Tagged With: Vietnam

Vietnam: Air Rescue!

While popular images of the Vietnam conflict focus exclusively on combat, air strikes and popular discontent that was occurring in the United States during this time, I’d like to spin a different tale, one of heroics, rescue and a side of the U.S. armed services that you might not be as aware of.  My topic?  Non-combat operations … Continue reading »

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Moving From Hickam: Operation Blue Light and The Tropic Lightning Division

I’ve always been fascinated with military transport.  I don’t know why, but having the ability to move large amounts of soldiers, equipment and related "gear" is fascinating if you stop and think about all the requirements.  It’s also awe-inspiring if you’ve ever seen a  whole division or more roll past you on the desert floor! … Continue reading »

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Packers On Planes and Pass the KLIM!

(1) Well, I’ve been watching the news with regards to the upcoming presidential election and have been doing some reading about John McCain and his POW experiences.  It looks like the conditions were pretty horrific in general, not to mention the mental state of those behind the bars.  This has made me start to do … Continue reading »

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Birds, Choppers and the Cobra: Helicopters and the Vietnam War

As popular as the movie Platoon was, it almost ruined me on Vietnam, at least from the military history aspect. It seems popular media sources concentrate only on the ready topics that come to mind such as drugs, bad soldiers and draft card burnings. Seemingly overlooked is the vast transition of the United States army … Continue reading »

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Astronauts, Tuffy and Sabotage: A Brief Glimpse of the Project Known as Sealab!

Unfortunately, it seems the sixties are remembered mostly for the big movements in history, including Vietnam, Woodstock, Baby Boomers, and the Apollo Space Program.  However, during these years, a lot was going on that have seemingly been forgotten today.  One of these is the Sealab series of experiments, conducted by the United States Navy. (1) … Continue reading »

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Missile Away! The New Frontier, the 1960’s, and the Century Series F-102

By the beginning of the 1960’s, America had changed and so did the basic military strategy that had won World War II. The players now had the nuclear option, along with ballistic missiles, high-flying spy aircraft, and advanced electronics. No where can this be better seen than in the United States Air Force of the … Continue reading »

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