Keeping Faith with the Signal Senders

By Ed Timperlake
December 1995
Upon seeing an erroneous photo caption in the 18 September issue of Time—"NATO jets like this F-14 Tomcat blasted Serb military targets"—I thought a simple, pithy letter of correction ...

Pictorial: Shake Out Some Canvas

Photography by Allan Weisbecker
December 1995
The U.S. Coast Guard has sailed the Barque Eagle as a training platform for its cadets since she was seized from Germany in 1946 as a war prize following the ...

Book Reviews & Books of Interest

December 1995
The TorpedomenRear Admiral E. N. Poland, Royal Navy. Hants, England: Kenneth Mason Publishers, 1994. Apply direct to publisher.Reviewed by William B. BonvillianThe Torpedomen provides a history for Royal Navy veterans ...

The U.S. Navy: Here's Looking at You, Boris

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
December 1995
The massive slowdown in Russian arms development and production is being watched carefully. Among the “watch­ers” are intelligence specialists who analyze satellite photos at the National Photographic Interpretation Center at ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems
December 1995
Satellite Reconnaissance UpgradedThe next-generation U.S. photo-reconnaissance satellite, to be launched later this decade, will be modified—given somewhat less resolution and a higher area-coverage rate—to provide near real-time battlefield information. ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
December 1995
Australian businessman Kevin Mac­Millan’s Toledo Enterprises became the proud owner of one more than slightly used Russian Pacific Fleet Project 641K (NATO Foxtrot class) submarine at Vladivostok in July 1995. ...


December 1995
NOTEBOOK POLICY: Please submit notices five months in advance of your reunion. Reunions with specific dates will be given preference. Notices will be published only once and as space permits. ...

Lest We Forget

By Bob Lawson
December 1995
During late 1944, when the Navy was preparing for the invasion of the Japanese homeland, several new carrier air groups were formed, one of which was Carrier Air Group 92 ...

Comment and Discussion

December 1995
“Keeping the Generation X Junior Officer”(See H. Goetsch, pp. 66-69, October 1995; F. Caldwell, pp. 15-16, November 1995 Proceedings)Lieutenant Joseph A. Listopad, U.S. Navy—(Former) Lieutenant Goetsch’s thesis seems to be ...

Navy-Marine Corps Team: Equalizing the Partnership

By General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
December 1995
Department of the Navy “blue” dollars that fund some Marine Corps programs have a distressing tendency to suffer from a blue- green split that too often resembles a horse-and-rabbit stew: ...

Hunters from the Sea

By Colonel Michael Wyly, U. S. Marine Corps (Retired), and Commander Daniel E. Moore, Jr., U.S. Navy
December 1995
Combining teamwork and individual initiative, naval aviation—for example, this F/A-18 Hornet from the America (CV-66), preparing for a mission in Bosnia—can become the eyes of the ground force, enabling it ...

Around the Knothole

By Commander Frederic A. Prisley, U.S. Navy
December 1995
It’s time for the Navy to change the way it manages its surface warfare manpower and personnel, so we can stop trying to pull all officers through the same knothole. ...

Submarine Design for the Littorals

By Lieutenant Commander James E. Wright, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 1995
Highly capable Los Angeles and Seawolf class sub marines can handle blue-water missions, but the Navy needs a new modular-design submarine to meet littoral requirements within current budget constraints.To ...

Who Needs the Secretariats

By Colonel David A. Smith, U.S. Air Force Reserve (Retired)
December 1995
Significant changes have been made in the roles and authority of DoD leadership over the past 50 years. With more power being transferred to the Secretary of Defense and Chairman ...

Can-Do Is No Longer Enough

By Commander Ty G. Waterman, U.S. Coast Guard
December 1995
Coast Guard Essay Contest WinnerRecent operations attest to the Coast Guard’s can-do ability to fulfill a variety of missions—here, the USCGC Staten Island (WPB-1345) patrols the waters off Haiti ...

A Coast Guard Family Experience

By Chief Warrant Officer Mark Carter, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
December 1995
Coast Guard Essay Contest First Honorable MentionMidway through his Coast Guard career, the author began to understand what his recruiting chief had been saying when he spoke of the ...

Rescuers Can Be Victims, Too

By Commander W. Russell Webster, U.S. Coast Guard
December 1995
Coast Guard Essay Contest Second Honorable MentionThe work of search and rescue can take its toll on even the most veteran Coast Guardsmen. A more comprehensive system of debriefing ...

Professional Notes

December 1995
Joint Planners Respond at Oklahoma City By Commander Charles A. Spencer, MSC, U.S. Navy The Federal Response Plan provides federal assistance to state and local governments impacted by a catastrophic ...

Special: The Birth of Red November

By A. M. Antonov
December 1995
In the Soviet Union the first designs to envision the use of nuclear power in submarines date back to the late 1940s. At the time, the Nuclear Energy Institute began ...

The Fleet Can "Fly Before [We] Buy"

By J. Wood
December 1995
Rigorous testing—"Fly Before You Buy"—can ensure the highest degree of quality control of fleet systems. Nevertheless, allowing the fleet to use limited production subsystems after Developmental Test (DT) but prior ...

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