military

Suspicious Email? Gee…Let Me Think About This
So, I'm checking one of my email accounts, and I see one with the subject line: "From Colonel Nick Logan." "Hmm...," I think to myself. "I don't know anybody named 'Colonel Nick Logan.' I have a brother who retired from the California Army National Guard years ago as a Colonel, but that's not his name. I know a few people named 'Nick,' but none of them are in the military,
Sailor Dad Surprises Cheerleader Daughter
I have to admit, I have a soft spot in my heart for videos of service men and women returning home from deployments into the waiting arms of their families. The long periods of separation are so difficult for all involved, which makes their homecoming celebrations something we--as a grateful nation--can share in their joy. Check out this video of one recent homecoming, where a dad who had been at
Earl Pitts 12/16/13: Santa On The Radar
We're all familiar with the Christmas tradition of the North American Air Defense (NORAD) folks keeping track of Santa's sleigh on its annual trek from the North Pole on Christmas Eve. Well, wouldn't you know, this year, someone is "offended" by this "tradition." Well, all it takes to get Earl's blood pressure rising is for someone to needlessly complain about something. Listen
Robots And Bombs: Keeping Our Troops Safer
It's amazing to think of all the different positions a person can take when joining the military.  Some go the easy route of being a cook while others go for the toughest and most dangerous ones.  I'm talking about the bomb patrol.  I can't even imagine what they go through and all the training it took for one of those elite members to get where they are today...
Fort Hood Shooter Could Face the Death Penalty
The Army has announced that Maj. Nidal Hasan will be tried in a military court and is eligible for the death penalty for his role in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood in Texas. An attorney for the former military psychiatrist, who's been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in connection with the deadly rampage, wanted capital punishment tak
Stay At Home Mom, Work Abroad Dad
This blog has taken me a really long time to write. I can honestly say that I have spent more time thinking about it and working on it than I have in any other writing assignment I have ever had. The reason for this is that I had some really inspiring women give me their stories. I want to do their stories justice and I want to convey how awesome they are and I started over about 10 times on this