Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Let it not be said...


Anonymous But Boss its too dangerous... said...

Wot a Masterpiece


Anonymous Lee Fletcher said...

The little bloke is funny

Anonymous Scruffy gone for two weeks vacation said...

glad my inspiration led to a fart.

Blogger Kyahgirl said...

just thought I'd pass on a funny Star Trek related link I saw today...don't know if you have seen. A spoof on Monty Python/Star Trek

Blogger Daniel said...

very nice...

Anonymous RAF Lakenheath NEWS said...

Ukraine officers visit RAF Lakenheath

by Capt. Beth Kelley Horine
48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England (AFPN) -- A group of Ukrainian military
officers completed a five-day visit Aug. 18 to the 48th Fighter Wing here where
they learned about U.S. Air Force training and operational processes.

Part of a U.S. European Command-sponsored Joint Contact Training Program, the
visit fosters bilateral cooperation between the United States and Ukraine.

"I hope the activities and training our Ukrainian guests experienced here help
enhance our military relationships, improving both of our nations' abilities to
provide and conduct military operations in Europe," said Brig. Gen. Robert
Steel, the 48th FW commander.

The contingent included two colonels and a captain from the Ukrainian military
as well as a translator from the U.S. embassy in Kiev.

Col. Andrii Kurishko, a headquarters officer with Ukraine's Air Force Command,
located about 155 miles southwest of Kiev, identified similarities and
differences between the U.S. and Ukraine air force operations.

"Your approach to training systems are almost the same as in the Ukraine, but
the procedures to implement the training and the attitude of those implementing
the training, they are different," Colonel Kurishko said.

"The overall purpose of our visit it to bring an understanding of both
countries' systems closer together to improve interoperability," he added.

The visit helps familiarize the Ukrainian officers with base operations and
preparation of sorties, said Col. Sergii Drosdov, a MIG-29 and SU-27 pilot from
the aviation component of the Ukrainian Air Force Command.

"We're also getting to see different facilities and support units as well as the
planning and preparation for different operations in units," Colonel Drosdov

The joint contact training teams, part of USEUCOM's overall theater security
cooperation program, help increase cooperation between the U.S. military and its
partners throughout the European theater, improve interoperability and maintain
close relations with our friends, said Col. Phillip McDaniel, the U.S. Air
Forces in Europe deputy director of plans, programs and requirements.

"USAFE theater security cooperation is successful because of the many dedicated
units and personnel who actively support the program with their expertise,
thereby building key relationships and capabilities with priority nations
throughout the European and African regions," Colonel McDaniel added.

The group spent most of the week visiting operations group units, including life
support, air traffic control, the Strike Eagle complex, a flightline orientation
and an F-15E Strike Eagle static display. Although this is not the first time
both colonels have worked with and visited U.S. military bases and personnel, it
was a first for Capt. Maksym Sikalenko, an SU-24 pilot from the Ukraine's
bomber-reconnaissance brigade.

"My first impression (of American Airmen) was how everyone is responsible for
doing their job, and they do so in an orderly, non-chaotic fashion," Captain
Sikalenko said. "You see how the joint team can accomplish its goal and win

The group plans to take the lessons learned from their experience at RAF
Lakenheath and report on areas the Ukrainian military may consider for possible
integration in their units.

"To improve our own systems, we may suggest some elements of (U.S. Air Force)
systems," said Colonel Kurishko, "but we're also here to share procedures from
our own systems that may help improve our ability to work together in the

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Blair!! What's up with allowing the US Forces to just do whatever they want in our bloomin England.

Next, you'll be allowing those handsome, American pilots to bed down our women.

I say, no more U.S. Military in England.

What say you blog host?

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