Disappearances of many air and sea travels over the Atlantic led many people to believe that there is a specific area of the ocean where an abundance of mysterious disappearances take place. However, some think there is a logical explanation to the madness. In February of 1954, a man named Vincent Gaddis came up with a conspiracy to explain the disappearances. Vincent Gaddis’ way of thinking is that, there had been an abundance of airline and sea travels,lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
Operation Anaconda Joint Function Sergeant First Class Joel S. Johnson MLS 004-18 Joint Functions According to JP 3-0, Joint functions are related capabilities and activities placed into six basic groups of command and control, intelligence, fires, movement and maneuver, protection, and sustainment to help the Joint Forces Commander (JFC) synchronize, integrate, and direct joint operations (p.xiii). ADRP 3-0 states that the general term, joint operations, is military actions conducted by joint forces (JF) or by service forces employed under command relationships (p.1-6). Missteps made in the Joint Functions of command and control, intelligence, fires, movement and maneuver, protection, and sustainment may have been impossible to
Francis Gary Powers was shot down over Russia in a secret spy plane mission. The Soviet Union charged him with espionage on July 8, 1960. Francis was 30 years old and a veteran of the Korean War he flew the spy-plane named the U-2 it could also reach the altitude of 80,000. It also had the best camera to get photos from the edge of the atmosphere. He was over the Sverdlovsk and the soviets shot him down.
1518 CST Flight 4184 was cleared to LUCIT intersection by BOONE control and were given a revised estimated time of 1545 for further clearance from ATC and after several radio transmissions were given clearance for a 10 nautical mile holding pattern with a reduced speed and right turns. 1524 Transmitted “entering hold” to BOONE control. The crew then informed American Eagle that their estimated time for further clearance from ATC is 1545 using the automatic communications and recording system.
During World War II (WWII) there were several field artillery units that played pivotal roles to help turn the tides of the conflict and ensure victory for the Allied Forces. Some of these units still survive today and others are forever remembered in the prestigious history of the King of Battle. Some of these units include the 977th FA, BN; the 3rd BN, 13th FA; the 2nd BN, 18th FA; and the 9th Armored Division. There were a lot of key factors that came into play during World War 2 for the 977th Field Artillery Battalion “BN”. I will provide you with a little history or background on this unit so that you have a better understanding of the things they accomplished.
General William Westmoreland called the helicopter air assault “the most innovative tactical development to emerge from the Vietnam War” (Carland, 2003). In February 1963 on the recommendation of the U.S. Army Tactical Mobility Requirements Board, otherwise known as the Howze Board after its president LTG Hamilton Howze, the 11th Airborne Division was reactivated as the 11th Air Assault Division (test). Their mission, to train in the theory and evolution of the air assault concept. Training continued until 1965 when the division was deactivated and reflagged as the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Shortly thereafter the division began deploying South Vietnam.
HERITAGE OF VFA-115 Imagine being part of one of the Navy’s most prestigious, memorable, and decorated aircraft squadron’s that has been around since WWII and one of the oldest still commissioned today. Senior Enlisted Leaders must remember the history and heritage of the Navy to instill pride upon their Sailors. This paper covers the history and heritage of VFA-115. History VFA-115 has been known under many names and for some of the most storied aircraft, to include the A-1 Skyraider, the Grumman A-6 Intruder, the Boeing F/A-18C Hornet, and today the F/A-18E Super Hornet.
The Space Race between the Soviets and the Americans was put into the public eye on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 into orbit. Sputnik was not only the first vehicle launched into space by mankind, but it was also the first vehicle ever put into orbit. The construction of the small satellite and development of the launch program was led by Sergei Korolev, the driving force of the Soviet space program. Since he was crucial to the development of their program, his identity was kept completely secret, even to those working on the project with him. He was known only as the Chief Designer.
Fourteen soldiers from The U.S. forces were killed in action between August 1st and August 15th of 1993. The U.S. mourned for the losses. Moreover, the American public could not handle these losses mostly after the successful missions in “Operation Desert Storm” and “Operation Desert Shield.” The American people demanded revenge which led to the activation of Task Force Ranger in late August of 1993. The Task Force Ranger consisted of about four hundred and forty special forces including Soldiers, Seamen, and Airmen.
“A barbaric act” it was called by the great Ronald Reagan. In this tragedy a Korean jumbo jet crashed by the hands of the soviets. It happened on the day of September 5, 1983. It had 269 passengers including a U.S congressman that went down. All 269 civilians died from the crash where it landed in the area near Japan.