Thank you to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Category Archive: ‘Military’
Hat tip to Mr. T!
We all remember Tom Cruise in the Movie “TOP GUN” when he makes a low pass near the control tower and causes an officer to spill coffee down his shirt. Well, here are short clips of the top 10 low pass flybys ever filmed … and of course for nostalgia, let’s see that Top Gun low pass again.
Pay particular attention to the last shown low pass. It is number one. Watch the halo of water around the plane. It happened during a Blue Angels event over San Francisco several years ago. It was the pilot’s last show with the team and he had nothing to lose. Many of the boats in the bay lost windows to the sonic blast. It’s a kick to watch. Number 3 was pretty impressive too.
The Blue Angels are back at Miramar MCAS for the Air Show this weekend!
This guy got a good look – the Blue Angels start around the 5-minute mark:
Remembering those who have given all.
Have you ever jumped into Petco Park? This is how it looks.
The Navy Parachute Team not only got to jump into the Padres’ 2014 home opener, but were able to participate in honoring baseball legend Jerry Coleman by flying a special flag with his initials and trademark star:
President John F. Kennedy came to San Diego on June 6, 1963 to address the Marines at the MCRD. Governor Pat Brown also convinced him to give the commencement speech at San Diego State College, and receive an honorary doctorate degree in law at the ceremony. It was the first time a California State College had awarded an honorary doctorate degree.
The tour was covered by local media outlets. Here is the KFMB version – note the sign at the filling station that was advertising gasoline for 29.9 cents per gallon, and that was back when they pumped it for you!
The first 2,500 Americans of the more than 6,700 who have given their life in Iraq and Afghanistan – thanks to all veterans for your service and preserving our freedom!
Thank you Naples Daily News for recording these stories from WW2 veterans in their 80’s and 90’s – put a camera in front of anyone you know that age and memorialize their history on youtube!
But it was deemed at the time to be too far away from most residents and the offer was declined!
This 1954 photo shows nothing around >>>
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The movie ‘Top Gun’ was filmed in San Diego when Miramar N.A.S. was ‘Fightertown, U.S.A.’. The Top Gun school moved to Fallon, Nevada, when the Marines moved back to Miramar in the late 1990s. They are phasing out all fighter-pilot training at Miramar by 2015 as the F-18’s are retired.
As a result, we might only see the real deal on video in the near future. I think this is Virginia-based: