Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blue Angels

And yet again another military related post from me. Last weekend, my girlfriend and I traveled to Pensacola, Fl to stay with some friends and also go see the Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team. To describe these pilots and the platforms they operate can be defined in one word: intense! These guys were absolutely unbelievable. Their high octane performance leaves you on the edge of your seat the whole performance. You could watch them everyday and it would not get old. This visit was really special to me because Pensacola was my last duty station. Make the drive to Pensacola and check out the Blue Angels. Their website is http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

I am sorry but it is another post about a War Museum for me. I frequent these exhibits because I am a war vet and I also enjoy antiquity and when you put those two together you get War Museums. The most recent one that I have visited was the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum here at Camp Shelby. This museum does not just concentrate on one war but all wars from the 19th century forward. The very interesting part of this exhibit is it concentrates on Mississippi war veterans and it also has a Medal of Honor exhibit. Once again this Museum is right down the road from you and your cheating yourself out of something special if you do not attend. For info and directions go to: http://www.armedforcesmuseum.us/Pages/Main.html

National World War II Museum

Last time I was in New Orleans, my girlfriend and myself visited the National World War II Museum. I was blown away by the detail and effort that the curators of the museum put into this. With two different exhibits dedicated to the Pacific and European theaters. The exhibit gives a new perspective on the war because of the artifacts and detail. The most interesting aspect to me was how they showed the war's impact here in America. If you have not visited this exhibit, treat yourself and make the short trip to New Orleans. For information and directions visit: http://www.nationalww2museum.org/