Saturday, July 4, 2015
Happy Independence Day and for that someone special!
For those of us that are citizens of the United States, I want to take this opportunity to wish all of us a Happy 4th of July...celebrating the birth of our nation. I have to drift off into my memory banks concerning my time as a SAC crew dog. I recall that I was out on alert for one 4th of July, the year is totally uncertain, and Ronald Reagan addressed us [the entire SAC alert crew force] on the Primary Alerting System (PAS). Normally we would have been receiving the normal traffic flow from Looking Glass, SAC and 15th Air Force's command posts, but Ronnie broke into the traffic stream breaking up the monotony of the calls to "Sky Bird" and the requests to "acknowledge now."
As I recall, I was out on alert for most of the holidays...so much for government personnel taking the holidays off!
This is also my wife's birthday. Happy Birthday Jean. We seem to be bucking the trend as we have been married for almost 33 years..anniversary is next month.
It has been said that it is rude to mention a woman's age...so much for equality and enlightenment...but I can say that Jean now equals my age...for now.
Last week, Jean had been reading this blog and asked if I really believed in UFOs. Geez girl, read my posts!