Operation Encore: Soldiers, Stories, and Songs

Episode #11 - Air Force Pilot Keith Broecker -- "Two Weeks", Tent Cities and TERA - A Pilot's Story

May 13, 2020 Operation Encore Season 1 Episode 11
Operation Encore: Soldiers, Stories, and Songs
Episode #11 - Air Force Pilot Keith Broecker -- "Two Weeks", Tent Cities and TERA - A Pilot's Story
Show Notes

Meet Keith Broecker, a former Air Force pilot who used his guitar and quick wit to convince a cadre of instructor pilots he was worth keeping around....leading to an aviation career that spans Learjets, Tankers, Spy planes, and your next United flight (eventually). During the podcast, Keith opens up about how the Air Force culture deals with death, how the "dreaded" assignment to Grand Forks North Dakota was actually pretty awesome and how 17 deployments and hundreds of combat hours led him to create songs that resonate with anyone who's been away from family for extended periods.  A "product of the 80's", Keith plays "Two Weeks", a song about a parent's feeling when a child joins the military, "Slipping Bonds", a tribute to Air Force pilots who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and "Late November" from the first OE album. A humble talent with a commanding voice that can be heard in San Francisco cul de sacs during the Coronavirus, Keith is everyone's next best friend.   

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