Welcome to Steeljaw Scribe -

We’ve been around since early 2005 and the years have seen a variety of postings on a number of topics ranging from the serious (nukes, naval strategy) to the lighter side (see: “Of Youthful Exuberance and the Search for Speed”).  But mostly we’ve written about and will continue to focus on the Navy’s VAW community – its heritage, mission, people and aircraft.  We don’t go fast (really), haven’t had movies made about us and at times past, were treated as the crazy aunt/uncle in the attic – acknowledged, but generally left to our own devices.  That began to change with the E-2C and as it morphed from the Group 0 birds to the Hawkeye 2K and eventually, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the vision of those long ago pioneers associated with Project CADILLAC and succeeding generations of VAW/VW advocates has come to fruition.  Much of that story is told on the pages of the Blog which can be perused through Steeljaw Scribe: The Blog – the most recent posts are found below.  Life growing up as a young JO to CO is found in the Reflections area of the website – the names have (mostly) been changed to protect the (not so) innocent.  Mostly. Checkout the Steeljaw Gallery for changing images of VAW, Naval Aviation and the Navy from yesterday and today.  Oh — and just what is a Steeljaw?  Well – you can read up on it here: “What is a steeljaw,” or find one of us wearing the patch.  But fair warning – we are a rare breed that must be diligently sought out.

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  • Tit-for-Tat Weapons Procurement: You’re Doing it Wrong

      Congressman Randy Forbes (R-Va) has delivered a letter to the Army Chief of Staff outlining the need for Army to develop and deploy long-range anti-ship missiles.  Because China has: Randy Forbes letter to […]

  • Preserving History: USNI, Kickstarter and USS Indianapolis

    WORLD WAR 2 was really the first multi-media war.  True – photography was present in the American Civil War (or as my late grandma used to call it “The Late Unpleasantness” among some of her milder […]

  • Happy Independence Day America!

    To our family, friends, fellow Americans and expat friends of the blog around the globe – we wish you all a Happy Independence Day, this 4th of July In The year of Our Lord 2014. […]

  • U.S. Navy Awards E-2D Aircraft Contract

    NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — In a decision that will save the federal government about $369 million,  Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded a $3.643 billion multi-year procurement contract to Northrop Grumman […]

  • Sunday Cinema: The Romance of Naval Aviation (1970)

    Quite a review of the types present in Naval Air in 1970…although they are missing one major player…

  • Flightdeck Friday – Bonus Edition: “RAVEN ONE” by Kevin Miller

    A good friend, fellow scribe and most importantly, a shipmate of the very best kind, CAPT Kevin Miller, USN-Ret. has just published his first novel, Raven One as an ebook with Kindle Books.  Hozer was an […]

  • Flightdeck Friday – The Dive Bomber

     As a squadron of U.S. Navy dive bombers, flying at 12,000 feet, closed in on a Japanese target the sky ahead would fill up with bursting anti-aircraft shells as the Japanese defenders ranged in […]

  • A Guest Post: The 2014 Current Strategy Forum – ‘Where’s The Beef?’

    We have a problem, it seems, developing a naval Strategy for the new century.  Long after the Cold War had supposedly ended (well, we thought it was over – events in Russia’s ‘Near Beyond’ […]

  • Memorial Day Thoughts

    For those who are serving or who have served — and those who love them, this is a bittersweet time of year.  Surrounded by rebirth after a long winter we are reminded of our […]

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