Thursday, February 26, 2015

Det 4 Forward in Florida

Craig Hullinger, George Braun, Byron Hill, Ron Wozniak, and our adult leadership at dinner in Sarasota, Florida (Det-4 Forward).

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


23 Feb 1945: During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment take the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island's highest peak and most strategic position, and raise the U.S. flag. Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and recorded the event. American Marines fighting for control of Suribachi's slopes cheered the raising of the flag, and several hours later more Marines headed up to the crest with a larger flag. Joe Rosenthal, a photographer with the Associated Press, met them along the way and recorded the raising of the second flag along with a motion-picture cameraman.

Thanks to Jim Homan for sharing.

My Uncle, Art "Bud" Jansen was a Iwo.  A great guy.

Semper Fi

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Blue Angels’ C-130 Hercules

The Blue Angels’ C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as "Fat Albert", flies over the Silent Drill Platoon on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona on March 4, 2014. The Marine Corps pilots who fly the C-130 must be aircraft commander qualified with at least 1,200 flight hours. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Oscar L Olive IV/Released)
A larger, high-res version can be viewed or downloaded here:

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Nice Landing Without the Nose Gear

I would say​ that's a well trained pilot
Navy Harrier jet landing TIME 3:18
Like the USMC Air Wing pilot said, they practice landing on the same spot every time on the carrier. But to place the jet down so it's nose hit the stool without him seeing it is incredible! 
  Incredible Jet Landing on an Aircraft Carrier
Contributed by Byron Hill