July FTX will commence on 22JUL at 1000 and run thru  16oo on 23JUL.  Location TBD.  This will be a Field Exercise on Team Member Recovery using an emergency locator beacon and radio direction finding equipment.  Recovery Teams  will be coordinated thru the Communications Center.  Should be time Saturday for two runs and another on Sunday  with an AAR.  When we get good at this, we may need to start training some of our Neighbors on the technique.







Another 4th of July has come and gone.  The general mood seemed to be on the fatigued side this year.  We’re all in trouble if the majority of the people have lost sight of the heritage of Independence Day.  The July 6th “Declaration on the Necessity of Taking Up Arms”  conveys the spirit of the Declaration of Independence.



“With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance, employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with our [one] mind resolved to die free men rather than live slaves.”


“In our own native land, in defense of the freedom that is our birthright, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it — for the protection of our property, acquired solely by the honest industry of our forefathers and ourselves, against violence actually offered, we have taken up arms. We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before.”






Elsewhere, the good news is that another holiday season of the religion of peace has come and gone.  With a total body count of 1,639 killed and a little more than that injured in 30 countries, it exceeds the total body count for all of the 1990’s.    This is just a selected slice of the bigger picture of jihadi violence in all the countries they have moved into  under the guise of “immigrant migration”.  In many European countries, as well as here, this has turned into “The Evil Whose Name We Shall Not Speak”.  Could it be that the four European countries in the Visegrad Group are the only ones willing to say they see a pattern here? 



And even more good news developing:  DHS Finally Declared Antifa “Terrorist Organization”.  Now they know what we know.






Some public discussion on similar topics on 12AUG starting at noon, up in Charlottesville’s Lee Park.   Not so much that they will change any body’s mind on these subjects, but maybe make a lot of people know they’re not the only ones that see what’s going on all around them.