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Neptunus Lex

Captain Carroll LeFon USN, Retired.
“Neptunus Lex”
November 9, 1960 – March 6, 2012

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Rest in Peace, Sir. Thank you for everything.

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Be Safe

Tomorrow night we celebrate the beginning of a new year.

Don’t ruin 2012 by dying and or killing someone else because of a moronic, stupid mistake.

Don’t drink and drive. (Read the rest of the article…)


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Reindeer Power

Everyone, please be safe and enjoy the season. Be festive! Merry Christmas; Happy Kwanzaa; Happy Hanukkah; Happy Holidays!
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Flight 93 Memorial

During the dedication of the memorial for the passengers and crew of United’s Flight 93, Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, gave a speech for the 10 year anniversary of 9-11 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

View the 7 minute video, it is worth every bit of your time, and then some. (Read the rest of the article…)


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2011 NCAA Basketball Bracket

It is starting to become a tradition to post my best guesses as to who will win the NCAA basketball tournament – I hope to repeat my moderate success of 2009 this year.

As you can see, I have Florida going all the way even though they did look horrible against Kentucky today.
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Bye Bye Bluejackets’?

There are two Navy magazines that you see more than any others while serving aboard ship or ashore – “All Hands Magazine”, published by the Navy, and “Proceedings”, a magazine published by the United States Naval Institute. I must admit, while I served, I viewed “All Hands” as the magazine for the enlisted folk and “Proceedings” as the officer’s Mullet Wrapper.

Mullet Wrapper is a term we used when I was a kid for print media – we would literally wrap our mullet in it. Before I joined the Navy, I was a commercial fisherman…

Anyway, lately, I have actually been cracking open the cover of “Proceedings”, and I must say, my perceptions have been wrong – if you want to know how your Navy is moving along, BOTH magazines should be readily available in your library, no matter if you hold your pinky finger out while drinking or not.

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Happy Holidays from the US Armed Forces

With the participation of more than 40 commands worldwide, the Defense Media Activity Emerging Media directorate produced the following Holiday message – featuring Toby Keith.

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Help Provide the Tools for a Better Life

The Shades of Green has gone through a lot of upgrades over the years, but none has caught my attention and made me pause like the latest, sobering addition around the pool. (Read the rest of the article…)


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Project Valour-IT 2010

Notice the new green “Give Now!” button in the sidebar? It is for this years drive to help Soldier’s Angels help our wounded. “Project Valour-IT”, of Soldier’s Angels, helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries.

I challenge you to donate to Soldier’s Angels, Project Valour-it, AT LEAST as much as you spent on your Halloween decorations, costumes and candy this year! Don’t Wait, DO IT NOW!
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NASCAR; I Don’t Get It.

I do not have anything against the sport of auto racing. I just will never understand why we (the military, and now the Veteran’s Administration) pump so much money into NASCAR. Someone have real statistics on the return on investment?

The newest NASCAR sponsor: the GI Bill
By Rick Maze – Staff writer

In an effort to bring more attention to veterans education benefits, the GI Bill will sponsor a car in a Sept. 11 NASCAR race in Richmond, Va., and is also one of the sponsors of the race itself.

The Air National Guard is the chief sponsor of that Sprint Cup Series 400 race, which will be called the Air Guard 400.

The idea, according to Veterans Affairs Department officials, is to get the GI Bill plastered on a racecar and frequently mentioned by broadcasters to spread the word about the availability of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

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