USS Nimitz is the lead ship of her class, and what is known in the vernacular as a “mature” ship, having been commissioned since 1975. The ship has already completed her mid-life reactor complex overhaul and refueling. The last of the Nimitz class is George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), delivered to the Navy only two [...]
Where to begin?
On Friday, October 13, 1775, meeting in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress voted to fit out two sailing vessels, armed with ten carriage guns…
No. That’s probably too far back.
On Friday, May 29, 2009 I mustered with 14 other bloggers – there, I said it! – at Naval Air Station North [...]
God help me, it felt like going home.
Friday afternoon motivation (on a timed release).
Much is made in the east about the dreadful history of European colonialism, the bitter legacies of humiliation and dysfunction that empires leave when they withdraw. But who is the victim, and who the victimizer?
Paul Fregosi in his book Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries calls [...]
These Silicon Valley folks tweet like a meth addict tweaks.
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Hard though it may be to believe, your correspondent, with seven sea service deployment medals and countless days at sea regretting his ignoble fate, has taken a day of paid-time-off.
Not to spank the golf ball through the Elysian fields of Torrey Pines, nor yet to polish a paragraph or two on the Endless [...]
What do you call the Iranian city bordering both Pakistan and Afghanistan?
A bad neighborhood.