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The Dan Bongino Show
Part 1: TX Sen. Brian Birdwell Recalls Being at the Pentagon on 9/11
"If you could tell us your story on 9 11 at The Pentagon we would be an honor to hear it Yes sir Yes sir By the lord's grace I'm joining you now 20 years later Having been at The Pentagon And being the only survivor in the E ring at the crash site My listeners remember that portion of The Pentagon that crumbles the E ring where my desk was located was four windows to the left of where it shears off cleanly when the building crumbles The window I'm in fact behind is just to the right where the debris field remains somewhat hinged on the right hand side The first window to the right of the second floor on 5 to 7 yards behind that window Because when I went out to the men's restroom I stepped out into the E ring hallway walked through what would be the collapse point that impact point that would eventually crumble I walked through that section of the E ring went to the men's gentleman's room to the at the intersection of the fourth quarter and the E ring took care of business came out 7 or 8 steps and I'm not I'm just a few steps from turning right back into that portion that would crumble returning back to my office on the other side of the impact point So when flight 77 makes impact I mean it is I mean it's deafening and one nanoseconds You go from a well lit hallway and charge your faculties to an earthly hell of fire choking black smoke and the pain and the disorientation By the large grace I would survive that There would be my comrades in arms Bill McKinnon Roy lawless John Davies and chuck knoblauch would carry me out of the fourth quarter into an a ring passageway I'd receive my first medical care from a great air force doctor named John Baxter When he treats me inside The Pentagon for my initial care he puts some morphine shot into my right foot the IV into my left because I am so charred burnt the best way to describe how I look is just terribly indisposed I very little of my clothing remaining on me
AP News Radio
Sleepless in Kyiv: Nighttime Russian air campaign terrorizes citizens in Ukrainian capital
"Russia has unleashed one of its biggest air strikes on Kyiv since the war began as the Ukrainian city suffers its second overnight assault in a row. Officials say its defense forces have shot down more than 40 targets during what Kyiv's mayor of Vladimir Klitschko describes as another difficult night in the capital. Ukraine's air force claims to have shot down 37 out of 40 Russian launched cruise missiles and 29 out of 35 drones, the latest wave of Russian strikes on the city come as Ukraine prepares to launch a counteroffensive to reclaim areas that Russian forces have taken. I'm Lauren Brooks
AP News Radio
Air Force fighter pilot tapped by Biden to be next Joint Chiefs chairman has history of firsts
"President Biden has nominated a groundbreaking general to serve as his next top military adviser. General brown's warrior. A fighter pilot, a fearless leader, and patriot, who has pushed the military to adapt for 21st century challenges. All that makes general C C Brown junior, the president's pick to be the next joint chiefs of staff chairman, succeeding Mark milley, whose term ends in the fall. She kills absolutely superb and I am looking forward to a speedy confirmation. Brown is now the air force's top officer, the first black man to lead a military service and would be the second black chairman after Colin Powell. John O'Brien said he doesn't he doesn't play for second place. He plays the wind and that's obvious. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
AP News Radio
Austin hopes F-16 fight jet training for Ukrainian pilots will begin in coming weeks
"Defense secretary Lloyd Austin says he hopes Ukrainian pilots will soon start training on American made fighter jets. Speaking virtually to global defense leaders about ongoing military aid for Ukraine, Austin says the aim is to start the F-16 training in coming weeks. This will further strengthen and improve the capabilities of the Ukrainian air force in the long term. But not necessarily help Ukraine's anticipated counter offensive against Russia. The defense officials are expected to get an update from Ukrainian leaders about preparations for the fight. Austin says they'll also have to look for creative ways to boost production of more key systems for Kyiv. We're going to have to dig deeper. Washington.
