• 01:02

    Episode 271: Red Flag and the Development of USAF Fighter Pilots

    in Military

    In parallel efforts that in the Navy which led to Top Gun, the US Air Force looked hard at the lessons of air to air combat in the Vietnam War and brought forward "Red Flag,"


    Moving beyond the technical focus, they looked to training and fundamentals to bring back a primacy of combat skills.


    Our guest for the full hour to discuss this and his new book, The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam, will be Dr. Brian D. Laslie, Deputy Command Historian, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). 


    A historian of air power studies, Dr. Laslie received his Bachelor’s degree in history from The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina, his Master’s from Auburn University Montgomery in 2006 and his Doctorate from Kansas State University in 2013.


    Dr. Laslie was Honorably Discharged from the United States Air Force in 2007 as a Captain after serving as a logistics officer, doctrine instructor, and Action Officer to the Commander of Air University.

  • 01:00

    GENERAL JOHN BORLING USAF "LIVE"@ SEARS HQ Salutes TROOPS in Afghanistan

    in Sports

    The Soldiers Family TV & Radio and Host Steve Tomaszewski presents:


    USAF General John Borling "LIVE" @ Sears International Headquarters in Hoffman Estates .


    The Association Military Sears Network proudly present a "Talk" with General John Borling.


    This show is dedicated to our men and women in Afghanistan and around the world protecting our


    FREEDOM IN AMERICA Today.


    General Borling Military Career &  United States Air Force Academy


    Borling was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, where he was shot down by ground fire. Seriously injured in his crash, Captain Borling still attempted to commandeer a Vietnamese supply truck for his escape. He was able to gain control of a supply truck, but the truck was carrying Vietnamese regulars.[2] Captain Borling was soon overpowered by the soldiers and would spend the next 6½ years as a POW in Hanoi.[3] John Borling was released on February 12, 1973. Subsequent to his return, he was an F-15 Eagle fighter pilot and commander MORE...

  • 01:30

    USAF Brig General John E. Michel INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER Voices Global Freedom

    in War

    Episode #303: Exclusive! Voices of Global Freedom Radio Hosts Yoda and Backpack interviewing United States Air Force Brigadier General John E. Michel.


    From the battles of Afghanistan to our audience Michel, will recount his distinguished command experiences in the world's warzones. He commanded the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, and the fourteen nation NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan. 


     “Dangerous missions and the perils of war through the eyes of General Michel.” says Janorama Editor-In-Chief Magnified View magazine. "There is a lot more to warfare and US military service than just engaging the enemy in air or ground combat."


    General Michel, will make "Crystal clear the Fog of War for our listeners", said Backpack fouding host Voices of Global Freedom Radio. I invite you to read his blog www.generalleadership.com


    Call in: Speak your mind, make comments, ask questions: (646) 652-4667


    When: 4:00 PM (Pacific) on Saturday, February 21, 2014.  


    The show will be available in archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/voicesofglobalfreedom and


    http://www.magnifiedview.com


    http://www.globalfreedomradio.com


    Check out the latest updates on USA Islamic Terror Camps http://www.terrorcamps.com

  • 01:29

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and LCOL. William B. O'Conner, USAF (Ret.)

    in Military

    The Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk was a wonder of the aviation world when it first appeared at air shows and exhibitions in 1989. Looking like something that Darth Vader might fly in a STAR WARS movie, the Nighthawk was the first warplane designed with signiture reduction ("stealth") at the core of its design. At the time, the Nighthawk was a generation ahead of any other aircraft or defensive system of its era. During its three decades of service, the F-117A flew combat missions during numerous air campaigns from Panama to the Persian Gulf. And for the dozens of books and hundreds of magazine articles, there have been surprisingly few actual accounts of what it was like to fly the Nighthawk into combat. That has changed however, with the publication by Zenith Press (@Zenith_Press) of STEALTH FIGHTER: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF AN F-117 PILOT.


