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The Sea is a choosy mistress. She takes the men that come to her and weighs them and measures them. The ones she adores, she keeps; the ones she hates, she destroys. The rest she casts back to land. I count myself among the adored, for I am Her willing Captive.

I've relocated to a new Yankee Sailor.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Jacksonville's 'Dissing the Gator Navy

The retiree community in Jacksonville is in max whine about the possibility of Big Navy replacing Big John with a big deck. From the story...

While [retired RADM] Delaney said an amphibious assault ship isn't inferior, he did compare it to a minor league baseball club vs. the major league prestige of a carrier.
Remember the golden rule, Admiral? You should be happy with whatever the Navy gives you! And never forget, if it weren't for the Surface Navy, you'd be in the Air Force.

Update: a related post on bases and units as community entitlements.