Heading home…

Fun times on the road… Kinda sorta… Got a chance to go to the Naval Aviation Museum in P’cola for the first time in 10 years, LOTS of changes, and a nice tour by one of the employees (thanks to … Continue reading

And now it begins…

We’ve hosted this event for five years now, and it’s just kept getting bigger… So we started yesterday afternoon putting out the ‘final touches’, even as the early birds started showing up… Yes, the ‘little folks’ participate too! This lonely … Continue reading

Ouch…

This is NOT good… The Navy removed the commanding officer of the Japan-based destroyer Howard on Tuesday – less than six months after relieving the previous skipper of the ship. In a brief statement, the Navy said it ousted Cmdr. Cameron Dennis, … Continue reading

OPSEC…

IS a thing… Too bad the current administration doesn’t understand that! Biden has been talking tough with Iran for many, many weeks, and Iran has repeatedly proven that it is not deterred by his words. But the moment troops were … Continue reading

A sad loss…

The U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced Sunday the death of two Navy SEALs who went missing off the coast of Somalia, according to a press release. News broke Jan. 13 that two SEALs went missing Jan. 11 after a mission to seize a sailboat … Continue reading

Christmas Eve…

Jeff MacNelly was a friend of the military, and especially of the Navy.  He did a number of ‘special’ cartoons over the years for those of us who served… This is one of my favorites…  Sadly he passed way too … Continue reading

A ‘little’ win???

For now, the Reconciliation Monument at Arlington National Cemetery still stands! A federal judge temporarily halted the removal of a Confederate monument at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday after a group called Defend Arlington filed a lawsuit. The memorial’s removal was planned for … Continue reading

It’s that weekend again…

Army/Navy… Odds and records go out the window for this one every year… And it’s NOT in Philly this year, but up in Boston, so a major change! I won’t get much done tomorrow… … Continue reading

Interesting timing…

The military announced late Wednesday it was grounding all of its Osprey V-22 helicopters, one week after eight Air Force Special Operations Command service members died in a crash off the coast of Japan. Full article, HERE from Military Times. The … Continue reading

82 years ago…

A day that will live in infamy… We are down to the last few survivors of the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, and sadly, that day seems to be receding from our collective memories… I know it will never recede … Continue reading