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The Fleet Angels of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

On a crisp afternoon, 1 April 1948, naval aviation was changed forever. Standing near the hanger that once housed the Hindenburg, Captain Clayton Marcy read the orders the established the U.S. Navy’s first two fleet-operated helicopter Squadrons. The Fleet Angels, … Continue reading

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A Tribute To The Men and Women Who Fly The Craziest Aircraft….

The US Navy has lots of super sophisticated aircraft and lots of ace pilots to go with them, but one of their aircraft was considered in the past to be unflyable. The Fleet Angels, the US Navy’s first helicopter squadron, … Continue reading

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A Walk On the Wild Side

You would think a brisk morning walk in a western suburban town would be an invigorating and pleasant way to spend a few hours. WRONG! Here it is 2019 and a stroll can become as challenging as a hike through … Continue reading

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How green is my Palo Verde?

Contary to what most people believe the desert does have a lot of color besides beige, and a lot of flora besides cacti. My favorite is the Palo Verde tree. Green from its roots to its leaves during the spring, … Continue reading

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What Are Big Girls Made of?

What Are Big Girls Made of? The ubiquitous “they” say little girls are made of sugar and spice. But, what about big girls? seems like something happens between birth and the age of 18. I guess all the sugary and … Continue reading

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