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  1. About to publish a new print featuring more Eagle nose art, this time from the light gray side. This print will be available from Third Offset Designs starting this Friday, 23 October. Just as with all Third Offset Designs' nose art prints, you can order direct here: https://third-offset-designs.myshopify.com/ Check out this outstanding nose art from the 44th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and AMU! Recently returned from CENTCOM AOR, these C-models followed the lead of many of their E-model predecessors, and added some incredible artwork to their jets. Third Offset Des
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    “You're guaranteed not see any of that BS the NFL is pushing.“ Is that BS the exercising of personal rights and freedoms? Is that the BS the NFL is pushing. But you’re right, instead you can see a whole different flavor of stuff. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Remember, not everyone views the world through the same lenses.
  3. 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️ Apparently the answer is to cancel everything and hide in our homes forever.
  4. “It’s not going to really be “safe” until there is an effective vaccine and most everyone has received it.” So, never? Given the fact this virus will continually mutate, like most coronaviruses, a vaccine will be, at best, minimally effective. And given the number of people who’ve already said they will not get the vaccine, either because it’s been rushed and long term effects are unknown, or because they’re antivaxxers on principle, or because they’re conspiracy theorists, you’ll never get a majority vaccinated. So...then what? We never send kids back to school? Cancel
  5. “To keep everyone safe.” im genuinely curious what the endgame is for all of this. What’s the threshold that has to be met to declare it, “safe.” It seems no one has any idea. We’re well past, “flatten the curve.” Can’t fight it, but seriously: what’s the endgame?
  6. HEY! As the questionable appointed head of an organization somewhat dedicated to opposing the old moss covered false deity, I demand there’s a stop to all this talk of “preaching him more,” and revival of this thread. Seriously, as long as it doesn’t cut into my time watching Golden Girls reruns, I’m pretty dedicated to stopping the Moai at a reasonable, not too economically challenging cost. Maybe. If it doesn’t interrupt drinking time. But seriously, stop revitalizing this thread and giving him free press. The CoV hasn’t been able to afford any operational budget
  7. At a minimum, I’d expect you’ll see some minor markings changes. AFRC on the jet, AFRC patch on the tail, possibly a tail code change, depending on when the iron swaps over and the associated flying hour program switches streams. It’s possible you might see some other changes, but purely speculative at this point. Operationally? You won’t see much change. The preponderance of pilots will switch from being active-duty to being Reservists. This is a double benefit, as it allows the Aggressirs to hold onto experienced aviators and maintainers a lot longer, ensuring con
  8. Strategic landscapes change, weapons change, geopolitics changes....it is not unreasonable to ask if we need to continue holding a presence we’ve held for almost 80 years, at extreme cost. Particularly when deterrence can be accomplished using more modern methods than massive forward bases in foreign countries.
  9. AFRC’s 926th Wing will pick up the lead for the Aggressor mission, and will assume responsibilities for the 64th AGRS next summer: 926th Green Light for Active Association
  10. That's true. Over on Third Offset Design's FB page you can find a series of pics from, "Nose Art that Wasn't." Some of it is nose art that was designed by the Crew Dawgs but never approved for application, and some is nose art that was put on the jets briefly, before somebody said, "take that down, RIGHT NOW."
  11. Did you miss Spud Eagle and Jenny? After nearly 2 years of helping recreate the F-15E nose art from the CENTCOM AOR, nothing surprises me. Crew dawgs come up with some weird stuff, sometimes. It's part of the charm.
  12. This whole article stretches the limits of credulity, and he's reading an awful lot into tiny details. This line about the jet names, however, is perhaps the most ridiculous....most of the jet nicknames were determined before they even deployed. There were some cool nicknames and nose arts on this rotation, though! Like previous Strike Eagle deployments, I was honored to be asked to help capture them all: T-Bolts OIR
  13. I swear we've stepped into the most bizarre timeline.
  14. There are actually A LOT of people complaining. And while it’s true their flying hours are already budgeted, flying hours and budget dollars get reallocated all the time. Given shortfalls on POE and testing, I can understand why people are disgruntled. If you don’t understand the finer minutiae of the US federal budget (and who REALLY does?), the confusion is understandable. It’s particularly a bad look since they’re not flying airshow a right now. Well intentioned, but the optics on this are kinda terrible. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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