This page exists to provide resources for engineers interested in serving the United States defense
industry. Since the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil on 9/11/2001, there has been a new emphasis on guarding
the security of our homeland. In his 2002 "State of the Union Address," President Bush appealed to all
Americans to perform 2000 hours of volunteer work for the good of the country. Maintaining an area on
RF Cafe that is dedicated to companies supporting the mission will serve as part of my effort (in addition
to the four years already spent in the USAF).
You are needed to help guard the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The
Wall) from vandals during the anti-war march in Washington, D.C., on March 17, 2007. Our politicians are too weak to have these people arrested,
as we saw in January when protestors spray painted the Capitol building steps. Please click the
Gathering of Eagles link above to see how you can help.
ABMC administers, operates, and maintains 24 permanent American burial grounds on foreign soil.
Presently there are 124,917 U.S. War Dead interred at these cemeteries, 30,922 of World War I, 93,245
of World War II and 750 of the Mexican War. Additionally, 6,010 American veterans and others are interred
in the Mexico City and Corozal American Cemeteries.
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this
crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks
of men and women." -- Thomas Paine, The Crisis (1776)
Until Then... A nice slideshow tribute to our troops in the Middle East
"The proud warriors of Baker Company
wanted to do something to pay tribute to our fallen comrades. So since we are part of the only Marine
Infantry Battalion left in Iraq the one way that we could think of doing that is by taking a picture
of Baker Company saying the way we feel. It would be awesome if you could find a way to share this with
our fellow countrymen. I was wondering if there was any way to get this into your papers to let the
world know that "WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN" and are proud to serve our country."
Incredibly, 15 years has passed since the extremist Islamic attack on
American soil. Nearly 3,000 citizens died that day. World leaders have embarked on a path of colonizing
our homelands with groups of people that are known to harbor sympathies for the terrorists. They dwell
among us now and mean to do us harm when opportunity presents itself - which it has on numerous occasions
in the past few years. Never forget the people who died in the burning towers, the Pentagon, and the
airplanes, and those left behind to grieve and get on with life. Never forget the police and military
members who fought - and some died - keep us safe and free. Never forget the rotten politicians who
imperil our existence with their selfish agendas.
me with suggestions or comments on content.
Americans at home and abroad we need you!
No more sucker-punches!
U.S. Constitution: Article IV, Section. 4. "The United
States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect
each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the
Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
Declaration of Independence
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
A Soldier, a Sailor, an Airman and a Marine got into an argument about which branch of the service
was "The Best." The arguing became so heated the four service men failed to see an oncoming truck. They
were run over by the truck and killed instantly.
Soon, the four servicemen found themselves at the Pearly gates of Heaven. There, they met Saint Peter
and decided that only he could be the ultimate source of truth and honesty. So, the four servicemen
asked him, "Saint Peter, which branch of the United States Armed Forces is the best?" Saint Peter replied,
"I can't answer that. However, I will ask God what He thinks the next time I see Him. Meanwhile, thank
you for your service on Earth and welcome to Heaven."
Some time later the four servicemen see Saint Peter and remind him of the question they had asked
when first entering Heaven. The four servicemen asked Saint Peter if he was able to find the answer.
Suddenly, a sparkling white dove lands on Saint Peter's shoulder. In the dove's beak is a note glistening
with gold dust. Saint Peter opens the note, trumpets blare, gold dust drifts into the air, harps play
crescendos and Saint Peter begins to read the note aloud to the four servicemen.
MEMORANDUM FROM THE DESK OF THE ALMIGHTY ONE:
TO: All Former Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines
SUBJECT: Which Military Service Is the Best
1. All branches of the United States Armed Forces are honorable and noble.
2. Each serves America well and with distinction. 3. Serving in the United
States military represents a great honor warranting special
respect, tribute, and dedication from your fellow man. 4. Always be proud of
Sincerely, GOD, U.S.A.F. (Retired)
"The elite didn’t realize there was a revolutionary transformation
going on in American society. We’re starting to see the military dividends of that in this generation,
who are not afraid of the things that terrified their parents. They have sort of a pop-culture casualness
about them — Ray-Ban sunglasses, big muscles, dyed hair — but a deadly seriousness. And there is not
that Letterman-Seinfeld cynicism of that smart-ass urban elite."
"This war is not only going to have positive effects on the Middle East, but it’s going to create
a whole generation of young people with shared sacrifices. People admire those who risk their lives
to protect the security of their fellow Americans. It’s a marked contrast to the “vomit-ins” in San
Francisco or “die-ins” in the streets of Washington. But it’s going to take a while for those people
to pass through the institutions and leave us in peace."
"One, we have a conventional military that’s very powerful, and we’re not necessarily predictable.
We have emotions, too, and we can lash out if we have to, so if you are rash terrorists you’d better
be careful of our anger. Two, when leaders like the Assads or the Khadafis look at what we did to Saddam
Hussein, blowing up individual homes and rounding up killers, we almost reinvented their own military
dialectic. They always threatened us with these random stealthy killers; now in response we’re saying,
'You may have a suicide bomber, but we can target you as unpredictably and suddenly just as much as
you can target us.'”
- historian Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, describing the Operation Iraqi Freedom troops and the
media elite that misjudged them.
On Illegal Immigration
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Veterans Day 2016: A Pittance of Time
is my annual Veterans Day tribute. On November 11 (the 11th day of the 11th
month), at 11:00 am (the 11th hour), we observe 2 minutes of silence in honor of countrymen
who "gave the last full measure of devotion." A Pittance of Time is performed by Canadian citizen
Terry Kelly(he went blind
at an early age). It was written after an experience he
had on Veterans Day in 1999. It is done in the finest Celtic tradition.
Bagpipes Cryin' Tribute to our Troops
See AP's Original Wired D-Day Invasion Story
On June 6,
1944, the Associated Press' (AP)
Wes Gallagher filed the first news report from the beachhead at Normandy. The code
name was "D-Day" (see today's RF Cafe logo). It has now been 70 years since the day "American, British and
Canadian forces landed by daylight in massive strength on the Normandy coast of France today and sped
inland from quickly-established beachheads. Gen. Dewight D. Eisenhower told his troops this grand assault
was a crusade which must bring 'nothing less than full victory.'" The animation below shows day-by-day
progression of WWII in all theaters of operation - sobering to see how bad things got before the U.S.
entered the war.
A Pittance of Time,
by Terry Kelly
Darryl Worley - Have You Forgotten?
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a nw nation, conceived
in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived
and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate
a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation
might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow - this ground.
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to
add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget
what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which
they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the
great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause
for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead
shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that
government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
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