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April 2010 News

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TRANSFER FROM AREA-51

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March 2010

ROADRUNNERS
INTERNATIONALE MONTHLY HOUSE SIX NEWS AND GOSSIP

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MARCH 2010

February 2010 News

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FEBRUARY 2010

A-12Yo, Roadrunners, you’ve slacked up on sharing your news with the rest of us.

On Thursday, Mary Pizzo fell and broke her hip. Surgery was at 2PM yesterday. Surgery went well, replacing the ball and doing repairs. Steve [son living in Mandeville] has been with them during the whole event. Sam, Jr. will arrive from Florida tomorrow to be with them for a couple of days. Mary is doing well. All tubes and oxygen removed, just Tylenol for pain. Her first therapy was yesterday morning, mostly movement. This evening the therapist had her sit on the side of the bed and then stand with a walker putting her weight on the “good” leg. Steve was there earlier and charmed Mary into eating which made Sam happy. Jim Kiser, a close friend and neighbor has been transporting Sam to and from the hospital.

January 2010 Roadrunner News

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JANUARY 2010

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December 2009 Roadrunner News

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December 2009 – 39th Edition

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November 2009 Roadrunner News

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November 2009 – 38th Edition

With the past two months having been successful regarding members posting news by blog rather than submissions for posting in the monthly e-mail newsletter, this month Roadrunners Internationale is switching to this blog method of sharing news and stories. We encourage you to visit the comments linked below and add your story, news, or gossip to be shared. With this method you can share or learn of news when it happens rather than having to wait until the 1st of the month as in the past.

T.D. BARNES, Webmaster

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October 2009 Roadrunners Internationale News

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OCTOBER 2009

Thought members and friends might like a heads up on the reunion that wrapped up last evening. Details of of the reunion will be posted as soon as I recover from our staying up most of the night swapping stories with old friends as we used to do in the years of the past. Before you ask, as soon as the video of C-Span and the other media becomes available I will let everyone know. By all known accounts the two days and nights at the Atomic Testing Museum were a huge success thanks to the excellent hospitality and hard work of the museum staff, the CIA EAA, and our members.

http://www.lvrj.com/news/former-area-51-workers-talk-planes-63835712.html

Before all you former Lockheed guys and gals start throwing eggs as me after you read page 4 of the link below, ask Lockheed why it not only refuses to support our presence with a keychain or $.29 ink pen with the skunk logo as they do the SR-71 reunions every two years, but also refuses to even recognize our existence on its cheap coffee mugs, tee shirts and such. Look for yourself. You won’t find a single instance of Lockheed including the CIA U-2 or the A-12 on any of their memorabilia. The corporate contracts with the Air Force must be larger than those with the CIA. The Air Force SR boys and girls too will become history as are the Roadrunners once the corporate honchos and money crunchers decide the Navy is the future. We didn’t ask for their money or trinkets, but a letter to our members recognizing our sacrifices for the company would have been nice now that the program has been declassified and can be acknowledged after 50 years of our secrecy.
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:3a3e43d5-be0c-4a7e-8279-a844bfb40cbd%C2%A0

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FINAL FLIGHT

9-4-2009

Fellow Roadrunners, Dandelions, TAC Recce, and friends of John Shinn join in sorrow to mourn the final flight of Roadrunner John Shinn. His passing is a tough blow to all in our aviator family. John was sent to Korea after graduation where he spent six months flying covert missions in China and Siberia in an RF-86 reconnaissance plane. During the Vietnam War he flew 69 combat missions in an F-4 Phantom. The U-2 Roadrunners remember John as training and deploying with CIA U-2 Detachment C at Groom Lake, a.k.a. Watertown in 1956, and being backup pilot for Francis Gary Powers when Gary was shot down over Russia on May Day 1960. He was one of six original U2 pilots to fly over Russia taking pictures of activities. John was a member of Daedalian Mile High Flight 18. John Shinn took his final flight in Lubbock, TX on Sunday, 16 August. A memorial service for John, organized by his fellow U-2 pilots, took place in Lubbock on 21 August. He was inurned at Ft Logan National Cemetery in Denver on Friday, 11 September.

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