Posts Tagged ‘Strategic Air Command’

My Dad–Lt. Col. Bernie Claxton, USAF-Retired  Happy Father’s Day 2014. My Dad has the distinction of being the only person I’ve ever known who got thrown out of a little league baseball game.  It happened in 1974 or ’75, perhaps’76, but he was our coach. The umpire was making calls that Dad felt weren’t being […]

Veterans Day 2013: Thanks Dad, Mom and Families USAA, the military insurance company, has sort of backed into the theme of this post, almost by accident it seems, but in part because what they’re saying is true. When they have a dependent talk about “mine having been earned” through the service of another, they’re really […]

Image via Wikipedia A long time ago back in Atwater, CA on Castle AFB, (now closed and largely flattened) I used to spend my summers from my 8th grade and 9th grade summers at the Officer’s Club Pool.  One of the lifeguards for both years was Michael J. Noret.  I think his dad had been […]




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