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First, you may have noticed I have a stable of regulars that I tend to division up with. Two of my favorites are LT Rusty, and Grump Wagon. As it turned out, by chance last night, Rusty and Grump found themselves in a battle together. On opposite teams. And of... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Bring The HEAT
Which, now I have to spend a crapload of time redistributing all the commanders skill points. Ugh. However, ShipComrade has a nifty tool that you can use to preview how to distribute them. Also, with a little bit of luck, I hope to get a clan started soon. Will advise. Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Bring The HEAT
On the night of January 16/17, 1991, my company, A Co., 7th Bn., 6th Inf., a part of the 1st Armored Division, was in an assembly area in the empty quarter of Saudi Arabia. We were still waiting for our combat vehicles to be unloaded. The night sky that evening... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Bring The HEAT
The later model SP-2 Neptunes are one of my favorite aircraft. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Bring The HEAT
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Two navy fighter jets flew to Portland today to deliver a special thank you. They appreciated the help of two Air Force Reservists stationed with the 304th Rescue Squadron. The pararescue jumpers (PJ's) helped save lives during an awful aircraft malfunction at the naval base on Whidbey... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Bring The HEAT
Not worth a whole video, since we lost, badly. But I wanted to give you guys something. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Bring The HEAT
My gameplay has been utter crap since I took a week off for Christmas. Seriously, not one game worth rendering to video. But WoWs has published the 2017 developer’s diary, with hints about what changes will come to the game in the coming years. Patch 0.6.0 should be coming soon,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Bring The HEAT
Faced with an acute need for Atlantic escorts on the eve of World War II, the Royal Navy adapted a whalecatcher design as an anti-submarine escort, known as the Flower class corvette. The ships were deliberately designed that commercial shipbuilders could lay them down, as opposed to only being built... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
RICHLAND James Mattis, the retired Marine Corps general President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate for defense secretary, came of age in a cloistered community created by the federal government at the dawn of the nuclear age. In this town carved out of the sagebrush lands of Eastern Washington, nearly everyone... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 9, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
STUTTGART, Germany — The U.S. Army began unloading tanks and other weaponry in the German port of Bremerhaven Friday, marking the arrival of the first wave of gear that will support the rotation of an armored brigade in Europe. Over the next several days, the equipment will be offloaded and... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 8, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The airborne divisions of the US Army in World War II were certainly glamorous, and even today are popular subjects of entertainment, as witnessed by the spectacular success of HBO’s Band of Brothers miniseries. But when the 82nd and 101st divisions were first converted from infantry divisions to airborne divisions,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The massive F-105 Thunderchief is famed for its role in Rolling Thunder during the Vietnam war. Its early service, however, was plagued by technical issues. The first production model, the F-105B, was quite unsatisfactory, and only 71 were built. Lessons learned from that early model, coupled with improved avionics, were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
For the next week, not only will there be no U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in the Middle East, but there will be no American aircraft carriers deployed at sea anywhere else in the world, despite a host of worldwide threats facing the United States. via For the first time... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 31, 2016 at Bring The HEAT
So, last night, a NAVADMIN message started making the rounds on Facebook. And soon, CNO Richardson confirmed that it was genuine. From USNI News: The Navy is performing a brisk about-face on a controversial plan that shelved ratings titles for enlisted sailors, according to a message Chief of Naval Operations... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Bring The HEAT
Покушение на посла России в Турции — Грани.Ру (@GraniTweet) December 19, 2016 So, yeah. Russia and Turkey had only just achieved a rapproachment after the Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian Su-24 last year. And wire reports are saying the shooter was a Turkish policeman. Between Russian... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Bring The HEAT
No narration. After easily capping A, I started in on B. And things got a little exciting. 99k damage in less than three minutes? Totally worth getting sunk. Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Bring The HEAT
A Chinese Navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by an American oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic protest from the United States and a demand for its return, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday. The incident, the first... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 16, 2016 at Bring The HEAT
Modern jet fighters today all, to one degree or another, rely on fly by wire technology to interpret the pilot’s control inputs, and move flight control surfaces to produce the desired maneuver. The most well known example of this is the F-16 Fighting Falcon. But earlier generations of jets, such... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Bring The HEAT
Special Operations requires special airlift. And the 67th SOS provides it throughout Europe, and worldwide when deployed. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Bring The HEAT
So, on a lark, I took the Tier VIII US Destroyer, the Benson, out for a spin. Normally that ends in tears and a hail of cruiser gunfire. But this time, I exercised a little patience, and it paid off nicely. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Bring The HEAT
Grump drives the Tier IV US destroyer Clemson like a boss, and totally dominates the battle for his team. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Bring The HEAT
The air attack threat posed to the fleet during World War II, especially the kamikaze, convinced the Navy to pursue airborne early warning radars to extend the radar horizon, and give the fleet greater warning time of incoming raids. By the late 1950s, the Grumman E-1B Tracer, based on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at Bring The HEAT
Usually by the time someone is playing at the higher tiers of World of Warships, they're pretty attuned the threat analysis, and can pick up on who is the greatest immediate threat. Not these two jokers tonight. I can't remember the last time I saw a pair of high tier... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Bring The HEAT