AP News Radio
Biden tapping Gen. Charles Brown for chairman of the Joint Chiefs
"Name C cubed Brown junior as the next joint chiefs of staff chairman, Brown already made history as the first black man to be the air force's top officer, and he'd be the second black chairman after Colin Powell 30 years ago. Brown is a career at 16 pilot, with deep experience in shaping U.S. defenses to meet China's rise after leaving Pacific air forces. Mark milley's second term as joined chiefs chair ends in October, and it Brown is confirmed to replace him. It would mark the first time, both The Pentagon's top civilian and uniform positions are
AP News Radio
Biden, McCarthy to hold pivotal meeting on debt ceiling as time to resolve standoff grows short
"President Biden and House speaker Kevin McCarthy will meet today for a critical talk, says time grows short to end the debt ceiling standoff. The president called McCarthy from Air Force One while flying home from Japan last night. Saying it went well. McCarthy was also upbeat. I believe it was a productive phone call. Won that led to negotiators resuming stalled talks, including North Carolina Republican Patrick mchenry. The fact that our principal spoke made a big difference reset where we're guidance and I think that was helpful. Still make Henry says there are obstacles and the race is on, with treasury chief Janet Yellen, saying June 1st is a hard deadline to raise the debt limit and avoid default. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
AP News Radio
Biden off to Japan for Group of Seven summit, says there's 'work to do' on global stage
"President Biden will head home earlier than planned from an overseas trip to deal with the debt crisis. For weeks, The White House and since did he could manage both the Capitol Hill talks and foreign commitments while abroad. The president could be president anywhere. That was just yesterday. Hours before the administration announced the president would scrap the last two legs of his trip. The president wanted to come back, come back a little bit early. Spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre faced multiple questions aboard Air Force One about why, given that it meant putting off visits to Australia and Papua New Guinea. National security adviser Jake Sullivan says that work is important. But can wait. Default can't be postponed, but the trip can be postponed. Sullivan's rejecting claims the change will do diplomatic damage or give China leverage. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
AP News Radio
Army sergeant who fatally shot BLM protester in Texas sentenced to 25 years as governor seeks pardon
"An Uber driver who shot another armed white man in a Texas protest has received a lengthy sentence in a case that drew the attention of the Texas governor. This court census you to a term of 25 years in the Texas department of criminal justice. In Austin, Texas district judge Clifford Brown handed down the sentence Wednesday to Daniel Perry. Perry is white U.S. Army sergeant, serving at fort hood. He was working as a ride share driver when he shot and killed Garrett foster a white U.S. Air Force veteran who was legally carrying an AK-47 at a crowded George Floyd protest in July of 2020, Texas governor Greg Abbott said Perry was railroaded, and has requested a pardon recommendation, while prosecutors say Perry's social media history and text messages suggest he's a racist who might commit violence again. The victim's mother, Sheila foster, spoke in court. I pray to God. That one day he will get rid of all this hate that's in your heart. I'm Jennifer King.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Senator Reveals Shocking Event at Air Force Base
"Glory, America, bones, roar, high Canada, and Hugh Hewitt here live inside the beltway. I'll be joined by Nikki Haley ambassador Ali joining me at the bottom of the hour, but I start this hour, was the United States senator Steve daines from the great state of Montana, senator. I keep track of Montana news because I'm still barred from the state after fishing out the Madison a couple of years ago. But I noticed that at malmstrom Air Force Base, there was a drag show for the kids. That's your Air Force Base. What's going on? Keep in mind we put some perspective around the Air Force Base. There are three bases in the nation that have responsibilities for intercontinental ballistic missiles. The most massive weapons of mass destruction known to mankind. We are very proud of the fact that one third of those missiles, a 150 of those ICBMs are in Montana. The best challenge going to have ever received came from the commander there from years ago and said scaring the hell out of America's enemies since 1962. It goes back to Ronald Reagan peace through strength. It's the greatest deterrence we have to keep authoritarian crazy leaders around the world in check because they fear what the United States could do. So it's an important peacekeeping mission. So as important as that mission is, we were shocked, shocked to find out. Back in June of 2021, the mouse from Air Force Base promoted a drag queen show for children on the base.
