USS Ranger (CVA/CV) History and Memorial

First of all some good things happenings with Rolling Bones. Now on to the stuff that I hope helps you in some way in your BJJ journey. We bow, we shake hands, bump, slap, and then bend over get our hips and legs as far as humanly possible away from our opponent and slap the hands of anything that gets close to grabbing our gi. This dance goes on until someone makes a mistake and a lapel gets grabbed and then guard gets pulled. Mike Molina, who has penned a few blog entries for us, has pointed out that unless you are submitting your opponent from guard to the point that it is a death sentence, why pull guard. Does it make sense to take away their opportunity to score two points and instead give them a chance to score three by eventually working past your guard. Someone once said that the ground was the biggest thing you could hit someone with. Yep just too lazy to make the effort to learn it.

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Thursday, February 28, To: The author’s son is a serving SEAL. LB Chris Kyle, Patriotism and Texas February 12, I just wanted to share with you all that out of a horrible tragedy we were blessed by so many people. Chris was Derek’s teammate through 10 years of training and battle.

Joe Camp Tribute in the making. Re: Request for Assistance – Joe Camp Tribute From: Gregory Austin Walker Skip and I are working on a tribute article for “The Blast” regarding Joe Camp. We have a great deal of information to include Joe’s military record and FOIAs from the Camp Family, Skip and me.

Navy, and more specifically, its enormously expensive aircraft carrier battle groups. During the exercise, a Canadian submarine slipped quietly through a carrier’s destroyer screen, and conducted a devastating simulated torpedo attack on the ship. The submarine was never detected, and when the exercise umpire, a U. Navy officer, pronounced the carrier dead, his official report was promptly stamped classified to minimize the potential fallout.

Unfortunately, a Canadian submariner leaked the story to a local newspaper, and indicated that this successful Canadian attack on an American supercarrier was by no means an isolated incident. This news caused quite a stir in Congress, and the U. Navy had a lot of explaining to do. Why indeed had a small, s-vintage diesel submarine of the under-funded Canadian Navy been able to defeat one of America s most powerful and expensive warships, and with such apparent ease?

There are several possible answers. Firstly, Canadian submariners are extremely well-trained and professional.


Marines Photo 5 by SSgt. Army Photo 6 by Pfc. Navy Fleet during activities in Japan. Dozens of Coast Guard patrol and rescue boats provide security for the July 4th celebration in New York. Army Photo 9 by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells The Living Flag:

Niantic tried to make good by refunding all ticket costs and giving “Pokémon Go” players $ worth of in-game currency. But, that still left festival attendees on the hook for hotel and.

Currently underway in the western Pacific Ocean, Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group demonstrates power projection and sea control as the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier strike group, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. After writing few posts discussing the technological influence on defence stratagies of different nation, this time I thought to go slightly technical. As methods of communication developed, so too did methods of interception become more effective.

Radar has developed from a mere detection mechanism to a means of surveillance and guidance. This post is focuses on gathering information on immediate threats which is performed by Electronic Support Measures ECM MH Pave Low helicopters prepare to take off for their final combat mission on Sept. The MH , the largest and most technologically advanced helicopter in the Air Force with a record dating back to the Vietnam War, was retired from the Air Force inventory on Sept.

This planning requires a multidisciplined approach with expertise from operations ground, airborne, space , intelligence, logistics, weather, and information. Taking down these two sites opened the door for attacks across Iraq by F s, other coalition aircraft and Tomahawk missiles shown below.

GAO report says military must learn why pilots leave for commercial airlines

March 5, at 6: I never had those problems on my Force 50 as I fiber glassed my decks at Hudson as in that time frame of — the caulking for the teak decks was not perfect like today. I have since rebuilt a Hardin 44 Sea Wolf with teak decks, had the same problem that you describe, stripped all teak, replaced the rotted plywood that seemed like scraps not full ply panels. Replaced the teak with new caulking, and fastenings and looked like a new boat. Sold my Hardin 44 Sea Wolf a couple of years ago.

The CB Starlifter is the workhorse of the Air Mobility Command. The Starlifter fulfills the vast spectrum of airlift requirements through its ability to airlift combat forces over long distances, deliver those forces and their equipment either by air, land or airdrop, resupply forces and transport the sick and wounded from the hostile area to advanced medical facilities.

I think I was aware of the reunion, but missed it. I was assigned the duty of Special Services Officer for 18 months. During that time I organized a boxing tournament in as we passed from the Pacific into the South China Sea. We had some great matches, all within 5 lbs. The Deck Force built the matts on the helo deck and set the ring with poles and ropes.

Don Kuepker’s help I bought one in a dress shop. Thus we have Phillis Phid pg. After I brought her back to the ship and we repaired her in the carpenter shop by DC2 Mitchell I placed her in the Captains bunk under the covers facing the bulkhead and dressed in a gown.

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These photographs show her in both capacities as an aircraft carrier and her later conversion into a seaplane tender. All are in very good condition with only minor edge wear. This was an epic shift in global naval strategy at the time. Not only did it usher in naval aviation, but it marked the transition from the outdated coal burning fleet to oil. In a twist of fate, she would later be accompanied by two sister carriers.

“It is with the submarine that the initiative and full freedom of the seas rests. The aircraft carrier, whatever realistic scenario of action is drawn–that of operations in great waters or of amphibious support close to shore–will be exposed to a wider range of threat than the submarine must face.

