2016 Bronco running game worst in 50 years.

John Elway was born at the end of June 1960. I was born in May 1960. Back in 1966, my dad had a 1966 brown country sedan with a c6 trans and a 289 V8.  In Babbitt Nevada, we had NBC and CBS. My German mom listened to Elvis on a tube type AM radio that sat atop an old American made fridge.  Dad was in Vietnam. Elwood was a snotty nosed brat in Port Angeles Washington. Little Elwood loved his PF flyers because he could run faster and jump higher. On Saturday mornings he watched Johny Qwest.

Bronco fans do not know what goes on in the locker room or “Greek’s medical office.” We do know that Knowshon Moreno was starting to rock and roll until Elway sent him on his way to Miami. We know that Ronnie Hillman finally started killing it in 2015 But because he was not good at special teams, they let him walk and retained Juwan Thompson for 2016. For the most part, if we just look at yardage, Hillman and Anderson were within yards of each other.

23 Ronnie Hillman 24 RB 16 11 207 863 7 72 4.2 53.9 12.9 35 24 111 4.6 0 14 1.5 6.9 68.6% 974 7 3
22 C.J. Anderson 24 rb 15 5 152 720 5 48 4.7 48.0 10.1 36 25 183 7.3 0 27 1.7 12.2 69.4% 903 5 2

Peyton Manning elevated the running game. He was an on the field coach.

Devontae Booker seems to be a sturdier runner than Hilman, but he will probably only gain 580 yards on the season.

All the winning teams have a “Super back!” When Rothlessburger cannot connect with Antonio Brown, he lets Levion Bell run amock.  Matt Ryan has Devonte Freeman. Even Andy Reid has made adjustments to opposing shutdown corners with the addition of a “Superback!” The list is expanding.

Kubiak and Dennison rely upon obsolete Shanahan style plug and play running game dogma. Their playcalling was both weak and subject to constant changes of mind. Instead of developing the hands in the backfield, they run the running back into piles of bodies in the center of the field.

At this juncture, John Elway has to think about replenishing the herd of coaches. As it is, the rest of the NFL have Kubiak and Dennison dialed in. Opposing defenses basically know what Dennison and Kubiak will do before they call it. Just ask Jack Del Rio or Andy Reid. It is clear that Kubiak and Dennison are now outclassed and outgunned in the AFC West.  The only saving grace is Wade Phillips and his D-line.

The Broncos have to beat the players in their division. Jake Plummer was benched because he failed to win a division game even at 7-4. The Broncos cannot disregard the Chargers either. With just a little better defense, Phillip Rivers rolls into Denver in 2017 and beats the Broncos. If things remain the same and the Raiders and Chiefs remain strong, the Broncos will be at the bottom of the heap for another year. The Broncos won early because of the “Manning Effect!” Over time, the offense adapted and lowered itself to Trevor Siemian’s true and actual skill baseline. Combined with Kubiak’s Houston style losing mentality and self-fulfilling prophecy and 2017 will shape up to be a sub .300 year.

All great coaches are subject to obsolescence. Landry, Shanahan, Schottenheimer, Reeves, and the list goes on and on.

The root cause of the substandard Bronco running game is the lack of sound running backs, the loss of Peyton Manning, a porous offensive line, and obsolete play calling. The only reason why Trevor Siemian has solid early season numbers is because Wade Phillips D-line kept him on the field. One can only imagine what Siemian’s numbers would have looked like with even a 15th ranked D-line.

Peyton Manning’s last hurrah, in reality, should have been the last hurrah for Kubiak and Dennison. Now that the Sheriff has ridden off into the sunset, the Broncos have basically old school NFL furniture for a coaching staff. I personally do not think that they can resurrect their prowess amongst modern day teams, and their demise will look like Shanahan in Washington only much worse. Without Peyton Manning to lead and run interference, the Broncos are left with a Brock Osweiler level of coaching and play. Manning made up for it. After the loss of the Big O, Vasquez, and Clady, Manning was brutalized but got the job done. had Manning played for the Broncos in 2016, he would be in a wheelchair now.

Lastly, the Broncos have been shuffling around tight ends like a meth head at a grocery store. They need to settle on 2 TEs and work them into the offense.