AP News Radio
Ukraine downs Russian hypersonic missile with US Patriot
"The Ukrainian military says it downed a Russian hypersonic missile. Thanks to the newly acquired patriot defense system from the United States. A Ukrainian air force commander says a ballistic missile had been intercepted near Kyiv after an overnight attack earlier this week. This is believed to be the first time that Ukraine is used that patriot defense system. The commander says they K H 47 missile was launched by a Russian fighter jet. It's one of the most advanced of the Russian weapons hard
AP News Radio
Biden picks Air Force general as next Joint Chiefs chairman
"President Biden is picking a history making general as the nation's next top military officer. Officials say the president's tabbing Charles Brown junior as the next joint chiefs of staff chairman, Brown, who goes by cq is currently the air force's chief, the first black officer to lead any military branch. He would now be just the second black joint chiefs chairman after Colin Powell 30 years ago. This would also mark the first time both The Pentagon's top civilian and uniform positions are held by African Americans, with brown joining defense secretary Lloyd Austin. Brown's a fighter pilot with deep experience encountering China if confirmed he'd replace the retiring Mark milley as chairman. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
AP News Radio
Ukraine's Zelenskyy expected to visit Int'l Criminal Court
"Ukraine's president has made a surprise visit to The Hague in the Netherlands, the home of the International Criminal Court, which is issued an arrest warrant for Russian president Vladimir Putin. Ukrainian president Vladimir zelensky's visit to The Hague came a day after he denied Ukrainian responsibility for what the Kremlin are calling an assassination attempt on president Putin, ICC staff crowded at the windows to get a glimpse of zelensky's arrival and raised a Ukrainian flag next to its own flag outside the building. Meanwhile, Ukraine's air force said Russian forces attacked several regions around Ukraine, including the southern city of Odessa, and the capital Kyiv, with Iranian made drones. I'm Karen Chammas
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Is J-20 Powerful Enough to Compete With F-21 in Warfare?
"There technology when it comes to military hardware as good as our is the J 20 capable of keeping up with the F 21, for example? Look, I think that their air force, their navy, which have been the two focuses over the last quarter century, as well as the rocket forces or formidable. These are the things that we need to be training against doing tabletop exercises against like we saw members of Congress doing just the other day. I think it was good that they were doing that. But war, the thing that makes me uncomfortable is that we don't know for sure how a war would play out.
AP News Radio
Russian missile and drone attack in Ukraine kills 8 people
"Russia has fired more than 20 cruise missiles and two drones at Keith and other parts of Ukraine, killing a number of people and striking a residential building in central Ukraine. Air raid sirens sounded around the capital in the first attack against the city in nearly two months. The key city administration saying the air force had intercepted a volley of cruise missiles and two unmanned aerial vehicles over the capital. There were no immediate reports of any missiles hitting targets in Kyiv, but in Uman 134 miles south of the capital, Ukrainian national police say two cruise missiles hit a 9 story residential building, killing a number of people and wounding many more. I'm Charles De Ledesma
AP News Radio
We Build The Wall founder sentenced to 4 years in prison
"An associate of Steve Bannon gets four years in prison for the border wall fraud. Brian kolfage, who previously pleaded guilty, was sentenced for defrauding donors to the we build the wall effort that promised to help Donald Trump construct a border wall. His lawyer had asked for leniency because the air force that lost both legs and an arm in the Iraq War, prosecutors say he spent the money on a luxury SUV and cosmetic surgery, financier Andrew badola was also sentenced to three years. They were ordered to pay $25 million in restitution to the victims. Businessmen Tim Shea faces sentencing in June, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon had been charged, but received a pardon hours before the former president left office. Bannon now faces fresh charges in state court. He says he's innocent. Julie Walker, New York.
Dennis Prager Podcasts
Rich Man Gives Millions to Harvard, But Was It Worth It?
"So what would you do with $226 million? It's an interesting question. I think that people in that stratosphere of income don't know what to do with their money. And it's not I'm not mocking the dilemma. I actually believe that it is a dilemma for them. You can't spend it, obviously. There's no way. What are you going to do? By the U.S. Air Force, what are you going to do with your money? And unfortunately, a very many, many rich people use it to hurt the country. Cheer about the guy who gave tens of millions of dollars to Harvard and they're dropping his name, did you see that? I don't know why, but a very large amount of money. He's a Republican. Yeah, Ken Griffin. That Ken Griffin, and there's a school named after him or an institute. Yeah, and they're not doing it. Did you see that? Yeah, well, that's how I got the story.
