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FINALLY! The new book is ready for pre-order (thanks for your patience)! All pre-orders are signed by the author, and you have an option to add a hand-written personalized message for just five dollars. Buy two or more and shipping is free too! I don’t think I need to say it, but these make great (and at $14.95 pretty reasonable) presents for Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays and any other event where you give away presents. Full color, 124pp, foreword by ADM Mullen, 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Comments on back from former MCPON Terry Scott, Idaho State Senator…

[UPDATE: Thanks for the support on May 4th – Wyakin raised over four thousand dollars that will be used to support the men and women who served and sacrificed for their country. I truly feel we are all in this together and have an obligation to – in the words of a country song – turn around and help the next one in line. It is an honor to be counted in your number.] The organization where I donate a lot of my time serves wounded and injured veterans as they pursue degrees and careers. Today – and today only…

Men and women have had entire careers – joined the Navy and retired after 30 years – within the time we have been married. At thirty-two years of marriage, we are officially lifers now. It is my true belief that no one knows who he or she is marrying. We all have our game faces on for at least a year before our true selves begin to emerge. It is then that we come to see whether (a) we married the right person, or (b) we didn’t. I did, and she just keeps getting better. We lived in eleven different…

Here is a video that captures what I loved about being on a ship, courtesy of USS CURTS (FFG 38). The credits say this was shot in 2012, a year before she was decommissioned. I did notice that the engineering department was underrepresented – no mystery really, since the film was put together by an Operations Specialist. Segue cartoon: If you are a carrier fan, here is a short but well done and satisfying video of carrier operations. The video notes say that it was shot on board USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) in 2012. This was my perspective of carrier…

DARPA, the organization used by the military to develop new technologies (from its website: to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security.), recently released photos of an autonomous vessel that it built called the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessl (or ACUVD). It is specifically designed to track diesel submarines. Click here for the DARPA website that describes how it works. Here is a time lapse of it under construction – it gives a hint as to what is inside. Link up a few of these babies on SKYNET and we’re all set!

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