- James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Seen in Full Bloom
It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom. Once launched into space, the Webb telescope’s 18-segmented gold mirror is specially designed to capture infrared light from the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.
Category Archives: Military
Happy Birthday, to all that have earned the title.
Happy Birthday to our Corps. From the yardarms of the Revolutionary War through to current operations around the globe our Corps has served this country. Today we mark our 239 birthday. From humble beginnings in a small tavern in Philadelphia, … Continue reading
31 years ago today, we woke up to the fact that over 200 of my fellow Marines were killed by a truck bomb. A truck bomb…now we have the “fancy” term Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED). In accordance with … Continue reading
Happy Birthday to our Corps. 238 years of history, tradition, and winning.
30 years ago today, we woke up to the fact that over 200 of my fellow Marines were killed by a truck bomb. A truck bomb…now we have the “fancy” term Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED). In accordance with … Continue reading
Here is your feel good story of the day. It kind of aligns to tomorrow’s post and helps to put that one in a bit of context. I hope you like them both. GLENDALE, Ariz. – Like a mouse creeping … Continue reading
Go visit the Gunny at Sempertoons for more.
My internet friend Gundoc raises an interesting observation that he recently had regarding some of the folks that have recently separated from the military. Go read it, and weigh in on the subject. Here are my thoughts: In my limited … Continue reading
On this day 237 years ago our Corps became a reality. The first Marines were recruited, and signed their papers on this day in 1775. In a small tavern in Philadelphia the United States Marine Corps was born. Today we celebrate that … Continue reading