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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I'm sorry, I've been holding out on you.

It is a slow morning here, and I have a few moments. So I ask myself, what should I post today? Hmmm, I'll check out my photos and see if there is anything good. I start to scroll down the column. . .WHAT??!! How could I have missed this. It is the pictures we took of an air drop training our friend was flying back in Washington State. I owe you an apology, I'm sorry I didn't share sooner. It was really cool.

Without further delay, the air drop photos.

There it is: The mighty C-17.

When Bubby first saw the parachutes he said, "Oh, I want to see those lollipops again!" I was trying to figure out what he was talking about, when I realized the parachute looks like the candy and the soldier the stick of the lollipop.
They didn't disappoint him. Over the course of the exercise, they dropped over 100 soldiers.
What a treat to see our friend flying. For the kiddos to see paratroopers, almost up close and personal. With The General's interest in military operations, it was a highlight for him. These are the times military life is really cool.


  1. Oh, I so agree!! What a lot of cool experiences we can have if we can just 'suck it up' during the hard times!! This looks like it was really cool... Hope you are well, and thanks for stopping by my blog..
    Hugs to you.

  2. Neat! The closest I've came is seeing the Blue Angels fly. I saw them in Fargo, and again in San Francisco. These things are awesome sights to behold.

  3. Well, the Blue Angels are THE best air show to see. (Just don't tell my Air Force friends.)