Search found 20 matches

by MKopack
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: adult heading page
Replies: 11
Views: 5227

Re: adult heading page

It's now been a couple of months since the last post about this - any updates? I woudn't think it would be that difficult to clean up. Simply looking at the site's source code (right click mouse, click 'view source') shows all of that crap in there.

Mike
by MKopack
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "SA-2 Active, western Kuwait!" I thought, "No
Replies: 0
Views: 2370

"SA-2 Active, western Kuwait!" I thought, "No

"We screamed down the chute, aiming for a SCUD missile storage area. There were missiles going everywhere. They were shooting SAM's with and without radar guidance. The adrenaline was really pumping! I pickled, and came off with nine G's! My 500 knots was converted to 400 knots and my RHAW lit up w...
by MKopack
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: Few questions about Desert Storm
Replies: 18
Views: 24940

Flew from 'home' at Torrejon AB, just outside of Madrid up to Rhein-Main in Frankfort via USAF C-130, then caught a C-5 to RSAFB Dhahran (flying 'Space Available'). The next day, once again on a C-130 flew from Dhahran, to Riyadh, and over to The Qatar Emiri AF Base in Doha - home for the next seven...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

Well, there it is, at least so far. I hope that you have enjoyed reading, if you've gotten this far... For more information on our unit, and our deployment, with more stories and over 250 photos, please visit the Lucky Devils website: http://www.lucky-devils.net/dslogo.jpg 3.7 million pounds or ordi...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

Homeward Bound http://www.lucky-devils.net/bar.jpg By the first of April it was plain to see that our deployment was coming to a close. Our aircraft had redeployed about three weeks previously and with almost every airlift aircraft that we had heading for Spain, we had at least a handful of people ...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

Boomed http://www.lucky-devils.net/bar.jpg The last step of a phase inspection is a maintenance engine run, this can range from a fairly complex trip to the trim pad with a truck full of test equipment if a high-power afterburner run is required, to a ten minute idle run on the flightline for leak ...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

The Storm - Day Five http://www.lucky-devils.net/bar.jpg The weather in the Gulf region is usually pretty nice during this time of year, and it really had been in Qatar. Highs in the 60’s and 70’s with comparatively low humidity were a whole lot nicer than the 120+ and 90% that we had a few months ...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

The Storm - Day Four http://www.lucky-devils.net/bar.jpg I'd awakened in a better mood on the 20th of January, the fourth day of Desert Storm, than I'd gone to bed the night before. We all knew that the chance of losing aircraft and pilots was always there, but it was still a shock when it happened...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

The Storm - Day Three "Package Q" to Baghdad http://www.lucky-devils.net/bar.jpg January 19th, the third day of Desert Storm, began as a 'normal' day. My alarm went off in the tent at about 5am, then it was over to the shower tent for a cool shower, as our hot water heater had failed almost as soon...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

The Storm - Day Two http://www.lucky-devils.net/bar.jpg The 18th of January was the second day of Desert Storm. In the morning and then again in the afternoon we'd launched our pilots and jets north, to Kuwait and Iraq and - and as a reporter said during the Falklands - I counted them all out, and ...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

The Storm http://www.lucky-devils.net/bar.jpg Sirens blaring. It’s dark in the tent. Almost automatically my hand reaches down under the right side of my cot and pulls out my gas mask. It’s open, and over my head. Without even thinking, I cover the exhausts and blow hard to clear the mask. My palm ...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

Tent City Guard http://www.lucky-devils.net/bar.jpg The very most important rule of military service is to never volunteer. Never, never, never. No matter how good a deal it sounds. Never. Look at it this was if it was that good a deal, they wouldn’t be asking you, now, would they? So when PJ asked...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

The Laws of War http://www.lucky-devils.net/bar.jpg Prior to the start of the war, we went through a briefing / training session on the Laws of War, the Rules of Engagement, and what to expect if (when) the war were to happen. After dinner, on our assigned night, we all walked the hundred yards or ...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

Decon http://www.lucky-devils.net/bar.jpg My first exposure to Air Force combat scenario came during my deployment with the Lucky Devils to Aviano AB, Italy during February of 1990. I had still been completing phased inspection training (after having been assigned to the flightline at MacDill) when...
by MKopack
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Your Desert Shield/Storm Experiences
Topic: The Call - A Mechanic's Story
Replies: 17
Views: 29335

Traditions http://www.lucky-devils.net/bar.jpg Military life is based, in many ways, upon long standing tradition. Much of day to day life is based on traditions going back hundreds, if not thousands of years. Now, I'm not talking about the wearing of uniforms, or the saluting of officers and all o...