AP News Radio
Diplomats flee Sudan fighting as citizens struggle to escape
"Foreign governments are evacuating diplomats, staff and others from Sudan, as rival generals in the country continue to battle with no sign of a truce. Two French flights took off on Sunday from cartoon to Djibouti, caring about 200 people from various countries with more planned while military planes carrying hundreds of others have landed at a military base in Amman Jordan and the Italian air force has also evacuated stranded passengers on the Khartoum to Djibouti route, residency, fighting still rages in omdurman, a city across the Nile from Khartoum, the ongoing violence has affected operations at the main international airport in Sudan, destroying civilian planes and damaging at least one runway, other airports across the country have also been knocked out of operation. I'm Charles De Ledesma
AP News Radio
Sudan's truce falters, as Egypt repatriates army personnel
"Egypt has repatriated dozens of military personnel from Sudan after they were held by the country's paramilitary force, which continues to be locked in a battle for power with Sudan's army. The latest attempted to ceasefire between the rival Sudanese forces faltered before the 24 hour deadline has gunfire and explosions rattled the capital of Khartoum, artillery shelling, and air strikes seem to have eased from previous days, but residents still reported a few explosions. Nations such as Japan and the Netherlands prepared to evacuate their citizens from the country as international pressure to stop the violence failed. Egyptian air force technicians were captured by the Sudanese rapid support forces, or RSF, who had attacked merawi airports north of the capital, fighting soon after erupted around the country between the RSF and the Sudanese military. Egypt, who is a close ally of Sudan's army, said in a statement that all its technical crews had been flown home from Sudan in military transport planes. I am Karen Chammas
"us air force" Discussed on WTOP
"We are following breaking news, the U.S. Military says a Russian fighter jet collided with a U.S. Air Force unmanned drone that was flying in international airspace. Joining us live now is WTO national security correspondent JJ green, JJ, what more do we know about this? It happened today, market about 7 o'clock Central European time this morning. According to the commander of the U.S. air forces Europe and U.S. air forces Africa, two Russian SU 27 aircraft conducted what they call an unsafe and unprofessional intercept with a U.S. Air Force intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned MQ 9 aircraft that was operating within international airspace over the Black Sea. According to a statement from general James V hecker, he's the commander. He said the Russians nearly caused both aircraft to crash. And as a result of this harassment, the air force had to bring down the drone because of this particular situation, and it's something that clearly not happy about. Do we have any notion of what led to this incident? It appears to be another one of a growing number of incidents where Russian fighter jets and other aircraft have tried to harass or fly and unsafe manners to disrupt operations of U.S. Military aircraft, not just there but in other places, but in this particular case, according to the press statement that we got, the Russian jets dumped fuel on this drone twice before the collision, very, very close, clearly close enough for the two wings or rather the propeller of the drone to clip the Russian military aircraft. So it was a clear case of Russia's military disrespecting the U.S. Military and it was also something that could have cost the Russian pilots their lives considering the fact that these two aircraft touched each other. What more is The Pentagon going to do about this? Well, according to general hecker, he said U.S. and allied aircraft will continue to operate in international airspace and he said we call on the russias Russians rather to conduct themselves professionally and safety and safely. This incident follows a pattern, as I mentioned, of dangerous actions by Russian pilots while interacting with U.S. and allied aircraft in international airspace and this includes the Black Sea. They say these aggressive actions by Russian aircraft and air crews are dangerous and could lead to miscalculations and unintended escalation and that's the big key word there escalation because this could turn into a war act if they aren't careful. Thank you, JJ. That's our national security correspondent JJ green, the U.S. Military reporting a Russian fighter jet colliding with a U.S. Air Force unmanned drone
Bloomberg Radio New York
"us 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
AvTalk - Aviation Podcast
"us air force" Discussed on AvTalk - Aviation Podcast