It was a two-bay all-wooden biplane with a square-section fuselage. The pilot was 2nd Lt. While one aircraft was shot down, the raid was successful, with several direct hits on the airship sheds and the destruction of the hydrogen generating plant. More than Ks were placed on the civil register in Britain. Used for training, pleasure flying, banner towing and even barnstorming exhibitions as was ongoing in North America following World War I with the similar-role, surplus Curtiss JN-4s and Standard J -1s ; civil s continued flying in large numbers until well into the s.

The embryonic air service of the Soviet Union , formed just after the First World War, used both original Avro s and their own Avrushka ” Little Avro” copy of it for primary training as the U-1 in the early s, usually powered by Russian-made copies of the Gnome Monosoupape rotary engine. This Russian version of the was replaced by what would become the most produced biplane in all of aviation history, the Polikarpov Po-2 , first known as the U-2 in Soviet service in the late s.

Although Avro s sold to China were training versions, they participated in battles among warlords by acting as bombers with the pilot dropping hand grenades and modified mortar shells[ citation needed ]. The improved, redesigned and radial-engined N with a new undercarriage was produced by Avro in After evaluation of two prototypes, one powered by the Bristol Lucifer and the other by the Armstrong-Siddeley Lynx , the Lynx-powered aircraft was selected by the RAF to replace the K.

The RAF’s Ns were finally replaced in by the Avro Tutor , with small numbers continuing in civilian use until , when seven were impressed into RAF service, where they were used for target- and glider-towing. The was the first British aeroplane to strafe troops on the ground [8] as well as the first British aircraft to make a bombing raid over Germany. The is easily recognisable because of the single skid between the wheels, referred to as the “tooth pick” in the RAF.

MIG 17 Shot Down By Skyraider

We were straddled by bombs, dodged torpedoes and were attacked by suicide planes that missed. We never lost a man in combat, never surrendered to the enemy, and earned eighteen battle stars while steaming , miles without a major overhaul. John Supino, seaman first class, was assigned to a specialized damage control party whose duties were to make repairs when the ship got hit.

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The ship fired at targets both in and South of the buffer zone that day, and destroyed nine bunkers and four military structures near Con Thien. The ship arrived on station off Da Nang at on the third, where she began support of the First Marine Division. Upon completion of this replenishment the ship returned to her support station near Da Nang and fired unobserved night missions with her secondary battery.

Monsoon rains and heavy cloud cover dominated operations on Saturday. Although the ship can fire in any weather, spotters cannot always see. No missions were fired during the day Saturday but five-inch unobserved fire was provided after dark. Sunday morning, 5 January, the weather broke briefly and three observed inch missions were fired.

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Maggie McNeill The trafficking fanatics see trafficking everywhere, and earlier this year they managed to scare the Dutch police into a big raid of the windows. Zilch, nada, nil, squadoo. Well, in that case I must know an awful lot of mythical beings because most women I know have sold sex in one way or another. Having said that … Second Look at Japan? This is a pretty awesome report from your hubby, Maggie.

Then there is the language difference.

Back to “UNTOLD STORIES” main section. June 20, – A-1 SKYRAIDER MIG Killers. By Capt Clinton B. Johnson, USNR (Ret.) Frustration and fatigue were starting to simultaneously set in on me on 20 June We were 30 days into our third at-sea period, and the ops tempo was intense.

Cochran, VFA ‘s executive officer, assumed command from Cmdr. Hampton assumed duties as executive officer. Chosen from among all U. Pacific Fleet FA E and FA F squadrons, the Battle “E” is presented annually to the squadron that achieves the highest standards of “cost-wise and performance readiness” over the course of the year and recognizes “a unit’s training and operational achievements,” based on a competitive assessment across a wide range of metrics.

Spencer Abbot, commanding officer, VFA Each top three finish in a sport earned is respective squadron a pre-defined number of points which would in turn be added up at the end of the week to crown the BADMAN Champion. From the junior most Sailor to the Skipper of the Squadron, the Royal Maces played hard and more importantly had a great time during all games on their way to amassing the most number of points and thereby earning their third BADMAN Championship in a row.

Pappas, passed away on 10 March Pappas certainly had an enormous challenge standing up the new Royal Maces squadron in At the same time, the Vietnam War was raging and the West Coast Navair community was in a hectic transition period. Pappas was able to get the squadron established, trained and deployed and jump right in to the Vietnam conflict. The Maces led by Cdr. Pappas made a big impact on the war and didn’t lose a single aviator.

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However, the coming of the Mexican—American War persuaded the authorities not to change commanders in the face of the war. He had to return to Norfolk, Virginia to make repairs and was still there when the amphibious landings at Veracruz took place. His return to the U. Perry returned to the fleet during the siege of Veracruz and his ship supported the siege from the sea.

7/13/ – WESTERN PACIFIC (NNS) — The “Royal Maces” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 held an airborne change of command ceremony in the skies above aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) July 13, while underway in the Western Pacific.

Frustration and fatigue were starting to simultaneously set in on me on 20 June We were 30 days into our third at-sea period, and the ops tempo was intense. Ten days prior we had our first loss, one of our nuggets, Carl Doughtie. The last four days we had not been especially successful. We had to leave the downed pilot when it got dark. One road recce was nothing more than harassment. The other I scored one truck, but someone almost scored me while I was executing a life-saving pullout just short of bending the prop.

I logged two nice round holes in the aft fuselage. The day began normally with the starboard catapult crashing into the water-brake outside my door acting as my alarm clock. An Air Force photo-recon pilot had been shot down very deep into the northwest corner of North Vietnam. We were needed for backup coverage. We manned up, started and were told to shut down.

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