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January 2009 Blog Posts (14)

Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes the First President to Skip Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years By Julie Created 01/21/2009 - 10:13pm Barack Obama may have stumbled over hi…

Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes the First President to Skip Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years

By Julie

Created 01/21/2009 - 10:13pm

Barack Obama may have stumbled over his words briefly during his inauguration, but he made an even bigger blunder later Tuesday evening. The newly sworn-in President opted not to appear [1] at what should have been one of the most important Balls on his agenda that evening - The Salute to Heroes Inaugural… Continue

Added by Tim Gulliford on January 30, 2009 at 4:39pm — 4 Comments

He was a Joker!

Well here it is almost one full month into the new year and I am still looking for some friends to sign up for Idaho Navy Vets command. Some of the time, I think it is hard to get anyone interested in participating. Do you think that goes back to the old "don't volunteer for anything" ? I have a couple of friends that live close to my home town that still haven't looked into this wonderful website yet. The few of you that have read my blogs and posted comments, know about my late Navy buddy… Continue

Added by Kelley Boyd on January 27, 2009 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

LCI 713 Restoration UPDATE

I just returned from my weekend in Portland, Oregon, a 3 hour drive (each way) from my home near Seattle. I spent Saturday with the volunteers of the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum working on the ongoing restoration of LCI (L) 713. The crew is making steady progress as the 713 slowly comes back to life. Since my last visit a few months ago the AFMM acquired 20mm AA guns .The 713 has 5 20MMs (1 on the bow, 2 forward and 2 aft of the wheel house). Also two 12 cyl diesels where donated to the… Continue

Added by Richard Levine on January 27, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Valentines' Day

Well folks, Valentines' Day is almost on us. That's the time when guys spend tons of money on flowers, candy, perfume, cards, and.............oh yes, almost!!!! I wish that I had a small percent of the money spent on jewelry, at this time of year. Then maybe I could afford to buy some, myself. As commercial as it's been made out to be, the actual day gets clouded by the thought that we try to convey to that certain someone. Us guys have historically put our better… Continue

Added by Rick "Dutch" Wegman on January 24, 2009 at 9:26am — 4 Comments


I am now, and have been for some time, trying to locate two shipmates. One is

Michael J.Luh(?))man, who, when I last saw him, was a ML-2 (maybe 3) on the Jason (AR-8). He later became a diver, and, with Dick Denbow, MLC, was only one of two Molder-Divers in the fleet. I remember that he was orignally from Lusk Wyoming.

The other guy that I'm looking for is Jack Jorgenson, SF-1, who was on the Holland (AS-32) with me in Rota Spain , which would have been in 63 or 64. Jack left the… Continue

Added by Dan Brown on January 19, 2009 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

DJ Paul's Blog

Please take a look at my new blog "Ancient Geek Fumes". Call me the "Antique Geek".

Ancient Geek Fumes


Thanks. djp

Added by Dave Paul on January 18, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sickbay Call

Some members here get sick from time to time and yes,we are getting older. We maybe a dying breed but we are fighters. We can expect fellow sailors and soldiers may need a helping hand from above and good well wishes help too. If you know someone who is in sickbay and need such help, here is a great place to start. No one likes to find out about someone being ill after the fact and go on thinking that their prayer might of helped. We can all understand this point of veiw and here is a great… Continue

Added by Todd Wilson on January 16, 2009 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Old Sailors Never Die....

I just finished watching the commissioning of the Navy's latest entry to the fleet, the USS George H W Bush, CVN77. I was pretty moved by this.

I left the Navy in Februrary 1980, almost 29 years ago. But today as I watch this ship come to life I found myself a bit teary eyed. Suddenly it was 1974 again, I was 19 years old and standing at the gangway of my first ship, the USNS Harkness. The excitement, the unknown, the adventure ahead....well, it was just pretty damn cool to see this… Continue

Added by Larry Edgar on January 10, 2009 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Pilot Retraining

Due to the upcoming military budget cuts (F-22 in the chopping blocks; true) the Navy and Air Force are retraining their pilots.

wingsuit base jumping from Ali on… Continue

Added by Tim Gulliford on January 9, 2009 at 5:48pm — 1 Comment

Department of the Navy and...?

I'm afraid that this one is not a hoax. While I have the utmost respect for our buddies, the devil dogs... I'm not ready to break with the tradition and history of the finest military force on the planet.

A North Carolina congressman has introduced a bill to add the Marine Corps’ name to the Department of Navy.

Republican Walter B. Jones has asked Congress since 2001 to change the department’s name to the “Department of Navy and Marine Corps,” thus giving the Corps “the… Continue

Added by Douglas Karr on January 8, 2009 at 9:16pm — 2 Comments

Thoughts of the Holidays

Greetings to all! Hope everyone survived the holidays, since it seems everyone gets a little blue during this time. Actually, it kind of got to me a little this year. My wife and I were out doing some shopping at our local mall in Idaho Falls in early December. Almost every year we stop at the Hickory Farms shop and order a gift pack of meats and cheeses to send to my old Vietnam buddy Steve Nelting. As some of you may have read in my blog, Steve passed away in January of 2008. As Angela and I… Continue

Added by Kelley Boyd on January 8, 2009 at 10:18am — No Comments

Dealing With Depression and Stress

I know first hand the effects of depression. It has been a part of life since the fourth grade. As a pastor, I will listen and be a your friend to lean on. You are not alone.

Added by (Salty Dawg) Gary Harman on January 4, 2009 at 8:24pm — No Comments

I would like to find (Benny Moon ) From south Ga And (Conrad Day) Vs-32

I would like to find (Benny Moon ) From south Ga And (Conrad Day) Vs-32

Added by Eric Burns aka starman32 on January 3, 2009 at 3:38am — No Comments

Happy New Year

From my family to yours..............We want to wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!

Added by Rick "Dutch" Wegman on January 1, 2009 at 2:53pm — 2 Comments

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