Siemian is salvageable if the problems are fixed. He needs to work hard in the offseason with his RB and WR corps. The Broncos need to take advantage of his quick release. They need to look at film of QBs that get rid of the ball quickly.

Maybe Elwood should give Manning a call and offer him a coaching job.

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Just a weird year for Bronco fans

Peyton Manning spoiled us with 4 straight years of Hall of Fame play. We would even see him overcome his postseason self-fulfilling prophecy of losing. Instead of reflecting on the Rx Grossman Chicago win during Superbowl 41, he rode off into the sunset after throttling Cam Newton and the Panthers at Superbowl 50.  Once the Sheriff left football, the dynamics and pecking order of the NFL was reestablished. Without the Sheriff running the old AFC West, Alex Smith strapped on the peacemakers and rose up to fill the vacuum. Meanwhile, Derrick Car, the spawn of satan, was killing it until he broke his fibula. Jack Del Rio was making his run for the Superbowl.

In Denver, Elway let Mark Sanchez walk in favor of a second-year backup QB. Trevor was supposed to pick up where Manning the first ballot Hall of Famer left off. Instead, the formidable Trevor Siemian was hampered by a porous offensive line and the worst running game in Bronco history. The reality is that Peyton Manning’s play elevated everyone around him. He made average players great and turned great players into superstars. Julius Thomas summed it up when he said’ “this is so easy!”

Manning was also able to elevate the Bronco coaching staff as well. He ran interference against Kubiak coaching staff ineptitude as well.  Manning’s retirement has ultimately exposed how dysfunctional the Bronco offense really is. Of course, Elway expected Trevor Siemian to negotiate the chasm and put Humpty Dumpty back together again. At first, the experiment went very well. Trevor Siemian was a beast. Then the inept coaching, inept play calling, porous offensive line, and lack of running backs or a running game would come home to roost. In addition, dominant NFL defenses would see the film, make adjustments, and isolate Trevor Siemian’s play.

Trevor was exposed to the NFL in all its game of inches brutal glory. he was exposed to the experience and synergy of top notch NFL coaches and the well-oiled and weaponized defense machines that did their bidding.  Smart QBs learn from other people’s mistakes. Stupid QBs don’t learn from their own mistakes.  Smart QBs identify and retain corporate memory. They learn how to beat people. Trevor, Paxton and the Broncos will go 9-7 this year. They will top the season off by brutalizing the Raiders at home. Trevor Siemian will end the season showing that he can get it done.

Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs deserve to win the AFC West and the Superbowl. They have been beset by tragedies and personal loss but have stayed the course. They have overcome adversity.

We learn more from our mistakes than our successes. Winners pick themselves up off the ground after failure and come back with a vengeance. This is how we define the character and tenacity of the individual. I believe Trevor Siemian has character and he will come back with a vengeance. It is either that or a 2.5% commission selling rambler dumps in the Midwest.

Thanks for a great season in 2016. Now regroup, work hard, and come back with a vengeance in 2017. You are the one in control of your destiny.

 

 

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Might as well start Paxton Lynch against the Raiders

Denver Bronco fans had high hopes for Trevor Siemian. It was supposed to be a Cinderella story about an inexperienced QB picking up where Peyton Manning left off. The story started out well but finished like a Greek tragedy. We saw a fella with a beautiful and accurate spiral that could beat solid teams degenerate to an amateur looking QB that could not convert third downs or sustain a drive down the field. It was like Tim Tebow in the first half all over again. But unlike Tim Tebow,  Trevor Siemian employed struggling scrambling skills or let the pocket collapse. Unlike Tim Tebow, Trevor Siemian could not figure out a way to win in the second half. He couldn’t even figure out how to move the chains.

We thought that he would reverse his substandard play and simply learn how to win. We thought that he would throw long bombs to 10 and 88 and use his TE corps in Elwayesque fashion. We thought the running game would advance past the two yards per carry shell. But alas, it was not to be. In fact, the Bronco offense is so bad that the  Jaguars would be ashamed.

The Broncos could leave Siemian in for the final game of the season against the Raiders, but it would be meaningless. Siemian is not hungry to keep his job as a starter. Starting him against the Raiders would be akin to validating his below average play. The Raider game is now the first game of the 2017 preseason.

