This is how the day ended. They asked Santa for horses like Grandma & Grandpa used to have. I gave Santa the non-verbal yes to OK it. Let my Son and his Wife deal with it. Just love alittle payback. :clap
Wow, that was cool... when the Big Mo was at bremerton, you could walk around the deck, but the interior was sealed off...but then it was reactivated, went to war and then retired for good to pearl... great film...
Could not sleep tonight. Have a cold and fell asleep earlier watching "Tora, Tora, Tora"
So to kill time I made another video. After I got it all done and remembered I forgot to write down the credits for the photos. Gene has given me the OK to use his pictures and many are his and mine. Some are public USAF and some are from members on our site. If anyone sees a picture they took and wants me to give them credit then just message me. I'll keep this just for us and my family for 48 hours. If nobody messages me then I'll share the link with friends. This is not a public youtube link but unlisted. At least for now. Please share it with your family and friends.
It took awhile to decide on the music and find a Klaxon Sound.
Although, I wassn't all that fond of it when I had to respond to it.
Come on now "Jim" - the alert scramble Klaxon was the highlight of my day or week. That klaxon put a$$holes and elbows into fast motion. I've been pulled off many-a-job on the flightline and rushed to the alert area incase of a Red Streak Work Order on an Alert Bird. Nothing like watching those Alert Birds hurry out of the Alert Barns and fast taxi out to the runway and wack that afterburner and rush off into the ski. My time in SAC was a bit different. The Klaxon still sent many folks running and vehicles moving. We always had five B-52G's on EWO Alert and two KC-135's. With five B-52's using 10 cartridge starts and the two KC-135 using 2 it got pretty smoky if there was no wind. The EWO Alert Force would all taxi out to the runway and as the first B-52 hit the runway it applied power and started to roll. The difference between the ADC Scramble and the SAC EWO Scramble was, with the ADC birds you said, take-off go go. But with SAC as that first B-52 started rolling you prayed, "Abort abort please do not take-off!" Very exciting times for us.
Post by Jim Scanlon (deceased) on Jan 9, 2012 6:34:18 GMT 9
Come on now "Jim" - the alert scramble Klaxon was the highlight of my day or week.
My days in ADC (Air Defense Command, Not Aerospace whatever), had me working in the Alert Hanger for several years.
Not so bad, when we had 24 on, 48 off.
The klaxon woke you up, not a bid deal, just meant you didn't get much sleep that night.
However, when I was on a 24 on, 24 off shift, well, that horn above the bunks was a real pain in the sitdowner.
At the Goose, we got lots of scrambles, mostly to chase airliners that were off course. That meant our sleep was interrupted, often more than once a shift and that was always a pain.
Other times, like during the multi-month Hearts game we had at The SCAB Alert Barn, were irritating. We never could remember who had the last play, so we had to start all over again.
Then there were the times when we had to miss the final part of Gunsmoke and didn't know if Matt kissed Kitty before the saloon closed.
I suspect he never did.
The fun part at The Goose was when the SAC klaxons would go off.
We were restricted to the short runway for our Scorpions and later Deuces, because the long runway was loaded with KC-97s doing their "Elephant Walk".
Why was that fun?
Because we could spend the next hour with Thule or Keflavic taking the scrambles, and we could hear the screams of the air brakes on those big Boeing tankers, and smell the burning oil from those Corn Cob engines.
I'm just glad there is no klaxon in my bedroom.
Jim Too - Jangled nerves mostly under control.
What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it. - John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress
Thanks for the patch posting. I believe I have to go into my youtube account and delete the video. Then go back into my movie maker and change that slide. Then resave it and reload it into youtube account. Take me awhile to do that.
Thanks, was wondering when they would correct that error on the 318th coin. I was given my two coins years ago by an old friend named Dale Dressler who I worked with and supervised while in the 318th FIS. 1975-78.
BTW is was only because of this site that Dale and I reconnected.
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