A “simple” aircraft change? You tell me.
Yup–bloody skid marks, guts on the strut. But not a real problem. Two maintenance techs are already on the ramp, flashlights in hand, meaning they’d just done a close-up inspection of an engine. One is shaking his head. Crap.
This is the regular world………………..A pilot downs a jet. Flak……………………………
Interesting piece……………………………………………..”Which brings us to carriers. The Navy’s first carrier (a converted collier), the USSLangley, was named for aviation pioneer Samuel P. Langley, the inventor of theAerodrome, and the third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. When the Navy was compelled to stop building battle cruisers after 1923, Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby decided that new construction aircraft carriers (CVs) should be named after “historic Naval Vessels or battles” (think Lexington, Saratoga,Ranger, Yorktown, Enterprise, Wasp, andHornet). Once World War II began, the convention was modified to “famous old ships and important battles of our history and present world war”—and includedIndependence-class light fleet carriers (CVLs).”
How Do You Name an Aircraft Carrier? | The Daily Planet.
From a fellow Lexican comes this from his blog RUMBEAR CHRONICLES. Thank you, Charles Mellor for this.
That is an awesome picture BTW!
From the Navy Website. I am proud that one of these Aviators, Cmdr. Robert Loughran is the Commanding Officer of VFA-147, The Argonauts! I served in the Argonauts when they were VA-147 operating the venerable and dependable LTV A-7E Corsair II. The tradition remains. It is one of only three commands that I served in that still is in service……………………………………..
1,000 traps is a big deal. Bank on it. Ask some of our Lexicans that are Aviators and NFOs about that.
Dual 1,000th ‘Traps’ Achieved Aboard USS Nimitz.
via Dual 1,000th ‘Traps’ Achieved Aboard USS Nimitz.
Trying this again. The link did not get up on the first try.
Father Kapaun is going to receive the MOH posthumously from the President. Kansas will be happy. This has been a long time coming.
The most iconic photo of Father Kapaun. It was taken Oct. 7, 1950, less than a month before he was taken prisoner. In the photo, Kapaun celebrates Mass using the hood of his jeep as an altar. Kneeling is Kapaun’s assistant, Patrick J. Schuler, who was with him the night he was captured. Courtesy of Raymond Skeehan Col. R. A. Skeehan
[XBradTC] I don’t know why WordPress hates ORPO1, but apparently, it does. Here’s a link to one news story of the good father...
Heard in the clear
This one was the latest from America’s Sergeant Major today.
Got some really good lines in it. Really good lines…………….
As has been said before, you can’t make this up at all.
“Today’s final offering was found posted above a urinal in one of Cleveland’s finest establishments:”
So for a good read and a really good laugh, hit the link above and go see for yourself.
Castra Praetoria: High Ground
Courtesy of America’s Sergeant Major. This is a good one folks.
The Journey Home is an Uphill Battle
Kanani over at the Kitchen Dispatch is one of the lead ninjas getting the word out on this great film (yes I’ve seen it, awesome!). Kanani describes it best:
“High Ground ties in with the warrior resiliency programs used to address combat stress and trauma, as well as the aftermath of war. But I think there’s a difference: this is showing people doing something, not just a list of things to watch for. I think it could lead to a good discussion about self care, a great discussion about the scientific studies being done that prove movement and breath combined with talk therapy surpass the limiting treatment to the usual two modalities (medication and talk therapy). We have a chance to help this and future generations of veterans with the aftermath of war in ways that were unimaginable in the past. High Ground is part of it, and it does not mask the very substantial trauma that the men and women went through, while also showing them experience small victories along the way.”
Growing up with Audie Murphy
This is at voices.yahoo.com.
The author is the husband of a facebook friend of mine. It is a very good story and I hope all will enjoy it.
In Health Care Ruling, Roberts Steals a Move From John Marshall’s Playbook
This was in The Atlantic by Daniel Epps.
I recommend reading the entire piece.
I may lay off of the Chief Justice after all. I admit that I am a bit on the hot headed side when it comes to the current occupant and the congress because of the massive stupid that they are so very capable of on a daily basis.
So here is the scoop from Daniel Epps with a link at the end.
Memorial Day After Action Report II
From America’s Sergeant Major.
You will not want to stop reading this one.