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U.S. Defense & Homeland Security

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).

Gathering of Eagles(tm) - The Silent Guard of America's MemorialsGathering of Eagles
The Silent Guard of America's Memorials

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.

Armed Forces Flags

American Battle Monuments Commission
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)

Yes, there were weapons of mass destruction (WMD)       Visit the White House

September 11, 2001 Remembered (2013)

Until Then...  A nice slideshow tribute to our troops in the Middle East

Click here to visit the U.S. Marine Corps website"Front PageThe 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."
Semper Fi, 1st Sgt Dave Jobe

American Flag Display Protocol U.S. Military Flag Folding "Have You
Forgotten?"
Take a look at
this $20 bill.
Ted Nugent
America's R,W&B Rocker


Click here for the U.S. Government's official Homeland Security website Please e-mail me with suggestions or comments on content.
This broad network of volunteer efforts will harness the power of the American people by relying on their individual skills and interests to prepare local communities to effectively prevent and respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, or any kind of disaster. On this site, you can learn more about each of the programs that are currently part of Citizen Corps. Think about where your skills and abilities are most needed. When you sign up for information, you will be contacted as soon as possible to let you know what your next steps should be.Americans at home and abroad we need you! No more sucker-punches!
Address to a Joint Session of
Congress and the American People:
  9/20/2001         -LISTEN-
The current Administration has removed this file... I wonder why?
Helping to keep America's southern borders secure.
American Border Patrol
9/11 Digital Archive
- Islam Group Honors 9/11 Hijackers - Outrageous!

Patriotic Music
  • MIDI files
  • MIDI files
  • MP3 - Ceremonial, USAF Band
  • MP3 - U.S. Air Force Band
  • MP3 - U.S. Naval Academy Band
Before You Go - This is a great tribute to the few remaining WWII veterans. This link plays a song by Dr. Sam & The Managed Care Blues Band.
Open Letter to Americans
Dr. Anthony T. Kern, a retired USAF Lt. Col. and a former Professor in Aviation Studies and Director of Military History at the USAF Academy  9/14/2001
- Another Bad Day for "Insurgents" in Iraq
- Military Service Photos of RF Cafe Visitors

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."               The Declaration of Independence

Organizations

Publications

  • American Military University
    amunet.edu/home/default.asp
  • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
    afcea.org
  • Aviation Now
    aviationnow.com
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    cia.gov
  • Defense 21
    defense21.com
    NDIA's list of member companies
  • Defense Security Service (DSS)
    dss.mil
  • Defense Supply Center Columbus
    dscc.dla.mil
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    fbi.gov
  • Jane's
    janes.com
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    nasa.gov
  • National Defense Industrial Association
    ndia.org
  • National Security Agency (NSA*)
    nsa.gov
  • Office of Homeland Security
    whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/10/20011008-2.html
  • Peterson Air & Space Museum
    petemuseum.org
  • Radomes, Inc. - ADRVA Website
    radomes.org
  • Sandia National Labs
    sandia.gov
  • Security Clearance Eligibility
    dss.mil/search-dir/isec/change_ch2sec2.htm
  • U.S. Army Materiel Command
    amc.army.mil
* Also stands for "No Such Agency"

U.S. Military

  •  Air Force
    af.mil
  •  Army
    army.mil
  •  Coast Guard
    uscg.mil
  •  Marines
    usmc.mil
  •  Navy
    navy.mil
  •  Department of Homeland Security
    dhs.gov/dhspublic

A True Story... ;-)

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 that.

Sincerely,  GOD, U.S.A.F. (Retired)

 

Great Quotation

"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.

