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Jeff’s fascinating and often breathtaking feature stories have appeared for more than twenty years in AirForces Monthly, AUTOWEEK Magazine, American Spa,Combat Aircraft Journal, DEFENSE NEWS, POPULAR MECHANICS, The Hook, Wings of Gold, SMOKE and SMOKESHOP Magazine.

Both online and in print, Jeff continues to take readers from gritty war zones and natural disasters across the planet to the seats of the world’s most extraordinary motor cars and combat aircraft. Jeff is a highly skilled storyteller who began his professional writing career by producing feature articles about Naval aviation. During that time, he joined an extremely rare club by becoming one of the few civilians in the world to complete the U.S. Navy’s grueling water survival training program for pilots and aircrew. That training enabled him to fly in front-line military combat jets and helicopters in the high-risk environment of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft carriers at sea. Jeff is also one of the few civilians in the world who has completed carrier operations at sea on the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), including multiple catapult launches and arrested landings in the F/A-18D Hornet.

Jeff also possesses solo membership in another exclusive club: becoming the first and only person in history, either civilian or military, to both fly and film aboard all three U.S. Air Force heavy bombers: the B-1B “Lancer,” B-2A “Spirit,” and B-52 “Stratofortress.” In total, Jeff has flown more than 40 current and vintage military aircraft, including the B-2A Spirit Stealth Bomber, B-52H Stratofortress, TAV-8B Harrier, F-16D Viper, AH-1W Cobra, and most recently, the F-5F “Franken-Tiger”.

While on assignment in 2003 during the war in Afghanistan, Jeff had the “pleasure” of experiencing a particularly harrowing but exhilarating high-speed drive through the streets of Kabul with a former Navy SEAL. Upon returning home, Jeff took his newfound adrenaline rush to the Skip Barber Formula Racing School and added supercar feature writing to his portfolio. Since then, he has attended global launches of the world’s great automobiles. He was also selected as one of only six U.S. journalists to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera through Italy for a week as a part of Automobili Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary Drive. He has driven more than 1000 different automobiles, from Bugattis to Yugos and everything in between.

Combat Aircraft Journal

Buffing Up

The iconic and much-loved B-52H ‘BUFF’ Stratofortress is receiving its most significant upgrade in more than 50 years of operation with new engines, radar, sensors, and instrumentation.

Combat Aircraft Journal

Fight's on! With Key West's Sundowners

With more than 100 years of combined fighter pilot experience, an eight-ship gaggle of ‘Sun Downers’ F-5N Tigers sit idling in a symmetrical row on the active ramp at Naval Air Station Key West.

Popular Mechanics Magazine

Why the B-2 Bomber Is Such a Badass Plane

There are many legends, myths, and tales about the iconic and still mysterious B-2 stealth bomber. The following one is actually true.

Popular Mechanics Magazine

That Others May Live’: The Pararescue Units Preparing for War on Top of the World

“Out there, it is a race against the clock,” says Master Sergeant Jess Evans. “The second we are out there training with the students, we are game on, trying to get out of there as fast as we can…that wind chill factor just rips through your clothing and takes the heat away from you.“We also have polar bears walking right by our training site, so we have a bear guard always watching.”

Defense News

With emergent nation-states joining terrorists to further complicate the global political and military landscape, Jeff is completing a year-long look in 2019 at the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) as a special contributor to the DEFENSE NEWS family of publications. DEFENSE NEWS is one of the largest and most respected independent organizations reporting on the business, technology and politics of defense. USSTRATCOM is the command responsible for all U.S. nuclear forces worldwide, and Jeff has been unprecedented, official access into the ultra-secret mission and platforms of the American defenders in the global command. In the first set of stories in the series, focused on the pilots, maintainers, and airmen supporting the B-2A “Spirit”, Jeff became the first person in the history of the stealth bomber program to officially fly, photograph, and film on the jet flight deck during his flight.

The DEFENSE NEWS series, which includes video and print interviews, original mission footage, and original photography, delves deeply into the United States military’s nuclear mission, and looks at the personnel, capabilities and command focus. The series appears in DEFENSE NEWS internet and print outlets, including Military Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times, and C4ISR.