Dammit…

One of the last flyable PBY Catalinas was lost by Hollyweird… This apparently occurred of the Florida coast during the filming of the USS INDIANAPOLIS movie last year, but very few knew about it, or at least published anything about … Continue reading

Phantoms…

Friend of mine was on the last cruise in VF-151… USS Midway (CV-41) was the last US Navy aircraft carrier to operate the McDonnell Douglas F-4S Phantom II. On March 25th 1986 the Midway sent the Phantoms to the beach for good. The article and a nice little … Continue reading

Petty, petty, petty…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead! US Special Operations personnel got him night before last in Idlib Province in Syria… “We had some incredible intelligence officials that did a great job,” Trump said during remarks at the White House on Sunday.  … Continue reading

Symbolism…

The Japanese surrender at the end of WWII was very much different than that of Germany four months earlier… HERE is one article. These are some ‘other’ details, that don’t often get discussed… Or, as some people say, the rest … Continue reading

It’s enough to make you wonder…

Fleet week brings over $100 million a year into SFO… Full article, HERE. But there are those who hate it… We have been unable to find a single story in any local news outlet that raises a single critical issue … Continue reading

End of an era…

On Oct. 3, 2019, three P-3C Orions belonging to VP-40, coming from Souda Bay, Crete, landed at Lajes Field. The aircraft were the first P-3s belonging to the “Fighting Marlins” to perform a stopover in the Azores, on their way … Continue reading

Sigh…

And he learns all kind of new skills, and how to dress ‘properly’ for work… And he learns about staying healthy, how to exercise, and a number of other things! AND gets paid for it!   … Continue reading

A couple of things…

Oops, the scheduler didn’t… Sorry… General Dunford has turned over the mantle of CJCS, and moves into retirement. This is his farewell message. General Mark Milley replaced him yesterday. General Milley is a former Green Beret, and I believe that … Continue reading

Worth watching…

There IS light at the end of the tunnel… The power of love and the human spirit. … Continue reading

TBT…

One more on P-3s and I swear I’ll get off them… LOL This was done back in 2011, for the celebration of Naval aviation, one of a number of ‘throwback’ paint schemes. Now what makes this one interesting is that … Continue reading