May 26, 2015
Our branches of the military work always work closely together with an earned mutual respect and a strong desire that each succeeds beyond even their wildest dreams; well, except during two events… budget negotiations and sports! Each year, the service academies will meet on the gridiron to see which academy will win the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which by the way, I think was just something thrown in to make the Air Force feel like their games were important because the only game that really counts is the Navy-Army Game!
Currently, the Navy Midshipmen have a 12 game winning streak over the Army’s Black Knights.
In recent years, the services have brought the rivalry to the Internet with each service producing “Spirit Spots”. This year, I have produced my first one — yeah, I still need work improving my video skills, but here it is; GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY! (Read the rest of the article…)
August 16, 2014
Never in the history of the Navy has getting and staying in been more of a challenge. I read a tongue-in-cheek remake of “A Sailor’s Prayer” for the first time a few days ago that seemed apropos for that challenge.
The author is unknown.
May 26, 2015
The cadets of the Naval Academy put together the following video that demonstrates a level of compassion rarely seen.
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August 17, 2014
Today, the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy will meet the Cadets of the United States Military Academy for the annual Navy, Army football game.
Sailors, don your head gear. (Read the rest of the article…)
August 17, 2014
Just returned from Las Vegas where we had the pleasure of attending the Milblog portion of BlogWorld 2010. More on the conference later, but on the way back from the conference, we stopped at the Grand Canyon, and we found where all that stimulus money must have went!
$700+ Billion Diggs a Pretty Deep Hole.
June 15, 2009
I don’t normally do this, copy and paste something from an email into a blog post, but today I can’t help myself. I read these “jokes” and had to share them with everyone without spamming your inbox. Thank you Commander for forwarding them!
My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels.
She asked, ‘What’s on TV?’
I said, ‘Dust.’
And then the fight started…
My wife and I are watching “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” while we
were in bed. I turned to her and said,
“Do you want to have sex?”
“No,” she answered.
I then said, “Is that your final answer?” (Read the rest of the article…)
November 15, 2014
The internet is a wonderful thing.
Just the other day I received a friend request on Facebook from a person I hadn’t seen or heard from in over 20 years. This isn’t some long lost high school friend (although I get those too), I am talking about a friend who is from another country I met while attending a NATO school on the Italian military base Borgo Piave in the middle of nowhere outside the town of Latina, Italy.
The school we classed up for would keep us there for about 3 months, the classes we attended prepared us for working on NATO’s satellite ground terminals. We arrived in May 1988, the class was made up of people from many NATO countries but five of us formed a bond I recall often and do cherish the memories.
They called the five of us the Beastie Boys. Three from the United Kingdom, one each from England, Wales and Scotland, one Canadian and myself.
Arriving in May (Read the rest of the article…)
August 17, 2014
This Powerpoint presentation seems to have been making its way around the email world. I had a good friend send it to me, thought it was an actual invitation to a BBQ living in Memphis and all – I knew it wasn’t after the first couple of slides (Read the rest of the article…)
October 20, 2014
The Army has just spent $4 million to explore the concept of brain wave communication. A whole slew of Army intelligence jokes quickly come to mind. :)
Army Research Grant to Explore Communication Through Brain Waves
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2008 – The 1982 Clint Eastwood thriller “Firefox” seemed like the ultimate military science fiction story: A former Vietnam War pilot steals a state-of-the-art Soviet fighter plane armed with weapons controlled solely by thought.
More than 25 years later, the Army is funding research to explore the futuristic concept of using brain waves to communicate. (read the rest of the article here)
In other news the President today has threatened to veto the (Read the rest of the article…)
November 24, 2009
Bonnie and I have made our fair share of military moves. We have lived overseas and all over the United States from Boston to Panama City – Phoenix to Philly. Each time we moved we left it up to the contractors the household goods people sent to the house to pack our things. Our moves gradually became larger as we started collecting more and more stuff and thank goodness our weight allowance kept pace – we could ship up to 15,000 pounds during our last move and almost hit that number even though we would also pack our car so full you couldn’t see out the back windows.
A few homesteads ago, I think it was when we lived in Georgia but the wife seems to think Jackson, MS, we picked up this plant. Where we got him really doesn’t matter but his life story does. It is an amazing tale of hardship, neglect, perseverance and wonder. (Read the rest of the article…)