Military

“Wash and Wear” or is that a leisure suit you are wearing?

With active children who are constantly growing, it seems we are always buying clothes.  Interestingly enough, I was looking at some clothing labels the other day, (I don’t know why exactly….but that’s another story I guess), and was amazed by the differing compositions.  I had assumed the article in question was made of sturdy, long-lasting … Continue reading »

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Blown! The Bridge, The Spy, and “The War To End All Wars”

Well, I’m back.  This summer is shaping up to be a busy one, probably your summer is also.  It seems there is never enough time to finish all that needs to be done and my poor blog is suffering.  Thank you dear reader for hanging in there and continuing to stop by.  I have so … Continue reading »

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Whats Old Is New Again!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I will not be posting new stories until the middle of next week.  The family schedule is just too busy. However, I wanted to leave you with something, so I thought it would be cool to revisit some of my stories from earlier in the year.  … Continue reading »

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Separated At Birth? Archangels and Habus!

I was surfing around the Internet today and came across some interesting stuff on two aircraft that if you didn’t know better, you would think are the same. Ok, so look at this one: (1) Now, check this one out: (2) Yikes! Hard to tell the difference, huh? The top aircraft is the SR-71, while … Continue reading »

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Frozen, Freezin’ and Landing on The Ice: Project ICE SKATE!

1957 started off a busy year! The Cat In The Hat was published, Jimmy Hoffa had been arrested by the FBI, and Allen Ginsberg’s poetry “obscenely” became newsworthy. (Wikipedia: 1957) However, beyond the culture changes and the labor bosses, explosions in popular science and research were becoming the “norm” rather than the exception. Maybe it … Continue reading »

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Posterized! Look For It!

Hello everyone! It’s been a crazy week here at home and honestly, my schedule is whacked, but I wanted to post up something, so I thought I could show you how to find posters in the archives. All you need to do is go here: http://www.archives.gov/index.html Now, choose the Archival Research Catalog Take a look … Continue reading »

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Training, Treasure, and a Step Forward: Freeman Army Air Field

I always love finding out stuff, particularly history stuff, so I was doubly-amazed when I ran across a massive amount of information on a faded, historical airfield in Indiana called Freeman Army Air Field. With a secret stash of Nazi planes, training facilities and taking part in breaking down the segregration of the armed services, … Continue reading »

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“…You are about to embark upon a great crusade…”

(1) Today is the day we stop a moment and think about June 6th, 1944. Don’t think about the yard, or the politicians, or your boss. Think about your brother, your cousin, your ma, your sister, your family. Because of the sacrifices given so long ago…you have today. Take a few minutes and pray or … Continue reading »

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Tries, Spies, and Lies: Washed Up Into Operation Mincemeat!

By 1943, the Allies had already set in motion the coming destruction of the Axis powers. With the collapse of the African front, and the main invasion of Europe not scheduled until 1944, the next series of planned operations centered on the invasion of Sicily. “Operation Husky”, as it was called, would enable control of … Continue reading »

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Thank You!

(1) It’s Memorial Day today and I thought it would be appropriate for us to take a few minutes and think about those who gave you the freedom to be with your family and friends. (2) This last Saturday, we helped out the Boy Scouts to put flags on veteran’s graves. I was amazed by … Continue reading »

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