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Military operations brevity term:
a single target, bandit,
bogey or enemy position
has been sighted.
Opposite of "No Joy."
"The wingman is absolutely indispensable. I look after the wingman. The wingman looks after me. It's another set of eyes protecting you. That's the defensive part. Offensively, it gives you a lot more firepower. We work together. We fight together. The wingman knows what his responsibilities are, and knows what mine are. Wars are not won by individuals. They're won by teams." — Lt. Col. Francis S. "Gabby" Gabreski, USAF

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Slipstream Radio Episode 13

Episode 13 Show Notes Intro Music: Crawling in the Dark by Hoobastank Outro Music: Rock or Bust by AC/DC Guest: Rocky “Apollo” Jedick, USAF Flight Physician Website: http://goflightmedicine.com Rocky talks to us about life as a Flight Doc in the United States Air Force.  We discuss the dynamic between pilots and the physicians who keep […]

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Air-to-Air Missile Primer

  You can be the best fighter pilot in the world – flying the most capable fighter jet known to man – but unless you have something to throw at the enemy, you might as well be in a parachute. As technology progresses, so does the lethality of weaponry. In the early days of aerial […]

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Veteran’s Day 2014

“How long will you be gone this time?”  He can see the worry start to set in on his wife’s face.  She’s already thinking of how she’s going to deal with the little ones in his absence.  She’s anticipating the questions from their son: “when is daddy coming home?”, “why did he leave?”, “why doesn’t he […]

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Guest Post from Go Flight Medicine: Combat Stress Response

Guest Post from GoFlightMedicine, written by Flight Surgeon Capt Rocky “APOLLO” Jedick: I recently finished the book, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict inWar and in Peace, by former Army Ranger turned psychologist, Lt Col (ret.) Dave Grossman.  Although I have some concerns on how rigorous the science is behind most of […]

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Aviation and the Media

Psychological warfare is a powerful weapon in the military strategist’s arsenal.  If you can get inside your enemy’s cranium, you can drive the fight and potentially hasten your enemy’s defeat.  This isn’t anything new, of course.  The warlord Tamerlane once made a pyramid supposedly built from 90,000 human heads during his Indian Campaign to intimidate […]

Be the bad guy. So the good guys can win.

In training, someone needs to be the bad guy. So the good guys (and gals) can be ready for battle.

The Tally One Red Air Bandits shirt pays homage to a training platform called Red Air. These skilled men and women play the role of the bad guys in the air, faithfully replicating the tactics and capabilities of adversary air forces.

Their mission: to challenge our country’s combat pilots, weapons-systems officers and controllers over and over again, until our pilots' responses are second nature.

So when a US pilot sees an adversary's best moves, it's hardly the first time. And he or she knows exactly how to gain the advantage and win the confrontation.

A comfortable blend of high-quality cotton (60%) and polyester (40%), the shirt has a somewhat athletic fit. If you like a looser fit, you might want to order one size up from normal.

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The F-35 Mystery

The Lockheed-Martin F-35 “Lightning II” – aka “Joint Strike Fighter” – has been a much-contested project in military and political circles.  When the project was first unveiled to the public it seemed to be the answer to the problem of replacing aging air-to-ground fighters like the A-10 and the F-16.  It was going to do […]