It is time to bench Siemian and play Paxton Lynch during the final game of the season. Of course, if he fails miserably a third time, it will be time to start looking for QB alternatives in the offseason.  Hell, it is time to start looking anyways.

Trevor Siemian had Bronco greatness in the palm of his hand. He simply let it slip through his fingers. At this point, Siemian will have to work his ass off to regain his footing and be regarded as a solid option at QB going forward. He will now have to earn his keep in a big way. To do that, however, the Bronco coaching staff will have to be completely overhauled. It is clear that Kubiak is regressing into his old Houston 2 and 14 self again.

In the meantime, Trevor might start watching Tom Brady film and focus on his quick release times..

So bench wonderboy and start the weird goatee dude that cannot achieve 1st downs or drive down the field either.

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Brock Osweiler the gift that keeps giving

When John Elway recruited Peyton Manning and offered that big fat contract, he put the quality of the backup QB on the back burner. In fact, Elway chose Brock Osweiler because he was Jack Elway’s friend. We saw the lackluster performances in preseason. We saw the Brock Osweiler death spiral in 2015 when Peyton Manning was out for several games with a foot issue.  Brock Osweiler’s capabilities were easily exposed and did not go un-noticed. This reality allowed Trevor Siemian to shine in pre-season and be allowed to stick around. It did not take much of a performance from Trevor Siemian to depose Brock Osweiler and set the stage for 2016. Of course, Brock Osweiler would be given a super contract in Houston. Even though Osweiler is the biggest bust in NFL history, he has a bullet proof $32 million coming his way. Meanwhile, it looks like Trevor Siemian will earn his paltry $500,000, flash in the pan, and end up selling shitty little rambler real estate after all.

John Elway had his man in Mark Sanchez. Instead, he opted for Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. While Trevor Siemian was solid during the first part of the season, his play has degenerated to the point where he cannot sustain a single drive. Paxton Lynch proved to be just as ineffective.

At this juncture, Elway has to look at recruiting a new stable of rookie quarterbacks to compete with Siemian and Lynch. Given the subpar offensive line, Elway will have to look at a rookie QB with running skills. A sort of Tim Tebow with accuracy and a quick release.  A Russel Wilson. Before the process of recruitment can begin, he has to freshen up the coaching staff and kill off the obsolete dogma. Kubiak should be demoted to QB coach since his play calling is obsolete, ineffective, and has a Houston footbal stench to it.

The current Bronco receiving and tight end corps is solid and just waiting for a QB that is willing to connect. The O-line needs just a few big guys that compete above Sambrailo etc. As far as running backs, they can either stick with Shanahan’s plug and play average running backs or look for a Terrel Davis.

The problem is cap space and the enormous contract Elway has given to the D-line.

Lastly, most of the time, a solid rookie QB asserts himself in the first season.  We saw this with Ben Rothlessburger, Russel Wilson, and Derick Carr just to name a few. The more games they play, the better they become. This is not the case for both Siemian and Lynch.  In addition, the Kubiak era should be over in Denver. Peyton Manning covered for Kubiak’s Houston style caca coaching and then road off into the sunset. It is time for Kubiak to ride off into the sunset and share cocktails at Elway’s steak house with Mike Shanahan. Of course, John Elway will give Kubiak another season for old times sake and Bronco fans will have to suffer through a stagnate 2017 season and be lucky to win 6 games. However, if Trevor Siemian and Kubiak’s play calling are any indications, Bronco fans can look forward to a 2-14 season.

Elway might consider letting Trevor Siemian call his own plays in the last game of the season. Let him sink or swim.  Either Siemian is not good enough to be a starter or the coaching staff sucks. I mean the Broncos expected Siemian to be Manning’s plug and play replacement. They expected him to be a pocket passer and duplicate Manning’s prowess. That is like asking a dishwasher to perform heart surgery. Just as the Shanahan philosophy of plug and play running backs basically sucks, so too does the plug and play quarterback scheme that Kubiak and Elway tried to get away with because of limited cap space. Seems that with all that dancing around and farting, Miller is not the same player he was before the massive contract. He is not the $1 million deal Elway received from Shawn Phillips. Oh well. Maybe you should give Tim Tebow a call?

 

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Wonder boy Trevor Siemian not so wonderful after all!