"Jason. You kind of mentioned that not necessarily the brightest of ideas and you got some pushback on that saying well. It was a risk that they were willing to take and they calculated the risk and leave it at bath. I'm with you. I think i don't think that was necessarily the best way to get to where they got given the situation. But i can see the other side of the argument mostly. Yeah i definitely. I'm not going to be convinced. But i can see the other side's argument that it was fine that they were in contact with. What was pakistani air traffic control. They're not going to proactively. Give them any traffic alerts. Are anything like that. But they were in contact with them and if something really did go wrong they could divert out of afghanistan. Same time why it wouldn't add Amount of flight time to go around afghanistan through pakistan. They already had overflight permit since they went through pakistan to get to afghanistan and it just seemed like in unnecessary kind of risk. Because the last thing you need is some forty two year old seven to seven landing in kabul with an emergency clogging up the runway as evacuations are in high-gear like nobody needs that and there's no emergency services. They're assuming or if there is they're extremely minimal so it may not have been a great risk to the aircraft but it presented in in my is an unacceptable risk to the operation in kabul Need to happen. But i suspect there's more going on to that fight than we truly will ever actually know given the coincidence with the global crossing aircrafts. I mean if you know more podcasts. At two four dot com we would love to know yes. Send us a nicely redacted he met with redacted email the best kind of email yes. And let's see just that a curiosity what's going on now. They're even right now as we record this a ton going on. It looks like Down to satellite-tracking tracking on the ground in kabul which ab means the one of the receivers is down but there's a us air force c. One thirty a turkish air force a four hundred m the camera. A three forty three hundred is around a royal air force a four hundred m a casey thirty-five circles overhead. Another royal air foresees seventeen is inbound from the south end is with another royal air force. C. one thirty and it's just a constant stream of these military is some cases commercial aircraft in and out in and out pretty much twenty four seven at this. Yeah it's a massive operation and on a future episode. Podcast were hoping to have someone on who has been helping. Coordinate these things obviously there a bit busy at the moment and were unable to join us this week but hopefully in the future will soon be able to have someone on to talk about the coordination. That's gone on behind the scenes to make this all happen. Yeah hopefully it's not just one heavily redacted. The beeping sound yeah. I think it'll be a bit better than that. Let's take a quick break and we'll come back and besides everything that's happening afghanistan. There's a lot going on in the world of aviation so we'll come back in just a second and talk about.
EAA's The Green Dot - An Aviation Podcast
"us air force" Discussed on EAA's The Green Dot - An Aviation Podcast
"I'm tom sharpen tier government relations director. And one of your hosts across actually at the other table. I'm chris henry. I'm the museum programs coordinator here and Tom it's it's i should put on a t-shirt at this At this time I always say i love. Green dot episodes will get to talk to cool people and have amazing guests and today we certainly have an amazing guest. Joining us is colonel. Kim campbell Us air force eight ten pilot can thank you so much for joining us absolutely. Thanks for having me well and it's a it's a question that i think we always like to ask our. I guess as well. Because i think any time we asked this question. You always hear a unique and interesting story. And that's what i inspired. You wanna fly. It has a unique story. I think When i was in the fifth grade so long time ago I watched the challenger accident and that may seem a bit ironic to some people that that would get me interested in aviation. But i think what i realized in that moment was that the astronauts died doing something that they believed in something that they felt was important to them and something that was bigger than themselves and so at that moment. I thought that was exactly what i wanted to do. Is to go out and be an astronaut and so then that led me to the path of aviation really just to figure out how to get into the astronaut program and so i talked to my parents i talked to mentors and teachers and what i was told was that most of the astronauts said gone to the air force and were pilots. So that was exactly what i wanted to do. And i decided in fifth grade that i was going to be a fighter pilot and go to the air force academy and Ideally go on to be an astronaut. You know. I think it's really. I think it's really special away that you know when we hear about the challenger accident of course It brings up a lot of bad feelings. But i think the crew of that shuttle would be thrilled to know that there lies inspired people absolutely and i know i'm not the only one i think inspired a lot of young women particularly to go after their dreams and find something that was important to them to commit their lives to. And that's exactly what it did for me and it really just flip a switch for me. When i decided that that was my goal and path that i wanted to take everything changed so obviously any path and aviation particularly one is as challenging as As as flying for the military has challenges along the way what we're what were the some some of those challenges that you faced On your on your path and aviation there are a few of them Probably the toughest one for me was just getting into the air force academy which was the path that i wanted to take to become a pilot and my first attempt at getting into the air force academy i mean i i worked so hard to get in there and and Had done a lot of things in school to help me prepare..
MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"us air force" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Kabul from your kitchen table in rhode island. This veterans back home are trying to get their interpreter. South this is right. This is not the might of the us government. This is not the promise we made it. These people like zach. It's not how we were supposed to be bringing them home because getting this wrong doesn't mean you know they'll hop the next flight out the windows closing right getting this wrong means these people will get killed and so you just keep doing whatever you can and so today back at it. Major shuman started this text chain with zach and with an air force major at the airport. A us air force major major shuman again trying to play the middleman here trying to remotely put these two together from the other side of the world and it's incredible to see these screen shots you see the air force captain trying to get zach to spot him in the chaos is the us air force guy. Explaining what zach should be looking for. He says you looking for me. And two guys in black shirts and envied g knowing that zach understand that means night-vision goggles that. Can you look up at the tower. He says does that. Put your kid with the blue shirt on your shoulders. As a way for them to figure out how to spot each other and zach sends a picture of location at the airport. The air force captain responds got him. Thank god you're safe. I'll see in. America sack responded with a few videos of his family. He writes to major shuman waiting for the pfizer. Hope to see you soon sir. Shuman shared this picture of zack and his family. This morning on the way to the airport after meeting up with that air force captain as this morning. He said he didn't know when they would make it on a plane or what their final mission would be but he said he knew they were safe. He said because they were with the marines and then look one last picture today. Posted nine hours ago captured on this one was two words wheels up not crying. You're crying dusty in here. Somebody's somebody's chopping onions. Major thomas human joins us next with us. Our world is facing some big challenges. Chuck todd breaks them down a deep dive into a new topic. Instead of covering all the big stories. We're gonna cover one. Single subject impacting american politics exploring and explaining the critical issues that affect our future meet the press reports. All episodes of season two are now available on demand on peacock. It's carlos watson. Carlos watson show from ozzy is back with the brand new season. The la times called anderson cooper meat so we have real conversations with the voices that man of cardi b. or friend. John legend talks about this part of my life. and gabriel. you exist. Billy crystal ali. That hug whispers little. And that's pretty called me forty two years. The carlos watson show watched by over one.
The Gerry Callahan Podcast
"us air force" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast
"Guarantee your safety but you know what if you get to the airport. Maybe we can get you out. You know maybe once we get all these able bodied america able bodied afghani. Men out which again that shot of the flight. We talked about yesterday. The six hundred forty refugees on the flight there was like no americans. That was strange. There's no america's this president has prioritized. This i guess. The military is a prioritized afghan men of fighting age. Getting them the hell out. Well american contractors men women old young are told to shelter in place that when you think about it could be the worst abdication of of the job of the of duty. Just yeah. i'm not gonna. I'm not gonna they don't. They took the people who stormed the way onto the plane the military. I mean it's spirit. Here lines wouldn't do that and yet the us air force said come on in. Let's get outta here while a bunch of americans are fearing for their lives and some will die. How is that not the most outrageous thing this administration this this this man in the white house as allowed to happen so far. That americans are stuck thousands. Maybe as much as many as nine thousand are stuck there and you're flying out. I assume some of their soldiers from the afghan army and others who are fighting age left their women their wives children behind and got on the big cargo jet. How do how do you explain that. How do you rationalize justify that. We're going to get these. Afghans out. Americans will will will get to. Hopefully we'll get to. I mean don't you say this plane's not leaving get the hell off or just stop them from getting on you get every american out. Yeah now i mean. Even i so i believe that You the united states has an obligation to the the afghan people who helped americans through that conflict. But i absolutely agree. That american should have been taken out. I sure i mean i agree. Of course we have an obligation. And you don't want them to die but it's l just for the optics for the pr. How's it gonna look if some. I don't know ten twelve hundred whatever. Five americans are slaughtered in the streets. Shot dead and we get a picture of some american mechanic dead in the streets. Well six hundred. Afghans are partying up in some air force base in texas. And they're celebrating their freedom in america can't wait to get. I don't know why enjoy get to enjoy the whatever. The kind of benefits they get food captures in texas is supposed to be good a story of of triumph of victoria's americans are dying in kabul just nuts but again i'm sorry i'm i'm i'm rambling here. I wanna get to jake sullivan. Sullivan is asked about The equipment that was left there and this billion dollars worth of laboratory. us panther. we don't have a complete picture. Obviously of where every article defense materials has gone by certainly a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the taliban and obviously we don't have a sense that they are going to readily handed over to us at the airport..
