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2015 Army-Navy Football Game Spirit Spot

Updated: December 3, 2015

On December 12, 2015, the United States Navy and Army football teams will be meeting on the gridiron for the 116th time. The Navy Midshipmen lead the series 59 to 49 (there have been seven ties).

The Navy has beaten the Army’s Black Knights for thirteen consecutive years. It is the longest winning streak by either team in the series’ history.

This year will make it 14.

GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY!
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Reindeer Power

Updated: August 17, 2014

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

Updated: May 26, 2015

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



Help Provide the Tools for a Better Life

Updated: August 22, 2014

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…)



NASCAR; I Don’t Get It.

Updated: August 21, 2010

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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Over Four Decades

Updated: October 20, 2014

This week marks a pause in my family’s service in the United Sates Navy as my son, Kevin, has finished his time and returned to the states from Japan. Until a future generation continues the tradition, we so far have had four generations that amassed 44 years of proud, honorable service to the Navy. (Read the rest of the article…)



1st Semester Classes Are Done

Updated: December 10, 2009

Last night, I attended my last college class of the semester. Now, all I have left are final exams – piece of cake! I am predicting a straight A report card :)

I am registered for next semester, and expect (Read the rest of the article…)



Sobering Addition

Updated: August 22, 2014

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 addition around the pool. (Read the rest of the article…)



26 Years Ago Today

Updated: October 20, 2014

It was a Saturday night, 23 April 1983. Luther and I, both stationed aboard the USS Forrestal and both had recently made the trek from Mayport, FL to the Philadelphia shipyard for the FIDs service life extension program (SLEP). One night, we decided to head out and explore the South Jersey. Our ship had not been in the area but a few weeks and it was time to get our bearings.

As we navigated one of the local road ways, it became quite apparent that I was not going to be able to continue without a pit stop. My bladder felt as if it was going to burst. Luckily relief came into view.

The Silver Saddle Saloon, which we found out, was a bar – upstairs was all country and the basement was all rock and roll. It was the only obvious immediate stop along the roadway.

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Politics is Why You Should Buy

Updated: March 11, 2009
President Obama

President Obama

President Obama has recently proposed a budget outline for 2010 that contains some programs he feels will balance social issues with growth in our nations economy. His political capital will not be enough to carry the day if the stock market hangs in mediocrity.

Individuals are starting to wake up to the fact that their investments into 401K have lost much more than proposed tax cuts for those who make less than $250,000 will gain. President Obama’s political capital will have to remain at (Read the rest of the article…)



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