The Navy’s Night Before Christmas…

With apologies to C.C. Moore… and a tribute to our Sailors where ever they may be tonight… ‘Twas the night before Christmas, all compartments were still,The Sailors were sleeping, as most Sailors will.The ditty bags hung by the lockers with … Continue reading

Merry Christmas…

I want to take a minute and wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2009! Regardless of how bad we percieve things to be, we are still looking down at the daisies, not up at them; … Continue reading

Blue Angels Solo: 3 Days – 3 Sneak Passes

From Fleet Week 2008 at San Francisco- Not quite supersonic (761.2 mph), he was doing 650 kts indicated, which is 748.5 mph give or take… On the third pass, he was 23 feet off the water, good thing he had … Continue reading

A few more pics from underway…

Found a couple more y’all might enjoy (or not)… There were a few other folks out there… You, 63, pick it up… Get in line there shipmate… 🙂 View from the bridge of a RAS being done just ahead, with … Continue reading

Citizens are "up in arms"…

NICS checks are up… WAY up… Background checks on the sale of firearms reached record levels during the month of November. Data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) show a 42 percent increase in November firearm … Continue reading

Blogs you need to read…

Afganistan Shrugged is written by one of the folks out on the pointy end… Worth stopping by and you will find yourself reading back through the archives!Go read today’s post about the latest insult from the Onion, and go send … Continue reading

Photos affirm…

A few pics of life at sea… Underway replenishment at sea, better known as RAS- Two ships separated by 100 feet or less, moving at 15-16 knots, this takes a LOT of seamanship to do, especially in bad weather. A … Continue reading

Stick a fork in me, I’m done…

FINALLY finished the det I’ve been on, and headed home, just a 12 hour flight left…A few more insult to injury laughs…Zero dark 30 order and the greasy spoon at the flight line, been in since 0300, hungry, out of … Continue reading

Politically correct 12 days of …er… uh…

On the 12th day of the Eurocentrically imposed midwinter festival, my Significant Other in a consenting adult monogamous relationship gave to me:~ TWELVE males reclaiming their inner warrior through ritual drumming,~ ELEVEN pipers piping (plus the 18-member pit orchestra made … Continue reading

December 7=Pearl Harbor…

Never Forget- Two cousins lie there today… Nuff said… … Continue reading