Monthly Archives: July 2012

Maiden Voyage of the USS Jason Dunham

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The USS Jason Dunham is named for the first Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor (posthumously) since the Vietnam war. “Corporal Jason L. Dunham was born on 10 November 1981 in Scio, New York. The date may seem insignificant to those who don’t know its history. The ones who do know its significance celebrate this day – faithfully – each year. November 10th is the United States Marine Corps birthday… a birthday that Jason Dunham shares. ” From the Jason Dunham Memorial Page, http://www.jasonsmemorial.org/about.html.

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DARPA hires hacker.

DARPA–the “out there,” supersecret technology development arm of the DOD, has hired a hacker as the program manager for its cybersecurity program, “CINDER” (Cyber Insider Threat).  From Wired’s Dangerroom: “Darpa has people on hand who know the difference between benign … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of “Captains Courageous”

The two soldiers couldn’t have been more different. One was young and handsome enough to be known as “Captain Brad Pitt,” a 2007 West Point graduate trained to deliver ordnance from the Army’s most terrifying flying machine, an AH-64 Apache … Continue reading

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Where’s Waldo?

This is a picture of Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis MD, June 28, 2012. Look closely and you will see the next star linebacker for Navy at the Army/Navy game.  Or wide receiver.  Or special teams.  … Continue reading

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Never. Give. Up.

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Hillery makes his way on stage to receive his diploma during the 2012 graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 29, 2012. Despite an accident in April that left him … Continue reading

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Devil Pup

Lucia Abec, granddaughter of Vietnam War veteran Marine Sgt. Roland Briceno, looks up from a sea of Marine dress blue trousers following a ceremony for Marine Week in Cleveland, June 11, 2012. Briceno, who served four years active duty and … Continue reading

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The 2013 Car Show

Oh yeah!  This is THE car.  The Chrysler 2013 SRT Viper.   “The 640-horsepower car will be available with a six-speed manual transmission. “Chrysler hasn’t announced pricing for the car yet, but announced that it will be available in two … Continue reading

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