Grrr…

Welp, so much for actually HELPING our young junior enlisteds that are married and having to live on the economy… The Basic Needs Allowance that was finally passed to help the lower ranks was supposed to go into effect in … Continue reading

The ‘game’ continues…

This was one of the reasons we always hauled ass when we heard a Soviet sub surfacing… In the video, a Norwegian Lockheed P-3 Orion reconnaissance aircraft can be seen dropping a sonobuoy in front of the Russian nuclear submarine, … Continue reading

I’m baccckkkk…

Intarwebz is fixed! Turns out it was a broken wire in the can on the pole. Probably caused by all the winds the last few days banging the can back and forth. And thankfully, we’ve gotten over 2 1/4 inches … Continue reading

Another Sub found…

The Lost 52 Project is an organization dedicating its time and resources to finding these lost subs. This month, the Navy History and Heritage Command verified the discovery of the Grayback, which the Lost 52 Project found 1,427 feet below … Continue reading

247 years…

I’m a day late, but Happy Birthday to the US Navy! And a bit of throwback… From 1945, the capture of U-505 by the USS Guadalcanal off the Azores. It’s 19 minutes long, but was filmed during the operation and … Continue reading

TBT…

Wow… How time flies… One of the folks on the mil-email chain posted a business card from back in the day for a Hong Kong tailor everybody used to use… Granted this was ‘years’ ago… But apparently as of the … Continue reading

TBT…

Cubi Point, 1975… From the bounce pattern! Left turn on takeoff, looking out over Olongapo at Subic Navy base and the main gate. Downwind. USS Kitty Hawk at the carrier pier, with Cubi off to the left, and Grande Island … Continue reading

C’est Fini…

The last US Navy ASW P-3 is gone… First introduced in 1962, they participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis… And Vietnam, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, GWOT, and many other operations over the next 60 years… The last active duty P-3 … Continue reading

Rest in Peace…

Hershel (Woody) Williams died yesterday. He was the last WWII Medal of Honor winner. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — World War II hero and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams died Wednesday morning at the VA hospital near Huntington named in his … Continue reading

So…

We did a ‘thang’ yesterday at our American Legion Post… Competition BBQ! Yes, it was 106 yesterday… But we were on the competition schedule and 15 cooks showed up! We were in at 0530, cooking breakfast burritos for the cooks … Continue reading