Tag: The United States Navy

Silent Night, Silent Service

 

Neither my husband nor I served in the military, but our middle child has wanted to do his part since he was small. He was a swimmer in high school; once he settled on Navy, aiming for rescue swimmer sounded sensible.

At some point in boot camp, he figured out “rescue swimmer” sometimes means “Somalian pirate shooter.” The kid is more of a hug-it-out kind of guy, so he asked for something else and got Machinist’s Mate on a submarine.

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Thursday, June 25, marked the one hundred sixty-first continuous day at sea for the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the USS San Jacinto. And as far as the US Naval History and Heritage Command can tell, this deployment appears to be a record for the Navy. The Navy News Service reports that both ships left […]

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Tropical storm Alberto is on its way, and will soon be bearing down upon the Florida Panhandle. The path of landfall looks like it might be headed for my neighborhood… so I went out earlier and put away the outdoor porch cushions and pried up the assorted sizes of American flags that were flying in […]

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First a brief refresher on events in the region from last year: While Saudi Arabia has long meddled in Yemen and focused on combatting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Riyadh lost sight of developments in Yemen while focusing on other regional fights… It was not that Saudi Arabia was not paying attention to Yemen, […]

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