Carronade The Yankee Sailor Carronade

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.

Monday, March 27, 2006

The Differences Between Green and Blue

An excellent point from a closed forum for Naval Officers on the differences between green and blue:

What's wrong with this picture boys and girls?

Top headlines on
- 'Raging Bulls' depart Iraq, head back to sea
- Delta squadron hits first Iraq deployment
- Marines prove wing support is more than fixing aircraft
- Darkhorse Marines deliver new wheelchair to Iraqi girl
- The transformation begins here (about USMC boot camp)
- Marines distribute food to Nigerien poor

Top 3 headlines on
-Coalition Forces Capture Terrorists in Baghdad
-Soldiers Free Hostages Held Since November
-Army Working to Protect U.S. from Missile Attack

Top 4 headlines on
- Fleet Diversity Council Sends Feedback to CNO
- Four Sailors Selected to Attend Women in Aviation International Conference
- Navy Helping Sailors Save Money, Environment
- Norfolk Military, Civilians Unite to Prevent Domestic Violence

Promoting diversity, preventing domestic violence and saving the environment are worthy goals, but what...are we? Green peace? NOW? Or the world's premier maritime fighting force? This PC [stuff] has got to stop!
It could be worse, though. Check out the Air Force's top story:

3.24.2006 - Feature - Airman named "Best Legs in a Kilt"
3.24.2006 - Stage facility provides aircrews one-stop support
3.24.2006 - Air Force releases UAV strategic vision
3.24.2006 - SECAF visits Kunsan
3.24.2006 - SECAF visits Kadena
3.24.2006 - WWII Airman receives belated Purple Heart
3.24.2006 - Teamwork keeps Bosnia air base safe