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Military Monday – Touring the USS Bonhomme Richard

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2009 by juliannah

I found this video of the USS Bonhomme Richard during Fleet Week in San Francisco 2008. It is quite long but it gives a good tour of the ship.

Wordless Wednesday – USS New York

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2009 by juliannah






Wordless Wednesday – Remember Our Fallen Heros

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 7, 2009 by juliannah






Military Monday – LCpl Honda at Sea.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 24, 2009 by juliannah

Here is a pic of LCpl Honda working on the flight deck in Combat Cargo. He is the one one the right. The Marines are moving a net that is used to transport cargo, food and other supplies from the the cargo ships and between the Navy ships. Combat Cargo also aids in assisting visitors or military personnel arriving and departing from the ship. It does not matter how high up in rank the visitor may be. Combat Cargo personnel is in charge on the flight deck.

LCpl Honda will be home on leave this weekend and then will deploy in Sept. It is going to be a long 7 months. He will however get to visit quite a few ports in many countries. Anyway, here he is:


Jack deployment

God Bless our Troops. Happy Military Monday!

Military Monday – USS New York

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2009 by juliannah

ussnewyorkThe USS New York was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. It is the fifth in a new class of warship, designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

It was christened by Dotty England, the wife of Associate Press Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Northrop Grumman shipyard in Avondale, Louisiana.

Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, Louisiana to cast the ship’s bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, “Those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence,” recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. “It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.” said Capt. Wensing.

Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the “hair on my neck stood up.” “It had a big meaning to it for all of us,’” he said. “They knocked us down. They cannot keep us down. We’re going to be back.”

The ship’s motto? motto
‘Never Forget’

 To read more about the USS New York go here.

Military Monday – At Sea

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2009 by juliannah

I am a little late with this. There is a new series, “At Sea” on the Military Channel featuring the US Navy and the US Marines. It actually started last night, Aug. 9th. It is a three episode special focusing on Naval ships.  The second episode airs tonight Aug. 10th at 10pm eastern time and concluding with the third episode on Tues. Aug. 11th. Hopefully it will repeat at another time. There is an excellent article about the series here.

The series focus is to let the American people know how the Navy and Marines work together and what these joined forces do when they are at sea. Our armed forces are made up of real people who have chosen to serve the American people and the series conveys this message to the viewer.

LCpl Honda is currently on the USS Bonhomme Richard preparing for an upcoming  MEU. This is why I am especially interested in this program. He currently works on the fight deck in Combat Cargo. He and other Marines and Sailors are responsible for loading and unloading cargo and making sure that people get on and off the Helicopters safely.

Go to the Military Channel website and you can explore an aircraft carrier interactively, find out more about the program, “At Sea” and learn about ships of the future.


Wordless Wednesday – Battle of Midway 1942 June 4-7

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2009 by juliannah