Tag: Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV

Military October 30, 2018

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Homeland Security and Defense Department Officials Joint Press Conference on the Defense Department Deployment to the Southwest Border Kevin McAleenan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner; Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command
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By Denise Lavoie: Gangster Whitey Bulger, Air Force Vet, Found Dead in Prison at 89
Early into his life of crime, Bulger served an enlistment term in the U.S. Air Force. He enlisted in the service in 1948 and quickly fell afoul of authorities, doing time in military prison for assaults. At one point he was charged with rape, according to multiple sources; on another occasion, he was arrested for going absent without leave. Despite all this, he was honorably discharged in 1952.
By Derek Davey: My Son Was Killed In Iraq. I Found Closure With The Marines Who Were With Him When He Died

Derek M. Davey, Captain, USMC 1977-1985. Naval Flight Officer, EA-6B Prowlers. Two UDP pumps: USS Nimitz, Med Cruise and West Pac. Thirty years as an Accredited Service Officer in NY State and National Appeals Representative in Washington, DC. Fully retired now, enjoying life in the woods, on a lake, with my best buddy Shadow the Dog in the Adirondacks.
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Military September 28, 2018

By Brad Howard: The Marine Corps’ F-35 Combat Debut Was Flown In Honor Of A Fallen Hero
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By Air Force Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler 375th Air Mobility Wing: Face of Defense: Airman Describes Her Journey From Pro Basketball to Service
By Tom Ricks: Mattis Chats With An Iraqi Who Wanted To Kill Him — And Who Also Wants A Visa
He said, “General, do you think if I’m a model prisoner” — you know what’s coming, don’t you? — “could I someday immigrate to America?”

Think about that. Think about that, that the hatred he felt was so much that he would go out and try to put a bomb in the road to kill us, but the example of America was so strong that if he could be sitting where you are today or have his son and daughter in that audience, he’d have given his eyes or teeth. It wasn’t just because we’d caught him right then. This was deeper.

And I was reminded, America’s got two fundamental powers. There’s the power of intimidation and the military — the U.S. military exists to warn people, “You take on America, and free men and women are going to fight like the dickens.” Power of intimidation.

But there’s also the power of inspiration. And the power of inspiration could reach halfway around the world to the Euphrates River Valley and affect someone, no matter how blinded they were at that moment by a hatred.
By Oriana Pawlyk: Air Force General Denied Promotion, Forced to Retire After Misconduct Probe
Tibbets is grandson of then-Col. Paul Tibbets Jr., who during World War II dropped the uranium bomb known as “Little Boy” over Hiroshima, Japan.
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