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Old Crow 1986

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  1. Great collection! I really enjoying getting to peek inside other collector's war rooms. Thanks for sharing!
  2. From the US Air Force Career Field Education and Training Plan for Command and Control Operational Specialist(s)...(edited) " Duties and Responsibilities. ...Performs C2 actions to support Homeland Security, National Defense, and Air Force operations. Provides C2 of worldwide nuclear and conventional forces supporting Emergency Plans, Operations Orders, and Operations Plans... Relays C2 instructions for diversion, recall, evacuation, recovery, and reconstitution of forces. Coordinates and executes search and rescue activities. Coordinates with other agencies and organizations during planning, executing, and evaluation phases of Command and Control Operations. Initiates, receives, and takes action on alert messages. Flight-follows and manages aerospace resources and monitors mission status to include aircraft, aircrew support, transportation, maintenance support, fleet services, and passenger and cargo support. Monitors aircraft movement and relays information to and from aircrews. Coordinates mission delays with installation and external agencies. Monitors status of launch and space assets. Monitors status and location of key personnel, such as group commanders and above, to facilitate immediate communications with higher headquarters when necessary. Ensures proper use and control of resources and classified material. Maintains and disseminates local and worldwide current and forecasted weather to include watches, advisories and warnings to installation populace and aerospace resources. (emphasis added by the author of this response based on the author's professional experience) In the author's experience Command and Control specialists perform the flight scheduling, flight following, and training and mission documentation necessary to support flight operations.
  3. Rank is Master Sergeant. Qualification is "Command and Control" Badge. The star indicates "Master" level Command and Control specialist. This reflects greater than 7 years but less than 12-14 years of experience in the Command and Control speciality.
  4. Welcome! You've come to the right place if you're looking for unbiased insight and depth of knowledge. Jump in - share - learn - it's a great site with great folks.
  5. Amen to that! Great grouping and terrific looking uniform. Thanks for sharing.
  6. Thanks for posting this. I enjoyed the TS card - Chaplain's version - and the letter addressed to "Lt. Lovely Louise..." Both gave me a reason to chuckle. If you get a chance, I'd love to see a picture of her cape. My Grandmother was a nurse during this timeframe and I know how important the nurses' cape and pin was to those wonderful ladies.
  7. I always look forward to seeing your latest works of art. And that's what they are - art. Thanks for sharing!
  8. Nice tribute. While the venue was likely different and the crowd smaller, it was still "Mission Complete - Fully Effective." That's all that matters. Thanks for posting.
  9. Terrific work! Like so many others I look forward to your posts. Oddly enough, I'm in the middle of reading an unpublished autobiography of another member of the Hell's Angels. Different squadron however. Seeing the patches come to life helps to illustrate the Airman's story. There's a certain symmetry to your patches and the man's autobiography. Thanks for posting!
  10. Nice grouping. You can never go wrong with anything associated with the 100th BG.
  11. Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot, But he’ll remember with advantages What feats he did that day: then shall our names. Familiar in his mouth as household words Be in their flowing cups freshly remember’d. This story shall the good man teach his son; From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remember’d; - Henry V, Act 4, Scene 3
  12. “On behalf of France, I bow down before their bravery”...“We know what we owe to you veterans: our freedom. On behalf of my nation I just want to say: thank you.” - Emmanuel Macron, President of France, 6 June 2019 Throughout Normandy the French have posted individual tribute banners with the names and likenesses of Allied soldiers. The banners honor those who fought to free France - those who died here, those who lived through the battle, those who distinguished themselves and those whose contributions were less notable. The banners are everywhere. Not just clustered at specific sites or in towns. They are posted on lanes, in towns, near museums, walking paths...if there is a post, a streetlight or a utility pole, it has a tribute banner. Every single banner pays tribute to an individual soldier, sailor, or airman. No duplications. The French honor - with boundless graciousness - the individual struggle and sacrifice of those who fought here. Very classy move.
  13. “We’ll start the war from right here!” - Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Commander, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Utah Beach, 6 June 1944
  14. "There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here." - Colonel George A. Taylor, Commander, 16th Infantry Regiment, Ist Infantry Division, Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 '
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