Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Navy Helicopters Team with CALFIRE to Fight Wildfires

This is from Commander Navy Region Southwest Public Affairs via Navy.Mil.
Bravo Zulu to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons 3 and 21.
 http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=52261

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=69057

Things that folks may not know about their Navy....................


Official U.S. Navy file photo.



2 comments:

Buck said...

It ain't just the Navy... from today's AFA Daily Report:

HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters from the California Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Federal Airfield last week began dropping water on wildfires outside Bakersfield in southern California. "This is a great example of the use of airpower in the homeland to save lives and property," said Col. Steven Butow, 129th RQW commander, in an Aug. 15 unit release. Two of the unit's Pave Hawks, staging from Tehachapi Municipal Airport, initially flew against the Jawbone complex fire in Kern County, states the release. Armed with "bambi buckets" capable of holding some 500 gallons of water, and painted with temporary pink high-visibility markings, the helos delivered 58,000 gallons of water in 120 drops between Aug. 12 and Aug. 14, their first three days of operations, according to the release. Six Air Force C-130s equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System are also battling blazes from bases in California and Idaho.

You KNOW we had to toot our horn too. ;-)

Glenn Cassel said...

One of our Weapons Troops at Falcon drills in that unit!

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)