Mind – If you haven’t realized by now, humor and a fair amount of jesting goes on between aircraft platforms and fellow squadron mates. Weapon System Operators, however take a fair amount of teasing. In order to hand out their share of pranks though, WSOs formed a “union.” A kick ass F-15E WSO named “Mick” pulled off one of the more humorous I had seen in a while.  This particular deployment was about 120 days flying out of Incerlik Air Base. For the most part it was ground hog day and time was spent flying about 4-6 hour missions, then going to the gym, then hitting the red onion for eats and beers.  No matter how much you ordered it always cost $3.10, life was pretty simple and good. But Mick would always cut out early and hit the rack…or so we thought.  Little did we know that Mick was patiently popping pop corn in his jiffy popper each night for hours. If you don’t know, a jiffy popper was a hot air machine that really didn’t produce that much volume of popcorn at any one time. But the hours added up for 120 days, and Mick kept popping and storing. The day finally came for re-deploment and I was up early to get mission materials ready and checkout of my room. When I stepped out of my room I became curious of the large cardboard box structures taped up around the outside of various pilots’ doors. Upon closer inspection each structure was from floor to ceiling and two feet deep…filled to the brim with popcorn.  When the unwitting pilots of Mick’s squadron opened their doors they were greeted by tidal waves of popcorn. Of course Mick was waiting and laughing his ass off. Needless to say, that much popcorn is tough to clean up before you can clear the billeting office. Can I draw any lesson from this for us all other than don’t mess with the WSOs? Maybe this, slow and steady diligence will pay off in the end.  Stick with your task, one kernel at a time can soon become a tidal wave.
Body – Active Rest/Sports Day
Wingman/Flight Leads/Instructors/Weapons Instructor Course
Choose one or make something up
Racquet Ball
Sporting Clays
Driving Range
Batting Cage
Recipe of the Day 
Lisa’s Chicken Enchiladas
3 cups cooked chicken
8oz of cream cheese
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
4oz can of chilies (if you have roasted hatch chilies use these)
1/4 cup of milk
1 tsp of cumin
1/4 cup of chopped yellow onion
8 flour tortillas
12 oz Monterey Jack cheese
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix chicken and cream cheese. In a separate bowl combine cream of chicken soup, chilies, milk, cumin and onions, mix well.  Fill tortilla with 1/8 of chicken and cream cheese mixture, then drizzle soup mixture in and sprinkle with cheese.  Fold tortilla together, lay into a greased pan.  Once all the tortillas are in the pan, pour the rest of the soup mixture and cheese over the top of enchiladas. Bake covered for 20 minutes, uncover for another 20 until slightly toasted on the top.
Spirit – Job 38:4-5 ““Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?”
I was watching a show on discovery the other night about scientists trying to map the known universe. It was awesome, they concluded the universe was infinite…