All Things - Unexplained
"us air force" Discussed on All Things - Unexplained
"You know if they're so technologically advanced that you know we we admit we do not have this technology we lead see there perhaps to find the laws of physics. That they you know. We may be essentially moving in slow motion compared to what they're doing and other thing the. Us government report another epic point. They made is that the u. ap task force is currently working to acquire additional reporting including from the us air force and has begun receiving data from the federal aviation administration. If a and. I wanna talk about this for just second lucy because we did a show not too long ago that touched on american airlines flight. Twenty two ninety. Two and i'm not sure if you're aware of this story. But in february twenty twenty one american airlines flight twenty two ninety two was over new mexico and someone on the ground was able to record the pilots fearfully. Discussing how they were having a near miss with something they. They thought that it looked actually a lot like a missile. I think that you know when we think about missile this could have perhaps even been sort of a tick talk tic tac shake if you will and all things unexplained the show. We actually made a freedom of information request with the faa for any audio or video related to american airlines flight. Twenty two nine two and this is the first. I've told of any of this. Media is not heard this. Cj is not heard this. I know that we got a response back but we requested you know any audio or video from this flight and it's supposed to be public information but apparently there are some exceptions and after several back and forth on june twenty. First of this year we received a final response letter from the faa regarding our request any records pertaining to it and they cited a federal exemption. They seven eighty..
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"Jack was personally fascinated along with a lot of other people by something called vertical takeoff and landing vehicles also known as well as a pretty cool. Can you say vitale or we need to veto. I like v. vitale toll vitol craft right. There might be somebody named veto listening now. And if you are hello so of four. Etl aircraft really think about a helicopter. Especially when you're thinking about taking off and landing something vertically goes up and goes out and then can come back and go down and you can get out of the thing and you know for these aircraft. The specific ones that jack is interested in. It's having that ability to take off vertically but then fly around like an airplane would or then come right back and then go back down the x. Men jet yeah right with the that has the rotating turbines which is a really cool feature kind of like an osprey i believe the craft recalled so in the nineteen fifties. The us air force was worried about the vulnerability of their bases because of a couple of limiting factors of conventional aircraft. Right yeah and this is only we should talk about the bed. And i were talking about off off line. Here of in nineteen forty seven is when the us air force splits off whereas officially split off from the army from just as a as a separate military unit And you know this is at this point. Post world war two. But they've got these bases that are all over the planet at this point they're they're pretty isolated and the air force around this time in the nineteen fifties. They're really worried that these these bases are just gonna get destroyed. Because if you if you imagine looking at one of these bases overhead like google maps or google earth thing it Back in let's say nineteen fifty four. You're just gonna see several huge runways and then a bunch of extremely high value targets. Just clustered around these runways eggs in a single basket exactly and that's aircraft of course just sitting around the runways so they wanted to find a way to reduce either the length and thickness of their runways. So it's not such a like If you're flying overhead or nearby an enemy vehicle you can't just go. Hey look that's a military base and weaken wreak havoc on their offensive and defensive capabilities if we attack that thing and they also wanted to well so they wanted to either reduce them make them smaller or just get rid of them completely so you could have. Basically an united states air force base in the middle of nowhere would be a little more hidden at least a bit. The other thing they wanted to do is find a way to deploy aircraft Faster for both offensive and defensive capabilities. So if your base is being attacked you can send you can send aircraft up. That'll knock down all the other planes that are coming in to attack you or you can send them off quicker to go attack nearby areas so reducing scramble time exactly that makes sense and this the the thing just what jack is interested in that was one of the proposed solutions thing is. This sort of experimentation is spoiler alert. Cartoonish lee expensive. It's not uncommon but it is expensive and because often these are some of the first people trying to do this kind of thing ever right and yeah in any kind of any kind of hardware prototyping Often they are prone to failure. And i don't mean like oh good lesson learn. I mean this is a disaster. These people are dead..
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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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"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..