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Benjamin Stoddert’s Difficult Task

January 16, 2022

Stoddert began a ship building program. While most have heard of the famous “Six Frigates” – Chesapeake, Congress, Constellation, Constitution, President, United States – he also established six formal Navy yards to support the new U.S. Navy. Stoddert realized that in order to have an effective navy, the country needed an infrastructure to keep the ships manned, equipped, and maintained.

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The First’s First 15 Words

January 9, 2022

In the first 15 words, the writers of the Constitution prevented the government from establishing a national religion AND enabled any resident of the country to practice whatever religion they preferred. This had never been done in modern history.

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Continental Army Mutinies At Jockey Hollow and Pompton

January 2, 2022

Twice, the Continental Army mutinied over the lack of pay, food and supplies. Despite defeats and deprivation, it never refused to fight the British which says a lot about the men’s determination to win independence.

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The Hard Winter

December 26, 2021

Washington picked Jockey Hollow as his 1779-1780 winter camp because it placed his army between the British in New York and the rebel capital of Philadelphia. Little did he know that his army was going to endure conditions worse that what it experienced the year before at Valley Force that almost tore his army apart.

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From the Hac's Seat

The Threat No One Wants to Discuss

January 17, 2022

The MANPADS threat is real. MANPADS are available on the black market and are cheap. Depending on the age of the weapon and its condition, some public sources say they can be bought for less than $10,000. The reality is that no government or airline wants to state publicly that MANPADs are a serious threat to civil aviation. They are afraid the danger will scare away potential passengers.

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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

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 about Flight of the Pawnee with LTC Denny Gillem from Frontlines of Freedom

January 26, 2021 |

I was interviewed by the host of Frontlines of Freedom, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Denny Gillem earlier this month. The interview is part of Hour #2, Podcast #682 and…

Interview in the TEXAS JEWISH POST

December 20, 2020 |

In early December 2020, Deb Silverthorn from the Texas Jewish Post interviewed me. This is the link to the interview…. Retired Navy officer Marc Liebman debuts new novel

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Why Helicopters are Different and More Difficult to Fly

Some say helicopters beat the air into submission so they can fly. While this is not true, the helicopter flies differently than an airplane. In many ways, it is much more difficult to fly because if you move one control, you must move the other two. In this presentation, Marc provides a brief history of…

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