Air Force Info

A collection of documents from my Air Force career.
May 1970 - June 1994 / U.S. Air Force Active Duty
June 1994 - June 2000 / U.S. Air Force Reserves

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U-Tapao AB, Thailand
U-Tapao Air Base
U-Tapao Air Base
Bird Air
Bird Air (Wiki)
Bird Air Company
Air America
Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia
Airlift in Vietnam
CIA Air Operations in Laos
Air America in Cambodia
Bird Air in Cambodia
Bangkok Shuttle
Paris Peace Accords

MC-130E Combat Talon
BlackBirds
History of the MC-130E Combat Talon I
Combat Talon
MC-130E Combat Talon I
7th SOS History
Holloway Report
Fulton Skyhook

C-130E-II Reconnaissance
NSA Security Oath
NSA and Computer Development
Peacetime Airborne Reconnaissance
Big Safari
Covert Spycraft
Lockheed Skunk Works Programs
The Immortal Hercules
Lockheed C-130
Sneaky Petes
Boston Camera
Boeing EC-97
Berlin for Lunch Bunch
Berlin Air Corridor Aircraft
Cold War Museum Newsletter
Tactical Missile Support Missions
History of Electronic Intelligence
Stealth and ELINT
U.S. Electronic Espionage
Armament on 7406th RB-50s
7405th Support Squadron
7575th Ops Group
7406th Support Squadron
7406th Support Squadron History
Berlin for Lunch Bunch
Berlin for Lunch Bunch 2
Airborne Spying Missions
Spyplanes at Tempelhof
Border Patrol
The Shootdown of Flight 60528
Aerial Reconnaissance Exhibit
Aerial Reconnaissance in the Cold War

52d Tactical Fighter Wing
SCPS
Spangdahlem AB History
52nd Fighter Wing History
Wild Weasels at War

PNAF: Prime Nuclear Airlift Force
PNAF
Starlifter era comes to end at Travis
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Reductions
Nuclear Accidents / Incidents

Other Documents
Aircraft Cockpits & Flight Decks
U.S. Air Force Ribbons
Project Elbow Rub
Iron Hand
Military Videos
SOLID SHIELD 76
Local PDF Documents
Warrant Canary
Incoming Links


7405th 2008 Reunion
Air Force Code Names
Air Force Nicknames

Contact Me
Desert Storm Cards
My Story
NAO
NSA Handbook
Silent Warriors Guestbook
Skunk Works Digest V5 #643
The Art of Naming Operations
Who's in Big Brother's Database?
Big Brother is Watching You
The NSA is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center
The Moscow Bug Hunt
The NSA and Me
The ECHELON Story
Edward Snowden: The Untold Story


[ Reference ]
Top Secret America
Secret and Dangerous (the Son Tay Raid)
Aerial Espionage
ABDR
F-16 Timeline 8 Jul 1987 Spangdahlem AB, Germany, activates with F-16C/D's
Technical Surveillance Counter Measures
Cold War Museum
7499th Reunions
Silent Warriors
HerkyBirds
http://www.wilsonix.com/
http://orbat.com/site/history/historical/libya/eldoradocanyon1986.html
www.flugzeugforum.de
The 1980s
http://www.kohtang.com/guestbook/index.php?entry=130 (#16)
C-141 Mishaps
Pergamon Museum
Treptower Park
Ishtar Gate
Big Safari Association
Message Board
Flying Schedule
7406th Web Site (1)
7406th Web Site (2)
7406th Web Site (3)
Foamex [ PDF ]
Intelligence Programs and Systems
Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans
Designation-Systems.Net
Aircraft Serial Numbers
Awesome F4 Reference
HerkyBirds.com
Combat Talon I aircraft going to Bone Yard
Outstanding Airmen of the Year
U-Tapao Org
Memories of UT
AMARC
AMARC Experience
Hardened Aircraft Shelter
Joint Chiefs of Staff
MRE
Kepner-Tregoe
Draft lottery
1970 Lotto
Check Six
7th SOS
7406 Supt. Sq./ sneaky petes
TinyClark Public Profile
Anyone have photos of Herks from Rhein-Main 1980's
Vietnam War Statistics and Facts
McDonnell F-4G Phantom II
Joe's US Air Force History
Fred Fernandez's Photo Album
U-Tapao Air Base - Thailand
U-Tapao 1971
Society of Wild Weasels
U-Tapao Flightline
Code Names for U.S. Military Projects and Operations
Kartodromo Aragon
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Keukenhof Tulip Garden
Keukenhof Web Site
Lykavittos Hill
Porta Nigra
Westminster Abbey Web Site
Westminster Abbey Wikipedia
Aircraft Avionics
Flight Data Recorder
Scott Field Air Park

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March 1953 - USAF Maj. Carl Norman is assigned as first aircraft commander of a Top-Secret Big Safari project called Pie Face, involving a modified Convair C-97A and installation at Fort Worth of the largest aerial camera ever built for surveillance of the Berlin Air Corridors. It was a 20-foot camera wrapped in an electric blanket to protect against frigid temperatures.
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There were three C-130E-II "Creek Flush" aircraft, modified at the Lockheed Skunk Works in 1975 under the "Big Safari" program. These aircraft were operated by the 7405th out of Rhein-Main AB Germany from 1975 till the end of the Cold War. The final flight was flown on September 27, 1990.

