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You Can Now Own Maverick's Actual Flight Suit From ‘Top Gun’
There is no fake Navy pilot cooler than Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the 1986 cult classic Top Gun. Well, now you may be able to suit up and finally live out your childhood aviator fantasy, thanks to an online auction. The flight suit worn by actor Tom Cruise in his portrayal of Maverick is going up for bid on Sept. 26, according to Back to the Movies, an English movie news site.
Unfortunately, it’s a purchase that may put your wallet on the highway to the danger zone. The news site reports that to win the auction, bidders will likely need to front as much as $40,000 (around £30,000).
The auction will run through a site called Prop Store Auction, which has a timer counting down until the sale goes live.
But Maverick’s flight suit isn’t the only item available to burn up all your savings. Other swag up for auction includes Indiana Jones’ bullwhip, Thor’s hammer, C-3PO’s head, and Pulp Fiction’s “bad motherfucker” wallet.
We figure you can don the suit for the upcoming Top Gun sequel, expected to premiere in 2019; dress up in the ultimate Halloween costume; or just wear it around your house and reminisce about the ’80s while wondering what the hell happened to Tom Cruise.
We guess this means he won’t be in a flight suit when he reprises his role for Top Gun 2. Maybe this is a hint that Maverick drives a desk now.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Thursday tested a conventionally configured ground-launched ballistic missile, a test that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
The United States formally withdrew from the landmark 1987 INF pact with Russia in August after determining that Moscow was violating the treaty, an accusation the Kremlin has denied.
The Taliban may not have breached the walls of Bagram, but they damaged the hell out of its main passenger terminal
Blasts from Taliban car bombs outside of Bagram Airfield on Wednesday caused extensive damage to the base's passenger terminal, new pictures released by the 45th Expeditionary Wing show.
The pictures, which are part of a photo essay called "Bagram stands fast," were posted on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service's website on Thursday.
The Pentagon's top spokesman tried to downplay recent revelations by the Washington Post that U.S. government officials have consistently misled the American public about the war in Afghanistan for nearly two decades.
Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock first brought to light that several top officials acknowledged to the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction that the war was going badly despite their optimistic public statements. The report, based on extensive interviews and internal government data, also found that U.S. officials manipulated statistics to create the public perception that the U.S. military was making progress in Afghanistan.
An Army colonel's alleged abuse saddled his wife with ongoing medical needs. Escaping him could bring that care to a screeching halt.
Katherine Burton was sitting on her couch when she heard a scream.
Though she had not yet met her upstairs neighbors, Army. Col. Jerel Grimes and his wife Ellizabeth, Burton went to investigate almost immediately. "I knew it was a cry for help," she recalled of the August 1 incident.
Above her downstairs apartment in Huntsville, Alabama, Jerel and Ellizabeth had been arguing. They had been doing a lot of that lately. According to Ellizabeth, Jerel, a soldier with 26 years of service and two Afghanistan deployments under his belt, had become increasingly controlling in the months since the couple had married in April, forcing her to share computer passwords, receipts for purchases, and asking where she was at all times.
"I was starting to realize how controlling he was, and how manipulative he was," Ellizabeth said. "And he'd never been this way towards me in the 15 years that I've known him."