ep 73: “No One Told Me”

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Episode 73 Cover ArtIN THE NEWS: Early thoughts on Ukraine; Feel-good story of the day; Seems we did leave a helicopter behind; DoD claims data glitch in vax reporting; 6-million man-hours gone woke; Kabul commander whines; The REAL Space Force is live; The other Space Force wants to pick-up garbage; Lucifer’s Chariot laid to rest; Army points finger at Biden; Biden points back; Seabee command triad canned; Marine goes to court over bad paper; RIP Candy Bomber; Not safe for work; Book recommendations.

FEEL-GOOD STORY OF THE DAY:

Gaza: Hamas Terrorist Dies in Attack Tunnel Collapse
https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/02/gaza-hamas-terrorist-dies-in-attack-tunnel-collapse/

FOLLOW-UP

U.S. MH-60M Helicopter Used In Raid To Kill ISIS Leader in Syria Blown Up On The Ground By U.S. Forces
https://theaviationist.com/2022/02/03/u-s-mh-60m-helicopter-used-in-raid-to-kill-isis-leader-in-syria-blown-up-on-the-ground-by-u-s-forces/

Horowitz: Military spokesman claims 5 random years of DOD medical surveillance system were plagued by a giant glitch
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-military-spokesman-claims-5-random-years-of-dod-medical-surveillance-system-were-plagued-by-a-giant-glitch

PENTAGON

DOD: Military Spent 6 Million Man-Hours on Woke Training Under Biden
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/02/16/report-military-spent-6-million-man-hours-on-woke-training-under-biden/

‘These High-Profile Requests Ate Up Bandwidth’: Top U.S. Commander During Kabul Evacuation Says Jill Biden, Pope Made Special Requests
https://www.dailywire.com/news/these-high-profile-requests-ate-up-bandwidth-top-u-s-commander-during-kabul-evacuation-says-jill-biden-pope-made-special-requests

SPACE FORCE

Space Force Season 2 is streaming on Netflix; only 7 episodes.
https://screenrant.com/space-force-season-2-7-episodes-short/

Space Force eager to invest in debris removal projects
https://spacenews.com/space-force-eager-to-invest-in-debris-removal-projects/

AIR FORCE

‘You are the reason I drink’ — Airmen bid adieu to decrepit aircraft dubbed ‘Lucifer’s Chariot’
https://taskandpurpose.com/culture/air-force-nuke-sniffer-retirement-lucifers-chariot/

ARMY

Army probe finds Biden admin held off on Afghan pullout plan: report
https://nypost.com/2022/02/08/army-probe-finds-biden-admin-held-off-on-afghan-pullout-plan-report/

White House defends Biden rejection of Army report critical of Afghan withdrawal
https://nypost.com/2022/02/11/white-house-defends-biden-rejection-of-army-report-critical-of-afghan-withdrawal/

NAVY

Seabee command triad fired after XO found strolling naked in woods
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/02/14/seabee-command-triad-fired-after-xo-found-strolling-naked-in-woods/

MARINES

A Marine sued the Navy over how it handles ‘bad paper’ discharges and won
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-sued-navy-bad-paper-discharge-won/

VETS

Gail Halvorsen, U.S. airman and ‘Candy Bomber’ in Berlin Airlift, dies at 101
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/gail-halvorsen-candy-bomber-berlin-airlift-dies-101-rcna16774

Our Book Recommendations:

Jody Recommends:

Fighter Pilot by Robin Olds
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
The Things They Carried by Tom O’Brien
A Higher Call by Adam Makos

Chris Recommends:

Marine Sniper by Charles Henderson
Silent Warrior by Charges Henderson
Above and Beyond by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias
The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks

Author: The Digression Podcast Guys
Chris and Jody are Air Force vets who enjoy military history and folklore. This is their podcast. They tell stories. They digress. A lot.

2 thoughts on “ep 73: “No One Told Me”

  1. Chris is right! Each airframe has its own personality. You brought back some memories…some good and some not so good. Thanks for that!

  2. Hi Guys! I’m a big fan of your news shows and the mix of big news and off-the-wall stuff means there’s always something interesting to hear. The listener comments at the end are just as fun to listen to. Keep it up!

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