or came from the same place that you do. So I think there's that's why I call it national service, number one. Number two, I do think we'd have a hell of a time going back to a draft. The Israelis do it, but their population is 9 million is approaching 350. But Doug, you know, I mean, you've got Elizabeth Warren talking about just giving college away and Bernie talking about deaf relief. I think society should get something in exchange for that. I think that's healthy for the citizen. And for the citizenry,
Tom Haviland Dives Into the Film 'Die Suddenly'
"Talking about a really hugely serious subject. It's gruesome. Tom Hamlin is my guest. He's retired air force major and electrical engineer who's taken it upon himself to investigate investigate something that he first noticed while watching a film tell us about the film because I think many people will want to watch the film. And by the way, that film is extremely disgusting, but if you're maybe it'll encourage you to eat less and you lose weight because it's that disgusting, but it's a film called die suddenly. Suddenly, go ahead. It appeared on the stew Peter's network is you can still find it, I think, a rumble. And it's about an hour long documentary about half the film about a half hours devoted to these 7 ballers finding these white fibers clots. Like I said, I was happy that my survey had a verify corroborated with 88 embalmers seeing the same thing that those 7 or so in the diet suddenly film saw. And I want to piggyback on something you said before the break, Eric. You know, it's important for people to pray. Doctor Ryan Cole has also said that there's a good chance that if you haven't had any negative side effect from the vaccine, you may be all right because a lot of people may have gotten what we call duds because if you remember the vaccines are supposed to be stored a very cold temperatures. And you remember a lot of long lines in the summertime at stadiums and stuff, people getting their vaccine, maybe by the time they got their vaccine dose, the mRNA had turned inert. So there's a good chance if you're not having any problems, you're not suffering any site ill side effects that you may have gotten a dud and you say ineptitude can be a blessing.
Tom Haviland Describes What Embalmers Across the U.S. Are Reporting
"Talking to Tom Hamlin, who's retired air force major and electrical engineer who's taken it upon himself to delve into something that is epidemic across the United States, which is to say embalmers around this country have since 2021 noticed something that they'd never noticed before, strange, white, fibrous, blood clots, present in the bodies of those they are tasked with embalming. Nobody seems to be talking about this. The conclusions are very interesting. I mean, if you begin to look into this, you'd say, well, what began in 2021? Why are we seeing these? What are these things? You were just describing Tom, what their speculating these clots are. And again, this is sort of disgusting, but this is actually quite disgusting. But the point is that these are long, fibrous, a clot, but they are not blood clots. You just establish it. And you said that they were comprised of what? Yeah, the amyloid proteins is one of the theories out there that and actually some of the embalmers that were few that said that they saw the clock starting in 2020. And we know that the COVID virus itself actually has a spike protein on the surface. And the spike protein could be helping to form what's called these amyloid or miss shaped misfolded proteins that then become hard to break down in the body. We all have an enzyme called plasmin that typically breaks down clotting that forms inside our body when we get injured or there was repair of blood vessels inside the body. But if the protein is misshapen folded, then it becomes difficult for that enzyme plasmin to attach to the protein to break down the clot and then it starts to persist. The theory out there is that maybe the introduction of the vaccines in 2021 supercharged this effect because if you recall the vaccines were supposed to stay in your upper arm, produce the spike protein only for a few days to a week or so to elicit an immune response from your own immune system and then its job is done.
