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Christmas Around the US Military, 2018

It’s always interesting to see how the military, and even the different branches within it, navigate “the holidays” at this time of year.  Some, it seems, sincerely think mentioning the Christian celebration that occurs at this time every year is somehow forbidden.

For the record, however, Secretary of Defense James Mattis didn’t hesitate to send a message to the Armed Forces saying “Merry Christmas.”

The New York National Guard participated in an uncensored Christmas Eve Road March.

Task Force Raider in Poland “spread Christmas cheer” at a local Read more

Navy T-45C Crashes at Pensacola

The Navy reported that a T-45C Goshawk crashed while on approach to Naval Air Station Pensacola. The two-man crew was hospitalized.

The two aircrew aboard a U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk aircraft that crashed this morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. are stable and are being treated at a local hospital.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. today, a U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk aircraft crashed at the approach end of a runway at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.

The articles do not address whether the crew attempted to eject.

Also at the Stars and Stripes and Navy Times.


Gulf Oil Spill Impacts Pilot Training

It might not seem intuitive, but the burgeoning oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has actually impacted training of US Air Force pilots.

Primary water survival training for Air Force pilots is conducted at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.  Every pilot who goes through Air Force training spends a few weeks at Pensacola undergoing the open water training of the Gulf of Mexico.  It is also home to one of the more unique sights in the service: a boat with “US Air Force” on the side.

As of June 4, oil was discovered inside the training area; as a result, Read more