    So join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the WriteStream Radio Network (#Writestream)) at 1 p.m. Eastern today when Hhs guest will be Lt. Col. William B. "Brad" O'Conner. USAF (Ret.). A career aviator in the U.S. Air Force, Lt. Col. O'Connor is the author of STEALTH FIGHTER: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF AN F-117 PILOT, and a combat veteran of Operation Allied Force in 1999. In his book, Lt. Col. O'Connor gives the reader an intimate look at flying "the black jet" in combat, along with some candid opinions regarding the poor command and control of air power during the campaign. His insights should prove useful to listeners, trying to understand the present day their operations against ISIL in the Middle East. Tune in for what is sure to be an engaging hour on Military Monday.

  • 00:48

    SC EP:38 USAF and Bigfoot

    in Science

    We will be speaking to a member of the USAF who will discuss sightings around the base

  • 01:00

    Jim Shelton, USAF SR-71 Pilot (Retired)

    in Business

    Jim Shelton entered the Air Force's Aviation Cadet Program in 1955, receiving his wings in December 1956.  His first assignment was flying the F-86-F in Korea.  In 1958 he was assigned to the B-47 program.  He spent 5 ½ years flying the B-47 from Orlando FL and Lincoln NE, with many deployments to Europe.  


    In October 1964 he flew the F-102 in preparation for flying the B-58 Mach 2 SAC bomber.  He flew the B-58 for 2 ½ years before being selected for the SR-71 Program.  


    In November 1967 he arrived at Beale and started flying the SR-71 in July 1968.  He flew the aircraft for six years accruing 911 hours.  


    He flew operational missions over North Viet Nam, North Korea, the periphery of China, the DMZ area of Korea and the first Middle East mission in September 1973. 


    He received 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 7 Air Medals for the operational missions flown.  


    He had several staff positions at Beale AFB and retired as the Director of Reconnaissance for 15th Air Force at March AFB in 1980.  


    After retiring, he worked for the Lockheed Company's Skunk Works in the Logistic Support Division for the F-117 Stealth Fighter and retired from there in 1991.


    Podcast on location from March Field Air Museum, Riverside, CA

  • 01:30

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham With Col. Rich Graham, USAF (Ret.)

    in Military

    Take 1,000 aviation historians/enthusiasts and ask them to list 10 favorite airplanes, and there is a 100% chance that on everyone's list will be one or more of the famous Lockheed "Blackbird" family of aircraft. Beautiful, sleek, clandestine, extremely fast, and even sexy to the eye, the Blackbirds were among the most iconic and well-known airplanes of the Cold War. Beginning with the CIA requirement to replace the U-2 "Dragon Lady" in the 1950s, Clarence "Kelly" Johnson and his famous team at the Lockheed " Skunk Works" created a family of airplanes whose performance has never been equaled since being retired. Starting with the single-seat A-12 for the Central Intelligence Agency in the early 1960s, Johnson and his Skunk Works team created airplanes that went higher, faster, were "stealthy," and were light years ahead of anything else in the sky. Sadly, in the end, it was not any enemy capabilities that killed the Blackbirds, but high operating costs and an indifferent Congress that failed to see the worth of keeping them flying. Today, Blackbirds are the pride and joy of museums across America, where they stand as testament to the national requirements of gathering intelligence over denied territory during the Cold War.


    To learn more about the Lockheed Blackbirds, the people who flew and maintained them, the clandestine missions they conducted during the Cold War, and the amazing technologies behind them , join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) at 1 P.M. Eastern time. His guest this week will be retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, along with Blackbird and Dragon Lady driver Col. Richard Graham. Graham is the author of four books on the Blackbirds with Zenith Press (@Zenith_Press).

  • 01:00

    Jim Shelton, USAF SR-71 Pilot (Retired) edited

    in Technology

    Jim Shelton entered the Air Force's Aviation Cadet Program in 1955, receiving his wings in December 1956.  His first assignment was flying the F-86-F in Korea.  In 1958 he was assigned to the B-47 program.  He spent 5 ½ years flying the B-47 from Orlando FL and Lincoln NE, with many deployments to Europe.  


    In October 1964 he flew the F-102 in preparation for flying the B-58 Mach 2 SAC bomber.  He flew the B-58 for 2 ½ years before being selected for the SR-71 Program.  


    In November 1967 he arrived at Beale and started flying the SR-71 in July 1968.  He flew the aircraft for six years accruing 911 hours.  


