ep 17: Accommodation Medals

Cover ArtLast seaman laid to rest in USS Arizona; Astronaut reenlists 800 soldiers; Air National Guard wants some Space Force action; Drone pilots get a medal; Good-bye South Korea curfew; Revealing DNA tests; Pentagon sets rules for Skynet; No. 1 coffee; Social justice finds the Air Force song; Tin Can at 20,000-feet.

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Lauren Bruner last to join his shipmates on USS Arizona

Astronaut to administer enlistment oath for 800 future soldiers from space

Does the Space Force need a Guard component? The National Guard says yes.

Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

No more curfew for US troops in South Korea

Pentagon: Testing your DNA more dangerous than you might think

The Pentagon promises to use artificial intelligence for good, not evil

Airman busted down for urinating in office coffee maker

Goldfein unveils gender-neutral update to Air Force Song

The Battle Of Leyte Gulf: Part 10 – ‘Charge Of The Tin Cans’


Chris and Jody are Air Force vets who enjoy military history and folklore. They have a podcast. They tell stories. They digress. A lot.

2 thoughts on “ep 17: Accommodation Medals

  1. I appreciate the shout-out! Armageddon came out after I got to LRAFB. I thought everyone was going to think I was full of shit when I said I had been in the movie. I actually wasn’t an extra, they just told us what to do. I had actually brought a high-reach truck to the set that was in the film.
    You mentioned that the last sailor was interred on the Arizona. Donald Stratton recently passed here in Colorado Springs. He was the 3rd-last USS Arizona survivor. There are only 2 survivors still alive. As I understand, they are planning on being interred somewhere else. Hard to believe only 2 left.
    Show Idea (if not already done yet). Military “hazing”. Most of us were hosed down, shit dumped on us, tied up, etc. when we were PCS’ing out. I’ve always wondered what is the highest rank you do that to someone (enlisted or officer), USAF vs. other branches of the military, what can you get away with vs. “back in the day”, etc. Keep up the great work!

    1. Hey Scott: You bet! Armageddon was a cool movie…and now we have an excuse to watch it again! As for the USS Arizona, Seaman Bruner wasn’t the last Arizona survivor, he was the last one to be interred in the Arizona. Apologies for the confusion. And you’re right…hard to believe there are only two survivors left. So much living history is becoming history. Finally, military hazing is a great topic! Thanks for the suggestion. We haven’t done this one yet and will add it to the list of upcoming episodes. Thanks for the feedback and most of all, thanks for listening!!

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