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Nov 23, 2023Liked by CDR Salamander

Happy Thanksgiving, Sal and to the men and women who serve and have served!

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by CDR Salamander

Happy Thanksgiving to CDR Salamander, we are thankful for your leadership!

Holiday routine today - holiday for some, routine for others.

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To our ships at sea...

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by CDR Salamander

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Good day to remember that, despite our many challenges and own goals, we live in the most blessed nation on earth. I’m grateful for the thoughtful community Sal has brought together here on the Porch.

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by CDR Salamander

Thank you CDR. Blessings on you and your family, and everyone at sea this morning.

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Happy Thanksgiving to the porch and all those at sea.

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Hope you and yours have a wonderful thanksgiving!

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by CDR Salamander

Happy Thanksgiving, Sal, & to all.

Sweepers sweepers man your brooms.

Holiday routine for all hands.

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by CDR Salamander

Happy Thanksgiving Front Porch Peeps!!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you CDR, and all of you!!

A good day to pause our complaints and appreciate what we and our previous gens built. As a young and relatively self centered kid, at least I can remember the great Thanksgiving meals I shared aboard ship, after taking duty from those who wanted to be home with family.

Blessings to all!!

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In my Navy career, though I volunteered twice for billets that could/would have put me at the pointy end of the spear, I have yet to be fired at in anger (we’ll see how bad crime gets in my retirement). Two shipboard tours, then a career of fixing and building ships.. That probably makes me more grateful for the people who did find themselves in grave danger than those who never left civvie street will ever understand. Saluting all the trigger pullers.

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A very Happy Thanksgiving to the good CDR and all of the porch!

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late to the porch today. we all have our own reasons to give thanks. Here, thanks to the good Commander, for information, insight, inspiration, 'n entertainment. BZ, Sir.

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We need to both appreciate those who work on holidays, and minimize demands on them. Avoid holiday shopping if you can.

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Nov 26, 2023·edited Nov 26, 2023

Despite all the distractions, there are those on watch engaged in the most intense antiair war since WWII...

"The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Hudner shot down several attack drones over the Red Sea that were launched from Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen early Thursday morning local time, according to U.S. Central Command."

They deserve a whole heap of Thanks and BZ's!

In Dec. 1954, two gents, Brown and Hudner, demonstrated that the USN of the day didn't need any modern 'narratives'...

They deserve a whole heap of Thanks for their Sacrifice and Legacy.

https://youtu.be/G6Z912lMf0c?si=tMKHiI-iF-WL7H5u

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