A Voice From The Sea
Sailor’s message in a bottle surfaces after more than 50 years
Crews Test Latest Stryker Vehicle
More on the Mobile Gun System. Canister rounds included.
Pearl Harbor links:
A Day of Infamy, Two Years of Hard Work
Amazing piece with PDFs of documents on the salvage and reconstruction of the Pearl Harbor battleships. Bookmark it.
Five Years On, Unanswered Questions About December Seventh Remain
“Shinto is a deeply spiritual religion, derived from Buddhism, worshiping nature. A Shintoist would never have desecrated Pearl Harbor with all of that leaking and burning diesel fuel and oil. It is fundamentally a religion of peace.”
Pearl Harbor visitors site sinking fast
Plans moving ahead for new museum, center
Software used to study Pearl Harbor battleship wreckage
Officials want to track USS Arizona’s deterioration to prevent future oil spills
Stanton resident witnessed Pearl Harbor attack firsthand
Michigan resident was there for the Nevada’s heroic run that wasn’t to be.
A long-overdue memorial for battleship USS Oklahoma
The Nevada’s fallen sister is finally getting a fitting memorial.
Carnival of Cordite
Gun links. Lots of gun links.
Battleship Texas overhaul suffers substantial setback
Also in Texas.
Air Force wants to buy 20 more F-22 Raptors
The haggling over the number of Raptors will continue until the dust in Iraq settles a bit and budgets can be straightened out. (Well, relatively speaking, of course…)
The Ultimate Rejection Letter
“After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department.”
Two species cooperate to hunt
It’s the first known instance of cooperative hunting between species seen outside humans
Peanuts meets Marvel
The one of Charlie Brown hanging from the tree is particularly snort-worthy.
Fort Lewis personnel to go on practice raids
“20 to 25 Stryker vehicles and crews are slated to “raid” the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy in North Bend”
Northrop Grumman Awarded $860.6 Million Contract Modification for CVN 21 Aircraft Carrier Program
The final design is more than 50% complete.
Antisubmarine Viking to join Yorktown air fleet
I have this nagging fear that we’re going to wish more S-3 Viking anti-sub planes were joining the active fleet rather than the museum fleet.
What Went Wrong
A sober look at Iraq by Michael Rubin.
Mobile may get tanker boost
Air Force drops trade issue from contest to build fleet of refueling planes, a decision welcomed by Northrop and EADS
McCain’s appeal viewed as positive for Northrop/EADS tanker team
McCain’s efforts here seem to have passed from “looking out for America’s best interest” to either an anti-Boeing vendetta or a pro-Northrop/EADS campaign.
Fundraising Goal Reached For Moving Jet To Willmar
F-14 Tomcats are showing up at museums all over the place.
New Year’s Eve Party on the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet
Call the ball.
Navy rejects San Francisco for warship commissioning ceremony
San Fransisco will get over it. Or maybe not. Who cares?
ABC News’ Nightline report on the murder of John Lennon
Coverage from 12/9/80. I sure don’t agree with his political views, but I’ve been a Beatles fan for as long as I can remember. Correspondent Geraldo Rivera contributed to the report in an astoundingly lackluster way. It was Day #400 for the US hostages in Iran.
Separated at Birth? Acura Advanced Sedan Concept & the Littoral Combat Ship
Heh. That’s funny. I drove a ’73 Monte Carlo when in high school, and I called it “the aircraft carrier”…I was a strange child.
General Dynamics Awarded $208 Million for Second Trimaran Littoral Combat Ship
It will be LCS 4…to be named later.
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