Preserving a piece of US Maritime History - invaluable
The USS Olympia is a cruiser that fought in the Spanish American War in 1898 and has been preserved in Philadelphia. She's a one of a kind ship, a national historic monument, and in danger. She needs approximately $10-15 million in repairs to keep her a viable museum for years to come. If you have the resources, or connections to those resources, please consider helping. (full disclosure - there is no financial benefit to me to ask the question - we need to save this ship for posterity). Please contact me at 612-599-1935 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
C-17 checked for radiation - this will be a serious situation for some time to come
Senior Airman Eva Gaus, left, and Senior Airman Jonathan Jones, right, both assigned to 374th Civil Engineer Squadron, indicate all clear to the pilot after checking beta and gamma radiation at Yokota Air Base. A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft transported troops from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and vehicles from Okinawa for relief efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released)