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Meet USAF Thunderbirds Official Photographer [video]

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SR-71 Pilot Interview

sr-71-blackbird-sSpencer Hall interviews former SR-71 Blackbird pilot Rick McCrary about what it’s like to fly the world’s fastest plane. Spoiler: It’s terrifying.

The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is the fastest jet ever built, a machine so far ahead of its time even its own pilots thought it looked more like a spaceship than an airplane. It is an engineering marvel, powered by innovative engines that operated most efficiently at Mach 3.2, its typical cruising speed. From 1966 to 1998, it operated in secrecy, flown only by a handful of the Air Force’s most elite pilots. Rick McCrary was one of them.

The interview is HERE.

 

Gitmo Plans 1st. Visiting Day

According to The WashingtonPost –

The Pentagon is considering allowing the families of detainees at Guantanamo Bay to visit them, an unprecedented step to ease the isolation of inmates who in some cases have been held at the U.S. facility for close to a decade, according to congressional aides. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which monitors conditions at the military prison in Cuba and facilitates videoconferences between detainees and their families, has been in serious discussions with the Pentagon about a visitation program, the aides said.

Continue reading HERE.

50 Years Ago – Eisenhower’s Warning About The Future [video]

The Republican Solution [pic]

Amazing WWII Facts

5. At the time of Pearl Harbor, the top US Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced “sink us”), the shoulder 45th_infantry_division_swastika-smpatch of the US Army’s 45th  Infantry division was the Swastika (see patch at right), and Hitler’s private train was named “Amerika”. All three were soon changed for PR purposes. Read the other 24 HERE.


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