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February 2008 Blog Posts (6)

Model RailRoad Hobby- Navy Freight Cars

One of my hobbies that is on the back burner but I do still read about it, is Model RailRoading. I was surfing EBay for military stuff and came across Box Cars with Navy Ships listed on the side. After Winning the USS Hornet Box Car, the seller informed me of a Pearl Harbor set that was released.

Unfortunately, I did not know about this and missed out on Freight Car Set #1. But I wanted to share among all of you that reservations are being taken for set #2. You can also buy other… Continue

Added by Tim Gulliford on February 20, 2008 at 11:41pm — No Comments

US plans to shoot down broken satellite- to use a Navy missile

Now I think this would be way cool to see if at all possible especially at night.

US plans to shoot down broken satellite

President Bush has ordered the Pentagon to use a Navy missile to attempt to destroy a broken U.S. spy satellite — and thereby minimize the risk to humans from its toxic fuel — by intercepting it just before it re-enters the atmosphere, officials said Thursday.

The effort — the first of its kind — will be… Continue

Added by Tim Gulliford on February 14, 2008 at 6:38pm — 5 Comments

Our Brothers are under attack by the Liberal City of Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Under the watchful eyes of police in riot gear, hundreds of demonstrators representing a wide array of protest groups on both sides of the Iraq War debate Tuesday traded angry taunts and verbal threats, but their tense interactions fell short of physical violence in anticipation for controversial Berkeley City Council vote over Marine recruiting.

The Berkeley City Council drew a deluge of criticism after voting two weeks ago to send a letter to a downtown… Continue

Added by Tim Gulliford on February 13, 2008 at 2:02am — No Comments

The Importance of Voting

If you recall the malarkey about Bush having stolen the election in '90, a little known detail was often omitted. The Dems managed to scuttle a great deal of the Deployed Sailor mail from Florida's major Navy bases due to missing postmarks. Get out and VOTE! Become a voting assistance rep! Make your future happen!

Kevin Armstrong, AZ1(AW) retired

Added by Kevin Armstrong on February 12, 2008 at 9:22pm — 3 Comments

The election of President Regan

President Reagan had a true affinity for the uniform services, and when he ran he said he would improve our quality of life, instill pride back in us. Particularly for the Navy his 600 ship Navy was a real boon. He respected us and we respected or even idolized him.

On a personal note his pay raise made a real difference in my retirement.


I believed in him, more than any President. I am have Master's in History and a BA in Political Science, and Social Studies and have… Continue

Added by Ron Banks on February 12, 2008 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

The Russians Are Back At It...

A pair of Russian TU-95 Bear bombers overflew a US aircraft carrier in the western Pacific at an altitude of 2,000 feet (660 meters) over the weekend, prompting US fighter jets to scramble, a US defense official said Monday.

Four F-18 fighters jets intercepted the Russian bombers Saturday morning, but not before they had overflown the USS Nimitz, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

See the… Continue

Added by Bob Hettel on February 12, 2008 at 3:12pm — 1 Comment

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