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.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Don't Mess with the Marines
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 10, 2011) Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) participate in a live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group is conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California. COMPTUEX is a training exercise designed to test capabilities and ensure overall readiness before deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Behnke/Released)