Tom Haviland Discusses the Shocking Film 'Die Suddenly'
"Havilland is my guest, Tom welcome. Hi, Eric. Thanks for having me on the show to talk about this very important topic. Yes, and by the way, I'll try not to gag. I just want to be upfront. I will try. No, look, this is when I saw the video, the die suddenly video. That's what brought you. You're not in this business. He retired air force major electrical engineer. But what got your attention? And you said somebody needs to speak out and draw attention to this, which is what you're doing and you're doing it on this program. But tell us about that process for you when you said this is not getting coverage. This needs to get covered. This is gigantic information. Sure will. The week of Thanksgiving of last year, the diet suddenly film came out. It came out of the Stu Peter's network. And I started to watch the movie and it was kind of crazy when it first started. They had Bigfoot in there and the moon landing. I said, what's going on here? But I stuck with it and I watched the film and I'm glad that I did, Eric, because at the 13 minute and 15 second point, an amazing statement is made. And embalmer from the state of Indiana, mister Wallace hooker, was recently speaking at an Ohio embalmers association conference in October 26th of last year. And during that conference, he was presenting to a room of about 100 embalmers. And he showed him photos of these white fibers clots so he's been pulling out of his corpses for the last year and a half. And he asked the room of embalmers, are you seeing the same clots? And he said that almost the entire room of 100 embalmers raised their hands yes, they were. Okay, let me just say parenthetically. This is disgusting. But there's no way around it. Ladies and gentlemen, what we're talking about is happening, not getting covered, and so yes, I remember watching this film die suddenly, my friend Barbara, who lives in The Woodlands in Texas, sent it to me. And I started watching it. And the film begins, it's a little bit all over the place, talking about, but then suddenly it comes in, lands the plane on what you just said,
Two former astronauts receive Space Medal of Honor
"Two former NASA astronauts have received top honors, vice president Kamala Harris, who is also the chair of the national space council, presented the congressional space Medal of Honor to a pair of former NASA astronauts for designing a new crew capsule, the crew dragon, and then piloting it to the International Space Station in 2020. Douglas Hurley and Robert behnken received the accolades in the first congressional space medal of honors awarded since 2016. Harris said their work ushered in a new era in space, an era of commercial space flight as they conducted the inaugural NASA SpaceX demonstration demo two mission. It was the first time in nearly a decade that astronauts blasted into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company, Hurley served in the marines and been conserved in the air force. They were both military test pilots before joining NASA in 2000. I'm Lisa dwyer
Boeing bids farewell to an icon, delivers last 747 jumbo jet
"Boeing has delivered its last 747 jumbo jet. Boeing has been very well to an icon. It's delivered its final 747 jumbo jet, which was delivered to Atlas air. Desi Evans a retired Boeing worker who worked on the first 747, said this was his first reaction. And so when they arrived of course, we were just mesmerized by looking at the size of it. I mean, he just blew our minds. Since it debuted in 1969, the 747 has served as a cargo plane, a commercial aircraft capable of carrying nearly 500 passengers and the Air Force One presidential aircraft. It revolutionized international travel. But over the past 15 years, Boeing and its European rival Airbus have introduced more profitable and fuel efficient widebody planes. I'm Lisa dwyer
Air Force General Predicts War With China in 2025
"Four star air force general sinema on Friday To the officers he commands He didn't expect this to get out Somebody leaked it That predicts the U.S. will be at war with China in two years and tells them to get ready to prep for firing a clip at a target in aim for the head In the memo sent Friday and obtained by NBC News general Mike minahan head of air mobility command said I hope I'm wrong My gut tells me we fight in 2025 Air mobility command is nearly 50,000 service members nearly 500 planes in his responsible for transport and refueling Menahan said in the memo that because both Taiwan and the U.S. will have presidential elections in 2024 The U.S. will be distracted Chinese president Xi Jinping will have an opportunity to move on Taiwan He lays out his goals for preparing including building a fortified ready integrated agile joint force maneuver team ready to fight and win inside the first island chain The sign memo is addressed to all air wing commanders an air mobility command and other air force operated commanders In order to report all major efforts to prepare for the China fight to him by February 28th No joke This is no joke During the month of February directs all AMC personnel to fire clip into a 7 meter target with the full understanding that unrepentant lethality matters most aim for the head He also orders all personnel to update the records and emergency contacts The march he directs all AMC personnel to consider their personal affairs and whether a visit should be scheduled with their servicing base legal office to ensure they are legally ready and prepared In other words to have their wills made and everything
Watchdog blames Syria's air force for deadly chlorine attack
