By the From Balloons to Drones team Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the team at From Balloons to Drones. It has been an excellent year for the advancement and study of air power, and it has been a remarkable year for the website as well. We added three co-editors to the site and surpassed […]
A soldier from Johnstown died Thursday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced. Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, died from a non-combat related incident at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. The incident is under investigation, the Department of Defense says. Pfc. Mikeasky was assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade […]
Epistolary praxis and transdisciplinary composing, by Rachel Epp Buller and Derek Owens An earnest letter is or should be life-warrant or death-warrant, for what is each instant but a gun, harmless because “unloaded,” but that touched “goes off”? — Emily Dickinson, letter to L. Norcross, 1880 In Muriel Barbery’s The Life of Elves, […]
A 19-year-old soldier from Johnstown, Pa., has died in Afghanistan.
Details Category: World News Friday, 14 December 2018 15:10 Hits: 7166 6 Comments Ukrainian government regular Army forces have just opened fire upon the Donetsk and on the Gorlovka region, using Mortars, Armored Vehicles, heavy machine gun fire and small arms fire. This is likely the beginning of the major offensive reported four days ago […]
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I finally got there! France. It was visible on the horizon before we had even left Southend’s airspace and as we coasted out over Dover, Cap Gris Nez beckoned from across a shimmering, blue flat calm sea. It was mid-summer and we could not have had a better day’s visibility for getting there. I could […]
Steve Boyes, star of Nat Geo WILD’s ‘Into The Okavango,’ discusses life, wilderness, and humanity’s future.
“THAT’S WHEN THE FIREWORKS BEGAN” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 14, 2018) — In our last segment on the story of former Army Captain Gary Mason, he described how he continued his Army career after returning from Iraq in late 2008 with the knowledge that the commander of his unit, 3/4 Cav., wanted him discharged from […]
The Caribbean people My full name is the Caribbean people. They also name me the Island Carib, the Kalinago or simply Caribs. According to Wikipedia (9/12/18), the Caribs are indigenous people of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Collins Cobuild dictionary gives several definitions: first, a Caribbean is a person from a Caribbean island. Second, […]
..by Jonas E. Alexis and V. C. Clark JEA: Did Hitler use Gleiwitz incident to invade Poland? What about other historians who do say that it was a legitimate move? VCK: As a matter of fact, Hitler did not utilize the Gleiwitz incident at all. Uncanny, really…seeing as how it was supposed to have made […]
Almost one person in five (19%) rarely took the trouble to read the manual after unwrapping a new gadget at Christmas, suggests a poll. Around 26% of respondents said opening the manufacturer's manual was "the worst part" of receiving such a gift. Nearly half (49%) described the process as "boring". The survey of 2,007 British […]
The bones of Americans captured at Bataan and Corregidor and burned alive at Palawan, were discovered soon after liberation. Most were huddled together where they had died, trying to escape the flames.
In December 1943, the only real facilities available to land in weather conditions of extremely poor visibility were FIDO and a system known as SBA (Standard Beam Approach). FIDO, the Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation, was at that time only installed at three airfields:— the PFF stations RAF Graveley and RAF Downham Market, and RAF […]