Military Dad returns home from Afghanistan to 5 year old son with a Star Wars surprise.
A long time ago a dad left for a place far, far away…
Episode VII A BIG SURPRISE
Col. Rob Kiebler has been training and on a tour of duty in Afghanistan for over 14 months with the US Air Force. In The Land of Portland, Oregon he left behind a wise wife and a young son by the name of Danny. The only force in Danny’s life that compares to his love for his parents is his love for Star Wars.
Now, unbeknownst to him, great powers have aligned in Danny’s galaxy. His two favorite forces are about to coexist for one epic event. Danny’s father has returned to The Land of Portland and has some new companions to help him find his way back to Danny.
2013 Ford Mustang GT ‘Red Tail’ Special: Inspired by WWII P-51 Mustang Fighter Aircraft
The Blue Oval’s engineering and design teams have developed a one-of-a-kind “Red Tails” edition of the 2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe, the styling of which was inspired by World War II squadron of African American P-51 Mustang fighter airplanes.
The one-off creation will go under the hammer at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction on July 26 during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2012.
Ford said all proceeds will donated to the EAA Young Eagles program, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young participants since 1992.
The “Red Tails” 2013 Mustang GT is finished in unique polished aluminum nonproduction paint, accented with Race Red and School Bus Yellow, a theme which is consistent with the P-51 fighter plane’s red tail cues and the logos and markings of the United States Army Air Corps, 332nd Fighter Group and Squadrons.
The car rides on a black set of 20-inch alloy wheels with a silver rim wrapped in extra chunky rubber, while other highlights include the quad side exhaust pipes (in addition to the quad tailpipes from SVT at the back), the rear wing and a rear diffuser.
Inside, unique details include a modified navigation screen, instrument cluster, a pair Recaro seats with an embroidered “Red Tails” logo, the removal of the rear seat bench, floor mats embroidered with the 332nd Fighter Group moniker, and illuminated sill plates and puddle lamps that project “Red Tails” imagery when the doors open.
Under the sheetmetal, the Blue Oval upgraded the V8 with a Ford Racing 2.3-liter twin-screw Whipple supercharger, while also adding a handling pack and GT500 Brembo brakes.
“With this year’s beautiful ‘Red Tails’ edition Mustang, we’ve captured the recognizable symbols in honor of their important role in our history, and paired it with the innovation our Ford design and engineering teams build into all of our products,” said Edsel B. Ford II, the great-grandson of Henry Ford and member of the FoMoCo board.
Black and white version of this photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. It was taken on V-J Day in Times Square and was published in Life magazine in 1945.
Reddit user mygrapefruit colorized the photo using Photoshop CS 5 on a Wacom tablet. “I found some vintage postcards of Times Square to figure out the color of the buildings and some signs,” she said. “The rest of the colors I guessed by using common sense.”