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Introducing the Brescia Spadona

Posted by Caesar , 20 Oct 2012 - * * * * * · 3,778 views

I have added another sword to the arsenal, this one is the Oakeshott Type XVIa Brescia Spadona by Albion Swords.  This is my second Albion, the first being the Type XVa Talhoffer.  The Brescia is a recreation of a sword residing in Brescia, Italy, made some time around 1430-1450, its blade from the legendary Passau, Germany, and hilted in an Italian style. ...


"Knight Syndrome" and the F-14 Tomcat

Posted by Caesar , 23 Jan 2011 - * * * * * · 7,971 views

DISCLAIMER:  I am not an expert on this subject, I did not fly, fix, or design the F-14, but I have spent the better part of two decades researching it on my own, and derive a good chunk of my information from people who did fly, fix, and indeed design the aircraft.  This is a compilation of some misinformation/misconceptions I've seen and a very...


Thule - A Retrospective

Posted by Caesar , 07 Dec 2010 - * * * * * · 1,662 views

At 2130 on 3 December, I arrived back home to Syracuse NY, having finished my time at Thule AB - 356 days on island, no leave.  Thule was an intersting assignment to say the least, and it provided opportunities I couldn't have gotten anywhere else.  Most basically, my progression in the 12th Space Warning Squadron (12 SWS) was:

First Month: Mission...


First Pictures from the Arctic

Posted by Caesar , 11 Jul 2010 - - - - - - · 1,605 views

Okay, so, I finally got a good enough connection that I was able to upload some downsized pictures from the arctic.  The first shot is of the AN/FPS-132(V)3 two-faced solid-state phased array radar where I work.

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This second picture is of Training Shop while we were on the Arctic...


Arctic Adventure 4

Posted by Caesar , 20 Jun 2010 - - - - - - · 794 views

20 June, 2010

Picture posting continues to be problematic - DOD computers block the sites I can upload to, and at the community center, I can't hold a connection long enough to get the darn things online!  I'm still trying, but to no avail...yet.  As it stands, I've taken around 250 pictures and 6 videos since I got my camera.  These...


Arctic Adventure 3

Posted by Caesar , 21 Apr 2010 - - - - - - · 758 views

As I said in my previous entry, the sun comes up quick here at Thule.  At the moment, it sets around 2300L or so, and rises shortly thereafter.  At the end of the month, it will no longer set, just get to the twilight point on the horizon.  24 hours of sunlight, baby!  At the moment, we technically have 24 hours of light, but not sun (i.e. it never gets...


Arctic Adventure Entry 2

Posted by Caesar , 23 Mar 2010 - - - - - - · 1,019 views

Pre-Note: Actual Entry Date 14 March 2010/Small update 23 March; fortunately, Malibu noticed the date mixup, so I posted an entry in his thread explaining the 2009 cutoff thingy.  Slipped my mind!


Okay, it's been about three weeks, so here's the next entry on my Arctic Adventure in Greenland with 12 SWS...

The sun comes up friggin'...


Caesar's Arctic Adventure

Posted by Caesar , 23 Feb 2010 - - - - - - · 1,057 views

PRENOTE: Actual Blog Entry 23 February, 2010, looks like the Entry dates cut off at 2009!  Will notify!

PREFACE: About a month or so ago Dave contacted me asking if I wanted a forum entry to let folks know what life is like up at Thule AB, as he made for Southernap about Carrier Life.  At the moment, I still have access to CA, so I figured I'd...


Headed North (Updated)

Posted by Caesar , 09 Dec 2009 - - - - - - · 750 views

Well, I'm currently in BWI awaiting our early morning ride to Thule AB.  Hopefully I'll have fair connectivity at Thule to keep in check with the community here.  On the plus side, I can't wait to get there; I've really been looking forward to it, and am finally on the cusp of arriving.  On the negative, the next set of (true) Hoser Stories...


ACEVAL/AIMVAL Lessons Learned

Posted by Caesar , 05 Oct 2009 - * * * * * · 7,152 views

The information presented herein was derived from a whole bunch of Q&A with "Hoser" Satrapa and "Turk" Pentecost who spoke to "Hill Billy" Hill, "Fearless" Schumacher, "Hawk" Taylor and "Hawk" Smith (all pilots and RIOs who participated in ACE/AIM) to assure the proper info got...

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