Basically speaking, you haven't a clue as to what is going on, which is why you are hanging onto flares that were never there in the first place. The Air Force made it up just as it made up the weather balloon that never was, and a Mogul balloon train flight that never was, and test dummies and accident victims, that were not there.
Question is, isn't it time for you to figure out when you have been duped by the Air Force?
And now you are bringing Roswell into the argument. Gee, what a shocking surprise!
The question actually is... why do you have such a beef against the Air Force? Don't they pay your retirement? How much would the Air Force appreciate knowing how much you badmouth them as you are cashing the monthly checks they send you? Have you considered that?