Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Thomas Hudner (ret.)

On September 10, 2011, while on assignment at the National Championship Air Races, in Reno, Nevada, I had the unexpected privilege and honor of meeting Medal of Honor(MOH) recipient Captain Thomas Hudner (retired). For those that do not know the Hudner story, don’t feel bad, I didn’t know it either. Unfortunately many heroic stories of the Korean War have slipped through the cracks and aren’t as well known as the stories of valor occurring during other conflicts. What brought Captain Hudner … [Read more...]

Centennial of Naval Aviation – USMC Style!

In celebration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation (CoNA) and coinciding with the CoNA events at Naval Air Station North Island (San Diego, CA) on February 11th and 12th, 2011, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar opened its flightline to the media to celebrate this historic event. On Friday at 8:00 am, 20 media personnel were given unprecedented access to MCAS Miramar flightline. We were escorted to Base Operations and there we were given a continental breakfast. Parked in front of Base … [Read more...]