Order of events from 3-16-15

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Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:51 pm

There have been a lot of rumours going around. We are currerntly trying to find more information and assess what happened last night.

Here are the order of events that we had last night:

3-15-15

At approx 4 PM PDT, we started hearing unusual chatter on military channels, including an inordinate amount of traffic directed at Skyking with authentication.

As the night progressed, we were hearing reports of what appeared to be two air battles between US and Russian forces. More chatter, and then the radios went silent at about 4:45 AM PDT after what was referred to as "snap count" and an order for radio silence.

At 5:30 AM 3-16-15, after 45 minutes of radio silence, we turned over the DEFCON Warning System to our night crew to continue monitoring media for information.

At this time, 10:50 AM, we are assessing the information we have and will report if we have any further details.

It should be noted that we have no independent confirmation of any air battle.

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Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:06 pm

Snap count?
"They're in front of us, beside us and behind us. They can't get away now" - Gen.Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller USMC

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Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:09 pm

Steiner wrote:Snap count?
One person put it as "finger on the button", though we don't really know what it meant.

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Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:11 pm

Do we know what Skyking means? Can't find a meaning anywhere.

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Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:20 pm

So we are close to a possible escalation?
And have you heard anymore SkyKings?
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Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:30 pm

Garv wrote:Do we know what Skyking means? Can't find a meaning anywhere.
SkyKing messages mean communication generally about nuclear Go/No Go.
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Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:36 pm

It's unfortunate the previous thread has closed. I just wanted to repost this image pertaining to EAM/Skyking messages.

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Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:37 pm

Sorry Ryan that was what I had found thank you for the new information and restoring order
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Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:38 pm

Ryan wrote:
Steiner wrote:
Garv wrote:Do we know what Skyking means? Can't find a meaning anywhere.
SkyKing messages mean communication generally about nuclear Go/No Go.
Not necessarily. They can also just be orders for bombers and missile to do things like take off and orbit, or move across the airfield, or arm, or anything really. Not just the go no go code.
You are correct. SKYKING EAMs are not necessarily go/no go commands. They could be something as simple as a refueling operation, or positioning.

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Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:39 pm

DWS, when should we expect a update on the situation

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