Category Archives: Military

Happy Birthday, NAVY!

Today marks the 236th birthday of the U.S. Navy.  Challenges abound for our sea service, but as has been true throughout the history of nations, being the dominant sea power is the doorway to the path of being the dominant … Continue reading

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America’s Last WWI Vet Turns 110

All of the Doughboys are not yet gone.  In fact, Frank Buckles is celebrating another birthday: Frank Buckles, the Missouri native who is America’s last doughboy, turns 110 years old today. Buckles is doing well at his home in West … Continue reading

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Navy Better Be Ready to Standby

The situation with Navy Captain Owen Honors isn’t finished yet.  If you need a catch-up, read this and this. I said in the first post, that having spent a significant chunk of my life aboard aircraft carriers, that there was … Continue reading

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Follow Up To State Of The Union Address

I believe El Scotto summarized the State of the Union address quite well.  There was nothing new, save Obama’s apparent desire to trim the corporate tax (which, pardon me if I find that hard to believe); it was the same old … Continue reading

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The Band of Brothers Suffers Another Loss

Ed Mauser, the oldest surviving member of the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, E Company, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011 at the age of 94. He had been battling pancreatic cancer. Mr. Mauser is … Continue reading

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The Vietnam Struggles of Two American Pilots Finally Come To An End

I hope the families get some closure from this development: It took Air Force Col. James E. Dennany’s family years to finally accept he would not be coming home alive from the Vietnam War, his 49-year-old son says. Now, 41 … Continue reading

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ATTENTION NAVY: We’ve Got Some Common Sense Here

A few days ago I finally vented my opinion of the situation with Navy Captain Owen Honors. There is a LOT of information and posts around the blogosphere on the situation that spans a wide range of opinions. However, it … Continue reading

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