It’s been awhile since I posted a blog. I have been running the gauntlet of publishing, marketing and answering questions. My dear Florence told me that writing the book was only half the work — the marketing aspect would be very busy; she was right. First, thanks for your support. I hope you continue to … More Thanks – Excerpt Fog of Battle – Sales Update
OP DEVIL STRIKE The planning and briefings were all complete. We were well rested and prepared for the mission. All contingencies considered and coordination complete. Throttles were winding up and the sound of the griffon’s rotors was stirring the air on the dark KAF ramp…. “Prof, you good to go?” I radioed. “26 is … More 15B. OP DEVIL STRIKE…the pick up
As Christmas approaches I am reminded of 6 years ago. I was very fortunate to travel home during the holidays. Not everyone was so blessed. Some had to stay and work and there are others, others that will never come home again. My thoughts as I write are of you, your families, and your sacrifice. … More Merry Christmas
….“Zorg, we gotta carry on with our task, we’ll talk later!” I was concerned due to his tone. “Too many people dying for stupid reasons here.” He stated quietly. continued…. “Shakedown 25, this is SLAYER TOC, I copy your report and it has been passed up.” His tone was the same. To him, it … More 12 BC….continues
My heart goes out to the friends and family of those massacred in Paris. I’m terribly sorry for your loss. When will this stop? CNN News Feed – Paris Terror
9. 408 TASK FORCE FREEDOM – ROTO 8, OP ATHENA MONTREAL route. It was a standard logistical resupply mission conducted by BLOWTORCH. I was in Shakedown 30 and 31. Our mission was to keep them from getting shot at. Basic training 101 – Keep your fire-team partner alive. It was no different in aviation. My … More 9. Welcome Task Force Freedom
MY FIRST FLIGHT. “BLOWTORCH 60 flight is clear to the north,” the radio cracked advising KAF tower that the section of two griffons and one chinook was proceeding outside of the control zone. As part of my introductory flight, a Chinook was deployed to move some passengers. So my first flight in theatre was actually a … More 5. First Flight
From 2002-2011 Canadian troops were deployed to Kandahar Province. 2002 was shortly after the Taliban Last Stand (TLS) at the airport where the American Forces finally forced out the Taliban government. That building is still know as the TLS building today and remains riddled with bullet impact marks. The Canadians were brought in … More 1. Helicopters In The News – The Manley Report 2008.