"The global chemical weapons watchdog has blamed Syria's air force for a deadly chlorine attack. A probe by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons has established their reasonable grounds to believe serious air force had dropped two cylinders containing chlorine gas on the Syrian city of Douma in April 2018, killing 43 people, the watch dogs report offers the latest confirmation the regime of Syrian president Bashar Assad used chemical weapons during his country's grinding Civil War, Syria had joined the OPCW in 2013 under pressure from the international community after being blamed for another deadly chemical weapon attack. I'm Charles De
Military probing whether cancers linked to nuclear silo work
"The U.S. Military is looking into cancer found among multiple crew members at a nuclear missile base. In slides from a briefing obtained by The Associated Press, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Space Force says 9 officers assigned over the years to maelstrom Air Force Base in Montana, all developed a type of blood cancer, non Hodgkin's lymphoma, and one of the officers has died. The base is home to a field of silos for minuteman three intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the miscellaneous worked deep underground in a reinforced bunker. More than 450 former missileers are serving as Space Force officers, including at least four of the 9 identified. The slides say there are indications the disease may be linked to their service, and that the disproportionate number presenting with cancer specifically lymphoma was concerning. In a statement to the AP and air force spokeswoman says senior leaders are aware of the concerns and medical professionals are gathering data to learn more. I'm Jennifer King
"u.s. air force" Discussed on WTOP
"Sports The top stories we're following for you this morning on WTO President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to buffalo today to meet with families of the victims first responders and community leaders following the mass shooting there They'll visit the top's market memorial to pay their respects to the lives lost in Saturday's tragic shooting The Ukrainian fighters who doggedly defended a steel mill and Mary opal have completed their mission Ukrainian officials say that they're evacuating the last remaining fighters from that steel mill after reaching a ceasefire agreement with Russia Metro general manager and CEO Paul weeda felt has retired more than a month earlier than planned And the transit agency's chief operating officer Joe leader has stepped down effective immediately We felt says in a statement he retired early to provide a more timely transition to interim general manager Andy off before Randy Clark takes over in July Stay with WTO for more on these stories in just minutes 5 47 here the U.S. Air Force has carried out a successful test of its troubled hypersonic missile over the weekend the air force announcing that it's air launched a rapid response weapon was successfully released from a B-52 H bomber off the coast of Southern California Saturday Is a hypersonic weapon that uses a booster rocket to accelerate the missile to speeds in excess of Mach 5 or 5 times the speed of sound The air force has struggled with the testing of the weapon in the past suffering three flight test failures before this latest success It's 5 48 Back to Jack Taylor now in the traffic.
"u.s. air force" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
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"u.s. air force" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
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"u.s. air force" Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
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"Lift the feelings of guilty felt for decades and and how he's finally resolved that by by confronting some of these issues and we talked about this whole sequence of the shirt and the hat and the coin That you received from your son's friend and The other veterans that have come alongside. All of this is really like in the past five years and so describe what it's like after forty years of feeling this to now go through this process of releasing this and feeling good about your service. Yeah you know I it's funny because it was and it is a process of these last five years and like you know. Meet me crying. And having linda sailor words squirrels to make just kind of take back and in the exercise of trying to write and stuff and in coming across the other veterans and. I think that's the thing i got out of this. Most was you know someone like like like elvis that was in harms way and that he makes sure anybody he comes across. It has any sort of regular feelings. He helps them with that. He's helped me tremendous with it and You know the the daniel her net so what. What's happened with with me as i really do. Feel like I've done my part. For where i was in my life and what the circumstance was and it's that it's not my ideal my my There's nothing i can do to say. How do i facilitate this or that. It's not. It's a decision i made to go into the service to serve and i served in the position that were put in is all by circumstance fate and needs at the time. And that kind of i kind of you know. Hit home with me and Now it's kind of come out of it is different. People that are like thinking about the service or they say something where. I would just ignore that conversation. I'll i'll give him my opinion. I'm not gonna say it's advice. I had somebody explain that to me the other day..
