Tagged With: President

3…2….1…Ignition…..Sputnik, Flopnik and the Great Space Race!

If you’ve had a chance to check out our new image of the month, then you might already be aware of the space race in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  The facts remain that this was an uneasy time for the United States and her citizens.  Our uneasy World War II alliance with the … Continue reading »

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Let’s Go Flying!

Hi all! We had a real good visit to the WPAFB the other day and I actually got to tour a part of the museum that I had never seen before:  The presidential aircraft section. Currently, it’s pretty tough to get admittance to this particular part of the museum as it’s located in a secure … Continue reading »

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Fake Money and Hot Lead: The Historical Secret Service Origins

From the 1800’s through today, the United Secret Service continues it’s mission of protecting the President as well as investigating all sorts of financial fraud such as counterfeiting. Although it’s best known for the protection aspect, the other mission of the Secret Service is just as vital. In today’s post, we’ll talk about the origins, … Continue reading »

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Bulletproof! The man called “Teddy”

(Note to readers) Thank you for reading! I appreciate it very much. Please forgive the slow update schedule over the weekend, but I have been working on the WordPress software as well as various “family” events. Those of you who have children, I’m sure, understand how busy life can be at times. In any event, … Continue reading »

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