Author Brian Everstine

[youtube][/youtube] An airman from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is the newest service member to go viral asking a celebrity out. Senior Airman Jamie Walden already has more than 14,000 views on a Youtube video asking Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to be her date for the 2012 Military Ball in Shreveport, La. Who knows, following the success of Marine Sgt. Scott Moore asking out Mila Kunis and Cpl. Kelsey De Santis asking out Justin Timberlake, maybe the QB sensation will do it.

[youtube][/youtube] Youtube user “PastYears” just uploaded this video of a Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star Super Constellation taking off for the first time in, according to the cameraman, 15 years. Pretty nice look at history. The Air Force retired the last EC-121 in 1978.

Col. Santa Claus, er, Terry Scott, deputy commander of the 3rd Operations Group at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, waves at visiting children from the cockpit of an F-22 Raptor on Dec. 8. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Zachary Wolf/Air Force)

This photo moved on the wire this week. It was military appreciation day at the Century Link Field in Seattle over the weekend and, a C-17 from the 446th Airlift Wing out of Joint Base Lewis McChord did a flyover before the Seahawks beat the Ravens. Also at the game, Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson of the Air National Guard band Sidewinder performed the National Anthem. Sidewinder will disband as the result of restructuring in the Guard. (See my story here.) Video after the jump.

Photo Virgin Galactic via L.A. Times Retired Lt. Col. Keith Colmer, who had served as the director of engineering for the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, has been tapped by eclectic billionaire Richard Branson  to test Virgin Galactic’s futuristic spaceships. Colmer, who had recently retired, is going from test flying the propeller-driven AT-6C light attack plane just a few weeks ago to testing Virgin’s spaceships WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo. The L.A. Times reports that Colmer has logged more than 5,000 flight hours in more than 90 different types of aircraft, including two tours in Iraq flying F-16s.…

Air Force graphic The changes to the new ABUs and phase-in of the new green boots has riled up some airmen. We’ve gotten some responses to our call-out and some discussion in our forums, but perhaps none of the complaints have been expressed with as much literary flair as one A1C from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. “There is a hole in my heart, and when the wind blows, it goes right through that hole and burns, reminding me that they are no more,” Airman 1st Class Joshua Ricker, a 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion apprentice, said about the…

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