Gary Kubiak was fired by Houston after a 2 and 14 season. The rest of his tenure with Houston was mostly sub .500 football. Of course, Gary Kubiak got back at Houston by winning Superbowl 50 and then enticing Houston into taking Brock Osweiler. In reality, Gary Kubiak was not responsible for the Superbowl 50 win. He was just along for the ride. The reason why the Broncos won the AFC West 4 times in a row was because of Peyton Manning. The reason why The Broncos won 2 AFC championships and the Superbowl was because of Peyton Manning, the offense, and the Bronco D-line.

It seems now that Gary Kubiak no longer has Peyton Manning to prop up his substandard coaching and inept play calling, the Broncos are becoming the reincarnation of Kubiak’s shitty Houston teams.

The novelty of an Elway/Kubiak coached football team has lost the Cinderella factor and the Bronco holy water. While Elway has engineered a very robust defense, the Bronco offense is terrible. When we combine Kubiak’s ineffective coaching and Trevor Siemian’s inability to convert 3rd downs or make completions, the 2017 season is shaping up to be a Kubiak 2-14 Houston season. John Elway is going to have to cut bait with Gary Kubiak and most of the current offense coaching staff or suffer the Kubiak NFL self-fulfilling prophecy of losing.

As far as Trevor Siemian, the Broncos should keep him around to compete in the 2017 preseason, But it is like Trevor Siemian simply cannot score or convert 3rd downs. Just a little while ago, he could not sustain a drive in the first half and went 3 and out repeatedly. Now it seems that he cannot convert 3rd downs or score in the second half either.

John Elway can keep Kubiak and Siemian around for another year, but the D-line is finally showing wear and can no longer keep Trevor Siemian on the field. Kubiak’s coaching was exposed in Houston and now his losing prowess is now being exposed in Denver.

Peyton Manning road off into the sunset after Superbowl 50. Elway will probably allow Kubiak to stay for another season and simply overlook Kubiak’s coaching ineptitude. As far as Trevor Siemian, he has a mental block and is descending into failure. He just cannot get it done. If the Broncos expect to win in 2017, they need a QB that knows how to win and not a QB that completes 30% of passes and cannot ever get a 1st down. Trevor Siemian is just as bad as Brock Osweiler. John Elway would have made the playoffs with Mark Sanchez.

Yupp, the Bronco 2017 Season looks like it will be a 2-14 Kubiak style season. It is time to part ways.

 

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Have Americans elevated a “Dr. Strangetrump madman” to the Whitehouse

If an assassin had put a bullet into Adolf Hitler’s head in 1939 before the “Fall Weiss  Operation” and the invasion of Poland, history would have reflected differently on Adolf Hitler.  Hitler had reoccupied the Ruhr and built a massive military industrial complex that employed millions of Germans. He negotiated the Anschluss of Austria and the Annexation of the Sudeten land and Chekoslavakia. The Weimar Republic and inflation were replaced with a stable Deutsch Mark and a robust economy. However, by 1939, Hitler’s economy had to go to war in order to save its war production based economy. They had built all the tanks, planes, and ships, and the German economy was poised for collapse.

The world would have been a different place had someone stepped up to the plate and put a projectile through the brain of Adolph Hitler.

Intelligent people took pause when it was learned that Donald Trump did not know what the Nuclear Triad was. If Donald Trump did not know about the US bomber force, ICBMs and Nuclear submarines with ballistic missiles, he must know nothing about MAD, Salt Treaties, and non-nuclear proliferation treaties. He also does not understand why the USA does not use nuclear weapons offensively. This puts him in the dangerous idiot category.

Given the insane tweet above, Americans must now understand that they have unknowingly elevated a mad man to the most powerful position in the world.

Donald Trump called for a nuclear arms race. This suggests that Donald Trump is insane.  In addition, if the US Congress does not condemn this Madman’s tweet about the creation of a nuclear arms race and the wholesale invitation of a Cold War, they are enabling a madman.

America’s greatest generation understood the evils of nuclear weapons. Today, Americans can be manipulated and fooled into doing and believing anything. The combination of children fixated with violent video games and a president that wants to re-engage the Cold war is a terrifying thought.  America would have been better off with Gary Johnson or a lying stinking conniving political whore than a nuclear proliferation madman.

Dr. Strangetrump?