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"I finally get up and things over anybody. Sitting down side sat down quick. And mikey was like looking at me. Like why you know so it really kind bother him. I think and when we had dinner dinner that night he brought it up again. And i tried to explain. It's not like a disrespect. It's just that i don't feel as worthy as guys that were like in combat to be honored and stop and then the weirdest thing happened. I just started crying in. Oh and it was weird. I i don't even know why it hit me so hard. So many years later and it was like something and his wife. Linda was just she couldn't handle it. Seen as big guy cry and everything so she goes to me she goes john. Think about squirrels just think about squirrels. And it just was the weirdest comment right so it just kind of made me like you know. Stop and i chuckled. A little bit. And i got over and then as the evening went by. She talked to me quite a bit and she goes. You ought to write this down. Just get this out so you start feeling better about stuff and I was like. I don't know but in like kind of a good idea and so since i grew up in hollywood i figure i'll try to write a screenplay you know and i actually wrote a really good screenplay did well on a big competition nichols competition but It was more about the whole big events. And i could see. I wasn't a hero. So i didn't really write me in there and so even i wrote a good thing. I didn't get out my feelings inside what i had and So eventually i wrote the essay which You know you guys publish. Thank you very much and that really helped me get out my personal feelings and the things that i went through in the guilt it i felt and it's really helped a lot to this day and i had There was a former Couple veterans really helped me to a guy named elvis lynn bray who he was a A crew chief on.
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"There's a big contingent that went to australia too but And a lot of those orphanages and those personnels in those earth day did a lot to just to get them to the planes to be able to to be brought out so you mentioned the guilt that you felt. How did that manifest itself over the rest of your time in the service and even for years to come you know The one time. Like i say when i when i got after i left the philippines and ironically i left on a c. Five they they were. They were grounded for a long time. But when i left we went and it was. They were so jittery about it. We stopped in guam. We stopped in hawaii and eventually changes to a plane because at that time they weren't sure whether with the cause was whether it was some sort of projectile hit it or whether it was mechanical problem But then when i came back i got re stationed at sheppard air force base again. Which was not my favorite assignment but And then when i came. But that's where i go back and forth on leave. That's where i had to win incident with the girl and the two guys in the dallas airport and the funny thing with that. That happened was back. Then if you wore your uniform you and you go home on leave. You could get Standby and you go for free. The airlines will and. I'm not sure if they still do that or not. But i just stopped wearing my uniform Because i didn't want to have people saying stuff and at the time my family was from hollywood california too so i just didn't want to deal with it so i i wouldn't. I would pay to come home and leave rather than and but that's that's it. But then when i got stateside roles change that he didn't get to do quite as much And you know it was nothing really then came at me like i feel guilty about that. Just that that that thing in the dallas airport did and so it was many years later That you finally faced This guilt that you had been dealing with you. Describe it in your essay as just kind of cloud hanging over you. How did that affect your your work. Your family all sorts of other parts of your life. Yeah with You know we're really came to to. I buried it. I mean i. Just today. I got out. You know threw away all my uniforms. I didn't wanna never thought about it. Never talked about a lot of people. Don't even know us in the air force right and The first thing that happened was my. My son was coaching baseball in san diego california. And we're going to see a game. So i go down to see him and He after the game he gives me a package and manila envelope. And it's it's this air force hat..
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"The a lot of the kids that were down below Got killed when i'm on the thing plus with the law a lot of you know pulling tears military people to A lot of the infants up above her okay and but it had separated in three different areas in the main passenger side where the infants were. There was a The flight nurse was regina on and She ended up receiving the cheny award for outstanding valor in a humanitarian effort. Because she her she got her back broken on it in a broken foot and she was still able to. You know go ahead and direct getting all these infants out and Saved a lot of kids along with a lot of other people's plus the heroics of bud trainer to get that thing back the way he did. the The unfortunate part is like You know i think one hundred seventy eight people died with about seventy or eighty children are more now and Or no. I think it was one hundred thirty eight children. I'm not sure the deck numbered but but it was. It was just a devastating thing and for me it just kind of woke me up because going back to that incident is said about not giving your morphine to the evisceration in my training. Is this bright pain and everything to life to me you know. The two of the medevac guys would always come up to bring guys. Were on that plane and one didn't make it back in one. Got his voice box kind of crushed in and stuff and just all kinds of volunteers. Different people that were around the base. They were just everybody was gone and it was so unexpected. And you know you thought we were doing something great here and it turned into such a tragedy and I just felt i remember. They're just getting even more and more feeling guilty of like i'm just here and look at these people who perished trying to do this incredible Humanitarian effort. You felt like you should have been i. I should've been there you know and it's funny where It's especially at that age you know. That's i wanna be. I thought part and and and even though i was really enjoying that and i know letting back i made a big difference in those kids lies. i just felt like i. I wasn't doing my part. You know as as other soldiers were doing as other airmen were doing. I just thought that you know. I got kind of a free pass because i'm just here. I'm just in the nursery. So do you feel like it. Hit you harder because of the work. You've been doing with babies if you had a different assignment do you think it would have hit you. The same You know that's a good question. I never even really looked at that. the only i do know an emotion that came later when i came back to the states where it kinda hit me that way Where when i came back stateside and I was in dallas fort worth airport. And i you know. I had my uniform on and i had Windows will tramp things and there was a girl in two guys young twenties. And we're the only ones on the tram and she made horrible comment that everybody heard back..
