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Oops. The article says foul play suspected. That may well be, but there’s always the possibility that someone just did something stupid. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Bring The HEAT
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A while back, I mentioned the fire that broke out aboard USS Enterprise while undergoing an operational readiness exercise prior to her deployment to Vietnam. One of the commenters mentioned he was aboard, and thought you, dear reader, would be interested in his recollections of that tragic day. Without futher... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Bring The HEAT
And miraculously, it wasn’t my team! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Bring The HEAT
At sea, everyone is a firefighter. Because there’s nowhere to run, and no one else to do it. Sure, ships have dedicated Damage Control teams, but everyone has to know the basics. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Bring The HEAT
I went out in my Wyoming today in my first battle on the Solomons map, and got slaughtered. My second battle, on Big Race, went a bit better! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
In World War II, the Germans would frequently make use of dams they controlled as a weapon. River crossings are notoriously difficult operations, and controlling the level of a river via control of a dam mean they could make it easier for their forces to cross a river, and well... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
In his best ever battle, LT Nelson takes the Tier X US destroyer, the Gearing, on a killing spree. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Just so happened that I managed to upload two videos today. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The success of Hacksaw Ridge, the ficitonalized story of how conscientious objector Desmond Doss would go on to earn the Medal of Honor, was hardly surprising. But what about the real Desmond Doss. Here he is, telling a bit of his story. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Explosive demolitions have a very wide range of military applications, and there are a very wide range of tools available from choices of explosives to choices of detonating systems. When I was serving in the 80s and 90s, the two primary detonating systems were either time fuse or electric blasting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
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Aug. 5, 1932 - Mar. 6, 2016 Mae "Pogo" Humphries Barie passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Palm Desert, CA. Pogo spent her childhood in Lineville, AL, and received her BA from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She married Lt. Arthur Harper Barie, USN in 1956.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
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From five years ago: At about 9:15am yesterday morning, the hazards of Naval Aviation claimed the life of CAPT Carroll F. LeFon, USN (Ret.). “Lex” was one of the first blogs I bookmarked, sometime back in 2003 or 2004. From his days on active duty, his retirement flying light planes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
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So, I stumbled across this interesting, but rather poorly written, account of using the A-10 Warthog to attack swarms of small boats. About 35 local boat captains simulated swarming attack maneuvers in fishing boats rigged with machine guns while fighter jets, attack helicopters, and the A-10 "Warthog" simulated attacks from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
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Royal Navy light cruisers are probably the hardest tech tree to operate well. I get slaughtered almost every time I take one out. Grump, on the other hand, manages a damn fine battle here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Sweden has decided to reintroduce a military draft for both men and women over security concerns and a growing threat from Russia. The Nordic country mothballed compulsory military service seven years ago, but military activity in the Baltic region has increased since, in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 2, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
I don’t know what it is that causes LT Rusty to run into so many TKs in WoWs, but he does. Look, we all make mistakes. Yes, I’ve torped a friendly before. But to not even realize you not just torped, but sunk a teammate, well, that’s hardcore stupid. You... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
So, I just saw this over at Wired. SINCE 1996, THE Chinese military has steadily expanded its umbrella of land-based missiles, strike aircraft, and submarines designed to overwhelm both US air bases and carrier strike groups. That buildup aims to discourage the US military from potentially intervening in China’s territorial... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
For reasons of economy, US Marines in certain specialties have long trained for specific skills at US Army bases. For instance, after Boot Camp, Marine artillerymen undergo instruction at the US Army Artillery Center and School (or whatever they call it now) at Ft. Sill, OK. Likewise, as seen in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
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In one of the iconic photos of World War II, the 28th Infantry Division marches through newly liberated Paris. DeGaulle had asked Eisenhower for a show of force to tamp down tensions in the city, and the Blue and the Grey received the mission. In addition to a display of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
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Newly appointed National Security Advisor LTG H. R. McMaster first rose to prominence in the Army as a Captain in command of a Cavalry Troop during Desert Storm. Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment was the part of the screening force for the “hail Mary” wide sweep of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Seriously, this guy is up there with the Primitive Technology guy among my favorite channels on YouTube. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
BREAKING: Trump names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster his national security adviser. — Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) February 20, 2017 McMaster is one of the brighter lights intellectually in the Army. But he’s also, in spite of a brilliant career and combat record, faced a serious headwind just getting into the general... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
How about a little love for our Canadian friends. The Royal Navy’s fight against the U-Boats is fairly well known, but here’s a wartime propaganda drama about the Royal Canadian Navy’s contributions to the Battle of the Atlantic. It’s not the most historically accurate, but it is a pretty good... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Let’s see if this works. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Bring The HEAT