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Unread post03 Nov 2007, 18:08

How about ... there is saltpeter in basic training food.

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_221.html :lol:
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Unread post03 Nov 2007, 21:47

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Unread post12 Nov 2007, 09:32

Sneaky F-111 guys! :shock:
That's great! I have much more respect for the F-111 now.
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Unread post12 Nov 2007, 09:46

Only two (yes two) USAFA graduates have air to air kills.

Read on True Believer.
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Unread post12 Nov 2007, 09:50

Oh yeah...about that Liberty Bell at the Academy thing....read on.
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Unread post23 Nov 2007, 07:42

maddog2840 wrote:Oh yeah...about that Liberty Bell at the Academy thing....read on.


Lets go real deep now.

These CHP guys named Officers George R. Carey and Kenneth L. Archer went down in a police chopper over Harper Dry Lakebed near Barstow after truckers reported (over CB radio) seeing a helicopter crash. Carey and Archer flew out there and crashed as well? One crash Site was found?

This CHP web site told me this story in 2002, but no longer mentions any details of the CHP chopper mishap ... just loss of manpower in the line of duty?

Odd I would say

http://www.chp.ca.gov/memorial/memorial80.html#1982
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Unread post07 Dec 2007, 06:52

hmmmm? what crashed the first time???
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Unread post07 Dec 2007, 12:48

The golf courses maybe used for mass casualty burials. Base Support Plans have those in them. But they werent made for that particular purpose. the golf courses are made to play golf!
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Unread post07 Jan 2008, 21:38

maddog2840 wrote:hmmmm? what crashed the first time???


The CHP site back at the time stated that a Military Copter went down ... since my last post I found this site

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Air ... mdaleN.htm

Check out Helendale Auxiliary Army Airfield #2 / Helendale Airport, Helendale, CA

near the end ... very impressive things happen or happened out in the desert :lol:
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Unread post16 Jan 2008, 04:38

Siesta wrote:The golf courses maybe used for mass casualty burials. Base Support Plans have those in them. But they weren't made for that particular purpose. the golf courses are made to play golf!


Of course gold courses are made to play golf on..... :roll: . The REASON to fund the construction of and to guarantee that there's a golf course on every AFB is....mass graves. BTW: Anybody have an AFB without a golf course??
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Unread post16 Jan 2008, 04:39

There's a B-58 Hustler buried in the Nevada Desert.
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Unread post16 Jan 2008, 13:22

There is supposed to be a P-51 buried on the now closed Lincoln AFB
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Unread post17 Jan 2008, 00:42

Elliboom wrote:There is supposed to be a P-51 buried on the now closed Lincoln AFB


Is it the P-51 "shot down" by UFO back in the 50's? (Real Question) :wtf:
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Unread post17 Jan 2008, 01:11

The USAF does that a lot with downed airframes...

SR-71 # 978/ #2029 * Lost on 20 July 1972 at Kadena AB, Okinawa. Attempting to land with a severe crosswind, USAF Pilot: Capt. Dennis Bush had to abort the landing after deploying the braking chute. He jettisoned the chute and went around and attempted to land again, without the chute. The second attempt was too fast and the SR went off the end of the runway, ripping off the main landing gear and causing considerable damage to the underside of the aircraft. The RSO: Capt. James Fagg and pilot survived safely. This aircraft was known as"Rapid Rabbit". They tried to destroy the aircraft by burning it, but were not successful, it was buried near the end of the runway in a small hill, now known as Habu Mtn. - Credit: www.blackbirds.net/sr71/srloc.html

I have heard rumor of other Blackbirds which were buried "on-site" when they had crashed or were damaged.
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Unread post17 Jan 2008, 01:48

When I got to Cannon in 1987, I heard there was a B-29 buried between two of the runways. Supposedly there was a pit (landfill/dump) that was used around the end of WWII.

Who knows? :shrug:
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