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Entries from March 28th, 2012

Tomcat and Clouds

March 28th, 2012 · 6 Comments · General

Sometimes you can’t describe how beautiful it is up there. Other times you can show it. Even with all the trappings of technology surrounding you – strapped into that ejection seat, sucking down oxygen with a mask pinned to your face, electronic noise coming through your helmet, gauges, knobs, switches, two or three hundred pounds […]

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Lex Laid to Rest

March 27th, 2012 · 8 Comments · General

Our friend, shipmate, husband, father and American hero CAPT Carroll “Neptunus Lex” LeFon is being laid to rest today at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego. I so wanted to be there, but love and prayers and hugs from afar will have to suffice. Safe travels, Lex.

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NASA High Altitude Jet Stream Project

March 27th, 2012 · 5 Comments · General

I’ve been trying to keep my eyes and ears and Canon awake in the wee hours of the morning for a NASA mission that was to launch from their Wallops Island facility on the eastern shore of the Delmarva peninsula. Called The Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment or ATREX, this mission will gather information needed to […]

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Back To Birds…

March 25th, 2012 · 2 Comments · General

They said (who they were I am still trying to find out) that the Osprey would be back in the spring…and they were right!  This dude was taking his lunch break of a nice juicy fish.  He either didn’t care that I got fairly close, snapping away with the Canon, or he was enjoying chow […]

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SLUF Lovin’!

March 21st, 2012 · 4 Comments · General

Shout out to Moe Todd, A-7 driver extraordinaire! A quartet (actually a division…or two sections) of A-7 Corsairs marshaled on the arming ramp at Fallon, about a million and a half years ago (actually, 1992’ish). My first cruise (and all the workups, of course) were with what was called the “Grumman Air Wing”.  Aside from […]

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Hawkeye pr0n!!!

March 20th, 2012 · 15 Comments · General

Something to get the Hummer boys and girls up and dancing! VAW 126 Seahawks, from the Truman COMPTUEX a coupla years ago. Closeout  600 heading for the ramp, and Closeout 601 flying off into Lex’s sunset!  Click on them for all their blogilicious colors and size! Let him get a *leeeeetle* bit closer! Whodathunk an […]

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Beer Runs

March 19th, 2012 · 7 Comments · General

This great tidbit came across the email threshold this evening from a good buddy of my Dad’s.  Wherever men will congregate, in peace or in war, beer will find a way to be there, too! The underbelly of history … lot of stories like this are buried with the men who fulfilled their missions … […]

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Guilt

March 18th, 2012 · 11 Comments · General

Comin’ atcha, down a dusty road.  I’ve got a truck load. So much has happened over the past two years – much of it related to cancer and friends and death.  A very close, very good friend lost his wife a few years ago to cancer.  Others close to me have had various cancer scares […]

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Hornet in Blower

March 18th, 2012 · 5 Comments · General

Taken a few years ago on the Truman COMPTUEX, a F/A-18E Hornet goes into full afterburner a second or two before launch. Pinch Note: I *had* captioned this as a Charlie Hornet until the error of my ways and my eyes were pointed out by commenter McThag.  It is indeed an Echo ship, for all […]

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Oceana Hornet

March 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments · US Navy

Former Reserve bud and now all-around bud (he’s still reserve) CAPT Jake the Snake passes on this gorgeous shot of an NAS Oceana F/A-18E Hornet in the landing pattern.  He told me this was taken with his Droid! Zounds!  Love that sun flare.

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