Your tax dollars at work…

Exercise Valiant Shield, held every other year in the Philippine Sea. Just a ‘reminder’ to those who think they can easily overrun any US Forces in the 7th Fleet. You can read about the exercise, HERE. It’s also a place … Continue reading

Take a knee…

The original author is Stanislaus “Stan” Drew, a Christian author and proud American who, according to the Christian Index, wrote the guest op-ed last year while a member of Palm Springs Baptist Church in Palm Springs, Florida – after San Francisco 49er Colin … Continue reading

Chief Emory is dead…

A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the 1941 attack died Monday at age 97. Ray Emory lived through the early morning Japanese aerial bombing but never forgot those who didn’t. He spent the past few decades … Continue reading

Carriers…

This one came over the mil-email transom… Odd little ‘facts’… -Nimitz class aircraft carriers get refuelled approximately every 20-25 years. Since the lifespan of an aircraft carrier is about 50 years, that means they only get refuelled once. (This is … Continue reading

An interesting bit of history…

Probably one of the most famous engines used in WWII was the Merlin. Few engines throughout history have achieved a near mythical status among its admirers. Fewer still can share credit for the rescue of an entire nation. Perhaps only … Continue reading

Random stuff…

Well, I wore out another keyboard… This one lasted a year, and somewhere around 500,000 words… And my new one… And N, I, and S work!!! Yea! Yes, it’s a Microsoft Natural. I like it because it reduces my wrist … Continue reading

Wow…

WWII veteran Isaac “Ike” Fabela had one wish for his 100th birthday on June 6, to receive 100 cards from people across the country. A bunch of us jumped on boosting the signal. And I want to thank those who dropped … Continue reading

74 years ago…

Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day kicked off… On the morning of June 5, 1944, U.S. General Eisenhower gave the go-ahead for Operation Overlord, the largest amphibious military operation in history. On his orders, 6,000 landing craft, ships and other vessels … Continue reading

Decoration Day…

Originally May 30th, started in 1868, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, mourners honored the Civil War dead by decorating their graves with flowers. On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a … Continue reading

Memorial Day…

Is a day to remember those who gave all in defense of this country. A poem in tribute.   The National Moment of Remembrance Act, which was adopted in December of 2000, encourages every citizen to pause each Memorial Day at 3:00 … Continue reading