Yesterday as I was on my way in to work, on the radio the news that former CJCS and SecState Gen Colin Powell has died of complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated but had underlying conditions. He was CJCS during the Gulf War days, which is my reflection point of his career since I was active duty then… Continue Reading “Aloha Gen Powell”
Guard units got activated for assistance with COVID-19 efforts. I saw on social media some people commenting that, oh, at least it’s not a real deployment (referencing danger). Think about it though. With COVID-19 assistance and containment efforts, it’s even MORE dangerous. They’re… Continue Reading “HIARNG units on the move per da Gov”
I have to admit though, since I posted that one TARP training I had to do years ago where ALMS was so shitty doing the video, it’s gotten better. That’s the one consolation to having to do this training every year I guess. And what, 6 years later it’s still the same person hosting the CBT. Is that… Continue Reading “TARP training every year”
I look for old friends, acquaintances, and Army buddies/associates from time to time. Particularly of the original USACC/USAISC Det Comm crew since we were sort of all closely associated as we came to Hawaii as a team. One of them was Jimm Sipp, SP5. After he left Hawaii I never heard from him again, and neither… Continue Reading “I think this is one of our original Kunians Jim Sipp?”
I first met Bill Jarboe as SP5 Jarboe at Ft. Ritchie, MD on my first assignment after AIT. He and I both then got picked for the project Kunia assignment, so went TDY to Ft. Gordon for SATCOM school and then 4 months training at Ft. Meade before going to Kunia, HI. I ran into him in Korea after the Hawaii assignment,… Continue Reading “Bill Jarboe”
I don’t know how, but I was killing time and surfing the web and I came across this piece on some web site called Irish Central. The pic… her (old OD green fatigues with the USACC/USAISC patch) Army picture caught my eye (I had that pic linked here from the irishcentral.com site but it disappeared!),… Continue Reading “Wow, tidbits of people from the past”
Awards (certificates of Achievement) for RMF Assessment. Presentation was 10/17/19. Photos posted on FB by CPT Ruelas, USANEC Company CDR. ics, top down/left to right:
… Continue Reading “Awards Presentation at 30th Sig”
Probably a ‘who cares’ for most. But if you’re a signal soldier at heart, especially one whose career has been the Army Signal Corps, nothing more need be said. It just evokes pride and a smile.
Patch on my shoulder
Pick up your weapon and follow me
Signal Soldier Can’t
Ahhh the old days, but days which I didn’t deal with very often. If one has never been in the military, it’s impossible to relate to this.