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Sad Passages……………Sometimes even this can hurt.

There are those who will understand and those who will not. This is for all of the above. The Good Ships Forrestal and Saratoga are almost gone……………………………….. Constellation arrived at the breaker’s yard in Brownsville about two weeks ago……………………… Thanks for the pics Jeff. I am waiting for the three carriers I made deployments on […]


From my Day on USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76 on 9 April

I got the invite from blog bud Christopher Goodrich and his daughter, The WSO, to participate in The Family and Friends Day on the USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity. This was a really good day!


Daily Afternoon Randomness (37 HQ Photos) from The Brigade

Keep Calm and Chive On



  1. Buy a steel dumpster, paint it gray inside and out, and live in it for six months. 2. Run all the pipes and wires in your house exposed on the walls. 3. Repaint your entire house every month using gray paint. 4. Renovate your bathroom. Lower all shower heads to four and one-half […]


A long time ago, 50 years to be precise.

Fifty years ago, yesterday, The Good Ship USS Thresher SSN-593 was lost with all hands. The following is copied from the NECN website. KITTERY, Maine (AP) — A bell has tolled 129 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, once for each of the men who died aboard the USS Thresher submarine 50 years ago. Hundreds of […]


Army Cooks

I found this over at Bring the Heat, Bring the Stupid and nearly died laughing at work, so I figured I’d share it because y’all can always use a laugh


7 December 2012 – Rember Pearl Harbor

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave a speech following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago today.  Documentaries always seem to include photos of the devastation on Battleship Row and the part of Roosevelt’s speech which says “A date which will live in infamy” but we don’t often hear or read the rest of that […]


Some of The Lexicans

A couple shots from just before the services for Lex at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. It was a beautiful day. The service was very nice indeed. The flyover by the Hornet and Kfir was most excellent.   A large number of folks were not bloggers but simply enjoyed reading Lex……and who didn’t? I also managed […]


Chant du Départ – Another Lexian Joins the Blogosphere!

OldAFSarge is another “Lexian” (reader of the late Neptunus Lex) who’s decided to give this whole blog thing a try   I’m happy to post a link to him over on the right side of the screen in the blogroll Chant du Départ is up and running and I’m sure the author wouldn’t mind a […]


Aviation Nation 2011 – Sunday

It’s Christmas Eve and I’ve been working on getting a whole bunch of photos edited and ready for uploading.  Oh, I’ll have some pics from today – I did actually leave the apartment and get on the bike   But I wanted to get caught up a bit   How about we start off the […]