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You Want POGs?  I’ll Show You Some POGs

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

These hurt feelings POGs had to have been created by a Pogue; an Air Force Pogue.


Whoever came up with these should choke himself.


Credit to Air Force amn/nco/srnco on Facebook for finding these abominations.

John Q Public Discusses ‘Grunts of the Air’ : The A-10 Video The Air Force Doesn’t Want You To See

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Fellow Air Force retiree Tony Carr writes the John Q Public blog which keeps the Air Force on its toes. He has been keeping tabs on the Combat Camera-produced, unreleased doumentary, ‘Grunts of the Air’ depicting an A-10 Squadron deployment to Afghanistan in 2014. For some reason, the Air Force hasn’t released it officially. Naturally, Carr wants to know why.

I have no interest in stealing JQP’s thunder, so please read the background story here.

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up 

Friday, July 17th, 2015

This time its at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio in front of one of my favorite aircraft, the A7.  

Thanks AM!

AFSOC Testing All Terrain Tiger Camo

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

According to an update on the Tiger Stripe Products website, AFSOC personnel are testing the All Terrain Tiger camouflage pattern.

UPDATE 25 June 2015:

Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) personnel begin Testing & Evaluation of All Terrain Tiger™ (ATT™). Details pending.

Who could blame them? Despite the Army’s transition to the Operational Camouflage Pattern, the Air Force continues to issue the four color grey-based digital tigerstripe camouflage pattern it adopted in 2006. Granted, deployers are issued kit in OCP and Air Force personnel assigned to AFSOC, select Battlefield Airmen and Security Forces personnel assigned to Global Strike Command wear MultiCam. However, the garrison uniform remains digital tigerstripe. It’s also used for may deployments includimg contingency operations.


All Terrain Tiger was actually envisioned by TSP as an operational alternative to the USAF’s digital Tigerstripe pattern. While All Terrain Tiger may end up being used for specialized applications on deployments, patterns such as this are often also used by OPFOR for training.

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Early Air Commandos

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015


USAF – Blocked Hats Are In, Why Aren’t You Wearing One?

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

It appears that blocked hats are making a come back in the Air Force. While they’ve long been available around Lackland AFB, where Airmen attend Basic Military Training School, they aren’t exactly in the spirit of a wash and wear utility uniform. But, over the past year or so, the service’s top Airman, Gen Mark Welsh and his Senior Enlisted Advisor, CMSgtAF James Cody have been spotted wearing them with their ABUs.

(Chief of Staff Gen Mark Welsh speaks with Airmen during a Dec. 14, 2014, visit at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Photo: SrA Kia Atkins/US Air Force)

Of course, this isn’t exactly a new phenomenon.  Airmen wore the stiffened Ridgeway Cap in the 50s and early 60s, until their wear was curtailed around the time the AF phased out Sage Green fatigues.


If this is the style you are looking for, has got you covered.

Like the Ridgeway, these caps have a plastic sidewall, but are much stronger than the original.  Additionally, they are modified issue caps and take about four weeks for delivery unless you have a big melon, in which case there will be an additional lead time.



Friday, May 15th, 2015


This is Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided kNowledge (BATMAN), an AFRL Advanced Technology Demonstration, is a family of capabilities that enhance warfighter performance, making battlefield Airmen lighter, smarter, and more lethal.