Friday, January 4, 2008

What did you do yesterday?

Me?

I flew over (classified) North America and helped lend a hand with the Nebraska Air National Guard refueling fighters and bombers all day...


Thats me in the cockpit of a KC-135 refueler...


Thats a B-52 bomber coming in to "catch the hose"...


While refueling, the bomber was within 8ft...


After filling up, the bomber flies back into the "wild blue yonder" to continue its mission of defending America!

Just another day in the life of keeping America safe...

POSTED BY OWEN

16 comments:

Red said...

Beats skiing!

Great post Owen!

I sleep better at night knowing there are B-52's delivering mayhem somewhere...

Brofy said...

I went to work then to bed....nice job Owen...yanks

gpe said...

Holy Sh@!!

Very cool....my day is almost as exciting...then I wake up and sit behind a desk for 8-9 hrs.

Many thanks to all that serve...

Brofy said...

8-9 hrs whadda wuss...yanks..

John Mulligan said...

all in a days work....

John Mulligan said...

How long is the flight?....if u can say?

..that thing got a bathroom?....if u can say? :-)

Owen said...

The head is right behind the cockpit. The cabin is much like an airliner, except almost empty, a few chairs and room for cargo and no windows. The flight was a few hours, although the planes can fly much longer...

joyce said...

well that beat my day of laundry!!

great post ,owen

John Mulligan said...

Very cool Owen...

I could ask a million more questions...

dutchessnduke said...

Thanks for protecting our freedom! Amazing photos. Uncle Earl just read the newspapers today.
Is it Miller time yet?

helenmary said...

well owen thanks for being a late comer to the posting of things in another family members life? but you topped them all!! how owenish of you!!! LOL, wow is all i can say almost beat my day of wondering how jason was doing at his FAU orientation!!hehehe, McCauleys boys who's top dosd now? i say who can beat owens post?red don't try to slip in a new mathew clip thats not fairLOL!!!!

helenmary said...

um to my post above that was top dog,

swm said...

How were those pictures taken? They look like some sort of hatch was open but wouldn't that create problems with air pressure? Or were those pictures taken through some very clear glass?

the callaghans in broomfield said...

Wow... we think you are Awsome Owen, thankyou for everything you do and what you stand for, Amy and the kids look great to.. good job

ps. hope to see you all in 2008

phil and lori

thinkin out loud red said...

Aren't we do for a Calaghan post someday????

Aren't there like a bunch of you???

Yet, Matt the brother of the astro-physicist, is the only one with the technical savy to blog?????

helenmary said...

good one red!!! funny too hehehe!!!