Archiv des Autors: DaveO

Über DaveO

Retired soldier, micro-farmer, raconteur and pet owner from the great state of Oklahoma. Wandered in as a frequent commenter and have been enjoying blogging ever since.

Friday Thoughts on “A World Apart”

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn was many things in his day: soldier, prisoner, writer, and activist, but his particular skill was his observation of people as they are, as opposed to how he and they wished people to be. As we are spectators … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Stray Voltage, VMI | Kommentar hinterlassen

Sailing on a Learner’s Permit

There’s probably only one feeling worse than being a 15 year old with a new girlfriend and no wheels. That’s being a brand new ensign with a freshly signed-off Qualifications Book and not knowing port from left. Now, as a … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Navy, VMI | 1 Kommentar

D-Day 2018

On the 74th anniversary of D-Day, one wonders why a sapper from the Stonewall Brigade took a different approach to commuting to work, and if the Institute was heard from today? Considering the insanity going on inside the Beltway – … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Army National Guard, Friends & Allies, Great Britain and the Empire, History, VMI | Kommentar hinterlassen

Rebuilding Our Navy

The big news is Newport News – 2 aircraft carriers to be built! With the carriers comes the rest of the materiel and personnel, unless 2 or more older carriers are retired and sold off. The big questions in my … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Air Force, Navy, Readiness | 2 Kommentare

Titan Rain

Old and yet still current news. While we’re being guided to look very almost closely at Russia, a far more dedicated and successful cyber enemy taking advantage. “[Shawn] Carpenter had uncovered Titan Rain – the biggest cyber espionage campaign in … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter China, VMI | Kommentar hinterlassen

Domestic Terrorism in the USA

Thank you to MDL for the corrections! A terrorist attack struck our Marines at 8th & I. The attack was a letter filled with white powder, with 11 people taken to the hospital. 3 Marines have returned to duty, but … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Chaos, Defending the Homeland, History, Insurgency & Counterinsurgency, The Long War | 1 Kommentar

Busty Puller, USMC

Quelle surprise! But don’t worry gents, you can pack your lace doilies and the latest Esquire and be a smashing success too! One supposes combat has returned to a state akin to the First Battle of Bull Run, in which … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Marine Corps, Mattis | Kommentar hinterlassen