Friday, December 25, 2015

A Christmas present to my old 490th SMS comrades...

A Little Christmas present for my old comrades of the 490th Strategic Missile Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, MT.  This was Robert Salas squadron back in the late 1960s for those who are interested...

I kept my crew blues hanging in the closet. I last wore the uniform for an IG ORI EWO check ride back in Feb 1985 two days later after pulling my final alert out at Kilo. Then I quietly stowed it away after fulfilling 296 alerts, 4 shy of that mythical 300 mark.

Notice the 100 mission patch, I had a 200 mission patch, but never had it placed on the uniform...why, I don't recall. I have it lying around somewhere.

Remember the squadron patch? Greg Ogletree(SIC?) was championing to have it change to a circular patch prior to my leaving to Grand Forks AFB...sadly, he was successful and we lost a very important unit history identity.

And least I forget, notice the faded look which gave everyone the perception that you had been around the block for SAC...I hated that original darker blue look...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all that served pulling SAC alerts, both missile and bomber/tanker crews.  The same wishes to those that are currently serving...I am with you in my thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas...Wishing all a Happy New Year

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all a Merry Christmas...or if you wish, Happy Holidays.  The above photo taken from my living room.

I wish all a prosperous New Year as well.

Apologies for the lack of postings on the site.  I have plans to get back at it after the holidays.  There are interesting topics to write and discuss.

Rich Reynolds, UFO Conjecture(s), is exploring the UFO phenomena as a possible artificial intelligence proposed by Nick Bostrom.  Interesting theory despite any hard evidence to support this possibility.

Kevin Randle and others have been making an attempt to finally decipher the Ramey memo, ala Roswell.  Tim Printy and others have been doing likewise. We'll see if those efforts bare fruit.

I need to finish the Minot 1968 case that was side tracked due to the "Roswell Slides" fiasco.  Unfortunately, I got sucked into that own doing.   I've plenty of time to think about the Minot case and time is at hand to transposed my thoughts in a written format.

There are other topics that I want to explore, but I'll have to see what transpires.

So with that said, enjoy the holidays with your family!