New Flavour!

As I posted earlier, here it is!

This was procured at the Stater Bros Market in Ridgecrest on Wednesday when taking The Missus to DMV to renew her driver’s license. We now make it a day with a stop at Wally World, Stater Bros and the KFC before heading back to Casa de Sharon y Glenn in beautiful California City.

This Thunderstruck is quite hoppy with a clean finish. I got it on the condition that I let Missus ORPO have the bottle. It is painted and not a paper or one of those clear labels. The stencil treatment is what makes Stone products a bit pricey. I do love what comes out of that awesome brewery in Escondido!

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The Intense Images Of Afghanistan’s Long And ‘Distant War’

Robert Nickelsberg is the uncle of a friend of mine. He does excellent work. The photos are really amazing.

On the first day of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in May 1988, an Afghan soldier hands a flag to a departing Soviet soldier in Kabul. "This was the first time journalists had full access to Kabul," Robert Nickelsberg says. It marked his first year covering Afghanistan. "It was a historical turning point for the Cold War and actually foreshadows the chaos that will descend on the country."
On the first day of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in May 1988, an Afghan soldier hands a flag to a departing Soviet soldier in Kabul. “This was the first time journalists had full access to Kabul,” Robert Nickelsberg says. It marked his first year covering Afghanistan. “It was a historical turning point for the Cold War and actually foreshadows the chaos that will descend on the country.” Courtesy of Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

There are more photos in the NPR post at the link below as any further commentary on my part would not match what is in the post.

http://www.npr.org/2015/10/28/452014515/the-intense-images-of-afghanistans-long-and-distant-war

 

‘Best Painted Aircraft‘ at Tigermeet: Eurofighter Typhoon: theBrigade

This was in the Sunday Surfing today. This is one awesome looking Typhoon. They have the winner at this year’s Tiger Meet(Bucket List Item).

The stunning ‘Tiger Typhoon’ clinched the international award at the event in Schleswig, North Germany. In total over 60 aircraft from 12 different nations attended the Tigermeet which is a regular event aimed at encouraging nations to freely explore interoperability and joint operations in a informal and flexible environment.
The Typhoon Tiger is one of several Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft in the Luftwaffe’s 74th Tactical Fighter Wing, formerly known as JG 74. The Bavarian Tigers first formed in March 2013 following the restructuring of the Luftwaffe that year. The Fighter Wing is based at Neuburg and Lechfeld Air Base in Bavaria. The tiger tradition was handed over from former Fighter Bomber Wing 32 in Lechfeld to Fighter Wing 74.
Kommodore Frank Graefe, who heads the Fighter Wing, said: “Everywhere we go the Tiger Typhoon has been getting a fantastic reaction. There is no doubt that it is an incredible looking aircraft. We were honoured to have been awarded this prize – especially since we were competing against the world’s best.”
“Although the award may have its light-hearted side, the NATO Tigermeets serve a serious purpose in ensuring pilots from across the organisation can hone their skills to perfection as they practice a number of scenarios in testing and demanding  operational exercises. We were delighted with the way the event went and we were proud to represent a continuing and strong tradition.”

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Read more at http://thebrigade.com/2015/08/07/best-painted-aircraft-at-nato-tigermeet-ef-2000-eurofighter-typhoon-45-hq-photos/#s735taoVFc9OHeJZ.99

Sophistication-Browncoat Style

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No further commentary required……………………………..except for River Tam……………….

Apologies to my good writer friends out there. It’s a Saturday and I have had a bit of a time with the digestive tract today. I needed something to post and someone had the above picture at Facebook……………………..

I loved this show.

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The Real “No-Go Zone” of France: A Forbidden No Man’s Land Poisoned by War | Messy Nessy Chic

Found on Ye Olde Facebooke Today

Interesting article that a friend of mine had posted. I was never aware of this and I have a Great Great Grandfather who came to The United States from Belgium(Flanders).

This shear quantity of unexploded ordnance including chemical weapons of the period is mind boggling.

I am tossing in a few pictures from the article and I do recommend going to the link and checking it out.

“When you imagine France and its scenic countryside, you might think of the picturesque villages, vineyards a plenty and endless rolling green hills to drive through on a blissful summer road trip. But there’s one corner of this scenic country that no one has been allowed to enter for nearly a century, known as the “Zone Rouge” (the red zone).”

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The map below indicates the red zone and the less dangerous zones in yellow, green and blue.

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The Real “No-Go Zone” of France: A Forbidden No Man’s Land Poisoned by War | Messy Nessy Chic.

Beer Blogging from The California Central Coast

Dateline: Vandenberg AFB VOQ

Missus ORPO and I are at our favourite lodging facility(affordable!) We drove over this afternoon and we did take our sweet time…………….We had a late lunch courtesy of the Arby’s in Lost Hills and then we made two stops in Paso Robles.

The first was at one of my most favourite breweries around, Firestone Walker, where upon the Growler was filled with Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA. This is one of my all time favourite flavours out there!

We then ventured to a newer establishment that we saw a sign for………….Barrelhouse Brewery. I procured a couple of 22 OZ. bottles that will be sampled later this weekend with the post to be part of the process………………………..

Without further ado……………………………..Wookey Jack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yeah, It is that good!!!!!!!!!!

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See Gar and Wookey Jack For Buck……………………….

Flygirlpainter does her thing on a brand new 60 Romeo for HSM-49, The Scorpions

Shayne Meder

Master Sergeant

United States Air Force

Retired

Damn this gal does some seriously awesome work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She is doing the HSM-49 MH-60R CAG Bird as she has done all of the Helo Squadron CAG Birds based at NAS North Island.

I asked her if I could blog the progress of this project and she said to take them from Flygirlpainter at Facebook and to go for it. I have done two at http://oldretiredpettyofficer.blogspot.com/ already. Then I realized that not everyone reads that blog, so I am saturation bombing on a less regular cycle here at ATJT………………….

Please enjoy, my friends!

another clue
Masking Off for all those colors
bad assery in progress
Lay out work
hammer time
Detail Stuff
here's looking at you
Business End
hsm 49 patch
Official Squadron Patch
masked all day
Masking the Pylon
peeps
She brought the Peeps!
scorpion red
Scorpion Red!
Stinger 100
Stinger 100, Factory Fresh!
teaser
The Tease
the nose
The Nose
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The Red Is On