AW1Ed, a Retrospective

| March 28, 2020

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator, Petty Officer First Class

Just for S&Gs I looked back into the TAH archives, when Jonn first invited me to participate on the board in a more active status. He was ill at the time, hospitalized with pneumonia as I recall, and sent a spam asking for anyone willing to step up and help. I fucked up and jumped at the chance and was accepted, but received absolutely no love. Just access to the TAH Dashboard with exactly zero instruction. Sink or swim, pal. As an Editor I really couldn’t fuck things up too badly, and after some stick and rudder from Hardin I got the hang of what I was expected to do here.

This was four years ago last month. Blows me away, seems like yesterday. Kind of painful looking back at my first attempts at posting, but my progression is very apparent, and I’m pretty happy where I am now.

Guess TAH Management is too, or I’d have be gone in a New Yawk Second, long ago.

Point of this? My job as I see it is to sort of fill in the gaps between Valor Thieves. They come and go as they will, and will gain deserved notoriety here only after strict protocols and custody chains of evidence are met. This diligence protects our MP brothers and sisters from lawsuits. Jonn was completely anal about this I’m told, even to the point of aggravation to others. But he never lost a court case, and by following in his footsteps, never will.

Me? I just fill the void and entertain, with a couple other very talented posters. Panem et Circenses, as it were, until the heavy hitters at MP can post up the next Valor Thief. Hopefully with sock puppets.*grin* High speed and sexy on my part? Naw. Well, maybe sometimes-  blind chipmunk and acorns.

So, a couple years as a commenter, more as an editor, and now Dave, in a lapse of lucidity, has made me an Admin. Guess the Soviet distracted him. There are more than a few of you with my email- if there is anything you’d like to see, or see me do better, contact me. If you don’t have it, contact the TAH Admins at the top of the link and it will get to me.

As I told Boomer the other day, y’all can’t blow me outta here with a Mk-82.


Category: Blue Skies, ninja

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  1. 26Limabeans says:

    You are doing a fine job in a difficult
    environment. The dickweeds here are kept
    placated between feeding frenzies by your
    contributions. It’s a tough job nobody wants.

    • rgr769 says:

      Ditto. Keep up the good work, Ed. I think you have displayed even handed judgment in this difficult assignment. Especially in sorting out the trolls and assholes.

  2. 11B-Mailclerk says:


    Can’t blow you out of here? You had to say it, right? When folks are cooped up and bored? I thought senior POs knew better.


    • AW1Ed says:

      Be interesting to look at newborn data, say nine months from now.

      Bet there’ll be a December spike…

      Doesn’t TOW have a head start?

  3. RGR 4-78 says:

    The team effort of all the admins, editors and contributors is greatly appreciated.

  4. Great job to you Ed and all who help keep this going.

  5. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    AW1Ed – you and the other admins, editors and those that contribute here are what make this place what it is. BZ to all!

  6. thebesig says:

    I remember seeing you, Ex-PH2, Ex-OS2, and others start posting in 2017. My late wife passed away in October 2106, and one of my aunts passed away less than a month later, early in November 2016.

    Jonn suffered the illness the following year. When I heard about his pneumonia, and the need for volunteers, I stepped up. In the email that I sent to Jonn, I showed him my own blog posts poking fun at the cheese slayer.

    It was a learning process on my end to. Even discovered how to do colored text. :mrgreen:

    I didn’t know that you had been posting blog posts since the beginning of 2016. But again, other issues pulled me away from this site a lot that year.

  7. Jason Merrick says:

    This place, while humorous, is just another website shithole…. A bunch of nameless, people that think they are immune to repercussions, providing bad news to a limited, hapless audience. The reason you do it, frankly, is because your own lives prove uninteresting. Even the website name is misplaced. Get out your dictionary and find the definition of “valor”….. then you realize that I never attempted to steal anyone’s valor. I simply stated a fact and you twisted my words….. And now you are gloating over your successes in litigation? Really? Ok, better soup-up your pathetic donations page!

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      GO suck on a live wall socket, you Prom Night Dumpster Baby!

    • AW1Ed says:

      Jason’s VG Link

      Well, look what the cat coughed up. Nice to see ya Jason. Say, can you provide a copy of that BUD/S Graduation Cert?
      Thanks bunches,

    • ChipNASA says:

      Oh look, a fuck bucket full of stale jizz.
      I guess it’s better than nothing.
      Hey ass master, you tried and mostly succeeded in something that most have never ever had the opportunity.
      That said, your lying bullshit about graduating BUDs and being a SEAL are well documented, and you chose to shit on it.
      Nice job, cum dumpster.
      Oh and your threats…this is not our first rodeo, and your threat is as limp as your micro dick.
      You’re a joke.

