Anchors Aweigh: A visit to Bremerton’s naval attractions

As we entered Bremerton, the first thing that popped into my head was the song “Anchors Aweigh,” the Naval Academy’s march. If you’re a fan of American naval history, then the city along Washington’s Puget Sound is for you. My daughter Mallory and I spent an afternoon touring the Navy museum, as well as a […]

Taking a stroll down memory lane at North Dakota missile site

How often do we get to relive our youth? I had that opportunity during a recent trip to North Dakota. We took a drive to one of the missile security centers I worked at while assigned to Grand Forks Air Force Base in the early and mid-1980s. Oscar Zero (O-0) is located a few miles […]

Heartland military vehicle museum worth the exit

  Anyone driving on Interstate 80 through central Nebraska has likely seen the military vehicles sitting outdoors, in front of the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles at the Lexington exit. Each time we’ve passed it, I’d say we need to pull off one day and check it out. That day came. And am I ever […]

Manila military cemeteries honor American, Filipino and allied fallen

Memorial Day means more than the unofficial start to summer, a three-day weekend, cooking out and camping. Its true meaning is a time when we honor the men and women who fallen in the line of service, representing the United States in times of military conflict – from the War for Independence to the Middle […]

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