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"They had to really Because they were just they were cargo planes and so they had to come up with different ways of Of having the kids strapped in and everything and There's some interesting pitchers up in the. There's a passenger section up above the c five a Which looks like a regular airliner. Almost as far as the way the seats are but what they did was. They took little boxes and they brought bought the penalties boxes across the seats. And they'd have all the infants in it. And they would you know put a gigantic seatbelt across all the hold them in place and then the older kids some of the toddlers and stuff for in the lower part of the cargo area with different nations and different stuff and There but so it was i. I think there was well. Well over i think two hundred Well over two hundred kids. I think they were brought in that first flight. There i mean initially some. Wow we're going to Take a break here in just a moment but As you prepared for this personally knowing this was coming. What's going through your mind. Well that's the thing with me was the i was working in newborn nursery intensive care side. I was not assigned to a tactical hospital. So i was just working with my my kids up there and there was all this chaos going around and other places and i felt a little left out of it. To tell you the truth there was something to where i. I was kind of not my role. Hadn't changed and other people were and I was in the icu nursery and intensive care nursery and the intensive care. The hospital was right next to us. So the a couple of the medevac guys. The cormon that work the medevacs would come up from time to time. And i talk to them and they would take the whoever was to the intensive care site you know they were going to be part of the operation and others were involved on the ten city but i was still taking care of my kids which i knew was doing an important role but i didn't quite feel like i was part of it you know and so there's a little bit of a different feeling for me. Talk about that a lot on our next segment as well as of course the tragic beginning of operation baby lift. This is veterans chronicles. I'm greg columbus. Our guest is. Us air force veteran john mckearney. This has veterans chronicles. I'm greg columbus honored to be joined today by. Us air force veteran john mckearney. And we're talking about operation baby lift and his service at that time at clark air force base in the philippines and John of course for those who know the story of operation baby lift got off to an speak ably tragic. Start this huge c. Five a airplane loaded with kids and army personnel. Crashes and many of them were killed..
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"I'm feeding a baby and i'd see the monitor. Go off and start ringing. I would just see which baby it was. And then i would gently pull on the gaas and in the foot rise and then go off and everything so i was. I got very creative about how to take care of him. And the pd resident pediatrician at time. He saw it and he was okay with it. Because you know it wasn't like i was like jerking or anything but the charge nurse would go around and she would get upset. She just didn't like me doing that. But the pediatrician over roller saying you know what's he gonna do. We only have so much time today. It but i had a good time. Taking care of i would take my. I remember taking my shoes off. And just having my socks with armed forces radio going on and i would be sliding from crib. The crib changing them. I got really good at it and just really enjoyed it. I just really was having a great time. Like i'm doing something more than just catching a football and it just felt. Really really rewarding. That's the best way to describe it. John we'll pause right there. We'll be right back with the rest of your story and we'll talk about operation baby lift and what followed that for you. This is veterans chronicles. This is veterans chronicles. I'm greg corrobos honored to be joined today by. Us air force veteran john mckearney and for the next Several minutes we'll be talking about operation baby lift and the impact that those days had on him for many years to come As you mentioned you got to the philippines after the peace accords have been signed ending the vietnam war but of course the fall of saigon happened in the spring of nineteen seventy five right and even before the the fall actually completely happened. There was the concern about babies in south vietnam particularly interracial babies between us s servicemembers. Vietnamese women And so there was an airline executive that got highly involved with this and eventually president ford authorized operation baby lift. So that's a lot to preface this so Explain what you understood at. The time was happening. And what the purpose of the operation was As you know as far as Like i said. I got there in nineteen seventy four and we knew in the philippines vietnam was really already starting to collapse a little bit. The north kept coming further south And in the spring of nineteen seventy five is where it really started to fall apart In late march They came down..
