BG-CT Edward J. Waitte (RET)

Canada and the Bear Story

When briefing the military, it’s just as important to explain what NOT to do. Just the FACs. Over the years, I have gone on a lot of deployments to other countries. I used to go up … Read More

Staff Sgt Sarah Meadows

Holidays with the Air Force  Retired fighter pilot Jay Waitte looks back to past year’s holidays with the Air Force family: This is a rough year for the Holidays. By being forced to social distance, we … Read More

National Wreaths Across America Day - wreaths placed on veterans graves

December 19 is National Wreaths Across America Day When Morrill Worcester was 12, he won a trip to Washington D.C. that included a trip to Arlington National Cemetery. This trip left a lasting impression on Worcester, … Read More

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As a US Air Force fighter pilot, Jay Waitte flew against the Warsaw Pact in the 1970s to guard against another surprise attack: December 7th is the 79th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. … Read More

Large home covered by personal and homeowners insurance

When it comes to the personal insurance business, one of the good things is that both my brother and I are retired military fighter pilots. We are very good at assessing an individual situation. We are … Read More

Compartmentalizing Death

That’s just a part of life when you’re flying combat aircraft. One of the best ways to learn how to train for air combat is to take off and look for other fighter jets to practice … Read More

Joining CT Air National Guard

I was stationed at Hahn Air Base, West Germany, in 1978, a 28-year-old Captain. The Air Force wanted me to either go back to the Academy to become a professor or go to the Pentagon to … Read More

2014 Subase New London Adopt a Sailor Thanksgiving Dinner Facebook Posting

A retired Air Force pilot describes how, whether it’s in New England or the Middle East, our extended military families gather to celebrate their blessings. Happy Thanksgiving! Back when I was a cadet at the Air … Read More

Image of Veterans and Color Guard

Veterans Day 2020 The 88th Force Support Squadron honors members of the U.S. Army Air Force’s Jimmy Doolittle’s Tokyo Raiders during their 68th reunion, April 18th, 2010. Air Force veteran pilot Jay Waitte appreciates your thoughts … Read More