RIP Shipmate…

I don’t usually do posts on folks that have passed, but I will make an exception in this case. AECS William (Bill) (C/S Scurvy) Rutledge passed away day before yesterday at the VA in San Diego of lung cancer. Bill … Continue reading

Twenty years… Never forgotten…

Today is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks on the United States by four sets of al-Queda hijackers… These images were burned into our consciousness that day… American Airlines Flight 11, and United Flight 175 hit the two towers … Continue reading

An open letter…

For your perusal… I know five of the admirals that signed this, including two that I worked with or for in the P-3 community… Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals  Our Nation is in deep peril. We are in … Continue reading

Dammit…

I CANNOT believe Biden et al turned up at Dover and turned the return of the dead troops from Kabul and turned it into a photo op… Much less that Austin and the JCS and hangers on showed up. I … Continue reading

Which one will we see…

In Kabul next week??? They have already been directed to destroy all ‘sensitive’ documents and computers… I had a conversation the other night with a former Army guy who’d done a couple of tours… Apologies for the language… Yes, I … Continue reading

No words…

This is simply amazing… 18 years to build it, and it flies!!! … Continue reading

Fun times!!!

Took a trip down to Fort Worth yesterday to meet up with an old friend and take in the Vintage Flying Museum (he volunteers there). If you’re expecting the ‘normal’ museum experience, this one isn’t for you. It is a … Continue reading

We made it through the 4th!!!

Good food, good friends, more fireworks, and I’m wore out. Go read the folks on the sidebar while I get my act together! Apparently the Blues and Thunderbirds were BOTH in Kansas City for the airshow yesterday, but didn’t perform … Continue reading

TBT…

Back in the day, we had to maintain qualifications to not only fly as crew on the P-3s, but the entire crew wanted to be ‘Alpha’ status crew… This was my crew hat from 1976-77 deployment to Misawa, JA. You … Continue reading