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Tag: Operation Southern Watch

Check out this video of GBU deliveries on Afghanistan, courtesy of Tophatters F-14 Tomcats
The first, emotional segment of the video shows VF-14 Tophatters Tomcats over New York. The cool video in this post features collection of various laser guided bomb strikes conducted in Afghanistan, October 2001, by U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats belonging to VF-14 Tophatters. This print is available in...
The unknown story of an A-10 CAS mission performed to support Special Forces deployed in Afghanistan
Just as the A-10s and the helicopters were returning to base, the Special Forces men discovered that they had forgotten one member of the team on the ground. Immediately Stock went back to the extraction location and he saw a man wandering around that location... The now deactivated 103rd Fighter Squadron (FS) from 111th Fighter Wing (FW) has been among...
ROLAND! Read the story of the F-15E crew that dodged two (very fast) Iraqi SAMs in few seconds
"It is only the size of a dime, but the black words backlit on the square red light jumped at me larger than life - 'SAM'. At the same time my WSO, Maddog, shouted 'ROLAND'!" Capt 'Hacker' Haskin, 4th FW F-15E Strike Eagle pilot The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An...
This pilot scored both the first U.S. F-16 kill and the first kill for the AIM 120 AMRAAM
"Someone was going to die within the next two minutes, and it wasn't going to be me or my wingman," Gary North, first USAF pilot to down an enemy aircraft in the F-16 and first pilot to score a kill with the AIM-120 AMRAAM Operation Southern Watch (OSW) began on Aug. 27, 1992 with the stated purpose of ensuring Iraqi...
This flight helmet was worn by then Commander Dan "Darth" Cain during his service in VF-21 in 1990 May 4 was Star Wars Day and even if we're two days late in celebrating this very special event here's something cool for you: the picture of the flight helmet worn by then Commander Dan "Darth" Cain during his service in Fighter...

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