VA undertakes depression, seasonal affective disorder amongst vets


Editor’s Note: This is the third in a three-part series of articles designed to generate awareness and provide resources for people suffering from Seasonal affective disorder and depression. Read more

Rest Easy


They called off the search for the 12 Marines involved in a helicopter crash in Hawaii earlier this week. Thoughts and prayers to their families. 

Rest easy, warriors. Semper Fi

The Birds of Vietnam

Vietnam War

Just when I thought I’d seen every picture that came out of Vietnam (war), I come across more! I can’t keep them to myself so here’s a few  of a very familiar “feature” in the Vietnam theatre.

 

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24 Nov 1969, – Bu Prang, S. Vietnam: Seeking shelter, the crew of a helicopter dive under their chopper to evade rocket fire during Viet Cong attack on this besieged Special Forces camp
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Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into tree line to cover the advance of Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh on March 29, 1965, which is northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian border. Combined assault routed Viet Cong guerrilla force

 

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In this March 1965 file photo, hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into a tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian border, in Vietnam. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)

 

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Navy Blue Angels VS. USAF Thunderbirds


So, wich team do you prefere? Do you favourice the navy or the Air force? Do you like the Thunderbirds who are flying with F-16 or the older Blue Angels who are using the modern F/A-18.
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At the end of the second world war, Adm. Chester W. Nimitz demanded an aviation team from the navy to preform shows to the audience. The point was to show everybody that “it wasn’t just the air-force who could fly” and to keep the interest in navy aviation. It didn’t even take a year untill the Blue Angles made their first flight in june 1946 at their home base Naval air station in Jacksonville. Read more

Popeye the Sailor Man was originally Popeye the Coast Guardsman


This may seem like blasphemy to some, but Popeye started his professional career as a civilian mariner and then Coast Guardsman. The famous sailor did join the Navy, but as of 1937, Popeye was firmly in the Coast Guard. A two-reel feature titled Popeye the Sailor meets Ali Baba’s Forty Thieves introduces Popeye serving at a Coast Guard station. The sailor man’s creator did not live to see the United States enter World War II, but it was in 1941 that his creation joined the Navy and the legend of Popeye the rough and tumble U.S. Navy sailor was born. Read more

Image of the Day: 22 January 2016


 

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