Elizabeth Kreft

Elizabeth Kreft

Elizabeth Kreft is a 12-year Air Force veteran who comes to TheBlaze straight from her time on Capitol Hill as a Defense Legislative Fellow for a member of the House Armed Services and Judiciary committees. She handled issues related to Intelligence, Emerging Threats, Strategic Forces and the Constitution. Elizabeth knows about all things fast; she was on the Air Force Thunderbirds, coordinated on NASA shuttle launches and assisted establishing AF Global Strike Command. She's also an expert marksman on several weapons and deployed to Afghanistan to train their presidential staff on media relations. Questions or comments? She'd love to hear from you.

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  • [1] September 5, 2014 at 1:22pm

    Not fake. Absolutely a real alert, it was just called off about 45 seconds after they started the engines. But this is how they respond – as soon as NORAD sounds the alarm, they rush to the jets and start ‘em up.

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  • [4] September 5, 2014 at 1:20pm

    As noted in the story, and in the interview, there are several other ACA units that have the same mission. He mentioned the Capitol so many times because it happens to fall under this unit’s area of responsibility. But there are more than a dozen units like this across the country.

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  • [5] September 5, 2014 at 1:18pm

    I don’t understand why “girly” is a negative descriptor here? I’m a girl, and I wouldn’t hesitate shooting down an enemy combatant if was going to save lives.

  • [7] August 28, 2014 at 1:52pm

    How else would you have described that? :)

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  • [1] August 22, 2014 at 8:33am

    Bearway — you have to look at it both ways, the agents monitoring travelers with this technology also need to know the flaws so they can be extra vigilant. And letting the general public know about the flaws allows for informed decisions when they are voting to fund or defund these programs. Thanks for reading!

  • [5] August 7, 2014 at 7:08am

    D8ball, you did see that note in the story, right? I’m not sure I understand your comment. Here is the paragraph “The European/Rosetta mission is different from NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft, which fired a projectile into a comet in 2005 to study the resulting plume of matter. NASA also landed a probe on an asteroid in 2001, but comets are much more volatile places because they constantly release dust and gas that can harm a spacecraft.”

  • [3] August 7, 2014 at 7:05am

    Annonymous, to be clear, the article doesn’t claim that. The European Space Agency does, which is why I added it. Thanks for reading!

  • [2] August 4, 2014 at 2:04pm

    I just love the idea of having one of these for when the grid goes down. Or in the winter when the power goes out for a few days. Ya never know :)

  • July 29, 2014 at 12:01am

    Shasta, did you the part of my article where I say that? And link our stories about it?

  • [6] July 3, 2014 at 10:23pm

    MsMonsoon – I disagree. I love this video. Because I made it :) So there.

  • [7] July 1, 2014 at 11:28am

    I’ll see what I can do about a follow-up article :) But I kind of agree with GrumpynGrumpier.

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  • [11] July 1, 2014 at 11:17am

    Hey Blaze commenters! Let me know if there is a tech topic you’d like me to hunt down! Thanks :)

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  • [5] June 26, 2014 at 1:28pm

    The technology cloaks your IP address and makes it seem as if someone else from another country is surfing the pages, instead of you. I’ll update the story to explain that better!

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  • June 26, 2014 at 1:26pm

    Chevelle – your comment shows your have a basic working knowledge of operating systems, and most people don’t even have that.

  • [2] May 6, 2014 at 8:22am

    That’s what I was thinking Chronic! I want to bring a kite with a GoPro to Yosemite now :)

  • May 2, 2014 at 8:58am

    Hey there – it was my fault, I linked to the wrong video at first – but the right one is up there now. Thanks!

  • April 28, 2014 at 4:56pm

    I will be watching!

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  • April 24, 2014 at 1:14am

    JohnXII, please continue to send in your comments! But let me be very clear, my articles are never advertisements. This is a unique perspective that I hoped runners and non-runners could enjoy.

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  • April 10, 2014 at 9:31am

    Just so you know, none of my stories are ever advertisements. If you read my bio, you’ll see that I’ve had a chance to work closely with these aerobatic champions and I love all things fast. So when I’m filing a story in the entertainment section, just enjoy it! Thanks for reading!

  • February 19, 2014 at 5:37pm

    Thanks kindling! I agree. Sometimes it’s nice to remind ourselves there are still simple joys in life.