The AF.mil article announcing the Air Force “health and welfare” inspections has become a repository for interesting stories about how inspections are being conducted locally. Two interesting replies:
12/7/2012 8:13:40 AM ET
We had a team of inspectors come through my workcenter yesterday. They took down all of our photos of aircraft with nose art because someone might be offended. They also made me take down a USO photo of the dallas cowboy cheerleaders that was signed thanking my shop for our service…
Targeting nose art is an interesting choice, given the Air Force itself displays traditional “pin up” nose art the National Museum of the Air Force. For the time being, the Wright Patt base commander, Col Cassie Barlow, has Read more…
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The Associated Press reported MajGen James McConville — “a Massachusetts native” — has declared Monday a day off for his soldiers so they can celebrate the Super Bowl.
In a video message posted on Facebook, Maj. Gen. James McConville of Quincy, Mass., said Monday would be a day of no scheduled activities in “recognition of your outstanding performance during multiple combat deployments.”
In the same vein, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey posted an official video telling troops to enjoy the game — and declaring himself a Giants fan.
It is not unusual for members of the military overseas — where the Super Bowl may occur in the middle of the night or on Monday due to the time zones — to likewise get the day off.
As noted previously, religion isn’t the only “ideology” the military accommodates. Turns out football is accommodated, too.
A C-5 Galaxy – the US Air Force’s largest cargo aircraft — from Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, performed a flyby of Gillette Stadium at the conclusion of the National Anthem on Sunday. The ceremony opened the NFL Patriots-Ravens football game.
Inscribed along the bottom of the aircraft, visible from the stands, was an emblem and “Go Pats!” The Patriots went on to win.
You never know, fighter aircraft flybys may have similar endorsements on their lower wings or fuselages… Read more…
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Jason Torpy of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers picked up last month’s post on Tebowing, even plagiarizing text from ChristianFighterPilot.com in the process. He reached a different conclusion, however:
Tebowing with Afghan kids is clearly an evangelical activity that must be pulled from the site with reprimands for the troop involved. The NFL game is misappropriation of government resources — and any Marine will tell you his body is a government resource.
First of all, Tebowing.com a private website, so there is no governmental Read more…
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USAF Lt Ben Garland has reportedly changed his mind and asked for an assignment as a Public Affairs officer rather than pilot training. He will be assigned to the USAFA athletic department rather than his original assignment to pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base. The decision process has been ongoing for some time.
While its good he made that decision now, as opposed to halfway through Read more…
In 2008 the NFL did a short special on the inspiration of the military fly-by at the end of the pre-game National Anthem.
For those that sometimes don’t understand the impact a simple act might have, the video is moving.
The video can be seen at the NFL. For a point of comparison, previously, a conspiracy theory group has complained that US military flyovers of NASCAR are endorsing a world takeover.
Originally noted at FighterPilotUniversity.
Much to the chagrin of the general public, you pretty much have to be famous or have a friend in the right place to score a ride in an Air Force fighter. Recently, Super Bowl XLIV champions Drew Brees and Jabari Greer had that experience, even flying with the US Air Force demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, during the Defenders of Liberty airshow at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.
Generally, the flights serve as an act of goodwill between organizations with Read more…