I was invited to speak at a fighter symposium in Finland several years ago. I arrived in early March, tasked to give an unclassified lecture on 1v1 fighter combat. That’s a pretty short lecture, alas, but as I was there in conjunction with some other folks, we spent a week sightseeing and mixing with [...]
And stowing for sea.
I appear to be heading down some horrible bathroom humor spiral. Not knowing where it will end, but hoping that this story satisfies the demon for yet a little while longer, please bear with me while I recount a rather absurd sea story.
The year was 1998. Monica was out [...]
The ship that I had the honor to sail aboard last year was the designated “night carrier” during Operation Iraqi Freedom. We had three carrier battle groups in the Gulf (and two more in the Med). To keep the pressure on at all times, one carrier had to serve as the night carrier, and [...]