“Make America great again” has been replaced with “Make the Cold War great again” Donald trump is dropping to is knees and performing fellatio on the military industrial complex so he can get his $66 million back. He is tempting them with a Col War, and a nuclear arms race. Next, he will offer up a third war in the gulf and offensive use of nuclear weapons against Iran.  Donald trump is a cocksucking closet neocon that will abuse power in  a Machiavellian fashion. he is a two-faced clear and present danger to America and it’s 300 million plus population.

Donald Trump destroyed the Bush and Clinton dynasties. He now has his eye on destroying the credibility of the Republican party. He is also voicing his support of a nuclear arms race and the re-establishing of a Cold War. This is completely counter to America’s self-interest and a disturbing historical bastardization of Reagan’s ” outspend the Soviets military policy.” This supports the strong assumption that Donald Trump is really a dummkopf, struggles to connect the dots, and has basically zero foreign policy understanding. It is clear that he is a dangerous idiot and we just handed him the Nuclear football.

Donald Trump is hostile to everything that was accomplished under Reagan as it relates to US-Russian relations. He is working to undermine everything Americans have accomplished since the fall of the Berlin wall. He is not on the same sane page with the rest of us and must be skewered by the press. Screw his 100-day honeymoon. He is a damn fool and an idiot. We have been had by a Madman. Fuck you Dr. Strangetrump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa Siemian here is my Bronco Christmas wish list.

The NFL is a game of inches. The chemistry of a team has to be perfect. Every game must be executed with precision and tenacity. Not only that, the D-line and special teams must put their feet on the neck of the opposing quarterback. One either keeps them down or they will rise up and find a way to win.

Alex Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in favor of Colin Kaepernick. Of course, Kaepernick would be one of the biggest busts in NFL history, and second only to Brock Osweiler.

Both Dan Reeves and Mike Shanahan leaned on John Elway to get to the Superbowl or win in the playoffs. Elway and Kubiak leaned on a great defense and Peyton Manning to win the AFC West 4 seasons in a row and make 2 Superbowl appearances in the same time period.

In the meantime, Alex Smith has refused to give up and has been fighting and scrapping for every inch, every 1st down, and every win. In Manningesque fashion, Alex Smith will simply not give up. To subdue Alex Smith, the Denver Broncos must have their heel on his throat with his arms pinned back. Otherwise, he will find a way to win. In fact, Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs are starving for an AFC championship and a Superbowl appearance. I don’t think Andy Reid is going to have a Schottenheimer moment and Elway is retired.

I once interviewed for a job at a Seattle Honda dealership with Curt Warner, a one time Seahawks running back,  During Warner’s tenure as a RB, the Seahawks were the 5th team in the AFC West. When I told him I was a Bronco fan, he started talking about John Elway. He said that Elway always figured out a way to win the game.

My Christmas wishlist for Santa Siemian is as follows:

1. Watch your passing lanes to avoid tipped balls.

2. Don’t throw the ball up for grabs in the end zone

3. Continue to know where the 1st down marker is and play possession football.

4. Don’t let the pocket collapse on you.

5. Don’t hand off the ball to the runningback if you are going to run him into a wall of bodies.

6: If Kubiak’s play calling is not getting it done, find another way to win.

Other than that, don’t ever quit and keep up the awesome Bronco football. Many QBs are in the trenches for a decade before they get the wins. If you are going to win at Arrowhead, you will have to show up and make it happen.

 

Merry Christmas Trevor

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Bill Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky blowjob cost Hillary the election

Hillary Clinton is blaming everybody else for her election loss.

The Clinton’s and the liberal yellow press encouraged Donald Trump to run. The liberal yellow press then elevated Donald Trump and gave him a half billion dollars in free press. It seems that not only did they want to choose Hillary’s opponent, they wanted to control the outcome.

Donald Trump went along with the program and stated numerous things that should have killed off his election chances. The Liberal yellow press even disclosed the Trump pussy grabbing thing in order to siphon off votes. It did not help that Donald Trump was the most uninformed neanderthalic debater in the history of politics.

Of course, Hillary Clinton would lose. She then would blame the FBI, fake news, and the Russians for her loss. She did not blame Benghazi or the collapse of the Middle East. She did not blame 40 years of political BS or Clinton Foundation fraud. She did not blame Bill’s attempts at rape or showing his cock to every female he came across in a hotel room.

