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Neptunus Lex: Some Recommended Posts By Category

Please note: This is still a work in progress. I am not finished with all of the categories. I have noticed too that in most of the post links, it does not open a second window, so I will have a bit of work to do 😉 

As I am about to finish reposting Lex’s posts, I thought it would be nice to offer some recommended reading by category. Lex had a lot of interesting posts – some humorous, some instructional….Some about life. I am sure that as I read through these I will pick some more categories. 

This is by no means a “definitive list” – I will probably have 1,500 or more posts by the time I am done, but it is a start. And I am certainly not the arbitrator of what should be here; if you have some favorites please let me know! 

I am just going down the Best Of Index

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Stories & Essays of the Navy

 

 Leadership

 

Naval Aviation and Safety

 

Humor

 

 

 

 

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Four Years in a Silo

Posted by Lex, on January 16, 2011

 

Noonan writes in Wired about his time as a missileer:

During a typical four-year tour, missileers spend more than a year separated from their families and work an average of 25 days a month on alert or in training. In the good old days, the oncoming alert force would show up at 0800 for a five-minute pre-deployment briefing. Thanks to Microsoft’s growing influence in the U.S. military, that five-minute weather and maintenance brief has ballooned into an hour-long PowerPoint extravaganza.

“Alerts” are something of a misnomer, another cultural handle better suited the Cold War. Two officers seal themselves behind a 4-ton blast door, in a small capsule similar in size to an 18-wheeler’s freight rig, for a 24-hour period. Remaining alert is the real challenge.

I’ve spent long, quiet hours with lights dimmed — reading, monitoring the status of the missiles, watching DVDs (Lost and Entourage were favorites), and fighting a growing sense of boredom, containment and isolation.

As I recall, the two on-duty missileers are each armed with a government issue sidearm. Since there’s nobody down there but the two man crew, safely protected by a blast hatch, the weapon could only be intended for the other watchstander.

You’ve got to wonder what that did for team-building.

 

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Beale AFB Airshow 2018

Over the years, I have had some great times up at Beale, usually by invitation of our car club. One of our members was in years past a squadron commander of the then-mighty SR-71. Started out in WW2 flying P-38s.

Then we got an invitation to see the inside story – that which wasn’t classified – of their U2s. What a fascinating day that was.

And lately they are flying the UAV Global Hawk – we went up to see that. What a day that was.

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A Bit of a Crack

Posted by Lex, on October 15, 2010

With classic British understatement, a UK helivac pilot informs his passengers that, well: He’s been shot in the head.

Not to worry.

 

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Solipsistic Hedonism

 

Posted by Lex, on February 10, 2010

 

Masquerading as post-ironic enlightenment.

Feh.

Update: Heading updated for the Pedantic Peckerwood Award contestants.

You know who you are.

 

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Cancel the Reception

Posted by Lex, on February 10, 2010

 

Alternatively titled, “How I learned to stop chauvinising, and hate the niqab“:

An Arab ambassador has called off his wedding after discovering his wife-to-be who wears a face-covering veil is bearded and cross-eyed…

After the marriage contract was signed, the ambassador attempted to kiss his bride-to-be. It was only then that he discovered her facial hair and eyes.

His request for an annulment was granted, but his bride got to keep the wedding presents.

So: Win-win!

 

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Fun With Headlines

Posted by lex, on June 24, 2009

The PhilStar has some: Air Force pounds MILF lairs with rockets *

 

** Link changed 04-02-18 – Ed.

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