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The Selected Few and "The List" CIA/Smokejumpers

By Chuck Sheley (Cave Junction ’59) |

Starting in 1951 the CIA and Smokejumpers has a unique and little-know working arrangement the peaked in 1975. They were recruited "because they could go anywhere, anytime, and do a tough, confusing job and then keep our mouths shut. Smokejumpers have what it takes. They are not just fit and strong but have the ability to think independently and work towards a solution, no matter what the odds."

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Operation Firefly-Triple Nickles/Myth, Fact and Common Sense

By Chuck Sheley (Cave Junction ’59) |

Operation Firefly was a political smokescreen over which the Triple Nickle had no control. However, when history is changed, someone needs to challenge those changes.

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