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
"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)
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, 17 years has passed since the extremist
Islamic attack on American soil on the morning of
September 11, 2001. 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 many 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 - to keep us safe and free.
Never forget the rotten politicians who imperil our existence with their selfish agendas.
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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." - The 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 that.
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
This 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
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. Dwight 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.
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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