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Varusteleka Presents: Just a Jacket!

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

For all of you who don’t want to pay for frills like zippers and hoods.

Get yours at, www.varusteleka.com/en/product/soviet-winter-work-jacket-brown-surplus.

Saturday Night at the Movies: “Friends and Neighbors-People You Know”

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Here’s a fantastic 1970 USAF educational documentary covering the mobilization, trainup, and deployment of USAF Air National Guard F-100 units. Narrated by the late Bob Crane of the television show Hogan’s Heroes, the film chronicles the mobilization of four F-100 equipped ANG squadrons in response to the Pueblo Crisis during 1968. One particular two-ship mission is covered from pre-flight briefing to post-flight celebration.

The Super Sabre, better known as “The Hun” was the USAF’s first supersonic fighter and formed the backbone of the USAF and many NATO and allied Air Forces prior to the arrival of the F-4 Phantom.  The last Huns were retired from the Taiwanese and Danish air forces in the early 1980s, following USAF ANG retirement in 1979.

The squadrons mobilized and highlighted in the film are:

  • 120thTactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) Bobcats of the Colorado ANG (tail VS)
  • 174th TFS Bats of the Iowa ANG (tail HA)
  • 188thTFS Tacos of the New Mexico ANG (tail  SK)
  • 136th TFS Rocky’s Raiders of the New York ANG (tail SG).

These four squadrons collectively logged more than 30,000 sorties during their deployments to Southeast Asia during 1968 and 1969, with some aircraft pulling up to five CAS sorties per day.

While the film may predate many of the SSD readership, many of our fathers and uncles likely owe their lives to “Weekend Warrior” CAS.

Enjoy.

Uniqlo’s Mens Military Work Long Sleeve Shirt Is The Spitting Image Of A 64 Pattern OG-107 Fatigue Jacket

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Uniqlo is a Japanese active wear brand known for their inexpensive wares.  Recently, I found out they were recreating the Cotton OG-107 Fatigue Jacket which may well be the most iconic variant of the green fatigues-era of our armed forces. The Shirt has the classic lines and even feels like it’s been washed quite a bit, just like you’d find in a 1970s surplus store.

In addition to OD, they also offer Khaki and Black. They’ve even included color appropriate buttons for those variants.

Currently in clearance, get yours before they’re gone. One note, unlike Issue uniforms, they are Small-3XL. Also, go up a size for these.

www.uniqlo.com

See “Dr Strangelove” On The Big Screen

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures Entertainment invite you to scheme on the big screen when the Stanley Kubrick classic “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964) bursts into cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event on Sunday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 21.

I attended the recent showing of “Planet of the Apes” and it was awesome.  I had never seen it in a theater and had only once seen it on the big screen as a small child at the drive-in. If you are a fan, I highly encourage you to attend.  For more info, visit bit.ly/DRstrangelove.