TBT…

In honor of the last Doolittle Raider’s passing… This one is only 9 minutes of official film. This one is one of the newsreels that was shown in theaters. And this is a write up of the raid, HERE from … Continue reading

Resquiat en pacem…

The last Doolittle Raider has passed away. Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last surviving member of World War II’s Doolittle Raiders, died Tuesday in Texas at the age of 103. The president of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Association told The Air Force Times that … Continue reading

Worth watching…

This one is 24 minutes long, but it will bring a tear to your eye… One family’s connection thanks to an airplane. I hope you enjoyed it, and they truly were the greatest generation! Thankfully there is another generation that … Continue reading

TBT…

One wonders what stories they told… They had to have been in their 90s at the time this was taken. I also wonder what they thought about the advances in weapons! From cap and ball to semi-auto pistols and rifles, … Continue reading

Another helping hand for Veterans???

Apparently the Senate has passed a bill called the Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act, S.2679, the “Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2018,” which amends the Small Business Act to provide veteran-owned small businesses access to surplus property owned by … Continue reading

Tribute to the P-3…

As the US Navy winds down to its last P-3 squadron, many of us look back on our time in the Orion and remember the good times, shipmates, and the many places we operated from… And we remember too, the … Continue reading

What’s old…

Is new again… First it was Kef, and now… drum roll… P-8s are going back into, wait for it, Adak! Sigh… WASHINGTON: The Navy may begin deploying submarine-hunting P-8 Poseidon aircraft to a small airstrip hundreds of miles off the … Continue reading

RIP…

RIP President Bush, the Navy has the watch. Fair winds, and following seas. One hopes the chattering masses will at least have the decency to wait 72 hours before they start bringing up all the ‘stuff’ they didn’t like about … Continue reading

Sigh…

Cool kids these days… It’s not all tac clothes, beards, and tats that set you apart. You AREN’T the be all to end all. It’s that old man in the guayabera shirt and walker with the Korea hat that you damn … Continue reading

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