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Unread post06 Nov 2017, 23:26

I just tweeted Col Berke. According to the good Colonel, by his retirement the pilot community had yet to adopt or choose an informal nickname.

So I guess this contest is still open... :drool:
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Unread post06 Nov 2017, 23:45

I'd suggest Odin, the wise god, especially since Thor is already taken by an F-16. :twisted:
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Unread post06 Nov 2017, 23:49

I think earlier I had suggested Zeus because he stood on top of Mt Olympus and flung lightning bolts if I'm not mistaken. Isn't Odin the Norske equivalent to Zeus?
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Unread post07 Nov 2017, 01:00

Odin isn't linked to Zeus, but he plays somewhat the same role IIRC in Norse mythology. At least in the Marvel universe, his role is clearly similar to Zeus. :mrgreen:
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Unread post07 Nov 2017, 01:23

GADzooks - good one ZEUS! "...Lightning Bolts were the signature weapon and symbol of Zeus..."

http://greekmythology.wikia.com/wiki/Lightning_Bolt - GREEK ME UP Scottie!

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Unread post07 Nov 2017, 03:31

steve2267 wrote:I just tweeted Col Berke. According to the good Colonel, by his retirement the pilot community had yet to adopt or choose an informal nickname.

So I guess this contest is still open... :drool:




I know that Col. Berke retired from the USMC. Yet, what is he doing now??? Does anybody know???
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Unread post07 Nov 2017, 03:50

You can follow Col Berke via his Twitter feed: @davidrberke

His Twitter page says he is an @EchelonFront leadership instructor and an Aviation consultant.

His internet domain, davidrberke.com re-directs to this LinkedIn account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidrberke/

Sounds like he is doing just fine in the business consulting world.
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Unread post07 Nov 2017, 03:55

He works at a leadership training company run by vets: https://www.echelonfront.com/

Also apparently as of last month he became a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the CSBA (the group that put out this report for example), as a 5th gen specialist.

Also, while I already mentioned this pages back, at least one name that's running within the F-35C community is "Reaper", with it being called that at least during one F-35C DT.
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Unread post07 Nov 2017, 04:01

Dragon029 wrote:Also, while I already mentioned this pages back, at least one name that's running within the F-35C community is "Reaper", with it being called that at least during one F-35C DT.


I got the feeling that Reaper was kind of a Navy thing, and that the Corps and Air Force guys may not be onboard with it? Of course, the AF guys would have to go bounce Creech and pound the UAV guys into the sand to take that name...
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Unread post07 Nov 2017, 04:08

Just search THIS THREAD with reaper to see how many times it crops up - 43 matches. One day - we will know.

'zerion' posted this link in 2014: https://www.defensetech.org/2014/03/11/ ... th-reaper/
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Unread post07 Nov 2017, 04:12

steve2267 wrote:
Dragon029 wrote:Also, while I already mentioned this pages back, at least one name that's running within the F-35C community is "Reaper", with it being called that at least during one F-35C DT.


I got the feeling that Reaper was kind of a Navy thing, and that the Corps and Air Force guys may not be onboard with it? Of course, the AF guys would have to go bounce Creech and pound the UAV guys into the sand to take that name...



It was a Navy thing as it was started by Grim Reapers VFA-101 flying the F-35C. That said, it's a good name and a good fit in my opinion. Plus, it goes well with "Raptor". :wink:
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Unread post07 Nov 2017, 04:12

steve2267 wrote:
Dragon029 wrote:Also, while I already mentioned this pages back, at least one name that's running within the F-35C community is "Reaper", with it being called that at least during one F-35C DT.


I got the feeling that Reaper was kind of a Navy thing, and that the Corps and Air Force guys may not be onboard with it? Of course, the AF guys would have to go bounce Creech and pound the UAV guys into the sand to take that name...


At Nellis at least, the leading contender seems to be simply “Bolt” but time will tell if that catches on AF wide...
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Unread post07 Nov 2017, 04:13

Soze all I gots to do is manage to work Xwing into 42 or more posts here and there, and I'll be in the lead? :P
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Unread post07 Nov 2017, 04:44

8) :roll: :devil: Just keep hittin' that ENTER key brudda and youse'll get there. :doh: :mrgreen: :shock:
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Unread post08 Nov 2017, 00:44

Stumper ( the condition it puts enemy forces into )
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Boggler or boggles
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