Category Archives: The Backstory

Transporting Air Force One

I never did get back to you folks about some of the incidents that happened to us on our way to the Reagan Library.  You can imagine how much planning goes into a project of this size.  The combined efforts … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

So are your bellies full, did you enjoy the turkey dinner. Is this a great country or what? My wife and I went shopping all day Tuesday so we could avoid the rush on Wednesday and it worked. We watched … Continue reading

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Filming Air Force One: The Final Mission

You know it was our original intention to do a filmed documentary of Air Force One and sell it to one of the cable stations. When we finally started to take the airplane apart the crew was kind of reluctant … Continue reading

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Pancreatic Cancer

Today was an unusual day for me.  My wife Joan is the treasurer for our community chapter of the City Of Hope.  It’s a great organization, which I’m sure most all of you have heard about at one time or … Continue reading

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Air Force One Video . . .

Our agent (Donna Quesinberry of dpInk: DonnaInk Publications) phoned me today.  She said she needs some video to put on our website(s) so people who review our blog have a more intimate feeling and involvement with the initial stages of … Continue reading

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Joel Cohen on What’s My Line

Today, I felt that I was back in the television business. I live in a community of about 450 homes and we have all kinds of in house diversions to keep people who are retired busy.  You know the kind … Continue reading

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Joel and Michael Cohen on Dialogue: Between the Lines

Guess what? Michael and I have completed our first Air Force One: The Final Mission Podcast! This is the first of many in our Blog and PodCast tour.  Our Blog Tour begins November 1, 2011 and lasts for thirty days … Continue reading

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Transforming lives. . .

I have been talking to parents and grandparents about helping to move their children and grandchildren into their dorms for their first year of college.  It was a new experience for me, because both of my sons went to college … Continue reading

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Mitigating a learning curve

In preparation for taking some of the parts off Air Force One like the horizontal stabilizers and vertical stabilizer we needed someplace to put them so that they would not get damaged. Because of the odd shape of the components … Continue reading

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Getting Published 101

I bet there are a lot of you folks out there that would like to write a book and have it published.  In fact, I bet there are a lot of you out there that have already written books and … Continue reading

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