Salty Art Sparks the Imagination

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Back in the old days only bikers, sailors and hookers had tattoos. Continue reading

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Honoring the USS Arizona Memorial

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Being on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise, 80-feet above the water, I could clearly see the rusted remains of the USS Arizona sunk in the harbor mud just a short distance away. Continue reading

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Great Sea Stories Part One

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A good sea story has a nautical disaster, a shipmate gone mad, a monster up from the briny deep, and if none of that, a sailor having a good shag with a dark-eyed beauty in a tropical port. Continue reading

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When the Wife Sees a Picture of You in Sin City

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It’s a bad thing when you’re a sailor and your wife back home sees pictures of you on liberty in the Philippines. Continue reading

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“How much is your bar fine?”

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Chris drank a TruCola and admired the delicate line of Maribell’s jaw and her long black hair falling on petite shoulders. Maribell liked his clean shaven chin and the way his T-shirt stretched across his chest. She was relieved that he sat back and kept his hands to himself. Continue reading

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Sailors Take Warning (Part 5 of 5)

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Kate and Terrance are interrogated about the USS Nimitz’s ill-fated voyage. In the aftermath the whole world discovers what happened . . . or do they? Continue reading

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Sailors Take Warning (Part 4 of 5)

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The Nimitz arrives on the equator and the ancient hazing rituals begin: A beauty contest is held, the jolly roger is hoisted on the flag staff, and throughout the ship Shellbacks begin thrashing the lowly pollywogs . . . and then all hell breaks loose. Continue reading

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Sailors Take Warning (Part 3 of 5)

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Working together, can crash investigator Shakley and NIS detective Keef, figure out who’s causing trouble aboard the USS Nimitz? Captain Brandt influences the investigation, while Captain Fox wants only to restart the ship’s cloaking system. Continue reading

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Sailors Take Warning (Part 2 of 5)

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Captain Fox is obsessed with making the Nimitz’s cloaking system a success, so he delegates authority over the crew to his executive officer, Captain Brandt. And Brandt wants to keep Captain Fox happy, so he coerces the ship’s medical officer to cover up the problems in the morgue. Continue reading

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Sailors Take Warning (Part 1 of 5)

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When alarms go off aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz, corpsman Kate Conrad runs to the scene of accidents and injuries. But after 93 days at sea, Kate is suspicious about strange activities in the ship’s morgue, so she conducts her own gossipy investigation. Continue reading

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