While adding information on MGen Rudy Bartholomew, I noticed his family asked that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Selfridge Air Museum. I looked at their website and was surprised to discover that they have several F-100 items in the museum shop. Here are a few… a mug,
From an article on the IAC.org website: “Lew Shattuck has been selected by the IAC Hall of Fame committee and the Board of Directors to be inducted into the International Aerobatic Hall of Fame for 2023. The official ceremonies will take place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on November 9, 2023. Before
SUPER SABRE MEMORIAL EXHIBIT – Info sent to us by Bob Weston, CIO FSS The Super Sabre Memorial Exhibit was a dream of the Friends of the Super Sabre co-founder, Bob Dunham. Bob started the collection of memorabilia donated by other F-100 Super Sabre pilots and crew chiefs. He never
Misty Reunion Report Reno 2023 by Don Shepperd. “May the legend of the Mistys live on, not for fame or accolades, but as a worthy example of courage under difficult circumstances for those who follow.” The Misty reunion in Reno was a resounding success due to Misty 86, Gen. USAF
Misty: A Legacy for the Ages, Misty Reunion Dinner, 16 Sep 2023; Reno NV; Remarks by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.) “Thanks very much for that very kind introduction Shep. To say I am honored to be here is the epitome of understatement. I must be honest however,
The news comes to us from Ken and Sharon Ramsey…. “The Flight Suit Project is complete and hanging in the SSME. There are over 160 items sewn on the backing which is made of cut-up flight suits. At the last SSS Reunion, my wife Sharon (who made the project) asked
Behind the Wings Podcast of “the pivotal role of Aviation in the Vietnam War alongside former USAF Chief of Staff General Ron R. Fogleman (Ret)” “Join us as we talk with Gen. Ron Fogleman, USAF (Ret), who takes us along his personal journey to becoming Chief of Staff and
HURT HUNS… by Capt Hedley N. Mendez Ill, USAF MC, Chief, Flight Medicine, USAF Regional Hospital, Langley AFB, VA “The airline technical instructor was demonstrating to students the proper techniques for taxiing a DC-10. As the DC-10 made a 90-degree right turn out of its parking place, the left wing
If you missed the AFHF Book Club Event on Zoom on August 29th, you’re in luck. Dik Daso of the AFHF says it was recorded and will be available to view in about a month. It takes some time to edit the video for viewing, and you can check the
The following is from an article on afa.org… “Bill Croom Honored as ‘Enduring Leader’ “Bill Croom, an AFA member for more than 60 years, was honored in Washington with a special “Enduring Leadership Award” by AFA President & CEO Lt. Gen. Bruce “Orville” Wright, USAF (Ret.). A retired lieutenant colonel
Air Warriors Season 11, Ep. 5 F 100 Super Sabre Full Episode Smithsonian Channel If you missed the recent airing of the F-100 episode of the new Smithsonian Air Warriors series, you’re in luck. The Smithsonian Channel will be showing the F-100 episode at 12:00 am on 24 June 2023.
“March 29, 2023, marks the 50th anniversary of when the last U.S. troops left Vietnam and the final group of American prisoners of war (POWs) were freed and left Hanoi. On this day, Midway hosted a special flight deck commemoration ceremony that featured several guest speakers who described how their
Are you an opera or performing arts fan? A new opera “Grounded” is scheduled to be performed at the Kennedy Center from October 28 – November 13, 2023. “Fighter-pilot Jess grapples with her own battle: the moral implications and psychological effects of virtual warfare. This world premiere by Jeanine Tesori
Now Open at the American Heritage Museum in Boston. “Why it is so important to remember the struggles and sacrifices of the Prisoners of War of the Vietnam War.” “You are not forgotten. If you look at just about any flagpole in America, you will see the POW/MIA flag flying
The following article was sent by Raymond Harris, from Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 850. Service Dog “Sabre” Presented to Delaware Veteran Canines Assisting Service Heroes (CASH) is proud to announce the graduation and presentation of service dog Sabre. On March 25, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 850 outreach
Charlie Neel sent the following note: We just returned from the SEA part of our Misty trip to SEA (Thailand, Laos, N & S Vietnam). We are collecting various photos from all participants and will send a package to SSS in due course. Great trip. For me, the big takeaways
From the Associated Press story by By Tara Copp, released March 19, 2023. “WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon study has found high rates of cancer among military pilots and for the first time has shown that ground crews who fuel, maintain and launch those aircraft are also getting sick. The data
This was sent by Tom Griffith. People often ask me what it was like. What was it like to be a fighter pilot. It is hard to describe in polite society because, well, we were definitely not polite society. But those brothers mean more to me to this day than
“When Push Came to Shove by John L. Frisbee” The Story of Robbie Risner’s Heroic Act to Save His Wingman.
“When Push Came to Shove” This article written by John L. Frisbee, Contributing Editor of Air Force Magazine, was first published in December of 1983. Deep over North Korea, Robbie Risner’s wingman was hit by flak that disabled his F-86. Getting him to safety called for heroic measures. Brig. Gen.
Pushing the Envelope. A video showing the X-1 and other experimental aircraft throughout the years. “The first generation X-1 aircraft changed aviation history in numerous ways, and not simply because they were the first aircraft to fly faster than the speed of sound. Rather, they established the concept of the
We are sad to announce that on December 16, 2022 we had to say goodbye to Francis L Mosler of Round Rock, Texas. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home (14501 N Interstate Hwy
Colonel Harold A. (“Bud”) Homan, U.S. Air Force (Retired), died on January 28, 2022 in Redding, California, at the age of 91. In military aviation parlance, he flew west for the last time. A fitting description, as there was nothing in the world he loved as much as looping through
The JF-100C was originally constructed as F-100C-1A on 19 October 1954. On 24 October 1954 the aircraft now with serial number 53-1709 was taken on conditionally by the USAF since all F-100s at the time had been grounded pending the fitting of new vertical tails. In January of 1955, JF-100C
“31 October 1964: Captain Theodore Cordy Freeman, United States Air Force, was a member of the NASA Astronaut Corps. He was one of fourteen pilots who had been selected for the third group of candidates in October 1963. At 10:01 a.m., Saturday morning, Captain Freeman took off at 10:01 a.m.
“William Harvey Dana was born 3 November 1930 at Pasadena, California, the first of two children of Harvey Drexler Dana, a geologist, and Rose Frances Jourdan Dana. (Sister, Antoinette). Dana grew up in Bakersfield, California. He graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1948. Bill Dana received an appointment as a
Lt Col Raymond Frederick Jauregui’s daughter Carole wrote “My Father Lt Col Raymond Frederick Jauregui passed away last night August 16 at 11pm! Please tell all the guys…I don’t know them all. – Carole” Ray flew the F-100D in the 494th TFS, 48th TFW in the 1957-60 timeframe. He had
Here’s a fun video, the narration is pure 1950s.
“Tuskegee Airman and F-100 pilot, LtCol Asa Dancy Herring, “Headed West” on May 27, 2022. Services on November 18, 2022.
The following article on af.mil by Stephen Delgado, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, was published Published May 28, 2022. Below is a story published by Luke Air Force Base in 2013 highlighting the inspirational life of Lt. Col. Asa Herring, who sadly passed away May 27, 2022. LUKE AIR FORCE
Published May 31, 2022 By Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot 185th Air Refueling Wing SIOUX CITY, IA — When the U.S. Air Force F-100 Super Sabre that was on static display in Sioux City, Iowa was removed from its prominent position last fall the timing for a much needed makeover