    He flew operational missions over North Viet Nam, North Korea, the periphery of China, the DMZ area of Korea and the first Middle East mission in September 1973. 


    He received 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 7 Air Medals for the operational missions flown.  


    He had several staff positions at Beale AFB and retired as the Director of Reconnaissance for 15th Air Force at March AFB in 1980.  


    After retiring, he worked for the Lockheed Company's Skunk Works in the Logistic Support Division for the F-117 Stealth Fighter and retired from there in 1991.


    Podcast on location from March Field Air Museum, Riverside, CA

  • 02:28

    Jim Penniston~Author/Retired USAF Security Forces/The Rendlesham Incident

    in Paranormal

    Jim Penniston, Co-Author of Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World's Best-Documented UFO Incident, is USAF Security Forces/Retired. He entered the Air Force in 1973 and served over twenty years active duty in the US Air Force. He was assigned to the Strategic Air Command Elite Guard in Omaha Nebraska, providing security for General Officers, Congressmen, Foreign Heads of States, and the President and members of his Cabinet. Penniston held key assignments throughout the world. Including service in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He wrote defense, security, counter-terrorism, and contingency plans for the USAF and NATO. Additionally, he provided security support for Air Force One, and other classified aircraft weapon systems. Penniston held for the majority of his twenty year career, a U.S. TOP SECRET/BI/SCI and a NATO TOP SECRET COSMIC/ATOMAL security clearance. Sergeant Penniston and his team were "First Responders" to a security investigation of a craft-of-unknown-origin, located just outside RAF Woodbridge, England. In December 1980 that case, is known as the Rendlesham Forest Incident, and is the most documented account in military history. Jim is a frequent lecturer and presenter at numerous MUFON and other related events and conferences of similar subject matter. A speaker at two National Press Club events; His first responder's account of the Rendlesham Forest Incident has been featured worldwide on numerous television and radio programs. In addition, Penniston has been a contributor to other books concerning this phenomenon. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rendlesham-Forest-Incident-First-Responders-Page-of-1980/158308077540276

  • 01:10

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and Lt. Gen. David Deptula, USAF (Ret.)

    in Military

    The current air campaign being conducted by the United States and its coalition allies in Iraq and Syria, is a complex and poorly understood operation by the American people. And clearly, the Administration of President Barack Obama prefers it that way, given that they have not even bothered to announce publicly, a name for the operation. Most of the commentators regarding this operation are political in nature, with an occasional  retired Army or Marine general officer, to comment on aerial operations they have little or no insight into, and no personal experience with whatsoever. The airwaves, cable, and satellite bandwidth is presently dominated by airpower dilettantes, ignorants, and media wannabes, providing the public with no information whatsoever about the combat operations currently being in the Middle East by America and its Allies. There is however one place they can go to gain information and learn the truth about what is happening right now, and that place this week is Military Monday on the Writestream Radio Network.


    For the finest and most authoritative discussion you will hear in American media on the current bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@Greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on @Writestream) at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week is Lt. Gen. David Deptula (@Deptula_David), USAF (Ret.). and Dean of the Air Force Association's (@AirForceAssoc) Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. General Deptula is a career fighter pilot, intelligence officer, and airpower planner, whose experience includes helping construct the air campaign plan for Operation Desert Storm, and actually supervising the air campaigns in Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003). Arguably the finest authority on airpower in the world today, the general is going to give listeners an amazing hour of information they will find nowhere else.

  • 01:07

    RNN - Colonel James C Harding USAF, Retired

    in Politics

    ***A Veteran's Veteran***


    We are pleased to have Colonel Harding with us again. He'll discuss post election ideas for Congress..Can they regain their rightful, honorable place in governance?..Ideas for impeachment of Obama..and..Veteran status on fundraising for their benefit..what goes on!!..and at what cost??  Veteran Defenders of America Mission Statement


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    Our RNN Schedule: Live on Thursday Evenings 9:00 Eastern/ 8:00 Central/ 7:00 Mountain/ 6:00 Pacific.


    Check the Republic website often for General Information and Updates to keep you informed about the interim government restoring operations under the Constitution for the United States of America.


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