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Robert Aitchison
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Old white guy from the San Fernando Valley
Old white guy from the San Fernando Valley

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This is mostly for +Nate Graham but others may also be interested to learn that the +Civilian Marksmanship Program is expecting IHC manufactured M1 Garand rifles to be in stock in January. Get a tractor rifle while you can.
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Neat video showing the work involved in restoring and maintaining my favorite WWII Warbird, the F4U Corsair.

+Nate Graham

https://youtu.be/jUpxsCL5pLM
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According to Foursquare I've hit 360 straight weeks at convenience stores. That's almost seven years, a milestone that nobody who knows me would doubt.

I'm at 7-Eleven in Northridge, CA https://www.swarmapp.com/raitchison/checkin/5a1c244dc66666354d6a74b4?s=uIjZe09EkdKtmXyRHs-c7XXYrnQ
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Caught this bit of road rage on my dash cam today near LAX.
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Last weekend +Tove Aitchison and I had a bit of extra time while in Port Hueneme and decided to make a stop at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum.

Not a large museum, was able to see it in less than an hour but it was filled with a lot of near information and artifacts ranging back from before WWII to the present day.

+Nate Graham +U.S. Navy #Navy #Museum #Seabees #CanDo # PortHueneme #VenturaCounty #History #WWII #Korea #Vietnam #DesertStorm #Iraq #Afhganistan
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Last week I had quite an adventure. I took a flight to Jacksonville to catch a ride on my sons ship, the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) for a Tiger Cruise. A Tiger Cruise is a tradition in the Navy where near the end of a deployment a ship pulls in and bunches of family members of the sailors get on to ride the ship for the return to home port.

For two days I followed my son around the ship, ate on the mess decks and slept in the crew berthing.

Was quite the adventure and brought back many memories from my own Navy experiences.

It's been almost exactly 23 years since I got out of the Navy and while I was able to get around the ship better than most of the other tigers it did wear me out quite a bit, getting old is hell I gotta tell you.

On the second day they put on an "Air Power Demonstration" which was essentially a Navy-centric air show. They did catapult launches, arrested recoveries and various flight maneuvers even flying by the ship at supersonic speeds where you could not only hear but feel a sonic boom.

Here are a collection of pictures and videos I took during the cruise.

+Nate Graham +Rod Jobs +David Canfield +U.S. Navy
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An update from our trip up North last month. While in Seattle we visited the USS Turner Joy museum in Bremerton which is just across the Sound from Seattle. The USS Turner Joy (DD-951) is a Forrest Sherman class destroyer that served in the U.S. Navy from 1959-1982 and served in Vietnam.

Touring the Turner Joy it was taken back by how much smaller the ship was on the relatively more modern destroyer (the USS Paul F. Foster (DD-964) I served on in the 1990s.

As far as the museum goes, the ship is in great shape and I was impressed at just how much of it is open for guests to tour. Probably a greater percentage of the ship is open for tours than any other museum ship I've been aboard.

Highly recommended taking a ferry ride out to see the ship the next time you are in Seattle.

+Nate Graham +David Canfield +Battleship USS Iowa Museum +Jonathan Williams
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We just got back from a road trip up to Canada and back. We stopped at a few interesting stops along the way. On the first day we toured the USS Hornet museum in Alameda, CA near San Francisco.

The Hornet is an Essex class carrier that served in WWII until 1970. I was very impressed with the ship and the crew was very friendly. They have done an outstanding job of preserving the character of the ship (in stark contrast with her sister ship the USS Intrepid museum in New York) and have made many areas of the ship accessible for guests to see and tour.

+Nate Graham +David Canfield +Rod Jobs +USS Hornet Museum +Battleship USS Iowa Museum +Jonathan Williams
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Appaerently +Comcast teaches their employees that even in the face of an obvious dangerous situation that the "letter of the law" is all that's required. It's OK when you lose the lawsuits you can just raise peoples rates. +Comcastcares +Consumerist +Jalopnik +Jason Torchinsky
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Very cool vintage documentary, based on the aircraft in use I'd estimate it was made in the late 1970s or very early 1980s.
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