HOW DOES AN AMERICAN WARSHIP OPERATE AT SEA AT NIGHT? Josh Brooks

Josh Brooks, CDR USN (ret)

Josh Brooks, CDR USN (ret), a career Surface Warfare Officer joins us to explain in detail:

(1) How is an American warship configured to operate on a 24-hour cycle at sea?

(2)  How the “Navigation Watch” is setup?

(3)  What goes on in the ship’s CIC (Combat Information Center = USMC COC) vs “the Bridge”?

(4) The challenge of doing damage control after any accident on a vessel at sea.

Josh does at GREAT job explaining how a US Naval Warship operates on a 24 hour basis while out sea.  He also does a great job explaining the immediate actions

A NURSE AT PEARL HARBOR: Agnes Sure

Agnes Sure

Agnes Sure enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a nurse in 1938.  Her career took her to Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and throughout the Pacific during World War II.

Listen to her fascinating story that took her from rural North Dakota to Pearl Harbor en-route to a twenty-two year career in the Navy and then time in Afghanistan with the World Health Organization.

Agnes passed away in 2015 at the age of 99.  I met her on three occasions, she was truly what makes this nation great.

PRESS CONFERENCE: Secretary of Defense James Mattis & CENTCOM Commander Joseph General Votel

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) and Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

SECDEF James N. Mattis and the Commanding General of CENTCOM, General Joseph Votel, briefed reporters today on details of the Syrian airstrike, more refined bomb damage assessments, the intelligence that led to the airstrike and the message that was intended.

MUST LISTEN.

TOM HUBNER CRASHED HIS PLANE IN KOREA TO SAVE HIS WINGMAN & A GERMAN FIGHTER ESCORTED A DAMAGED B-17 TO ENGLAND: Mike & Mike

Mike McNamara
Mike Musselman
Afghanistan 2010

The Boys discuss two stories they had seen separately but were written by the same author:  Adam Makos.

Devotion tells the story of Naval Aviators Tom Hubner & Jesse Brown.  Hubner crash lands his Corsair in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir to save Brown who was shot down and trapped inside his aircraft.  Hubner was awarded the Medal of Honor and recently had a U.S. Navy destroyer named in his honor.

Gunner, upon hearing that, recounts another story (also written about by Makos) about a German M-109 that safely escorted a badly damaged U.S. B-17 bomber to the English Channel and safety instead of destroying it and the crew.  The book is entitled A Higher Call.  The pilots meet here in the United States in the 1980’s — incredible.