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

TBT…

GB’s post, HERE, brought back some bittersweet memories… Years ago I was with a good friend at his table at Wanenmacher’s gun show at Tulsa. I had on a Navy ballcap with a P-3 on it, and this guy wandered … Continue reading

TBT…

57 years… And in a couple of months, the last active duty P-3 squadron will transition, ended an era. The reserve squadrons will keep flying them for a couple of more years, but sunset is here… When I first got … Continue reading

News for disabled veterans…

While not great, consider this a PSA for those who are disabled and on a very limited income. Some veterans and family members don’t know that all non-reimbursed medical costs are deductible in calculating their income. For veterans who served … Continue reading

Kilroy…

He is engraved in stone in the National War Memorial in Washington, DC- back in a small alcove where very few people have seen it. (I actually have, it was pointed out to me at the military opening.) For the … Continue reading

A win for the Navy!!!

The Department of Justice will drop its appeal of a federal court decision awarding disability benefits to tens of thousands of veterans who claim exposure to cancer- causing chemical defoliants while serving in the seas near¬†Vietnam, handing advocates what appears … Continue reading

Operation Overlord…

Better known as D-Day, took place 75 years ago today. I have talked to veterans who made that landing, and I cannot imagine, even after talking to them, how they managed to steel themselves to take those first steps off … Continue reading

Memorial Day addenda…

Even after now four years, it felt strange to watch the ceremonies at Arlington on TV, rather than watching it there. The laying of the wreath is very solemn, and even with all the dignitaries and media there, John Q. … Continue reading

In Memoriam…

Honoring those who did not make it back. May you rest in peace, your brothers and sisters have the watch. … Continue reading