Category Archives: Military History

Boot Camp Behind the Scenes at Recruit Training – US Navy YouTube

Direct link: Boot Camp Behind The Scenes at Recruit Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcReGpFPMH8 (about 36:11 minutes long)

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We’ve gone old school for this week’s Findmypast Friday releases – FindMyPast Friday October 15, 2021

I checked last night and saw it posted. It usually shows up Thursday or Friday at  https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new .I shortened it a fair amount and highlighted the different topics covered. Here’s the direct link – We’ve gone old school for this … Continue reading

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I Will Defend Michael Monsoor’s story – US Navy YouTube

Direct link: I Will Defend Michael Monsoor’s story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=256ymQN8F70 (around 8:22 minutes long)

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USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departs the shipyard – US Navy YouTube

Direct link: USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departs the shipyard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc_v1ZBUFn0 (about 3:16 minutes long) As yesterday was the U. S. Navy’s 246th birthday, I decided to use it as an opportunity to highlight the U. S. Navy’s YouTube … Continue reading

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“Coast Guard, NOAA to hold event to announce the discovery of U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear and arrival of U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker in Boston” –D1 — Chuck Hill’s CG Blog

An interesting news release from CCGD1 below. While looking for an appropriate photo, I found an earlier article, “Hunting for Bear, the Search for the Coast Guard’s Most Iconic Vessel,” by MARK A. SNELL, PH.D., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, beginning … Continue reading

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Pioneer-Krier Museum, Ashland – Kansas Tuesdays October 12, 2021

As I continue my westward trek across Kansas this week, I started moving south as I zigzag through the state. I saw Wakeeney in Trego County and went looking for what’s to see or do in the area. I came … Continue reading

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Happy 246th Birthday U. S. Navy – October 13, 2021

Happy Birthday shout-out to the U.S. Navy on its 246th: https://www.navy.mil/ Here’s a fitting YouTube video posted celebrating the 246th birthday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFxh1tink7c about 1:53 minutes long (opens in a new window); Anchors Aweigh YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-3ws7b4sZg (around 2:30 minutes long) Official website: https://www.navy.mil/ … Continue reading

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Kit News: Eduard’s Next 1/48 North American P-51D Mustang Release; A P-51D-20 Weekend Edition Boxing — Iwo Jima Models

In this month’s edition of INFO Eduard, Eduard announced that their next release of their P-51D Mustang kit will be a Weekend Edition focusing on the Block 20 Mustang. The decal options include two European theater Mustangs and two Pacific … Continue reading

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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii – Tombstone Tuesdays October 12, 2021

Official website: https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/NMCP.asp (Cremation only) Also known as Punchbowl Cemetery. BillionGraves: https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/National-Memorial-Cemetery-of-the-Pacific/264174/edit Cemetery Census – http://cemeterycensus.com/ No listing located Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/National%20Memorial%20Cemetery%20of%20the%20Pacific/108006422562690/ Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/103872/national-memorial-cemetery-of-the-pacific (64 Famous memorials: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/103872/famous-memorials) Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jpellgen/50635829616 Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/v/national-memorial-cemetery-of-the-pacific/4b058651f964a520d45b22e3 GenealogyTrails: http://genealogytrails.com/hawaii/honolulu/cemnational.html Google Maps: Google Maps, Honolulu, Hawaii (Street View available) Histopolis: https://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/HI/Honolulu_County/National_Memorial_Cemetery_of_the_Pacific Historical Marker Database: No listing … Continue reading

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“Torpedo Fleet, San Diego, California” photograph taken during the early 1900s, — John’s Navy and other Maritime or Military News

published on a color-tinted postcard at about that time by Edward H. Mitchell of San Francisco, California. Present are (from left to right); USS Davis (Torpedo Boat # 12); USS Rowan (Torpedo Boat # 8); USS Goldsborough (Torpedo Boat # … Continue reading

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