    • ChipNASA says:

      Oh and Jason, please come back early and often.
      It’s been a long time since we have had a good chew toy.
      There’s no way you can win this argument, but we’d love it see you try.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      HEY you Prom Night Dumpster baby, do you have any idea how many times TAH has lost in Court? The number is ZERO.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      I was going to post a long, thought out piece about the quality of the work done here but I’ve got a garden to tend.
      You can attack me all you want you lying sack of barnyard spunk, as my CIB makes me pretty damn resilient to stupidity, just leave everyone else here out of your nonsense.
      Go probe yourself with that unearned trident, tines first, liar.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Hey, Jason… you probably got booted for being a Blue Falcon and the instructors saw it. Didn’t want your Blue Falcon ways to infect a unit.

      Once a Blue Falcon, always a Blue Falcon….

      • Jason Merrick says:

        Hey tell your faggot friends that my Facebook is back up; I have a nice surprise for y’all; sorry it’s not a dirt-road fudge packing. Sorry bout that. But Ahhhhhhh….. nice to have real truth; bring your faggot asses over! You fking pussies!

        • Green Thumb says:

          Is the False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) helping you with the self-described dirt-road fudge packing that you seem excited about?

          Jason Merrick = Know and Confirmed Turd.

        • AW1Ed says:

          Heh. My faggot friends, straight friends, and switch hitter friends could shit-care-less about your Farce book.
          Like me.
          Found that BUD/S Graduation Cert, yet?
          Yeah, didn’t think so.

        • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

          Is THAT the best that you can come up with when you’re not blowing winos behind bus stops, you busted phony SEAL?

        • Roh-Dog says:

          Wow. You kiss your brother with that mouth?!

        • HMCS(FMF) ret says:



    • SFC D says:

      You didn’t steal valor. You created false valor by misrepresentation of your accomplishments. And that’s close enough.

      • Jason Merrick says:

        You are too stupid to
        Know the definition of valor…. even with it at your fingertips, ya stupid faggot! But please feel free to post your stupidity on my Facebook page; Imput it up …. just for you, and the stupid idiots like you! Have fun. 😂

        • Green Thumb says:

          Jason Merrick = Serial Turd.

          Weak ass clown you are.

        • SFC D says:

          valor[ val-er ]
          boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery:
          a medal for valor.

          Nope. That ain’t you.

        • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

          You FLUNKED OUT of BUD/S and that’s a known fact, Jason Merrick. I myself was just another everyday US Army NCO when I retired and I’ve never embellished or lied about what I did. YOU LIED about your Military Career and were called out on it, thus I see your rants here as your being a sniveling little bitch about it!

    • Slow Joe says:

      Jason Merrick,

      Did you graduate BUDS or not?
      Its a simple yes or not question.

      I completed Bud Light school, but I never got a certificate of graduation.

      I am an expert at drinking Bud Light. I can even post here in TAH with omly one hand while I hold my… in the other.

      Oh, and your are still a fraud and a poser.

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        I think that he’s extra-pissy now because he stirred the proverbial shitpot with his lies about his Military Career and he’s pissed because he’s been forced to lick the spoon!

    • rgr1480 says:

      … The reason you do it, frankly, is because your own lives prove uninteresting….

      I am a GS-13 civil servant at NASA and work with very interesting people (and robots) …. my life is quite interesting.

      What do you do to make your life meaningful and interesting?

      • AW1Ed says:

        Heh. Navy Mission Systems Flight Test Engineer, GS-13, NAS Pax River. Waiting on promotion to Step 11.

        Not looking good…

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Here’s another piece of Google Fame for you Jason Lee Merrick. Too bad you had to be an embellishing sack of sh^t. We mighta coulda been buds if you hadn’t lied about your BUD/S. Hell man, I attended college, taking business courses way back yonder. No where near as tough as attending SEAL training. I didn’t graduate, I do not have a college diploma/degree, ergo I do not go around claiming to have an MBA. You the one who embellished, you the one who made your Fake Book page go POOF, you the one that owns it, you the one with the embraced suck. Too bad someone with a Fake Book account didn’t drop some love on the pages of your Fake Book Friends Jason Lee Merrick. Truth be known, you’ve probably been an embellishing POS all of your life, Jason Lee Merrick.

