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    Happy Birthday to the Strike Eagle, one of the greatest aircraft models to ever serve in the U.S. Air Force. Twenty five years later and she still is a fine machine.

    And to reward the F-15E community we will ground the 391st!!

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    Default F-15E Strike Eagle Turns 25

    Happy Birthday to the Strike Eagle, one of the greatest aircraft models to ever serve in the U.S. Air Force. Twenty five years later and she still is a fine machine.


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    Happy Birthday to the Strike Eagle, one of the greatest aircraft models to ever serve in the U.S. Air Force. Twenty five years later and she still is a fine machine.

    And to reward the F-15E community we will ground the 391st!!

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    I got to see one of the very first F-15's when I was growing up. We lived close to the MD plant in STL. They had a test pad on one end of the plant where they had one chained down and running engines. I had seen hundreds of Phamtoms taking off but that brand new Eagle was a F-ing beast.

    Most of the people that lived in my neighborhood worked for McDonnell Douglas or one of the hundreds of perpheral business's that served that industry. My father worked on the F-4 line. My high school buddies worked on the F-18 line. The Eagle was one of the things that drew me into joining up when I graduated. And like a true teenage jack-ass, I didn't listen to my recruiter and joined up to be a SP. Thank god you get do overs(retrain). I finished my career as a flight engineer on a M-D KC-10. The sweetest ride in the AF as far as I'm concerned.

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    And to reward the F-15E community we will ground the 391st!!
    How dare you quote me and then put your quote above my original post. You are gross.

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    How dare you quote me and then put your quote above my original post. You are gross.
    You confused gross with "tapped into the space time continuum". It's a skill.

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    I used to have a crush on the F-15E. My first base was RAF Lakenheath. When I first walked into a PAS/HAS (whatever you wanna call them) as an 18 year old fresh out of high school and saw this beautiful beast up close, I about creamed my BDU pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOSS302 View Post
    Happy Birthday to the Strike Eagle, one of the greatest aircraft models to ever serve in the U.S. Air Force. Twenty five years later and she still is a fine machine.

    It is, indeed. It is the embodiment of all the evidence that the so-called "lightweight fighter mafia" in the Pentagon could not have been more wrong. It's big, robust, complex, expensive, and very, very effective because it is the final product of the fighter design team that belonged to James S. McDonnell in St. Louis. Thanks to the efforts of Gen. Bill Creech and a few others, we have a bunch of them today, although not nearly enough. I've had back-seat flights in them at every one of their main bases -- Seymour, Mountain Home, Elmendorf and Lakenheath. The McDonnell F-15E Strike Eagle is a great aircraft and has enormous potential for future development.

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    I don't trust F-15s. They're always trying to usurp authority.

    I like to vector out my space voids to at least 5m.

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    As far as I know, it's still the most potent weapons platform in the world.

    As a nonner, I had the great honor (a nonner honor?) to be assigned as the 1st Sgt to an F-15E maintenance unit and got to deploy with them. Got to see them up close and see the weapons videos from the missions. It's one awesome beast.
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