Wednesday, 24 September 2014



In aerial battle, the unseen adversary is the best danger. A foe pilot who slips onto your tail, your "six o'clock," is the person who is destined to shoot you down. The fantastic contender decree, "continue checking six," may be as material on the incline and on the runways as it is at 20,000 feet. This report investigates the likelihood that future foes will utilize ground assaults on U.s. Flying corps (USAF) bases as in any event a fractional countermeasure to overpowering U.s. air prevalence. It likewise distinguishes, in wide terms, the sorts of activities that have the most potential to counter this developing risk. 

 The methods, intentions, and opportunity for ground assaults are meeting to make an intensifying ground risk to USAF air bases. Base powerlessness will be exacerbated by the sorts of expeditionary operations that are liable to be the most well-known military activity later on. Standoff assaults from maybe a few miles outside the base's edge represent the most serious risk, a peril that is opened up by the continuous dissemination of reasonable yet-modern weapon innovations and military apparatus. 
Observation and identification of adversary assault groups well outside the base edge will be key to securing the base, its advantages, and its faculty. The creators propose that expanding the abilities of the Security Police (SP) against the standoff danger will oblige a few changes in USAF preparing strategies and use of latent measures (e.g., misleading, cover, and solidifying) to ensure key USAF holdings. At long last, while barrier of air bases against ground assault has been customarily seen inside the USAF as a SP issue, the creators judge that it ought to be all the more legitimately seen as a test to airpower itself, since without secure bases, USAF operations could be extremely hindered.

Thursday, 28 February 2013


Deus is Latin for "god" or "deity". Latin deus and dīvus "divine", are descended from Proto-Indo-European *deiwos, from the same root as *Dyēus, the reconstructed chief god of the Proto-Indo-European pantheon. Compare Greek Zeus and Sanskrit deva. In Classical Latin, deus was a general noun referring to a deity, while in technical usage a divus or diva was a figure who had become divine, such as a divinized emperor. In Late Latin, Deus came to be used mostly of the Christian God. It was inherited by the Romance languages in French dieu, Spanish dios, Portuguese deus, Italian dio, etc.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Deus Et Patria

Originally, the squadron used the Fighting Three Felix the Cat symbol and called themselves the "Crazy Cats" because so many pilots were from Fighting Three. At one time, the squadron was known as the "White Lightning." In 1950, the squadron adopted the insignia of a traditional heraldry lion under Naval Aviation wings of gold and the motto "Deus et Patria" that has endured with only slight modernization through today. The VF-32 squadron radio callsign is "Gypsy" and most alumni refer to themselves as "Gypsies". The squadron picked up the nickname Swordsmen after it switched to the F-8 Crusader and added a sword to the lion's hand.

Monday, 5 September 2011


The "Fighting Swordsmen" of Strike Fighter Squadron THIRTY-TWO (VFA-32) are a United States Navy strike fighter squadron presently flying the F/A-18F Super Hornet and based ashore at Naval Air Station Oceana. Their radio callsign is Gypsy and their tail code is AC.

Their mission is: "Strike Fighter Squadron THIRTY-TWO, as a part of United States Naval Aviation, utilizes the F/A-18F aircraft to project power ashore and at sea, to defend the Fleet against air and sea threats and to carry out all other missions which may be assigned by cognizant authority."

Two distinct squadrons have been designated VF-2.. The first VF-2 was established on 1 June 1943 and was disestablished on 13 November 1945. The second VF-2 eventually became VFA-32, and is the subject of this article.