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Kicking poon and taking names since March 2009

Load HEAT- Elizabeth Shue

Sure, she’s still on CSI, but I haven’t watched that in years. I mostly have fond memories of Elizabeth Shue from Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail, and Leaving Las Vegas.

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Inspection Ready

Can you imagine an NCO meeting a Colonel, let alone a five star general, shirtless and greasy today?

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My how times have changed.

There’s very much a place for spit and polish in the service. But there’s also very much a time for senior officers to see past the dog and pony shows and see what the actual conditions are.

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Air Canada Flight 624 crash lands in Halifax; 23 sent to hospital | Globalnews.ca

HALIFAX – The chief operating officer of Air Canada says the weather was safe for landing when a plane flying into Halifax early Sunday morning had a hard landing and skidded off the runway.

Klaus Goersch confirmed at a brief press conference at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Sunday afternoon that the incident, which occurred during a snowstorm, could technically be described as a crash because the plane did not reach its gate. He said he had never heard of a similar accident occurring previously with Air Canada.

via Air Canada Flight 624 crash lands in Halifax; 23 sent to hospital | Globalnews.ca.

That’s not a hard landing. That’s a crash. A hard landing calls for an inspection to make sure nothing broke on the plane. This one is a hull-loss.

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Egyptian navy has fired shots at Iranian warships | Defence blog

Egyptian navy has fired warning shots at Iranian warships near Bab el-Mandab Strait.

Early four Egyptian naval vessels to secure Gulf of Aden, Reuters reports citing Suez Canal sources, reported http://www.dailystar.com.lb.

Four Egyptian naval vessels have crossed the Suez Canal en route to Yemen to secure the Gulf of Aden, maritime sources at the Suez Canal said Thursday.

via Egyptian navy has fired shots at Iranian warships | Defence blog.

Looks like they’re pretty serious. Of course, this is pretty thin sourcing.

The straits are one of the critical chokepoints in international shipping.

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The hills are alive…

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Fly Navy: GoPro Aircrew Edition

Looks like great fun.

Of course, not every day is skittles and beer. We don’t see the endless hours of effort put in and lonely late night watches stood. But when the military life is fun, it’s really, really fun.

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Grandson of Enola Gay pilot to command B-2 unit

The grandson of the pilot who flew the Enola Gay will command the Air Force’s stealth nuclear bomber unit.

Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV will command the 509thBomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced Friday. Tibbets is currently the deputy director of nuclear operations for U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

via Grandson of Enola Gay pilot to command B-2 unit.

Talk about the family business.

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