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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Seems the A-10 has been having an IMPACT in Libya. This is my favorite Air Force Airplane. Big Assed Gatling Gun, the GAU-8 Avenger Cannon! Kills……everything…..dead! So wander over to Buck’s Place and have a read! You will enjoy it! http://exileinportales.blogspot.com/2011/03/be-afraid.html And a link to the Wikipedia article on this outstanding example of aerospace engineering! [...]
Afternoon randomness from Thursday. A little something for everyone! Saturday. Not much doing here. So Blogging and Linking are the Orders of The Day!!!!!!!
Was having a look as is normal. I am a member at this one as I am at F16.net listed somewhere on the right side here. This one is nothing but military aircraft. Fighters, Bombers, Attack, Electronic Warfare, Tankers and Transports. From around the world. I think all can enjoy this one. http://www.airfighters.com/page.php?id=107
Kath, I think you will like these. The old and the new. This one makes me a bit home sick. To the right is Whidbey Island, WA. It was home for eleven of my twenty years in the Navy. The pass is Deception Pass. Found by Captain Cook on one of his voyages. To the [...]
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