The real reason why Hillary Lost is because Bill Clinton received a blowjob from Monica Lewinsky and lied about. In reality, this righteous blowjob that was delivered by a big titted and beautiful twenty-year-old intern was, without a doubt, the costliest blowjob in human history. In fact, the full-throated blowjob probably cost in excess of $1.2 billion. The cost of Hillary Clinton’s non-election. I guess even Bill is not attracted to the smell of boiled cabbage, farts, and urine. One could infer that if Hillary gave head once in awhile, she would be president now.

We can thank Donald Trump for the political execution of Hillary Clinton. We can also be thankful that No-Hope Michelle Obama will be exiting stage left. Donald Trump put a stake in both the Bush dynasty and the Clinton dynasties and will probably put a stake into Obama’s inept healthcare legacy. That is called a trifecta.

Hillary may run again. Even if she has to be pushed around in a wheelchair.  The old stinking political whore will drag America through her narcissistic personality disorder till death do us part.

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Obama’s Certificate of live birth proven to be a forgery by world class forensic professionals

The most knowledgeable forgery specialist in the world have analyzed  Barack Hussein Obama’s  “Certificate of Live birth”  and have found it to be a forgery. In fact, several items on the typed 1961 document lined up perfectly with another birth certificate. This would be considered mathematically impossible.

His birth certificate number is also out of sequence with other birth certificates of the day, week and month of 1961. This suggests that the certificate is a forgery and Barack Hussein Obama was not actually born in a Hawaiian hospital. In reality, he has no certificate of live birth. This means that he could have been born in Kenya after all.

This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Barack Obama’s live birth certificate is a forgery.

 

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From Babbitt to Baghdad (Part 33)

A building can be brand spanking new but be full of energy sucking and negative people. An old building might be full of nurturing and professional human beings that have empathy for others. It is the people that make a wonderful organization. The Squadron building that housed the 730th and 729th Airlift squadrons was a brand new facility full of wonderful people. Folks that knew the flight operations game and got the job done. Not only did they do their jobs professionally and punctually, they did it with class, camaraderie, and respect for others. They were inclusive squadrons that shunned clicks and brought everyone together in order to complete the mission. They were Norton AFB legacy Squadrons and simply did it better while having fun doing it.

Every C-141 squadron had it’s own distinct identity. In fact, every flying squadron in the United States Air Force, Air Force Reserves, and Air National Guard have their own way of doing business. The spectrum transitions from redneck southern guard units full of learned and applied assholeship behavior to Cali cool units that have evolved. If one gave the 73Oth their best, they gave their best in return.

The 730th welcomed me with a damn nice trip to Australia. The trip was special and either planned to the nth degree or just a glaring coincidence.

My last 728th trip to the “Downunder” was cool. The winds were so bad at altitude that it took 4 hours from Sydney to Alice Springs. The headwinds were over 200 knots and reduced our ground speed to less than 200 knots. On the way back to the Sydney metro area our ground speed hit 620 knots at .74 mach.

The first 730th trip to the “Downunder” coincided with the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic games. The pilot asked the Australian air traffic controllers if we could drop down to 5000 feet and establish vectors across Sydney proper and the harbor area. They were more than happy to authorize the new headings and altitude. We would come in on a clear day over the Opera House and Manly bridge.

Down below, we could see water cannons going off in the Sydney harbor. We paid no consideration to the ramifications.

We landed at Richmond Royal Austrailian Air Base and then headed to a hotel in Penrith. Once I had established a room, I turned on the TV only to find footage of water cannons going off in Sydney harbor. The next scene on the TV would be of Olympians marching at the Stadium Australia. The Flights Ops folks at March AFB had planned our arrival to Sydney at the exact time the Sydney Summer Olympics were starting. I am not certain if it was a coincidence or planned, but it was a pretty damn nice thing to do for a new squadron member.

The 730th and 729th Airlift squadrons were born out of the B-17 Wings of World War II. The folks that worked the aviation trenches of the 452nd Airlift wing were the sum total of all the experience gained over a span of 60 years. A whole lot of mentorship and positive information exchange went into the making of these extraordinarily dedicated and extremely competent patriots.

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