An excellent post from Steeljaw Scribe on the Battle of Midway.
Source: Midway 74 Years Later and the Dauntless on My Desk | Steeljaw Scribe
It seems that our most esteemed OldAFSarge at Chant du Depart has hit the magic 500,000 page views at his excellent blog!
Tuna and Juvat have had a hand in it as well!
Congrats to all at a most excellent blog!
It is sad that one of our number has left this life.
Buck Pennington, aka MSGT Buck passed away this past week. The news was posted on his blog, Exile In Portales by his sons, Commander Pennington and Major Pennington.
Damn. I am gonna miss him terribly.
Christopher Goodrich has a most eloquent post at his place………………………………………
So Long My Friend
Someday, we will meet again
At Fiddler’s Green
Seems this particular news item is getting folks all in a tizzy………….This particular item was at Fox Nation.
Now I figure this is best left to the Platoon Sergeant or Company First Sergeant…………Because folks, we in the modern Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force have been doing this for sometime now. It is one of those little things that gets an individual an ass chewing or assigned to the color detail for a period of time as a means of instruction in Military Bearing. So in the Navy and Coast Guard it would be the Leading Petty Officer or Leading Chief Petty Officer or Branch/Division Officer. A Marine would be handled by his NCOIC, Platoon Sergeant or First Sergeant as for the Air Force these days, I want to say the Flight Chief……………..
I had an instance in the early 1990’s of a Restricted Man skylarking as a member of the Color Guard at NAS Whidbey Island WA. I was a Restriction Barracks Senior Petty Officer and we were tasked with Morning and Evening Colors. The OOD, who was a Marine Gunnery Sergeant decided that the man in question would be on the Color Guard for one week for both Morning and Evening Colors………….Got the kid’s attention………………
America’s Sergeant Major, proprietor of Castra Praetoria has this to say about this little fracas…………..
I got this from Cindy King Barrow. She has the blog Snigs’ Spot. She is also a dear, sweet friend.
Cindy is an LPN who does in home care.
This is going to sound harsh, but maybe it needs to. To the folks sitting on disability for eons, despite being ABLE enough to party, be impregnated, being able to impregnate someone, and generally enjoy life- you should be ashamed.
One of my best patients died today after suffering ALS for the last couple of years. THIS PATIENT WAS STILL WORKING UNTIL LAST WEEK. Unable to breathe without a BiPaP machine, paralyzed from the waist down, unable to speak, being fed through a tube, peeing in a bag, needing someone else to clean them up after a bowel movement… This patient STILL.found.a.way!
Yes, I truly believe there are SOME disabilities that are truly too disabling to allow a person to work, but I also honestly believe people are way too willing to throw up their hands and quit anymore. Personal pride has taken a nose dive. Personal responsibility is a thing of the past. It’s no longer about making what you can, but taking what you can. And that, my friends, is a load of bullshit.
Sunday Kipling Divided Destinies
It was an artless Bandar,
and he danced upon a pine,
And much I wondered how he lived,
and where the beast might dine,
And many many other things, till,
o'er my morning smoke,
I slept the sleep of idleness
and dreamt that Bandar spoke.
The rest is at the link in the title
ibSUNSET OF A SNIPER/b/i.
The media keeps saying “former Navy SEAL” – heads up Lamestream: there’s no such thing as a “former” SEAL or Green Beret – the correct term is ‘ex-‘ meaning ‘out of’.
Chris Kyle was a better man than most; lived more in his short time on this Earth than most men would in ten lifetimes. He was a bona fide American Hero. Honor him.
My friend April. Good Blog folks. She has a unique perspective on things.
My Navy has issues………………….
Our good friend and fellow Lexican, Bill Paisley had this outstanding post at The Neptunus Lex Page on Facebook.
It is worth the copy, paste and link to the article itself. Bill does a really bang up job with it. He is a true Shipmate and a Blog Bud of the Highest Order.
Thoughts about Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey comments that even retired military should, to paraphrase his comments, keep their mouths shut with regards to political commentary. I know he doesn’t use those words, but when he says he is “disappointed” in the group of former CIA agents, Navy SEALs and other military members and their long-form political ad that takes the President to task for the killing of Obama and leaks in the WH, there really isn’t any any question what he means.For me? I think his comments are BS. Pure. Unadulterated. The quick answer is, of course, you do not give up your first amendment rights to free speech as a retired military or former national security government employee. Yes, while in uniform your speech is restricted to a degree by UCMJ regulations and similar restrictions, but afterward? When you have served your nation, deployed, sacrificed, risked life, limb, family, friends, everything, and are
now John Q. Citizen, US Military, (ret)? If anything you should have *more* of a right – AND a responsibility! – to voice any opinion you may have, in any way or venue, via any media, at any time, anywhere.The deeper discussion could get into where is the line drawn with regards to keeping one’s mouth shut. When you perceive real damage to our constitution and nation is or could occur through a political ideology in power or vying for power that would seek to fundamentally change or alter our nation’s founding principles, do you keep that trap shut? So as not to become, what General Dempsey believes, “just another special interest group”? Bullcrap. Total. How could you stay silent! I don’t care if you think Obama is the second coming of Chesty Puller. Speak. Up. John Adams…”Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.” Do not give that up. You are not a “special interest group”. You are an American – a veteran. Don’t let anyone – 4 stars or whoever it may be – talk you out of the inherent and God-given right’s you have.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/21/dempsey-disappointed-by-anti-obama-campaign-by-ex-military-members/#ixzz24GucxE88
This Old Retired Petty Officer does take issue with General Dempsey as well. The initial reaction on my part was somewhat salty of speech.
Having been Retired from the US Navy for almost nineteen years now, I can categorically let the Chairman, JCS to kindly shut his pie hole and leave me the hell alone!
This is Ember Celee Hollenbeck. She is the daughter of Blog Bud Parrothead Jeff and his Lady, Cindy.
She was born today at 0814 Mountain Time in Sandy, Utah.
9 pounds, 11 and 1/2 ounces and 21 inches!
Baby, Mom and Dad are doing fine!