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"I was being trained for and i assume that's where i was going to go ahead and go and what i was going to do right right so then you get deployed to the philippines correct. Yes and what. Did you think you are going to be doing when you got up there. When i when i went there i thought i would be assigned to one of the tactical hospitals. There's six fifty six and six fifty seventh that you would work in a hospital with a regular job at some kind and assisting in the medical wards or orthopedics or whatever But then you also were assigned twenty technical hospitals that would train and rotate out to different things When i got i i came in there I that wasn't the case i today. I reported Reported with another airman. And we went to the personnel sergeant. And he's sitting there doing a bunch of stuff with his paperwork and there's a big board behind him and it had. I didn't realize that time but there was two openings. There was one in general ward and there was another one underneath this category said. ob which. I had no clue that what that was. Well the cormon. I was with kind of looked at that real quick. And he asked this guy goes. Can i be assigned to the general work. And so he goes yeah for sure and he goes then you have. Ob and i'm just going. Yeah you know you're just a fresh. You know train guy but then i stood up and then before i go sarah where what's all being you know because it's third four four four. I forget what it was. He goes obstetrics. They have an opening in the newborn nursery. And you know. I'm six foot five hundred thirty five pounds and i was strong not like now but i was really strong then and i was just like you know you. I was really respectful to him. But i was like. Oh my i just didn't wanna do it. I remember writing up the elevator thinking. How do i transfer out of taking care of babies. I don't want to take care of babies you know. So that's how i. That's how i came into the philippines. Then you got up there. I got up there. And as i go into the very beginning when it came out of the elevator i came around the corner. there's captain fanny gains. Who is in charge of the whole obstetrical unit. And then there was another officer nectar. Lieutenant lynn foos was a second lieutenant and they were standing side by side down by the newborn nursery. And i could hear the kids wailing and all this and their officers and i'm just coming out of you know training so i'm like i salute them and everything and i'll never forget Captain gains looks me up and down and she goes to something to the effect of you know. I requested to cormon and they send me one big win instead so I you know ended up getting a little bit of training and then going there and then it was just a whole different experience for me. So what were the duties The duties No pun intended with the word duty. Okay but initially. I just worked as helping like you know. Change diapers and feed babies You know maybe take them out to the mothers for nursing. Whatever general house cleaning. I also had to wash the bedpans from the obstetric wards. We have all that stuff and I was just there..
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"I kind of wanted just bury myself as just an an average sky within my flight and stuff but My drill instructor chose me to be the dorm sheaf and charge everybody when he wasn't there which i didn't want to embrace it i Because he had everybody from all over. And i'm in charge and stuff and That was a very interesting experience. The physical part and everything wasn't anything difficult or even the discipline but just trying to keep my my flight Under control in the d. I was not around and i have a story where i'm not. I don't have a lot of rhythm. And i had to march him to chow hall. And as you march and you come up to the end of the marching. There's a cadence you have to call to stop them in time and there was a wall and all the other flights do it right and i would come in and i would miss do it and the flight would actually start piling up against the wall marching in place. It looked like a scene out of like the guys on the bridge from the wizard of oz you know. Big soldiers rolled back and forth. And everybody makes fun of me. I finally got it down but it was. I was challenged rhythmically. Let's just say it that way so once. You're done with training where you immediately deployed to the philippines. There was there are a couple of other steps between from there actually was went up to sheppard air force base in wichita falls texas for training as a medic as a medical cormon and i was up there actually for months. I think we were there. And we learn you know all different aspects of the medical field At least most of them. Not some of the stuff that i was gonna come across later. It was really interesting. I i really started to get into it. Like i can do something else besides being a footman football guy so i just really embraced it and stuff in But i was still very competitive and at the end of the training. Right of one of our final Exam thing is a tree is where they put us inside of a hangar and then they have all these different airmen laying out on the tarmac and they have all these prosthetic injuries and we have to make a decision as to okay. How you do this one you know. Save this one. This one's an evisceration. You let this one go. And i went through it and i wanted and i got them all right and i was so proud of myself and then the drill instructor i mean the person running the training He came up to me and he was really upset with me afterwards. Because even though i had treated everybody correctly to save the ones that we couldn't say that i couldn't save with the visitations. I didn't take the time to leave them. The morphine packets so any key and it was it was something that didn't really hit home at the time about the compassion for life. Because i really hadn't experienced death and to me it was just like a competitive thing but something to kind of stuck in my my subconsciously about being more compassionate about life and that whole process so that was kind of a beginning awakening me about you know thinking about what i was going to be as far as a cormon. So so were you planning at this point based on the training to be a combat Well that's that's what you know. I thought i was twenty twenty one years old right. So you're sitting there and that's what you you want. It's the end of vietnam so there's not like a lot of combat going there but as there's tactical hospitals that would rotate out to different skirmishes humanitarian efforts. And that's where you know..
