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Retro Stuff is New Again

| August 16, 2019 | 21 Comments
Retro Stuff is New Again

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Bradley Peterson from Mora, Minnesota, assigned to amphibious assault ship Boxer (LHD 4) runs to a beanbag dropped on the flight deck during an exercise to communicate with Boxer from an MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian P. […]

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Hi, Spy!

| August 15, 2019 | 14 Comments
Hi, Spy!

There is a joint agreement about spy plane flyovers that was in the news. They get to do it to us, but we also get to do it to them. Russian spy plane spotted flying over Chicago From the WGN article:  CHICAGO — Just as Chicagoans were settling into dinner, and the White Sox were in […]

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Naval Academy appealing reinstatement of fired professor

| August 9, 2019 | 19 Comments
Naval Academy appealing reinstatement of fired professor

In a Aug. 1, 2019, photo, Bruce Fleming, a tenured civilian English professor who has been a longtime critic of the Naval Academy, stands on the deck of his home after an interview in Davidsonville, Maryland. (Brian Witte/AP) Poetrooper sends us a link to some legal dancing currently under-weigh at Canoe U. Seems tenured professor […]

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Weekend Open Thread

| August 9, 2019 | 75 Comments
Weekend Open Thread

I just want all of you to know that in October this year, an asteroid about 330+/- feet in diameter is (MAYBE) going to possibly, but also possibly not, hit Earth. It is NASA 2007 FT3, with an 8-year orbital period. You may recall that in the winter of 2012-2013, a (not 300-foot)  – correction, […]

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What a Tangled Web – Act II, Scene 3

| August 6, 2019 | 24 Comments
What a Tangled Web – Act II, Scene 3

Well, well…. I wondered if there was some undiscovered something that might explain RADM Bolivar’s insistence on ignoring the findings of the courts martial business with Eddie Gallagher. Don’t mistake my suspicions for anything but what they are: suspicions. Sometimes, someone’s behavior seems a bit extreme to me, and the appropriate question to ask is […]

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Nothing Exciting, Unless Your Boat is On Fire

| July 30, 2019 | 8 Comments
Nothing Exciting, Unless Your Boat is On Fire

Photo by PO3 John Mitchelll/USCG Looks like the Puddle Pounders are busy all the time. In this instance, they helped a local fire department put out a fire on a big motorboat offshore, down near Pensacola. FL. https://www.dvidshub.net/video/699409/coast-guard-station-pensacola-responds-vessel-fire There’s a brief movie, too, embedded in the article, by PO3 Mitchell. That is a nice and […]

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Be More Than You Thought You Could Be

| July 30, 2019 | 11 Comments
Be More Than You Thought You Could Be

Paratroopers assigned to the 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, plan a maneuver at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, on March 6, 2019. (Army) The Army is looking for a lot more good people. https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/07/29/the-army-needs-thousands-more-infantrymen-by-spring/ From the article:  The Army is short more than 5,000 junior enlisted infantrymen, with the military occupational specialty manned at roughly […]

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Pentagon Funds Okayed for the Border Wall

| July 29, 2019 | 22 Comments
Pentagon Funds Okayed for the Border Wall

The Border Wall Business is slowly coming to a conclusion of sorts. The Supreme Court has said that Pres. Trump can use defense funding to complete it. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/07/28/supreme-court-trump-can-use-pentagon-funds-for-border-wall/ I will not say “That settles that,” because as we all know, the howling, weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth on the left side of the fence […]

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