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1050L 24 Oct 1944. USS St. LO (CVE  63) is under heavy air attack. After successfully fending off the superior surface force of VADM Takeo Kurita’s Center Force, “Taffy 3” is now defending against a surprise air attack that has […]

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Real heroes – amazing, and humbling, in what they do.

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Project CADILLAC (Part II)   As we celebrate the E-2 Hawkeye’s 50th anniversary, we continue here with Part  Two of the Project CADILLAC series.   Project CADILLAC was more than just a program to develop radar – it would develop […]

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If, like your humble scribe, you spent anytime turning the pages of the Tailhook Association’s quarterly pub, The Hook, between 1991 and 2011, you undoubtedly paused for Jack Woodul’s column “The Further Adventures of Youthly Puresome” drawn from his deep […]

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Project CADILLAC (Part I) Ed note: Everything has a beginning and that beginning is usually quite humble compared to present conditions.  Consider, a small spring at the headwaters of the Madison River in Montana is the source of the mighty […]

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This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the E-2 Hawkeye’s entry into Fleet operations.  Over the course of those fifty-years the aircraft has radically changed and grown in capabilities and mission focus, while visually remaining much the same as […]

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Twenty-eight years ago this morning our hearts were broken…

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COMNAVSURFOR – “Vision for the 2026 Surface Fleet” Interesting read & released coincident with the Surface navy Association’s annual meeting. I especially note with interest the emphasis on offensive lethality – to wit: the Surface Force must greatly improve it’s […]

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A Christmas Homily: 2013

Christmas comes at a time of year where we, perforce, count our blessings, tally our losses and generally reflect on the year past. We find this action common across national boundaries and racial divides and, all too commonly, it ends […]

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Flying Sharks

J-15s onboard CV 16 Liaoning in 2013 – sporting a familiar tail emblem…

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