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Google Street View Shows Pittsburgh’s Incredible Transformation BY VIRGINIA MONTANEZ June 24, 2014 (Click)
The history of Pittsburgh began with centuries of Native American civilization in the modern Pittsburgh region. Eventually French and British explorers encountered the strategic juncture where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers meet to form the Ohio. The area became a battleground when France and Britain fought for control in the 1750s.
Following American independence in 1783, the village around Fort Pitt continued to grow. The region saw the short-lived Whiskey Rebellion, when farmers rebelled against federal taxes on whiskey. The War of 1812 cut off the supply of British goods, stimulating American manufacture. By 1815, Pittsburgh was producing large quantities of iron, brass, tin, and glass products. By the 1840s, Pittsburgh had grown to one of the largest cities west of the Allegheny Mountains. Production of steel began in 1875. By 1911, Pittsburgh was producing half the nation's steel. Pittsburgh was a Republican party stronghold until 1932. The soaring unemployment of the Great Depression, the New Deal relief programs and the rise of powerful labor unions in the 1930s turned the city into a liberal stronghold of the New Deal Coalition under powerful Democratic mayors. In World War II, it was the center of the "Arsenal of Democracy", producing munitions for the Allied war effort as prosperity returned. Read All!
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Congratulations to our submarines and submariners | In Our
By: rwalker Veterans Life
“Of all the branches of men in the forces there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariners.”
That quote is widely attributed to Sir Winston Churchill, the great World War II prime minister of Great Britain. It sums up better than we could the dedication and commitment of those who patrol our seas from the depths.
And so it is with great pride that we salute the United States Submarine Force for successfully completing its 4,000th nuclear deterrence patrol since the ballistic-missile submarine USS George Washington completed the first deterrent patrol in January 1960.
Eight of the nation’s 14 ballistic missile submarines are based at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. Ballistic missile submarines patrol the Pacific and the Atlantic 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. “This operational tempo is one of the highest among any of the nation’s military forces,” writes LCDR Brian Badura, public affairs officer for Commander, Submarine Group Nine, in Silverdale. “… Strategic deterrence remains a cornerstone of U.S. national security policy in the 21st century, particularly in today’s turbulent global environment.” Read All!
Get to know American Legion Post 109 | My View
By: rwalker Veterans Life
By DAVID PITTMAN
“Silverdale has an American Legion post? Where is it?”
These are the two questions frequently asked of our members when the public sees one of our distinctive Legion blue caps.
The answers are simple.
The John D. “Bud” Hawk Post 109 has been in Silverdale since 2012 and we don’t have a post home, yet. We do, however, meet monthly on the third Monday at 7 p.m. at All Star Lanes, 10710 Silverdale Way.
Our post honors World War II veteran John D. “Bud” Hawk. Mr. Hawk was awarded the Medal of Honor and was a local educator and principal of Brownsville School. He passed away in November 2013.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization on the four pillars of: a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs.
Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to more than 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at more than 2.3 million wartime veterans in 13,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
In just over three years, Post 109 has expanded in membership to almost 70 members consisting of veterans who have served honorably for less than a year to more than 30 years. Read All!
Base HC Member loses home due to July Forest Fire
Ed Terney, of Mallot, on the Okanogan River in Eastern WA, lost home. See Bremerton Base Face Book for his e-mail ad.
"This may be of interest to some of the base members. I lost my house (home) and everything. A friend called me while I was watching the recorded news, said I had better look outside where the fire was. I went outside and I was about 2 city blocks from me moving about 20 mile per hour in my direction. Went back inside got my overnight case out of the bedroom closet, new razor and charger on bat...hroom sink, picked up my camera on kitchen table and that is all I saved. Stayed with some friends till 10th of August and have been living in a motel since waiting for my new house to be built. I’m thankful that my insurance paid of the 3rd day after the fire and I was able to purchase another place, got a builder and plans for a new house in a different location closer to town. I would appreciate it if you would pass my e-mail address to my shipmates. Ed Terney, YNC(SS) USN(RET)"
Dates: 27-30 August, 2015
Location: Bremerton, Washington
Points of Contact:
Dave Talley – email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (210) 834-4234
Mal Wright – email: email@example.com, phone: (509) 308 7450
The 2015 Reunion will be held in the Bremerton/Bangor/Silverdale area, where there are plenty of attractions and many submarine connections. Hotel reservations will be available near the Reunion headquarters in downtown Bremerton, close to the Ferry Terminal. Interested shipmates are encouraged to access the reunion website: www.usswillrogers.com.
Active Associate Member's Wife Passes
Condolences are in order for associate member Ed Foskett and family.
Ed's wife, Joanne ,suffered a a severe stroke on Sept 3rd, and passed away in the early morning hours of Sept 5th. A memorial service will be held at Evergreen Lutheran Church in Seabeck on October 18 at 11 a.m.