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About Bob

Husband, father, educator and a career active Army officer with over 27 years of service. Professional focus is military and national security, however, I am not a spokesman for the Department of Defense or the Army. All posts reflect my own personal thoughts and opinions or those of my guests. I look forward to any comments. Thanks!

Congratulations Brigadier General Funkhouser!

On the first day of February 2013, I had the good fortune to attend the promotion ceremony of my close friend and former college roommate – Brigadier General Tony Funkhouser.  Tony and I spent several years together in Company G-2 … Continue reading

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Sea Bright – Hit Hard but Rebuilding

Sea Bright, New Jersey January 10, 2013 William and I were recently visiting Uncle Jeff and Aunt Peggy in their ocean front home in Sea Bright, New Jersey.  We went up to Sea Bright for only one night’s stay so … Continue reading

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Christmas 2012 and New Year 2013

Our family celebrated a nice Christmas and New Year’s this year.  Robby made it successfully to winter break and won a short two week furlough from his beloved asylum on the Hudson – West Point, and our family reunited for … Continue reading

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European Vacation – Not

As always this year has been very busy.  As the frantic pace at work started to accelerate in anticipation of the holiday break, I was selected to do something different that got me out of the office for a while.  … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2012

The day started early when we rousted out the boys to participate in the local neighborhood 5K Turkey Trot.  It was a sunny yet brisk fall morning as the temperature was in the low 40’s at check-in.  The run turned … Continue reading

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Fall is in the Air – Short Stories Anyone?

It has been a long time since I posted something so I need to get back in the game. . . . It’s a beautiful fall morning here in the tidewater.  I was up early to take Stephen to cross-country running … Continue reading

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Interesting Times

An unsettled, and many would argue, a potentially hostile future. Upcoming presidential elections, rising oil prices, a shifting view towards Asia, and plans to reduce Defense Department spending and downsize and re-balance the military. What does it all mean and … Continue reading

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Plebe Parent Weekend

Stephen and I recently attended my eldest son’s “Plebe Parent Weekend.” It was a great event where family had the opportunity to visit their Plebes, see their barracks rooms, meet their professors, and learn more about the Plebe experience. We … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Maestro William!

Check out this winning performance at the 2012 Williamsburg Lion’s Club Bland Scholarship Competition.  Great performance William – bravo! William’s Youtube Channel

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Republican Prospects

What will the November elections bring? I think it is likely we will see a general election with incumbent President Obama facing the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. While my purpose is not to get into politics, it is to highlight … Continue reading

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