For your consideration…

This one came across the transom from the mil email group… We Are Veterans. We left home as teenagers for an unknown adventure. We loved our country enough to defend it and protect it with our own lives. We said … Continue reading

At least the VA has a plan…

Unlike a number of other locations/organizations… As the number of active COVID-19 cases among its patients declined slightly in late May, VA announced a three-part plan for resuming operations at its facilities in the coming months. The effort will largely … Continue reading

D-Day… 76 years on…

Just a reminder, there weren’t any ‘safe spaces’ back then. D-Day was June 6, 1944, but that was just the FIRST day… Battles continued in and around the Normandie area through the end of June as more and more troops … Continue reading

Blues…

1948 vs. 2009… For those who like aviation! That just sends a chill down the spine… And for 90, he sure is spry, and I have no doubt he could start that F-8 up and fly it today, no questions … Continue reading

Memorial Day…

Thank you to those who have gone before us and given their all for us… Hand Salute! Ready, Two. Let me leave you with this: Who are the Veterans?…”Veterans are Fathers, Mothers, Sons, Daughters, Brothers, Sisters, Friends and Lovers. They … Continue reading

Tribute to those on the front lines of the pandemic…

The flyover is part of President Donald Trump’s Operation America Strong salute, which he announced last Wednesday. Full article, HERE from USA Today. Frankly, I’m glad to see it and I hope they will do more flyovers in other parts … Continue reading

Navy ‘stuff’…

Went down a rat hole on something else and stumbled across an interesting oddity of the differences within a class of ships… particularly DEs in WWII… The DE or Destroyer Escort. First designed in 1942, the USS Evarts, DE-5 was … Continue reading

Grumble…

Cold, wet, nasty weather. My back is ‘talking to me’… Went to bed early last night, but I’ll leave you with this, from a discussion in one of the Navy forums about how ‘successful’ carriers are, and whether or not … Continue reading

Wuff…

Spent all yesterday at the gun show selling some guns for a friend’s dad. I’m too old for that crap. 10 hours on a concrete floor is NOT any fun anymore. But the ‘variety’ of people was interesting! I think … Continue reading

Sad Day…

Yesterday I lost a good friend. Author, veteran, shooter, pilot, husband, father. JD Kinman died suddenly yesterday morning. JD was an Air Force veteran, one of my original alpha readers, and I was proud to be his on both the … Continue reading