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    Weddings at USNA's NAVY Chapel

    Thanks for all the good advice....DS says he's pushing for an "away game weekend". We will check out the Naval Academy Club, Special Thanks for all the info Capt MJ
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    Weddings at USNA's NAVY Chapel

    So......looking for venue recommendations/ideas for a rather large Rehearsal Dinner in the Annapolis area. DS (USNA 12) and future DIL (USNA 14) are planning a fall 2022 wedding at the NAVY Chapel sometime next year. Would also appreciate suggestions on activities for the out of town guests...
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    The Gunsmith Thread

    Yes sir, it's a pocket hammerless Colt .32.....the Bill of Sale ( with letterhead " DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY,HEADQUARTERS, UNITED STATES ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND, ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS"), includes an issued inventory that lists a " Box Clip Holder ". Would that be the "spare mag holder" ? BTW : the...
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    The Gunsmith Thread

    THParent : I have my father's Colt .32 U.S. ARMY General Officers Pistol with the black leather holster, spare clip pouch and belt with brass buckle. Complete with the purchase receipt issued to him upon his retirement . Is there any great value for these ( no, I don't plan to sell) ? Go...
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    DoDMERB Guidance to Applicants and Parents from the Deputy Chief, DoDMERB

    Larry, back in early 2008 you immediately came to my son’s assistance when I was desperately seeking help and answers on this forum( at midnight as I recall)He had a last minute medical DQ due to a previous year’s bout with mono and an enlarged spleen. Your advice, guidance and experience...
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    Eagle Scouts

    My father was an Eagle Scout back in early 1940s ( USMA class of 1948 ) , my son is an Eagle ( USNA class 2012 )…...I came close but became more interested in girls and cars....I did become an ASM and had a blast organizing several high adventure trips for the Troop....one trip in July, 2001(...
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    Buying a gun

    Btw : one of my hunting friends brought as a special guest to the dove field that weekend , a great American🇺🇲 patriot, Col. Jackie Jackson USMC (Ret), a Harrier jump-jet test pilot and Vietnam vet. It was an honor to host him !( Google him)….. now I digress
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    Buying a gun

    I'm a stand -up tall to be quietly counted enthusiast......2 -ARs in .204 Ruger for undesirables such as coyotes and bobcats on my farm. I much prefer sporting shotguns, I'm a collector of several Berettas , semi-autos in both 20 and 12 ga. , a featherlite 20 ga. Benelli semi-auto, and...
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    Is NAVY Bowl Bound ?

    To Navy fans going to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis , if the Team hotel( Sheraton Memphis Downtown) is booked up, you should consider the Big Cypress Lodge inside the Memphis Pyramid......great views of the river from the bar & grill up in the very top of the pyramid( express elevator ride) and...
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    VMI vs Citadel

    Glenn, my DD graduated from W&L in 2017...…. hotel reservations on MANY weekends during the school term in and around Lexington can be very challenging . BUT, if you book your hotel at least 3 months prior to a special function you'll usually be successful . Graduation weekends are 10 to 12...
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    Is NAVY Bowl Bound ?

    :benny monkeysmilies:So...…. we'll be near P'cola over New Years week.....would appreciate suggestions for a good sports bar🏈 to watch NAVY beat KS in P'cola region. GO NAVY :groupwave::band:
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    Is NAVY Bowl Bound ?

    NAVY will play Kansas State in the Liberty Bowl (Memphis,TN) on Dec 31. Kickoff at 2:45 PM Central
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    List of all US Generals, past and present

    Jarhead, My father also entered the Army ( circa 1943) as enlisted, attended USMA 1944-1948 ( National Champion Football Team), retired as O=9 in 1977. , He was extremely proud of his only grandson having graduated from USNA in 2012 .
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    Is NAVY Bowl Bound ?

    With NAVY Football's overall record currently at 7-1 , they are Bowling again.....are they contract obligated to any certain Bowl at this time , such as the Military Bowl played at Annapolis on Dec. 27 ?
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    Waivers for SA Athletes to serve AFTER pro sports career

    Correction: 7. Billy Hurley- NAVY Golf and 8. Mitch Harris - NAVY Baseball ( from the STL Post) The Cardinals selected Harris in the 13th round of the 2008 MLB draft, and they did so unsure when or if ever Harris would pitch for them. As a Naval Academy grad, Harris had a service...
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    Waivers for SA Athletes to serve AFTER pro sports career

    6 Service Academy Athletes Who Fulfilled Their Obligations Before Going Pro (from Military.com) https://www.military.com/off-duty/2019/05/07/6-service-academy-athletes-who-fulfilled-their-obligations-going-pro.html?ESRC=dod_190510.nl 1. Roger Staubach- NAVY Football 2. Napoleon McCullum- NAVY...
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    The U.S. Navy's Titanium “Tin Cans”

    " The bottom line: American taxpayers have bought a fleet of three warships—at a cost of $8 billion each!—that are still looking for a mission. Not only that: the ships are missing their key weapon, and Congress—which rarely rebukes the Navy—recently ordered the service to strike the two that...
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    The U.S. Navy's Titanium “Tin Cans”

    The eye-opening and gut-wrenching continued exposure of Zumwalt class deficiencies and problems : How the sea service transformed destroyers, its most common warship and once among the cheapest, into Frankenships By Mark Thompson...
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    USS ZUMWALT Commissioning Oct 15 2016

    Status Update 3/2019 : Destroyer USS Zumwalt Headed to Canada as Part of First ‘Operational Underway’ By: Sam LaGrone March 8, 2019 4:23 PM • Updated: March 9, 2019 3:30 PM USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) departs San Diego as part of an operational underway on March 8, 2019. US Navy Photo...
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