Monthly Archives January 2013

Status Update – Steve Blackman

From Astro “The chest tube they did last night was unsuccessful. They hit a wall and did not want to push through it and cause any damage to his lung. He is in surgery currently. The doctors are performing what is called a VATS…which they will insert two video cameras and a “scoop” to look around in the lung and literally scoop the infected goop out. If there is a large amount of infection or “rinds” hardening in the walls, they will have to make an incision from the front of his chest around to the back to be able to get in there and use larger scoops to get it all out. There is infection surrounding his lung so they will be removing the lining of his lung and part of his diaphragm since the infection from the lung rest on the diaphragm...

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Bow Your Heads

We lost a long time friend of the community and Vietnam ROMAD. Jim Meade passed away in his sleep on 23 Jan 2013. God Speed my friend
My Friend Jim.  Australia 2006

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No Comment

Gentlemen, that should be your response to questions regarding Women and the possibility that they may be entering the TACP Community. The final decision will be performed through analysis and not made with a broad stroke of a pen. Simply state no comment and move on. There is little value in discussing as this decision will be made WAY above our paygrades and I sincerely doubt they will be polling the community about it.

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Send your Prayers

Steve Blackman is at the ICU at Mary Immaculate. Critical Condition. He was in for Pneumonia and the started finding blood clots in his lungs. I will update you as I get further words…Send your prayers his way

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FAC-TACP Memorial

As all of you should be aware, our mission was derived from the old ROMAD position. During that time only officers were actually performing a certified FAC role, with most of those guys being in slow moving aircraft. They have a memorial set up (several actually) but are currently reworking the one in Colorado Springs to include us, the “new” FACs. Here is an explanation letter from the group.

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2012 Lance P Sijan Leadership Award

And the Award goes to….(Envelope please)….. TSgt Tavis J Delaney from the 116th ASOS, Camp Murray Washington. Outstanding!

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Jim Meade Passed away on 01-23-2013

Jim was born on January 17, 1943 in Tacoma, Washington. He was the third son of Frank and Edna Meade. Jim spent a happy childhood in Washington and Wyoming with his bothers Bill, Bob and Tom and his sister Patty. As a young man Jim was an avid reader with excellent recall of facts and information. He was a keen basketball player and played trombone in the school band. He was full of ideas and bravely started his own business de-scenting skunks and trying to train them to be house pets. After school Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force where he enjoyed a successful career of 20 years – retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant...

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BMT Flights. This is pretty interesting

visit THIS site and select your year. Then you get to dig to find your class unless you remember it. For some of you, sorry…they didn’t retake the pictures done on Stone Tablets. 🙂

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School House Moving

The Air staff has finally decided on Lackland and the next location for the TACP School house. For those of you “older” folks, it was at Keesler, then moved out to Hurlburt and now its more than likely going to be at Lackland. see this Article for more details

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Your Guns

Paul Andreasen found the following article, and as most of us are card carrying members of the NRA is might be a good thing to pass around. Upcoming Bill on Firearms

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