(c/n = Lockheed construction number)

AMARC Database (with comments)

EC-130E S/N 62-1809 (c/n 382-3770) was destroyed by fire on April 24, 1980 at Desert One during Operation Eagle Claw.


Operations & Exercises

Nixon (Jan 1969 - Aug 1974)
- Son Tay Prison Raid (November 21, 1970)
- ARC LIGHT (1965-1973)
- Linebacker (March 30, 1972)
- Linebacker II (December 18, 1972)

Ford (Aug 1974 - Jan 1977)

Carter (Jan 1977 - Jan 1981)
- Vigilant Overview (July 30, 1977)
- Eagle Claw (April 24, 1980)
- Hostages Released (January 20, 1981)

Reagan (Jan 1981 - Jan 1989)
- Urgent Fury (October 25, 1983)
- El Dorado Canyon (April 15, 1986)

Bush (Jan 1989 - Jan 1993)
- Just Cause (December 20, 1989)
- Desert Shield (August 7, 1990)
- Desert Storm (January 16, 1991)

Clinton (Jan 1993 - Jan 2001)


Aircraft

F-105 Thunderchief
C-5 Galaxy
KC-135 Stratotanker
F-16 Falcon
AN/AVQ-26 Pave Tack
B-52 Stratofortress
B-52
C-141 Starlifter
C-141
C-130 Hercules
AC-130
MC-130E Combat Talon
MC-130 Combat Talon
Fulton Recovery System
Wild Weasel
F-4 Phantom II
F-4G Wild Weasel
F-4G Wild Weasel
Wild Weasel exhibit
Air Force Thunderbirds


Style Sheet
Timeline
KeyWords

     1970 [6 wk] Lackland AFB, Texas (Basic Training)
1970-1971 [9 mo] Chanute AFB, Illinois (Tech Training)
1971-1973 [2 yr] George AFB, California (F-4 C/D/E)
1973-1974 [1 yr] U-Tapao AB, Thailand (B-52D / KC-135A)
1974-1975 [1 yr] Pope AFB, North Carolina (C-130E)
1975-1979 [4 yr] George AFB, California (F-4 C/D/E/F/G F-105 F/G F-4C/WW)
1979-1983 [4 yr] Rhein-Main AB, Germany (C-130E / MC-130E(C) / C-130E-II / C-9A) [AFCM]
1983-1985 [2 yr] Norton AFB, California (C-141B) [AFAM]
1985-1988 [3 yr] Spangdahlem AB, Germany (F-4E/G / F-16C/D)
1988-1994 [6 yr] Travis AFB, California (C-5A / C-141B) [MSM]

Zaragoza Air Base
Aviano Air Base

Air Force Official Sites

Lackland AFB, Texas
Pope AFB, North Carolina
Spangdahlem AB, Germany
Travis AFB, California

U-Tapao AB, Thailand
USO
[Newsweek]

[Time]


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Tel Aviv (1972) Munich (1972) Entebbe (1976) Mogadishu (1977) London (1980)
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
Munich 1972
The Tragedy of the Munich Games
21 Hours at Munich
Munich
Wikipedia
Palestine Facts
SpecWarNet
AfricaNews
AETV
Wikipedia
Britain's Small Wars
Wikipedia
Britain's Small Wars

Named Exercises

ARC LIGHT
OpOrd for B-52s from Andersen AFB, Guam, Kadena AB, and U-Tapao RTNB, bombing North Vietnamese targets, 1965-1973

BLUETAIL TWO

CREEK FLUSH
An Annex A USAFE operations plan 4607.

CREEK HUNTER

CREEK MISTY
Report procedures support of USAFE operations plan 4607.

CREEK TALLY
Weapons training operations at USAFE weapons training sites.

HURK LIGHT

JUST CAUSE
Operation to arrest General Noriega in Panama, 1989

PURPLE CORK

PURPLE DUCK

PURPLE PENNY

SOLID SHIELD 76
A series of joint exercises under the US Atlantic Command, including Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Air Force units, to emphasize command and control of forces in a unified operation.

URGENT FURY
Operation, invasion of Grenada, 10/1983

VIGILANT OVERVIEW
VIGILANT OVERVIEW is a CINCNORAD-sponsored, CJCS/CDS-approved, system-wide Command Post Exercise (CPX) involving HQ NORAD, NORAD regions and sectors and supporting units. This exercise involves all HQ NORAD levels of command and is designed to exercise most aspects of the NORAD mission. One VO exercise is scheduled each year and the length will vary depending on the exercise scenario and objectives.

VIGILANT OVERVIEW 77-4
Air Force exercises, involving the E-3A, to test the North American continent's air defense system.

ZEUS 82


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