I got bryan this book sometime last year for james…no joke…it’s adorable
1 month ago
military-fit asked: i just remembered i had another question. would it be a bad idea to buy a car during tech school? i will be at goodfellow for a bit over 5 months. my boyfriend will be a few hours away at sheppard. im too young to rent a car but would love to be able to see him occasionally. my concern would be whether i would have to pay to ship my car back home when i graduate from tech school and go home for the 12 days before i ship to my first duty station.
Sorry i havent kept up to date with my tumblr in awhile, but in case you are still debating buying a car in tech school i say its not a bad idea at all. Depending on where home is, shipping a car is just more of a hastle than anything else and you are granted whats called a home of record move after your enlistment is up where the govt pays for all of your belongings to be shipped back to the place you enlisted from or a place of equal distance. This includes your car if you dont plan on driving to wherever it is. As for your brief travel home before you go to your home station, many people work it out where they leave their car at tech school and either get a friend to pick take them to the airport and back or pay a hefty taxi fare but its still possible. Just fly back to your tech school base and drive to your next base. If you think its too much of an issue simply wait til after tech school. Let me know if you need any more help and good luck!
1 month ago
What a hauntingly beautiful story….amazing performance!
Notes: 142 / 1 month ago
from soldierporn (originally from semperannoying)
Camera capture Boeing 747 crash in Bagram - Bagram 747 crash
What the fuck was the pilot trying to do?
[Taken from Michael Yon’s FB feed, posted at roughly 0100 EDT, 30 APR 2013.]
Eyewitness account of crash at Bagram, Afghanistan
This account was published on a FB feed for aviators. The link is now dead:
“I witnessed this crash today and there was no Taliban involvement. I can tell you this for sure – the 747 took off and commenced a quite steep climb out, not unusual for here, then one of two things happened. In my opinion either the strong head wind or a micro up burst caused it to pitch upward at what looked to be at least 85deg. Nose up or the cargo shifted to the rear and caused it to nose up. It then did what all swept wing aircraft do in a stall and pitched left at about 1200 Ft AGL, then it seemed like the pilot tried to correct and it pitched right and headed for the ground just before impact. It looked like it had flattened out to nearly level but had very little or no forward speed – what followed was the ground shook, followed by a large ball of fire and a huge black cloud of smoke. I truly wish I had not seen this, but I did, and my prayers and thoughts go out to all involved – both on board and the family and loved ones of the crew and passengers.”
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