Rescue of Hammer 34

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  1. Devil Doc

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    The rescued pilot is now the AF Chief of Staff. These rescue stories are very motivating and fun to read. I recall, I hope correctly when Scott O'Grady was shot down, the Mediterranean Amphibious Ready Group who was in the East Med was tasked to pick him up. As many of you know, one of the MEU's many pre-deployment Special Operations Capable check off items is the tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP). The trap mission on O'Grady drew a lot of interest of course and there were many non-essential personnel trying to get on the helos. One who got on for sure was the MEU commander. Instead of helping run the op from the LFOC he elbowed his way onto the manifest. Nevertheless, O'Grady was found and brought back to the ship.

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/..._term=Editorial - Military - Early Bird Brief
     
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    Awesome read!
     
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    Very good read indeed...especially for a guy who's son wants to be a pilot like myself. Thanks for the post Devil Doc.
     
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    I love the A-10. May it live forever.
     
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    In a salute to that very platform, which DS wants to fly, here is a pic from the local 5K / 10K race shirt that DW and I RD every year. Btw, I copied the article for my son to read. Thanks again for posting it.
     

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    emwvmi01 5-Year Member

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    I would argue that commanders have broad latitude on where they place themselves considerations including not only where they have the best comms but sometimes moving to the point of greatest friction or most likely to fail. I would always defer to a commander who places himself at that point and trust his OPSO and XO to run from a command center. Other enablers are best positioned as dictated by the commander so reasonable disagreement on who needs to be on the manifest vice not to enable total mission accomplishment.
     
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    @emwvmi01 I don’t disagree with your comments but that not the way it’s practiced. As you stated, the boss can be wherever they choose. This one smacked of showboating.