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"Welcome to veterans chronicles. I'm greg columbus. Our guest in this edition is us. Air force. veteran john mckearney. He served four years in the air force and was stationed at clark air force base in the philippines at the time of operation. Baby lift the effort to rescue children in south vietnam from the communist north vietnamese forces as it became clear saigon would fall and for forty years after leaving the service. Mr macartney struggled with survivor's guilt. Because he was not on the ill-fated first flight of children from vietnam to the philippines and john. Thank you very much for being with us. Thanks for having me. Where were you born and racer I was born in dayton ohio ironically on an air force base wright patterson air force base I stayed there 'til. I was six months old and my dad was transferred to castle air force base in northern california. Mer said which. I don't think it's there anymore and from there down. He was transferred to norton. Air force base in san bernardino and after that he had a career in aerospace industry and we kind of just followed wherever those jobs led to. How many years did your dad spend in the service. He was during world war two. So i think it was about four four or five years. I think he was technically in the army air corps before it was actually became the air force in nineteen forty seven or whenever it was right on okay You're a very good football player and went to the university of oregon to continue Your football what position did you play. was recruited there by john robinson. Who coached who on the usc as a wide receiver But they he left and the big coaching change and they tried to put me at tight end which I didn't really want to do. And i had other some emotional issues at the time so I was there for little over a year. And then something stirred inside of me wanting to do something else. So i moved on. And how did that lead to you joining airplane. After i got i i left the school. I wasn't sure what i wanted to do I came back down to southern california. Where i was from and just things turned inside of me where. I wasn't sure what i wanted to do. And i always felt like all i was was a football player my whole life and i actually went by recruiting station and cited to go in and i think subconsciously i went into the air force one because my dad had been in the air force and i qualified for different specialties. I think subconsciously. I chose medical cormon because my mom was a registered nurse and i think that's what kind of precipitator and i was really scored really high So that's how. I actually went in and ended up going down to lackland air force base for my basic training. What was that like. That was interesting..
