Sentry Savannah Photos from 15 April 2019

Savannah - This morning when I heard the aircraft participating in Sentry Savannah start taking off, I headed out to the Savannah-Hilton Head IAP to try to take some photos of them coming back in. The weather was wonderful, with clear blue skies and good sunlight so it turned out to be a productive trip … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Photos from 15 April 2019

Spring at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday was a lovely Spring day and it turned out to be a wonderful day for a visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.A low tide came around 10:30 am so I arrived at the refuge around 10:00 so I'd have a better chance of seeing wading birds in the tidal areas. There were plenty … Continue reading Spring at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Sentry Savannah Exercise Underway at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Savannah - There is a Sentry Savannah exercise underway at the Georgia Air National Guard's Air Dominance Center (ADC) at the Savannah-Hilton Head IAP. There are F-16s from the 187th Fighter Wing, Alabama ANG and Aero L-159s from Draken International at the ADC and they're being supported by 126th ARW and 185th ARW KC-135s at … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Exercise Underway at the Savannah Air Dominance Center

Solar Cycle 25 Predicted to be Similar to Cycle 24

Not the best news, but it could be worse... News on the next Solar Cycle from ARRL News: Scientists charged with predicting the Sun’s activity for Cycle 25 say it’s likely to be much like that of current Cycle 24, which is declining and predicted to bottom out in 2019 or 2020. Solar Cycle 25 … Continue reading Solar Cycle 25 Predicted to be Similar to Cycle 24

Book Review: Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment by Cory M. Pfarr

Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment by Cory M. Pfarr My rating: 5 of 5 stars Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment by Cory M. Pfarr is indeed a critical reassessment and an impassioned defense of General James Longstreet's performance during the Battle of Gettysburg. Conventional views of the battle, Pfarr holds, blame the Confederate … Continue reading Book Review: Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment by Cory M. Pfarr

Marine Corps Trunked Repeater System – MCAS Beaufort/MCRD Parris Island Sites

I haven't seen a lot about the MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island sites of the US Marine Corps Trunked Repeater System and I don't get over to the Beaufort area much so I've been curious about it for quite awhile. I do keep both the "Mainside" and "Laurel Bay" sites listed on RadioReference programmed … Continue reading Marine Corps Trunked Repeater System – MCAS Beaufort/MCRD Parris Island Sites

Hurley – A Documentary Worth Watching

I recently watched the documentary "Hurley" about the life of sports car racing champion Hurley Haywood. While it's a movie about a racing driver, it's not just about motor sports. It's more a movie about Haywood's life, specifically his life as a gay man in motor sports at a time (70s, 80s, and 90s) when … Continue reading Hurley – A Documentary Worth Watching

Book Review: Death in Ten Minutes: The Forgotten Life of Radical Suffragette Kitty Marion by Dr. Fern Riddell

Death in Ten Minutes: The Forgotten Life of Radical Suffragette Kitty Marion by Fern Riddell My rating: 5 of 5 starsThe History of the Suffrage Movement or the Birth Control Movement is not a topic that I read a lot about nor is the History of those movements covered a lot in History classes. Perhaps … Continue reading Book Review: Death in Ten Minutes: The Forgotten Life of Radical Suffragette Kitty Marion by Dr. Fern Riddell

Book Review: Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan My rating: 5 of 5 starsThe second of two books I chose to read about the end of the World War on its 100th anniversary, Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan is far and away the best of the … Continue reading Book Review: Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

Coastal Military Monitoring Recap; March 2019

Even though I wasn't able to fully take advantage of all of them, March 2019 offered some interesting monitoring opportunities. VMFAT-501 at MCAS Beaufort continues to use callsigns other than SWEDE and WARLORD. Additionally, an ATAC detachment was at MCAS Beaufort to assist in VMFAT-501's F-35B training operations. An emergency preparedness exercise, Patriot South, was … Continue reading Coastal Military Monitoring Recap; March 2019