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U.S. Army Flag

June 9, 2018 Leave a comment

 

June 3, 1784 – The U.S. Congress formally created the United States Army to replace the disbanded Continental Army. On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress had created the Continental Army for purposes of common defense and this event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army.

 

 

 

 

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Book Reviews: The Red Knight of Germany

April 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Written in 1927, less than 10 years after Richthofen’s death in World War I, Floyd Gibbons gives an up close look, time-wise, at the former cavalryman and avid hunter who became World War I’s “Ace-of-Aces.” The best part of the book is also one of its weakest. The author tracked down and interviewed many of the pilots who survived being shot down by the Red Baron for their side of the dogfight to compare with Richthofen’s own after action reports, which was fascinating. But about halfway through, it started to feel like the book had become just a long, detailed cataloging of the Baron’s 80 victories. Then I realized that pretty much was the sum total of this man’s entire life.  (4 of 5 Stars for Aviation Aficionados; 3 of 5 Stars for others)

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F-35 Lightning II Update

April 11, 2018 Leave a comment

The Clockwork Conservative

Found a cool video catching up on some of the latter developments with the F-35 Lightning II.  Cool stuff.

And first video of the F-35 at Yuma.

And a few pictures to go with it.

f-35b flight line

f-35 takeoff

F-35 flyover

f-35 preps for takeoff

F-35 Joint-Strike-Fighter demonstration team

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First strike

March 28, 2018 Leave a comment

Works of art, too

February 14, 2018 Leave a comment

Works of Art

December 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Clear and Present Dangers……Orville Wright

December 18, 2017 Leave a comment

 “If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.”

~Orville Wright

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