The Reunions

I promised you the official declaration yesterday, but the internet decided not to cooperate. Which seems to be the way of things these last couple of months, but we keep on keeping on!

Thanks to all those who responded by email or Facebook to the announcement on the 19th. Your comments were encouraging in the face of so much that seems to be going off the rails, and I appreciate that you took the time to fire off a few lines.

All that said, the news flash today is unavoidable.

As of now, REGROUPEX 20 is postponed, at least until later in the year. So update your calendars, cancel your reservations, and put those plane tickets on hold (maybe the second week of November would be a good place to park them for the short term). I’ll notify the Navy and the hotel in Silverdale, and we can start working on a new date.

U.S. Naval Institute News

  • Sub Force Experimenting with Anti-Fatigue Measures to Mimic Natural Light
    A group of Navy researchers is studying whether blue-blocking glasses or blue-emitting light might be effective countermeasures against fatigue and poor sleep that often plague submariners starved of natural light. Submariners underway don’t get daily exposure to sunrise and sunset, and the constant exposure to artificial light can wreak havoc on their circadian rhythm, the […]
  • Report to Congress on Precision-Guided Weapons
    The following is the June 11, 2021 Congressional Research Service report, Precision-Guided Munitions: Background and Issues for Congress. From the report Over the years, the U.S. military has become reliant on precision-guided munitions (PGMs) to execute military operations. PGMs are used in ground, air, and naval operations. Defined by the Department of Defense (DOD) as […]
  • MDA: U.S. Aircraft Carriers Now at Risk from Hypersonic Missiles
    U.S. aircraft carriers are already facing risks from hypersonic weapons that are now entering the inventory of American adversaries and the Navy has developed early defenses for the threat, the head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said last week before the Senate. “It’s important that we have that capability now because the hypersonic threat […]
  • Philippines Again Pauses Withdrawal From Visiting U.S. Forces Agreement
    For a second time, the Philippine government has paused plans to terminate part of its Mutual Defense Treaty with the U.S. After meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the country’s secretary of foreign affairs in a video posted to Twitter on Monday announced the government’s decision to halt plans to withdraw from the Philippines-United States […]