Monday, August 03, 2009

dress blues


s/f

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Inauguration


January 20, 2009

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

shades of grey


Simpler achroma, losing shades of grey.

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

later that day, Lts


where are you now?

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

first to fight


Today is the 232nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps.


Proud to serve...

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

edith


April 1918

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Monday, October 15, 2007

hurricane


Sailors commonly refer to the CH-53E as the "Hurricane Maker" because of the downward thrust the helicopter generates.--Wikipedia

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

hurricane


The CH-53E can transport up to 55 troops or 14,515 kg of cargo and has an external load lift system that allows the helicopter to carry underslung loads up to 16,330 kg. The Super Stallion has a cruise speed of 278 km/h and a maximum unrefuelled range of 2,000 km.--wikipedia

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

grazie


IL FOTORACCONTO Le memorie di Bill la storia in un clic
The wonders of the Internet, La Repubblica, Italy's leading daily newspaper, has this website on their home page today. Because of the lovely Sophia?

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

smoke or fog?


Classic Woolen Mills moment before City Council last night, beyond description. The goal-posts for Franklin one-way moved

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

quercus emoryi


Evergreen oak in Charlottesville. Tree is a xerophile, can survive in deep soils, shallow soils, bottom land and mountaintops. Has the lowest percentage of tannin for an American oak, yum, acorn flour!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

CH-53E?


LT Emory graduates from TBS tomorrow. Drove to Camp Barrett for recon, talked to some of the Fox Company Marines.

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

shower shoes

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Monday, November 13, 2006

231

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Monday, September 11, 2006

boots on the ground


Five years ago Emma and Helen were hiking a hundred miles north of Hartsfield airport in Atlanta. From the sanctuary of the eastern Appalachians the attack was invisible event. In retrospect they commented on the disappearance of air traffic. Days later they got details.
Five years on, USMC issue footwear.

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Lt Emory

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Colonel Robert H. Chase


OCS Commanding officer

Colonel Chase enlisted in the Marine Corps in February 1973 and served for eight years as an enlisted Marine. Staff Sergeant Chase was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning program in 1980, graduating as an honor graduate from both Officer Candidates School and The Basic School in 1981.


(21 years later) Assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, Lieutenant Colonel Chase was ordered to US Central Command for duty in Qatar as the Senior Liaison Officer for the Combined Joint Task Force ? Horn of Africa serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom I. Selected for Colonel, he was transferred to the 2d Marine Division as the Operations Officer, Deputy G-3, and as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations). He deployed to Ramadi, Iraq, planning and directing combat operations in Al Anbar province during OIF 04-06. He assumed command of Officer Candidate School, 23 September 2005 .

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Graduation Parade


Alpha Company PLC-Combined, Charlie Company OCC-192

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Monday, August 14, 2006

report



Emory E hung with the OCC-192 Charlie Company 1st Platoon for five weeks. She decided the military was not for her. Maybe the hardest decision ever, leaving her friends.

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Report


Commissioning Ceremony, USMC Officer Candidate School, Quantico, Virginia

The Officer's Oath of Office has its roots in the First Congress of the United States. The oath was revised numerous times until the Forty-Eighth Congress passed the current oath into law by the Act of May 13, 1884. The oath, which may be administered by any officer, reads as follows:

"I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me God."

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Friday, August 11, 2006

sound off


Three of Emory H's primary reality instructors the past ten weeks.

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Monday, June 26, 2006

report


Quantico week 3, recovered from fx of a year ago, making another run

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Gunny


Emma and Helen are at Quantico. A world away. No TV, no movies, no resting. On deck.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

BB-63


U.S.S. Missouri Tokyo Bay

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Saturday, August 13, 2005

report



There are soldiers in the way of harm, a girl holds a baby in a blanket in her arms
A man with a flag leaves for work, a woman pulls a thread from the hem of her skirt
Another Saturday comes and goes, another south wind comes and blows
Another baseball field another pop fly, another bunch of boys another blue sky
?Sam Baker

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Monday, July 18, 2005

report



All is well.

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