Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; November 2022

November 2022 wasn’t the best month. Between Hurricane Nicole to family medical issues during the Thanksgiving Holiday, I didn’t have much radio time. While there may have not been extraordinary events like the USS Ford working off the coast or P-8s on temporary duty in Savannah, the month did provide some interesting listening. Notable during… Read More Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; November 2022

The Jacksonville Naval Museum/USS Orleck, Fort Caroline, and the Jacksonville Zoo – Overnight Jacksonville Road Trip Radio Report; 13/14 November 2022

On Sunday and Monday, I took an overnight road trip to Jacksonville to visit the Jacksonville Naval Museum/USS Orleck (DD-886), Fort Caroline, and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Even though a cold front moving through brought cloudy skies, it was still a good weekend and I enjoyed visiting a new museum ship, walking the trails… Read More The Jacksonville Naval Museum/USS Orleck, Fort Caroline, and the Jacksonville Zoo – Overnight Jacksonville Road Trip Radio Report; 13/14 November 2022

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; October 2022

October was another month in which some family medical issues dominated the month. Nevertheless, the radio time that I had was extraordinarily productive and interesting. Highlights of the month included the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Carrier Strike Group working off the Georgia/Florida coast, VMFA(AW)-533 returning from a UDP to MCAS Iwakuni, VP-5 and VP-8… Read More Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; October 2022

History, Mountains, and Waterfalls – Northeast Georgia and Northwest South Carolina Mini Road Trip Radio Report; 8-10 October 2022

Since the beginning of October brought a lot of stress, a short road trip was in order, so I took a short road trip up through the Central Savannah River Area to Northeast Georgia and Northwest South Carolina over the weekend. The first day of the trip was a pleasant drive up through the Central… Read More History, Mountains, and Waterfalls – Northeast Georgia and Northwest South Carolina Mini Road Trip Radio Report; 8-10 October 2022

Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; September 2022

September was an average MilCom month here in Coastal Georgia. The only notable event was the passing of Hurricane Ian off the Georgia coast after it wrecked Florida. TEAL ##, the callsign for the 53rd WS WC-130Js are not a callsign that coastal listeners like to hear performing operational missions… On the other hand, the… Read More Coastal Georgia Military Monitoring Recap; September 2022

Civil War History and a Visit to the Riverbanks Zoo – Columbia, SC Overnight Road Trip; 18/19 September 2022

I took an overnight road trip to Columbia, SC on Sunday and Monday, visiting the Rivers’ Bridge State Historic Site in Erhardt, SC on the way to Columbia and visiting the Riverbanks Zoo and Saluda Factory historic site in Columbia before heading back to Savannah on Monday. I had never visited either Rivers’ Bridge or… Read More Civil War History and a Visit to the Riverbanks Zoo – Columbia, SC Overnight Road Trip; 18/19 September 2022

Book Review: The Forgotten Fleet: The Story of the British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45

I just finished reading John Winton’s The Forgotten Fleet: The Story of the British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45 about the Royal Navy in the Pacific Theater in the closing stages of World War II. Often times, the most mention you get of the Royal Navy in the Pacific in 1944 and 1945 is that they were… Read More Book Review: The Forgotten Fleet: The Story of the British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45

Possible Bold Quest Exercise and Civil Air Patrol Activity in Coastal Georgia

On 1 August, two French Air Force Rafales, FRENCH AIR FORCE 9171 (Rafale C, 119 French AF, EC03.030) and FRENCH AIR FORCE 9172 (Rafale B, 354, French AF EC01.004) arrived at the Savannah CRTC/ADC at the Savannah-Hilton Head IAP. They were supported by FRENCH AIR FORCE 4010 (A330 MRTT, 041, French AF ERVTS01.031) and FRENCH… Read More Possible Bold Quest Exercise and Civil Air Patrol Activity in Coastal Georgia