      • Jason Merrick says:

        Hey tell your faggot friends that my Facebook is back up; I have a nice surprise for y’all; sorry it’s not a dirt-road fudge packing. Sorry bout that. But Ahhhhhhh….. nice to have real truth; bring your faggot asses over! You fking pussies!

        • Green Thumb says:

          My name is not Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics).

          Give him a buzz.

          Personal question: Are you a one-hole dude or two-hole dude?

          Stealing and sucking ain’t easy.

          Just ask Phildo.

        • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

          HEY Jason Merrick, the more you come here to stir the shitpot, the more often you’ll be forced to lick the spoon! 😆😀🤣😈 I also see that your posts include accusations of others being homosexual, I see some psychological projection!

    • thebesig says:

      Originally posted by Jason Merrick:

      I, even though I think I’m humorous, am just another shithole… A phony BUD/S graduate that thinks I’m immune to repercussions, like being exposed as a phony. I provide bullshit information about my nonexistent SEAL school training to as many hapless listeners as I can. The reason I do it, frankly, is because my life is uninteresting. The website’s name is accurate for people like me. Get out your dictionary and find the definition of “valor”….. then you realize that I stole the valor of every real deal SEAL and denigrated everyone that served honorably. I simply stated a fact and you accurately quoted me. And now you are gloating over your successes in litigation? Really? Ok, I better get started on a Go Fund Me account, because I know that my lies will not stand up in court!

      Fixed to reflect how you come accross to us.

    • Skippy says:

      What’s up shart

    • rgr769 says:

      Yeah, you are one really impressive dude with three recycles, four BUD/S classes, no graduation after a year at the Silver Strand and then a couple of floats on a boat.

  8. Roh-Dog says:

    …first class alright…
    [A blog] without leaders is like a foot without a big toe. And [Ed] isn’t always gonna be there to be that big toe for us. I think that we owe a big round of applause to our newest, bestest buddy, and big toe…

  9. Skippy says:

    You are doing a awesome job
    The last 4 years for us here at the house of skippy
    Have been crazy but there is a place where
    I find relief…. right here
    Keep up the great job

  10. Skyjumper says:

    Have said this before, but will say again.
    Been here for about six years now after my youngest boy told me about it and have never looked back.

    Have learned many things from some very fine people here whether they be in admin or just general posters.

    Topics varying from military subjects, politics, stolen valor,feeling the pain from posters here experiencing illnesses or passing of loved ones to reading the joys about births, brotherhood & sisterhood, cooking, model building and everything in between.

    This place has it all.

    As Jonn would always say at the end of his e-mails:

    Welcome home.

  11. AW1Ed says:

    Actually this was supposed to be a thank y’all post, for putting up with me all this time, and giving me room to grow. That, and a focused message I hope will get to the intended recipient.
    Anyway, its been a trip and (mostly) a pleasure interacting here with such a diverse group of both military and civilians. Have I managed to step on my dick a couple times? You bet. But I did recognize it, try to make amends, and learn from it. So at least when I step on it again it’ll be in a new and exciting fashion.
    Stay tuned, it’ll just get more interesting.

    • Skippy says:

      All told I believe I’ve been
      Trolling this place since 2011-12
      I was still in the army, as I said above
      This is my second home
      You are doing a amazing job
      Don’t stop 👍👍😜😂🤣😀🤪

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      I’ll make it short, sweet, and simple, you know…kinda like me. You and all of the others have done a damn fine job of picking up the Colors, Closing The Ranks, and carrying on the work. It is muchly appreciated. We are here for about anything you need doing…except for being taste testers of fish head soup and kimchee.

  12. Mick says:

    The question is, was AW1Ed authorized to wear gold chevrons under the old Navy uniform regulations?

    Keep up the good work, ya damn long-haired, Marine hatin’ Squid.

    Brotherhood of the Wings of Gold.

    Semper Fidelis.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Of all places on the interwebs, you think I’d claim something I wasn’t entitled to, HERE??!!

      I know damn well Jonn, and now Dave, has my DD-214s and more on file. Kind of like the Emperor’s wife, to post here one must be above reproach.

      I will admit it took me 14 years, instead of the normal 12, to earn the gold chevrons, though. I swear that parachute followed me, I found it on the beach, it was lonely and needed a home…
      You forgot the beard.
      And both our gold wings have a single anchor.

  13. Jay in Tn says:


    Thanks for your comment, now please go away.

  14. Inbred Redneck says:

    I’ll add my thanks for what you guys do here, even if there’re a couple of squids involved and you let Jarheads post. Hell, not even Chair Force ‘pellerheards have to go to the back of the bus here.
    Go Army.