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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.

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Neptunus Lex

Updated: March 6, 2017

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

Flag at Half Staff

Rest in Peace, Sir. Thank you for everything.

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Be Safe

Updated: December 30, 2011

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…)

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…)

Riding Out a Hurricane

Updated: September 10, 2015

As Hurricane Irene rages up the North Carolina coast, a few diehard Web surfers in North Carolina still managed to find Navy CyberSpace – even a couple from the secluded town of Kill Devil Hills. Welcome Aboard!

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, August 27, 2011
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2011 NCAA Basketball Bracket

Updated: August 17, 2014

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’?

Updated: January 16, 2012

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.

Today, I became (Read the rest of the article…)

Happy Holidays from the US Armed Forces

Updated: January 17, 2015

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

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…)

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