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Thanks Scion Hawaii!

So I didn’t win one week with the Scion FR-S but let bygones be bygones and let’s all move on. And moving on is even easier after winning a goody bag from Scion Hawaii’s Twelve Days of Christmas social media giveaway. Each day, Scion Hawaii has been posing a question to its Facebook fans and one […]

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Coffee Can Explain Many Things

Who knew coffee was not only a source of caffeine but a way to explain many things including social media services. Confused? You won’t be after viewing the below graphic. Thanks to the Marketplace Maven for this coffee-based tutorial.

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Soundtracking the Scion FR-S Contest

I don’t know about you, but I like to associate songs and music to events to help remember the occasion. For the Scion FR-S Social Media Superstar Search contest, here are some of the songs stuck in my head. No particular order and no particular reasons for picking these songs, just songs that I like. […]

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Must Be a Midlife Crisis – Scion FR-S

It must be the proverbial midlife crisis. How else can I rationalize wanting to drive a new, sporty Scion FR-S? The car is totally impractical for my lifestyle, yet the allure is there. Maybe I’m trying to recapture my former Toyota Celica days. Maybe I’m remembering way back to small kid time when my family […]

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Recap of USS Nimitz Posts

Consolidating and linking all my recent USS Nimitz posts for convenience sakes. The Continuum of the U.S. Navy: The Past, the Present, and the Future USS Nimitz Flight Operations Sounds from the USS Nimitz Marines Flying Jets from a Naval Vessel? Surprises While Touring the USS Nimitz Six Things to Pack for a DV Embark […]

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Six Things to Pack for a DV Embark

Through good graces, you’ve been nominated and selected to participate in the Navy’s Distinguished Visitors (DV) Embark Program. You can let out a “woo hoo,” don’t be ashamed. As your departure date nears, you’ll have to pack for this short but dense trip. What do you bring? Embarking on a military aircraft carrier is not […]

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Surprises While Touring the USS Nimitz

During the short, overnight embark on the USS Nimitz, there were a few surprises (to me anyways). Here’s a list in no particular order. COD Landing and Takeoff There’s a lot of attention placed on the catapult launch off the carrier. Truly, it is an exhilarating experience. But there’s not much mentioned about the arrested […]

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Marines Flying Jets from a Naval Vessel?

There are Marine Corps aviators flying jets from the Navy’s supercarrier, the USS Nimitz? Call sign SAS from the VMFA-323 “Death Rattlers” squadron explains this long-standing arrangement. USS Nimitz Death Rattlers from Gee Why on Vimeo. Sorry, I missed the part about the squadron’s history explaining the Death Rattler name, but you can read about […]

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Sounds from the USS Nimitz

I’ve given you pictures and videos from my DV embark on the USS Nimitz.  How about some of the sounds from the ship? This first one is boring. It’s the continual drone you hear during the COD flight. This is without ear protection. It’s loud. And it’s non-stop. Can you imagine listening to this for […]

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USS Nimitz Flight Operations

I wrote about my observations onboard the USS Nimitz, but when talking about an aircraft carrier, there’s the obvious question, “Where are the jets?” Here they are. Cue up the Top Gun music (it’s a must). Unfortunately, there were no flight operations at night so I didn’t get to witness the skills of the pilots […]

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