It’s time to check whether hell has frozen over, because the F-35 has actually flown a combat mission! To be clear: The Israeli version of the F-35 is now operational. The U.S. military’s F-35s are still living on a couch in their parents’ basement.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
A lot of guys dream of buying a boat when they retire from the military. Some have their eye on an RV, or a vintage Indian Chief with the original sidecar. Each option is appealing in its own way. But nah … Not if you can pick up your own private air force for the price of a split-level tract home.