  • What the E.U. Could Gain From A Better Relationship With the U.S.
    pwc.com/extweb/pwcpublications.nsf/docid/d0916ea815450f4185256fef0059437d
  • Click to view the official report in PDF format Official 9/11 Commission Report
    9-11commission.gov/report/911Report.pdf
  • AOC: Association of Old Crows
    crows.org
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology
    aviationnow.com/content/publication/awst/awst.htm
  • Declassified Documents on Radio and Radar Communications
  • Jane's Defence Weekly
    jdw.janes.com
  • Military & Aerospace Electronics
    mae.pennnet.com/home.cfm
  • MIL-STD & MIL-SPEC Documents
    assist2.daps.dla.mil/quicksearch
  • National Defense Magazine
    nationaldefensemagazine.org/default.cfm

Contractors

  • Aeroflex
    aeroflex.com
  • Applied Research Associates, Inc
    ara.com
  • BAE Systems
    baesystems.com
  • Ball Aerospace
    ballaerospace.com
  • Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
    boeing.com/ids
  • Cobham
    cobham.com
  • Crane Aerospace
    craneaerospace.com
  • Empower RF Systems
    empowerrf.com
  • Ensco
    ensco.com
  • General Dynamics
    gdc4s.com
  • Goodrich
    goodrich.com
  • Harris

  • Honeywell Defense Avionics Systems
    content.honeywell.com/das/default.htm
  • Hughes Network Systems
    hns.com
  • ITT Industries Defense Electronics & Services
    itt.com/business/prof-defn.asp
  • Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
    jhuapl.edu
  • L-3 Communications
    l-3com.com
  • Lansdale Semiconductor
    lansdale.com
  • Litton Industries (now Northrop Grumman)
    northropgrumman.com
  • Lockheed Martin
    lockheedmartin.com/index.html
  • M/A-COM
    macom.com
  • Mitre
    mitre.org
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    web.mit.edu/home/dev/research.html
  • Monteria, LLC
    monteria.com
  • Morcom International
    morcom.com
  • North Atlantic Industries
    naii.com
  • Northrop Grumman
    northropgrumman.com
  • NuWaves Engineering
    nuwaves-ltd.com
  • Ophir
    ophirrf.com
  • Raytheon
    raytheon.com
  • Rockwell Collins Defense Electronics
    rockwellcollins.com/gs
  • SAIC
    saic.com
  • SBS Technologies
    sbs.com
  • Sikorsky
    sikorsky.com
  • Smiths Industries
    smithsind-aerospace.com
  • Systran
    systran.com
  • Textron Systems
    textron.com
  • The Titan Corporation
    titan.com
  • TRW (now Northrop Grumman)
    northropgrumman.com
  • United Technologies
    utc.com
  • Xetron (now Northrop Grumman)
    xetron.com

On Illegal Immigration



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These Are Priceless

  • Target Practice - this is a riot!
    kgov.com/gallery/20010911/TargetPractice.mpg
  • Taliban Dating Service
    kgov.com/gallery/20010911/TalibanDatingService.jpg
  • Dear Mr. BinLaden
    kgov.com/gallery/20010911/dear-bin-laden.jpg
  • Bin Laden Supporter
    kgov.com/gallery/20010911/terrorist-on-fire.jpg

Miscellany

  • Here's an amazing B-17 story
    foxnews.com/story/0,2933,94542,00.html
  • "Name of the Roses" - Synopsis of Russia's Failed Air Defense System
    mwjournal.com/journal/article.asp?HH_ID=AR_867
  • A Pittance of Time

    This Veterans Day tribute is by Canadian citizen Terry Kelly. It was written after an experience he had on Veterans Day in 1999. Terry went blind at an early age, but has excelled as an athlete and a musician. It is done in the finest Celtic tradition.

    Click to view the video: A Pittance of Time, by Canadian citizen Terry Kelly  English

    Click to view the video: A Pittance of Time, by Canadian citizen Terry Kelly  Français

    Bagpipes Cryin' Tribute to our Troops

    Click to view the video: Bagpipes Cryin' Tribute to our Troops - RF Cafe.By Rushlow Harris

Gettysburg Address

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.

President Abraham Lincoln

November 1863

See AP's Original Wired D-Day Invasion Story

AP's Original D-Day Invastion Field Report - RF CafeOn 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?

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