Posts Tagged ‘Navy’

postheadericon Diminishing honor: Navy to name ship after Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Having a United States naval vessel named after someone is an extraordinary honor typically reserved for those who have contributed heavily to this nation or to the military.  The Navy’s decision to name a new ship after former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shows the meaning of this tribute is quickly diminishing. It is a tremendous honor […]

postheadericon Veterans Day 2011

November 11th is one of two holidays in the United States that we have set aside to ensure that those that have served and sacrificed for this nation are never forgotten.  We are asked to take the time to say a simple ‘thank you’ to these men and women while not always fully comprehending their […]

postheadericon Happy birthday to the United States Navy – Defending freedom from the sea for 236 years

On October 13, 1775 the Continental Congress commissioned the first ships of what would become the United States Navy.  Since that time the Navy has become the ultimate embodiment of ‘power projection’ as it carries forth the nation’s flag across the globe. In 1993 President Bill Clinton said, “When word of a crisis breaks out […]

postheadericon I was a sailor once

This came my way via email and having served proudly in the U.S. Navy, I like it quite a bit. It was originally penned by Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, USN (Ret), M.D. and is called Reflections of a Blackshoe. For sailors it harkens back to months spent on a ship in the middle of the […]

postheadericon A different Memorial Day

Many years I write a special message on Memorial Day and Veterans Day – two holidays that I hold near and dear to me.  It is the brave men and women that these days pay tribute to that I devote a great deal of my time to honoring.  This year however Memorial Day will have […]

postheadericon Despite Obama’s promises, USS Cole victims and families waiting for justice

On October 12, 2000 Muslim terrorists launched a homicide attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) killing 17 American sailors and injuring 39 more.  Now, 10 years later, the victims of the attack and the families of those who lost their loved ones continue to wait for justice to be meted out […]

postheadericon Hit job – Complete Colorado attacks military officer, congressional candidate

Straying from their usual responsible reporting, Complete Colorado has launched a hit job on a military officer with an impeccable record.  Despite 24 years of honorable service to this nation, as a candidate for Congress, Lang Sias has been targeted with a ridiculous hit piece on the local news website.  Sias is running for the […]

postheadericon Obama administration proclaims an end to Islamic extremism

In the latest move to use politically correct language in our war against terror, the Obama administration has decided that ‘Islamic extremism’ and other such terms are unacceptable.  News came out today that those terms will be removed from the key document that outlines the United States’ national security strategy.  The effort to correct our […]

postheadericon Just how do you honor heroic Navy Corpsmen?

Maybe you could start by pronouncing their title correctly, Mr. President.  I guess that is one of the hazards of being unable to speak without the help of a teleprompter.  Related: Obama’s jobs speech – Says ‘taxpayer’ twice, ‘I’ 132 times Another overseas trip for President Obama, another bow of submission Eyes forward, Mr. President! […]

postheadericon The United States Navy – Then and now

My fellow sailors will appreciate this – at least those that served before the “kinder, gentler” military of today.  The United Navy – Then and now Then – If you smoked, you had an ashtray on your desk. Now – If you smoke, you get sent outside and treated like a leper, if you’re lucky. […]

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