Military stories from past to present, both wars.

Veterans Day, hanging with Hero’s

Monday, November 11th, 2013 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 3 Comments »

Veterans Day weekend is a busy one.  It falls on the Marine Corps Birthday weekend so usually I have to block off the whole weekend for the many different events going on around the Metroplex. We had the Young Marine Ball ...

Insights from an Army Officer

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | No Comments »

1.  The same people who approved “morality waivers” to make retention goals are now in charge and wondering why we have so many DUIs, Suicides, and Sex Assaults. 2.  Seeking treatment for mental health issues is a long-term plan, you’re never ...

Memorial day means what?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 Posted in Military | 1 Comment »

  Another Memorial Day arrives and like most weekends and holidays, I will be working .  When passengers board my commercial airliner, many are confused between the two holidays, Memorial and Veterans weekend, so with my short hair and Marine Corps ...

The Party is over

Saturday, February 25th, 2012 Posted in Military | 1 Comment »

The Party is over                 Guys, I have to say that I truly believe this party in Afghanistan is officially over.  The latest attack, murdering two mentors at MOI, a Major and an Air Force Lt Colonel along with two Soldiers last week ...

How do you fix a problem like Afghanistan?

Friday, July 31st, 2009 Posted in The SandGram v1.0 | 9 Comments »

Afghanistan? “How do you fix a problem like Maria???” The song from the Sound of Music, which is on TV as I channel surf, reverberates in my head as I sit here thinking about the situation in Afghanistan. How do you fix ...