Archive for September, 2011

Veterans’ Burial and Memorial Benefits

September 30, 2011

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TRICARE Members get FREE flu shots

September 27, 2011


CVS Pharmacy offers no cost flu shots for TRICARE members at every store, every day.


Why do I need to get vaccinated against the flu every year?

Because the strains are constantly changing, it is important to get the flu shot every year. Some seasons are milder than others because of the differing strains. It is important to vaccinate every year as your immunity that is built up from having the flu caused by one virus strain doesn’t always provide protection when a new strain is circulating. A vaccine made against flu viruses circulating last year may not protect against the newer viruses. That is why the influenza vaccine is updated to include current viruses every year.


141 pictures from the Vietnam war!

September 21, 2011

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2D Codec for Daniel D. Eubank’s Blog

September 16, 2011

Use your IPad or SmartPhone to scan the below Codec to bring up Daniel D. Eubank’s Blog

Invisible ‘Chameleon’ Tank Finally Revealed

September 16, 2011

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Tech Expo – Job Fair

September 15, 2011
Don’t miss your opportunity to interview at the LARGEST professional hiring events with the most job opportunities: TECHEXPO Top Secret’s September events in VA & MD!

Bring many copies of your resume and pass this invitation on to your friends and colleagues that also have an active security clearance.

Tues. Sept. 20th • 10am – 3pm
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd. • McLean, VA 22102
Directions Only: (703) 506-4300
Wed. Sept. 21th • 10am – 3pm
BWI Marriott
1743 West Nursery Rd. • Baltimore, MD 21090
Directions: 410.859.8300


Admission Requirements: Any level of Active Security Clearance issued by the US Federal Government or Military is REQUIRED to attend (or clearance last used within past 24 months.)
Interviewing 9/20 in VA:
Lockheed Martin – Platinum Sponsor
Cobham Analytic Solutions- Platinum Sponsor
ManTech International – Platinum Sponsor
Verizon Communications – Gold Sponsor

Abraxas Corporation
Allied Technology Group
Apptis Inc.
BAE Systems
Blue Canopy Group
Cerebral Solutions
Compusult Systems Incorporated
Duer Advanced Technology & Aerospace
Dell Services Federal Government
Edge Government Services
EMC Corporation
Environmental Systems Research Institute
Everest Technology Solutions
Fedsys Secure
General Dynamics IT
Geneva Software
GeoEye Analytics
Global Infotek
Ideal Innovations
Ironbow Technologies
L-3 Communications Stratis
Level 3 Communications
Marklogic Corporation
Northrop Grumman
Paradigm Solutions
Praxis Engineering Technologies
Protiviti Government Services
Progressive Technology Federal Systems
Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon
SOS International Ltd.
Sotera Defense Solutions
SRI International
Tech USA
Unisys Corporation
Varen Technologies
Wallach Associates
Interviewing 9/21 in MD:
Lockheed Martin – Platinum Sponsor
Cobham Analytic Solutions- Platinum Sponsor
Northrop Grumman – Platinum Sponsor
Alion Science & Technology Corp
BAE Systems
Belay Technologies
CyberCore Technologies
Data Computer Corporation of America – DCCA
Dell Services Federal Government
Dynamics Research Corp.
Freedom Consulting Group
Harris Corporation
Henggeler Consulting
Hewlett Packard
Intelligent Decisions
KeyW Corp.
L-3 Communications Stratis
Lexis Nexis
Marklogic Corporation
Poole & Associates
Praxis Engineering Technologies
Prosync Technology Group
Qinetiq North America
Realstreet Staffing
Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon
Summit Solutions
Tanager, Inc
Tech USA
TeleCommunication Systems
The Agency Consulting Group
Thornberry Consulting
Tsource, LLC
Varen Technologies
Verizon Communications
Wallach Associates

World Wide Technology
…& more!



Interview for open positions including…
• Test Engineers
• Software Engineers
• Web Developers
• Systems Engineers
• Technical Writers
• Program Managers
• IT Security Specialists
• Project Managers
• and many more!
** Free resume evaluation and career coaching onsite at each event. **
For details and to job positions available visit:

Statistics of the Vietnam Wall

September 14, 2011
Our society teaches us that nothing important happened before yesterday.
“Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American dream.”
There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010.
The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 36 years since the last casualties.
Beginning at the apex on panel 1E and going out to the end of the East wall, appearing to recede into the earth (numbered 70E – May 25, 1968), then resuming at the end of the West wall, as the wall emerges from the earth (numbered 70W – continuing May 25, 1968) and ending with a date in1975. Thus the war’s beginning and end meet. The war is complete, coming full circle, yet broken by the earth that bounds the angle’s open side and contained within the earth itself.
The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth, Mass. listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.
There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.
39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.
The largest age group, 8,283 were just 19 years old 33,103 were 18 years old.
12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.
5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.
One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.
997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam ..
1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam ..
31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.
Thirty-one sets of parents lost two of their sons.
54 soldiers on attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia ….. wonder why so many from one school?
8 Women are on the Wall.  Nursing the wounded.
244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War 153 of them are on the Wall.
Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475, lost 6 of her sons.
West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.
The Marines of Morenci – They led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest. And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci’s mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home.
The Buddies of Midvale – LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam. In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed. LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 ~ 245 deaths.
The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 – 2,415 casualties were incurred.
For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam  War created. To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our fellow servicemen and women, friends, fathers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters.
There are no noble wars, just noble warriors.

10 Year Anniversary of 9/11

September 10, 2011

Today marks the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on our country.

We should never forget that day.

On 9/11 at 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower.  The tower collapsed later that day.

On 9/11 at 9:03 a.m., United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower.  This tower also collapsed.

On 9/11 at 9:37 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 was flown into the Pentagon.

On 9/11 at 10:03 a.m., United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  The intended target of this hijacked flight was either the United States Capitol Building or the White House, but the passengers on board – having heard of the earlier attacks – courageously rushed the terrorists in the cockpit. As a result, the plane crashed before reaching its target, and hundreds of other Americans were probably saved.

In total, almost 3000 Americans died on 9/11 including all of the passengers of those four planes.

These attacks on our nation forever changed us.

It’s important each year to pay tribute to the Americans who died that day. And it’s our duty to give thanks to the thousands of men and women in uniform who serve every day and have given their lives since in defense of our freedoms here at home and overseas. Their steadfast vigilance has prevented other attacks on American soil.

On the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, remember those who lost their lives that day especially the first responders who perished in their attempt to prevent further loss of life.  And pray for their families and friends as today marks another year gone by without their loved ones.

The American Legion

Flag at half-staff Monday

In accordance with U.S. Code, Title 36, Chapter 1, Section 144, the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation for the flag to be displayed at half-staff for the entire day (sunrise to sunset) on Patriot Day, Sunday, September 11.

It is anticipated that the President will issue the proclamation, which when issued can be found on the White House Website by clicking here.

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The U.S. Navy Carrier – Projection of U.S. Power from the Sea

September 1, 2011

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