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Ask me anything… MCPON goes on Reddit

| January 22, 2023 | 28 Comments
Ask me anything… MCPON goes on Reddit

James Honea, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, took to Reddit and opened a discussion where he encouraged Sailors with Reddit accounts to ask him questions. For approximately two hours, he fielded questions related to health, compensation, quality-of-life, etc. He zeroed in on mental health, pay issues, and beards. It appears that issues that […]

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Valor Friday

| January 13, 2023 | 9 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article will be a little different. With the new Congress being seated, my curiosity turned to politics as it relates to valor awards. In our history, who are the elected representatives that have earned our nation’s highest honors? Let’s take a look. Some of these names, particularly the latter day inclusions, will be […]

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Guided Missile Destroyer to be Named for Hero

| January 12, 2023 | 11 Comments
Guided Missile Destroyer to be Named for Hero

Thomas Gunning Kelley CDR D sends us welcome news- the SecNav will name an as-yet unbuilt Alreigh Burke DDG for Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Gunning Kelley. Future Destroyer Will Honor Vietnam War Hero Military.com | By Konstantin Toropin Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced Wednesday that one of the service’s new, […]

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Work begins for removal of Confederate names from DOD assets

| January 6, 2023 | 17 Comments
Work begins for removal of Confederate names from DOD assets

The Pentagon ordered subordinate organizations to start working on the removal of names and artifacts associated with the Confederacy. Nine Army installations in the southern states and a couple of Navy ships will be renamed as a part of this order. The associated names must be removed from correspondence and other items related to the […]

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Valor Friday

| January 6, 2023 | 15 Comments
Valor Friday

We’ve talked about a lot of legendary figures within their respective communities. Today’s subject is a legend in the naval aviation community, but is largely unknown outside those with wings of gold. The mission that made him famous among Airedales was actually, legitimately classified at the highest levels. His wartime heroics and feat of courage […]

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Can’t Keep a Fat Man Down

| December 30, 2022 | 24 Comments
Can’t Keep a Fat Man Down

“Fat Leonard” Francis “Fat Leonard” needs no introduction. His crimes, confession, trial and confinement all have been somewhat gleefully reported here. https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=131026 Anyone who can scam The Navy for that much, that long is genius. Even better, the unbelievably naive confinement conditions he was granted, and his perfectly predictable escape days before facing sentencing for […]

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The U.S. Navy conducts drone delivery to moving warships

| December 30, 2022 | 9 Comments
The U.S. Navy conducts drone delivery to moving warships

The Navy conducted a drone delivery demonstration at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. They flew unmanned aerial systems carrying cargo that weighed under 50 pounds consisting of 90% of the deliveries pushed through the Navy’s logistics system. These drones were tested for their ability to do ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore, and shore-to-ship transits. From the EurAsian […]

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Army veteran improving shipyard competency

| December 28, 2022 | 24 Comments
Army veteran improving shipyard competency

Charles “Chuck” Krugh hit the road running when he took the reins at Bath Iron Works. Instead of remaining at his office, or just with senior ranking employees, he toured the shipyard getting to know both the workers and the work process. He’s using his job specialty and work history to lead a streamlining of […]

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