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Recently, a British “film crew” was reportedly detained for trying to shoot a UFO conspiracy documentary on the Air Force base in Nevada known in folklore as Area 51. The Air Force would not comment about the alleged incident at the base, formally known as the Air Force’s Nevada Test and Training Range Complex. “The range is used for the testing of technologies and systems and training for operations critical to the effectiveness of U.S. military forces and the security of the United States,” Air Combat Command spokesman Col. Todd Vician said in an email. “There is an operating location…

Recently, a British “film crew” was reportedly detained for trying to shoot a UFO conspiracy documentary on the Air Force base in Nevada known in folklore as Area 51. The Air Force would not comment about the alleged incident at the base, formally known as the Air Force’s Nevada Test and Training Range Complex. “The range is used for the testing of technologies and systems and training for operations critical to the effectiveness of U.S. military forces and the security of the United States,” Air Combat Command spokesman Col. Todd Vician said in an email. “There is an operating location…

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The sea of human waste at Kandahar Air Field known as the “Poo Pond” is finally being drained! “By early winter, most of the pond area near the intersection of All-American Boulevard and Louisiana Road promises to appear just like any other non-descript vacant plot of land on KAF,” a triumphant news release announced on Thursday. The process of exorcising the Aegean Sea of excrement began on Sept. 3, when sewage suction trucks began using the new Deep South Water Waste Water Treatment Plant, the news release says. The next day, black water from three…

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The sea of human waste at Kandahar Air Field known as the “Poo Pond” is finally being drained! “By early winter, most of the pond area near the intersection of All-American Boulevard and Louisiana Road promises to appear just like any other non-descript vacant plot of land on KAF,” a triumphant news release announced on Thursday. The process of exorcising the Aegean Sea of excrement began on Sept. 3, when sewage suction trucks began using the new Deep South Water Waste Water Treatment Plant, the news release says. The next day, black water from three…

The Air Force’s new sports motto: Go Hurricanes? Earlier this week, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., announced it will award a sole-source, firm-fixed price contract to the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, stiffing the NHL’s other American teams. The contract includes the following provisions: –          Five minutes of advertising on the advertising boards, along with one PA announcement, at the Hurricanes’ home ice. –          One table on the concourse –          One autographed team stick –          One 18-person suite –          One conference room for an hour-long presentation –          A logo on the team’s website. No word on if the other services plan to support…

Retired Air Force pilot Victor Hernandez, 89, passes along that advice from Viera, Fla., where his small private plain experienced fuel problems last week. Hernandez, who flew in World War II, had to make an emergency landing next to the reflecting pool at the Brevard County Government Complex. Read Florida Today’s story here and see the video below. “When you fly an aircraft, you’re constantly thinking, ‘if something goes wrong, what am I going to do?’ And I mean this is something that is ingrained in you, in the pilot, especially light aircraft,” Hernandez said, according to news reports. Hernandez said…

If you love the smell of human waste in the morning, time is running out. NATO will begin the process of decommissioning the infamous cesspool at Kandahar Airfield affectionately known as the “poo pond” starting Oct. 1, a military spokesman in Afghanistan says. The process of draining and filling in the lake of semitreated sewage is expected to take 90 days, Col. Ernest Erlandson said in an email. A new wastewater treatment plant at Kandahar Airfield is currently operational, but not all of the sewer lines have been connected yet. In October, a NATO official said the wastewater treatment plant…

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