Archive for August, 2012

Flying Tigers In Burma – LIFE – March 30, 1942

August 26, 2012


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Recruit Military and Modern Day Marine Job Fair

August 23, 2012

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Proud to be a Veteran

August 15, 2012

Don’t let the years go by without contacting the friends you made in the military. It’s much easier now than before.  Just drop an email and say hello and at some time in your lives get together again. Always be proud of the job you did.  Every job is important and it takes everyone to pull off a mission.  Saying that “I was only a clerk” or “only a mechanic” doesn’t meet muster.  You represent only a fraction of the population of this great country that took the oath to “support and defend the constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, both foreign and domestic”.  You can’t take that lightly.  What you did serving this country makes you special!  How you performed your job was special.  Don’t minimize that honor. Write your story down for your generations.

The internet provides an amazing research tool.  You can locate and identify organizations that celebrate the memory of the units that you once served with.  Use a search engine such as Google or Yahoo and type in your past unit designator.  You may be surprised to find an alumnus organization already exists for that unit.  You may also find that past acquaintances and friends are involved.  Many have newsletters that include history, photos, and interesting material.  Some have publications which may provide an email address for an old buddy that will allow you to renew that contact.

Don’t put this off, do it today!

F-35 a pilots perspective

August 14, 2012

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Latest Sea Trials of the F-35B on the USS Wasp

August 5, 2012
Neat bird…

This video link is fresh (for the public). It was made just six weeks ago in the Atlantic, just off Newport News ( Hampton Roads), Virginia.
These are the latest sea trials of the F-35B on the USS Wasp. They were very successful, with 74 VL’s and STO’s in a three week period. The aircraft is also stealth, and super-sonic.The media and the program critics had predicted that we would burn holes in the deck and wash sailors overboard.

Neither of which happened. You will notice a sailor standing on the bow of the ship as the jet rotates.

That was an intentional part of the sea trials.
No catapult… No hook…. It’s a new world out there!
The shape and scope of warfare – worldwide – just changed.


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