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"u.s. air force" Discussed on PT Pintcast - Physical Therapy
"The second thing would probably be the fact that we have lot about timing so we're treated as specialists were were trusted and respected in that way. And so we're able to order imaging Out the call anybody or ask permission we can just order. Amr is xrays c. T. scans anything that we feels appropriate. The research on that is really interesting. Shows that a visible therapists in the military. Overuse that stuff. The that doctors do so It's it's hopefully going to be a civilian thing one day And then we are able to order some medications but not all just like basic kind of things. Nothing like potted What else anything. I is legal somewhere therapist to do. You can pretty much do in the military and sometimes you have to get credentials for those kinds of things like dry needling and like what is it called the I'm forgetting the word Battlefield acupuncture do you know what that is dome okay. So that's that's interesting so it is the these little needles that will little earrings that you put around the ear inn it is. They're like acupuncture points and it's opposed to treat pain elsewhere so it Dates back to when it was it was originally discovered to be helpful was on the actual battlefields on win. Soldiers were wounded. They would sick these things in their ear and it would help relieve some pain so now it's being used by his therapists in clinic that just one of the many things that opportunities things learn and utilize but there really seems like autonomy and and being able to treat really at the top of your license within within that setting top that the individuals you get to work with. I'm guessing they're probably pretty motivated. You know they're also probably pretty tied to their identity so being injured or not being in whatever role they're being in is probably difficult for them so they're probably pretty motivated to see you so they can get they'll do whatever hopefully do whatever you say so they can get back to that. You're exactly exaggerate. Yeah so that's another great of the job is that you don't have to deal with Workers comp patients or anyone. That is a like you said anybody. That's not more. They all wanna get better because they won't be able to do their job So yeah that's a great one of the positives of of being a pta in in the unit. That i'm in any way. They're all like elite athletes and when they get injured. It's kind of at the end of the world so they'll do anything to get better grades. We'll talk about that specific unit that you're you're you're in a special warfare unit so me who are not involved in military kind of walk us through what that means and then kind of what what their job is like. Because you've got to be thinking along that you know we did an interview with With an a fighter pilot physical therapists the weights of the helmet. You've gotta get in their in their tactics and their job right out says huge so so the guys that i work with our tax ease like you said tactical air control party so their job is to basically land in area combat Via plane whether it be out or fast roping down and then Are on the ground. They have their equipment Needed to basically give the planes up above the target coordinates of where the bomber be dropped. So they're calling in hornets. It's all controlling the aircraft's So yeah prequel so along with that like you said. They are in training doing a lot of jumping and fast roping kinds of things that lead to a lot of extremity injury and a log. Low back injuries. Well so Understanding that and witnessing napper's hand is a big part of the job so for example Let me go up in a helicopter. Which was really awesome and while it was really fun it was also really helpful. Because i got to see like from surge finished what is involved like wearing the equipment that they have to wear with the the shoe in everything. It's in teddy and you're constantly constricted any be for hours waiting for The helicopter going out sitting in most in their light. It is not gonna organize might what's involved with actually jumping so they also took me to a wind tunnel which is like the indoor skydiving and i got to see like feels like to be in that position for a prolonged period of time which also is not as easy as looks. So are you really get to see like where your how much extension you need to have in your back in the position that you'd have to have your arms in and stuff like that. So it's it's helpful to see You know will arrange emotion that they need to have strength where he'd strength endurance Things like that. So they're really good about including us that we can fully understanding grasp the leg requirements for their job. Just getting a really good picture about what what needs to be done physically so you can kind of picture that in and work appropriately. I think one of the best one of the best framing of tactical athletes was factually from a guy named rich westwick who founded the tactical athletes special interest group within the a pta. And he said listen Your triathlete i said. Yeah he said you know exactly what date. And what time i mean i know the minute the guns gonna go off and i know exactly where the hills are on the bike and the run and i know pretty much how the weather is going to be. So that's an you're an athlete. A tactical athlete never knows what the course is going to be. They might find out last minute and they have to constantly train like it might be tomorrow morning. It could be a week from now and really it was that mindset was like oh you've gotta constantly trained for this thing that you have no idea about your your your training is more vast right or nonspecific course and you might get the call tomorrow morning or my eastern now or might be six months from now so so what about prolong training you working with the with the group as well for maintaining and avoiding injury. Yes so i'm actually part of liga who human performance team so along with myself. Another physical therapist we also have to strength coaches slash. Exercise physiologists So they do majority of of that in what we call the human performance lab version of the gym They are doing all. The programming is So they don't have to follow the programming but they should muslim jail and so their their primary job is like you. Dumb physically been ready ready to go in in that aspect but we also get involved as physical therapist which is another fun part of job. So we're not just stuck in the in a clinic all day h pl and train. The is in there and it's just it's more elite type of types of things. Not just like you know the regular stuff that you see in clinic. And then we kind of do different things like educational briefs to units Memo also hold like small group classes on teaching them a movement crap yoga core routines any anything to help rehab. We call consider a preab to prevent them to get from getting injured but then they get injured while working out then. We're there to treat the injury anyway. Happens a story about a moment that That made you say ya. This is why i'm here. This really made me. You know kinda kinda was was was Was closed loop and said yeah this i. I'm in the right spot. Because of this day was there is mind.
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