Archive for the Yanks in the Outback Category


The First Gulf War … it’s been 25 Years!

Twenty five years ago were were just days away from the start of the First Gulf War.  I was stationed in a remote Australian outback town called Woomera where the US Air Force operated a satellite tracking station.  We were in the missile detection business.  Our satellites could “see” the Iraq and Kuwait areas so when […]

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Yanks in the Outback – Exhibit B

My latest book Yanks in the Outback is in diary format. I decided to write it this way partly because … I kept a real diary while stationed in Woomera during the First Gulf War. Of course the book is all typed up neatly and easy to read but the raw diary is a bit […]

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Yanks in the Outback – Exhibit A

In my latest book Yanks in the Outback, I mention a program I wrote to calculate the ground station antenna pointing angles for “looking” at a geosynchronous satellite.  I came across the program in one of my folders and thought “Why not share it?”  Who knows, there may be a few folks interested to know […]

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ABC Radio Interview: Yanks in the Outback!

“Yanks in the Outback” ABC radio interview … Stopped by the ABC radio studio in Alice Springs on Thursday 9 Jul 2015 and had a “yarn” with Mark Jeffery about my new book Yanks in the Outback: A story of Woomera, South Australia, the Joint Defense Facility Nurrungar (JDFN) and the First Gulf War. Click […]

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Did you change languages on me?

Here’s a story I didn’t inlcude in my new book Yanks in the Outback: A story of Woomera, South Australia, the Joint Defense Facility Nurrungar (JDFN) and the First Gulf War. Should I update the book to include this entry?  Let me know … *** I learned a new Australian phrase today. My lesson came […]

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