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The Lexicans · 7h ago

Lest We Forget

By lex, on September 18th, 2009 For many years I was stationed at NAS Lemoore, California. The base took its hits back during the Vietnam War, a fact to which the little brass plaques on the...
The Lexicans · 7h ago

A Memorial Day Message From Lex

Previously posted, but bears repeating.
The Lexicans · 1d ago


By lex, on September 3rd, 2009 For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. — Leonardo D...
The Lexicans · 2d ago

Woefully Ignorant

By lex, on September 3rd, 2009 Glenn Greewald (et al.) may or may not be an exceptional constitutional lawyer – I’m ill equipped to judge – but he really ought to steer clear of military his...
The Lexicans · 3d ago

Turning and Turning in the Widening Gyre

By lex, on August 29th, 2009 Found myself regularly checking the oil temps on the moto, on account of the furnace-like blasts coming up. It’s a good bike, but it is air cooled. Temps were in...
The Lexicans · 4d ago

Agitprop II

By lex, on August 26th, 2009 I was half-listening to NPR on the way in to work this morning, and of course the main topic of discussion was the late senator from Massachusetts. The senator f...
The Lexicans · 5d ago

In the Mail

By lex, on August 23rd, 2009 If you grew up with a martial mindset in the late 70s and early 80s, it was impossible not to be aware of the magazine “Soldier of Fortune.” A quick perusal of t...
The Lexicans · 5d ago

The Box Office

By lex, on August 20th, 2009 Got this through the email pipe. While the C-5 was turning over its engines, a female crewman gave the G.I.s on board the usual information regarding seat belts,...
The Lexicans · 6d ago

You Can’t Judge

By lex, on August 15th, 2009 Three flights today with the Barnstormers. The first with a couple of young men from Southwest England, sponsored by their parents while (whilst?) on holidays. M...
The Lexicans · 1w ago

The Gutless Cutlass

By lex, on August 9th, 2009 When I was going through my initial FRS CQ in the FA-18 – the first time we, as fledgling naval aviators would land aboard ship at night – the landing signal offi...