The Heart of Freedom

The Heart of Freedom It’s interesting to see the young people of today flocking to a man who is a professed socialist. Bernie no longer even makes a pretext of someone who embraces traditional American values. He continues to point out the difference between the “classes” and the “masses” which are all code words used […]

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Ship’s Sponsor Remarks – USS Pittsburgh SSN 720 Inactivation January 17, 2020

  The following information comes from the Naval Heritage and Historic command concerning ship naming convention and ship’s sponsor assignment: As with many other things, the procedures and practices involved in Navy ship naming are as much, if not more, products of evolution and tradition than of legislation. The Secretary can rely on many sources […]

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First call, first call to colors

Yesterday was a really good day. I was proud to have represented the Pittsburgh Council of the Navy League at the inactivation ceremony for the USS Pittsburgh.  Tomorrow’s post will contain the speech Captain Jason Deichler made to commemorate the day. This morning, I woke up to my phone ringing. My First Mate was calling […]

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Who’s sail it is anyway?

Warning: Some salty language mixed with the metaphors and memories… you have been warned One of my favorite submarine memorials has a personal connection. I qualified in 1974 on board the USS George Washington somewhere in the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean. My joy at the time was that the grueling journey was over […]

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