SEA STATE 698 – Yokosuka Approach BY CHUCK MERKEL   I originally made a Facebook post for my shipmates and Challen asked if he could use what I had written Continue Reading →

Reflecting on Silent Service

How our micro-world in submarine sonar helped contribute to the end of the Cold War Writer’s Note: Blogging is about life, gratitude for things irreplaceable like valued relationships, and, quite frankly, Continue Reading →

Manly Man Talk: Passage to Manhood

When did you become a Man? 5:35 Writer’s Note: This is the last day of my children’s one week vacation from school, them having had a time off for President’s Continue Reading →