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The U.S. Population Shift Begins

September 11, 2022

Great Britain also restricted emigration between 1800 and 1820 because it was locked into a life and death struggle with France. This prevented English citizens from coming to their former colony. Famine and poverty in Ireland drove many to leave the Emerald Isle. The Napoleonic Wars limited shipping to carry passengers, but there were other pressures on citizens all over Europe that encouraged emigration to the United States.

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Hunters of the Corps of Discovery

September 5, 2022

When the Spanish learned of the Lewis and Clark’s expedition, they sent Pedro Vidal and 51 – a mix of soldiers, local settlers, and Pueblo Indians – to arrest the members of the Corps of Discovery. Spain’s rationale was that the Americans were trespassing Spanish Territory.

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Captain Meriwether Lewis’ Best Friend

August 28, 2022

Lewis did, however, bring what every man would insist on having and that is a dog. He paid $20 for a Newfoundland he named Seaman. He was a little over a year old when acquired and when fully grown weighed about 160 lbs.

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Jefferson’s Constitutional Gamble

August 21, 2022

Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 gives the President the power to negotiate treaties and the Senate the duty to ratify them. The power to purchase land from a foreign nation is not listed amongst the presidential powers.

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DOCUMENTARY COMING SOON!

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"No Warrior Left Behind – The Untold Story of HC-7" is in production.

From the Hac's Seat

First CQ

April 3, 2022

Now, here’s the fun part that they tell students about in ground school, but you don’t see or understand until you see it through the front of the canopy. The ship is moving away from you AND the landing area is at 100  angle to the direction of travel of the ship. Theoretically, the captain of the ship has adjusted his course so the wind is down the angle. The reality is that as one rolls out behind the ship, one flies in a slip to keep the airplane aligned with the center of the landing area and to compensate for the forward motion of the ship.

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Fun & Dumb

The Dumbest Flight I Ever Made

January 3, 2022

Taking off on a flight right after you learn your mother only has months to live is, well dumb. Then, to fly into IFR conditions, well that’s dumber. And then, to scud run down a mountain valley is even dumber. But I survived to tell the tale. Now you can learn and read from it!!!

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Articles from Military History Now.com

2022

September 9th, 2022 -Hellcat vs. Focke-Wulf - How Did the U.S. Navy Warplane Stack Up Against Germany's FW-190? -https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/09/07/hellcat-vs-focke-wulf-how-did-the-u-s-navy-warplane-stack-up-against-germanys-fw-190/

August 22nd, 2022 - Nordic Buffalos – How an Obsolete U.S. Navy Warbird Found a New Lease On Life in Finland’s War With the U.S.S.R. - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/08/22/nordic-buffalos-how-an-obsolete-u-s-navy-warbird-found-a-new-lease-on-life-in-finlands-war-with-the-u-s-s-r/

May 3rd, 2022 – MiG vs. Panther – Inside the Cold War Dogfight That Never Happened - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/05/03/panther-vs-mig-inside-the-cold-war-dogfight-that-officially-never-happened/

March 5th, 2022 – The Tyranny of Distance - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/03/06/tyranny-of-distance-how-overcoming-geography-was-key-to-the-allied-victory-in-ww2/

 

2021

October 3rd, 2021 - Mustang Versus Corsair, Which Is the Better Fighter - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/10/03/mustang-vs-corsair-inside-the-u-s-navys-1944-match-up-between-the-two-fighters/

August 12th, 2021 – Dogfighting – A Primer on Fighter Combat in World War II - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/08/12/dogfighting-a-primer-on-fighter-combat-in-world-war-two/

July 17th, 2021 - F4U Corsair – A Brief History of America’s Legendary Gull-Winged Fighter - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/07/17/the-f4u-corsair-a-brief-history-of-americas-legendary-gull-winged-fighter/

May 5th, 2021 - HMS Victorious - Meet the British Carrier that Joined the U.S. Navy in WW2  -

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/05/05/hms-victorious-meet-the-british-aircraft-carrier-that-joined-the-u-s-navy/

March 28th, 2021 - "U.S.S. Ranger - Meet the Only Original U.S. Carrier to Fight in the Atlantic"

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/03/28/uss-ranger-meet-the-only-original-u-s-fleet-carrier-to-fight-in-the-atlantic-in-ww2/

February 10th, 2021 - "The Thunderbirds Go to War"

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/02/10/flight-of-the-34th-inside-one-ww2-bomber-squadrons-trailblazing-voyage-from-the-u-s-to-north-africa/

January 19th, 2021 - "Wildcat versus the Zero - Resetting the Record" -

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/01/19/wildcat-vs-zero-how-americas-grumman-f4f-outfought-superior-japanese-warplanes/

 

Article from AERO Magazine (Hungarian) 

May 2021 - Száznegyven helikopter éles bevetésen | English Translation
Online: https://airbase.blog.hu/2021/06/07/tizennegy_nemzet_szaznegyven_helikopter

 

Ski Industry Articles

October, 2021 - "Market Update: Senior Skiers by the Numbers," NSAA JOURNAL, Fall 2021 issue. 

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Interview by Jim Blythe, Host of Alliance4theBrave

January 31, 2022 |

Marc’s latest novel is Failure to Fire and in it al Qaeda sends a former U.S. soldier to the United States to conduct a series of attacks in an attempt to shut the U.S. air transportation system down. Al Qaeda’s weapon of choice, shoulder-fired surface to air missiles, a.k.a. MANPADS.

Interview by Jan Scruggs, Host of Vietnam War Stories

January 31, 2022 |

In the plot, al Qaeda sends an ex-U.S. soldier to the U.S. in an attempt to shut down the U.S. air transportation system. The weapon of choice is a shoulder fired, surface to air missile known by the acronym, MANPADS or MAN Portable Air Defense System.

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War in the Ukraine, Where Do We Go From Here

When Russia invaded the Ukraine for the second time on February 24th, 2022, most analysts thought that the war would be over in days, if not weeks. By August 2022, the war is still raging. And while the Ukrainians have suffered some reverses, they are still holding out and by some measures, winning. For the…

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