Monthly Archives: April 2018

Navy War College Grad, 2005

A pretty proud day for both me as well as mom and dad. May of 2005, graduated with the master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Navy War College in Newport, RI.  Mom and Dad were on their … Continue reading

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Attack Squadron 56, In Port, Subic Bay, PI

After a visit to my mom a few weeks ago, she gave me a couple thousand (I’m sure it is) of my dad’s slides that he took over the years, dating back to the mid 50s.  I’m still sorting through … Continue reading

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Camelot 100, landing

I’ve been dipping back into both the digital as well as photographic archives here at Casa de Pinch pulling out some F-14 Tomcat pictures for your historical entertainment. Its one of my Happy Places, up to my ears in Adobe … Continue reading

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Farewell, Thunderbird

We lost a brother yesterday out in Nevada. A member of the USAF Thunderbird flight demonstration squadron went down and didn’t make it. Details are still forthcoming, but as happens all too often, even the glitz and glamour of being … Continue reading

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New Gig Started

Began the new job yesterday. Lots of waiting around with things (hopefully) going on in the background. I did drop some significant coin for a monthly parking pass in Rosslyn, where the work site is. I was spoiled for a … Continue reading

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Passings

My dad passed away at 83 years old  on Dec 15th of last year.  I said in a post at that time that everyone faces these time in their life, at some point, and this is our time. For the … Continue reading

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Random Tomcat Picture of the Day

During the Air Power demo portion of the 2006 Naval Air Station Oceana airshow, 4 Tomcats, at their last Oceana air show after 33 years, perform a formation flyby.  These are B and D models, all with the GE-F110 engines. and … Continue reading

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Tracking the Chinese space Station

If you had any plans for some significant home remodeling because of some Chinese space junk was going to fall on your house, fat chance!  Looks like it burned up over the Pacific somewhere.  Alas. Track

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