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For Our Troops

As most of you know, I always deliver Christmas greetings to our troops a little early.  I have to because…well, you know, some of them are in far flung places and it may take a while to get from here to there.  The elves are working diligently but occasionally get a little overwhelmed this time of year with all the mail needing to be sent to and fro.  That’s why I take the opportunity to send my brand of Christmas cheer out early and I do it myself.

On that note…Merry Christmas to you, wherever you are.  Know that your hard work is sincerely appreciated each and every day.  America loves you, and so do I!  That’s why I’ve loaded up my rucksack with warm wishes and good cheer for you. You’ve earned it.

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My sack of Christmas wishes is packed but I feel like something is missing.

Marine Corps Christmas

Oh…I need my official Santa’s helper hat…and let me see if I can compress this load so I can fit even MORE in here.

Military Christmas

O.K.  now I’m all ready to go. If you don’t sleep too deeply, you might catch me as I come by with your gift.

Wishing you a heart full of love and laughter…


Marine Corps Birthday – 2017

242 years old and still going strong.  God bless America and God bless our Marines!


I first saw this video yesterday on my friend’s fantastic blog (Pacific Paratrooper) and I wanted to post it here.




Summer Sunshine courtesy of R. Alvarado

On the last day of summer, I thought I’d bring you something lighthearted and fun…and just a little spicy.  As you know, I love the pin up genre and one of my favorite modern artists is Robert Alvarado.  He creates some lovely images and many of them are the in the military tribute or patriotic themes I love.  He’s got some great examples of fit girls showing a little love for America. If you like the examples of his work I posted here, you may want to visit him on Facebook or Model Mayhem to see more.





Happy last day of summer!!




Commando Man – A Wish Come True

When you’re active on the internet, whether it’s blogging or posting on social media sites, you never know where your photos or writing will turn up.  People re-post things they find all the time so you have to be comfortable knowing your content will spread in  interesting and unusual ways.

I got all excited last weekend because as I was playing around on my Ipad I saw that one of my images was in the tattoo gallery at a place called the Tattoo Hut.  It was in a spot titled “List of Top Men Commando Tattoo Images.”  Now, I have to admit something that I have kept to myself until now.  I’ve always wanted to be a tattoo…or rather, I wanted someone to use one of my images as inspiration for a tattoo.  That might sound strange but it happens all the time.  People find ideas for new ink all over.  My interest in that type of tattoo is simply an extension of my love for the pin up genre.  True, the images people pick are often of celebrity women but there are lots of tattoos based on regular women too.



Some are cartoon-y, some are more realistic, some are funny…and I love them all!  So I was looking forward to seeing what was in the tattoo gallery that had to do with a commando and me.

There were a total of 28 photos in the “List of Top Men Tattoo Images.”  Under the title heading was the line, exactly as written, “Here is the top Men Commando images we have.”  Because of the grammar on the site, I suspect it’s run by a non-native English speaker.  I was number 13 in the gallery.  The following are some of the other photos in the gallery with their captions.


#2 Royal Marine Commando Dagger Tattoo First Forces…


#16 Buff Royal Marines strip off in go commando charity calendar…


#5 Mike Kagee fashion blog David McIntosh is a Royal Commando turned…


#3 QOR Para Coy Tattoo


#6 on the list



Now for my photo – happy number 13 on the list.


#13 Guys commando in sweats. Lady or the guy

Did you read the caption?  Did you?  That’s right.  They weren’t sure if I was a actually a woman or a man going commando in sweatpants.

No!  No! No, wish granters of the universe.  It wasn’t supposed to be me going commando, looking like a man, in a tattoo gallery.  It was supposed to be me as a tattoo on a “commando” (military/patriotic) man from America.  The basic elements were right but they were all mixed up.

I learned a valuable lesson over the weekend and I’m passing my newfound wisdom on to you.

You better be very, very specific when you wish for things!

**This post is not intended to slight the Royal Marine commandos in any way.  The very few Royal Marines I’ve had contact with were lovely but everybody knows I absolutely adore our American military men…

–Tune in tomorrow for the next installment in the Commando Man series —



Celebration Of Service (3-29-2016)

Patriotic Military Pin Up

Not too long ago, I read the following story.

After Being Called ‘Poster of Shame,’ Army Recruiting Sign Tossed for ‘Controversial’ Words of Faith (by Caroline Schaeffer)

A sign in front of an Army recruiting station in Phoenix, Arizona, drew a firestorm before it was removed this week. The issue? The mention of the word “God.”

The poster, which reads, “On A Mission For Both God And Country,” and features the prestigious tabs of Special Forces, Ranger, and Airborne, was pulled after Michael “Mikey” Weinstein, head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), wrote an op-ed on the Daily Kos website:

“There it was; an in-your-face, proselytizing, U.S. Army officially-approved (goarmy.com) recruiting poster on prominent display at an Armed Forces Career Center in Phoenix, Arizona. That outrageously ghastly graphic encapsulates precisely that which we’ve been ceaselessly calling the attention of the American people to for all this time.”


The Army Times caught wind of the controversy, and brought it up to military command. That was the first time they had heard of the poster, the paper writes.

As command explains, the text on the poster could be changed to 47 different “slogans” to pair with the image to suit the local audience. The “God and Country” tagline was not an option:

“Had the process been followed, the copy shown would not have been approved,” [spokesman Brian] Lepley said.

The sign was removed on Friday, hours after command was notified of its existence.

MRFF applauded its removal, but also called for further investigation.

“The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is delighted that the Constitution has been adhered to by the U.S. Army Recruiting Command,” Weinstein said after the poster was removed.

“But whoever, in any way, shape or form, allowed that poster to be designed, prepared and displayed, those individuals should be aggressively investigated and very visibly punished.”

Army Times writes that it is unclear how long the sign has stood outside of the office, but images of the post show up on Reddit and Flickr as far back as October.


Well fine!  The military can’t mention God in an official capacity…but I sure can.  I made a poster of my own based on some cool, old WWII recruiting posters (with artistic help from a friend) . If it offends you, please avert your eyes.  If it doesn’t, good, it’s not meant to.  If you like it, please feel free to download it and pass it on.

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Marine Corps Birthday – 2015

November 10th is when we celebrate the birthday of the United States Marine Corps.  Over the years our faithful Marines have given us plenty to celebrate!

“My only answer as to why the Marines get the toughest jobs is because the average Leatherneck is a much better fighter.  He has far more guts, courage, and better officers…These boys out here have a pride in the Marine Corps and will fight to the end no matter what the cost.” (2nd Lt. Richard C. Kennard, Peleliu, World War II)

Marine Corps

“The Marines…will never disappoint the most sanguine expectations of their country. Never!  I have never known one who would not readily advance in battle.” (Capt. C. W. Morgan, USN in a letter to Brevet BGen Archibald Henderson, 1852

Happy Birthday USMC!

Happy Birthday USMC!


Celebration Of Service Friday (#34)

“For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation.  We make Marines, and we win battles.” (Gen. Charles C Krulak, USMC (CMC); 5 May 1997



Celebration Of Service Friday (#32)

Well helloooo Sailor!  Looks like you’ve got all kinds of appreciation from the ladies!  Some of the photos are silly, all are sweet…and they have to make you smile!

(photos from Google)



















Celebration Of Service Friday (Marine Corps)

United States Marine Corps

United States Marine Corps

“I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.”


Celebration Of Service Friday (Air Force)

United States Air Force

United States Air Force

“For some people volunteering is about giving, but for the likes of you, it is a way of living”  Thank you

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