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Odd and Disturbing

MV Maersk Tigris' last voyage track, as of 4.29.15 (Credit: MarineTraffic)

MV Maersk Tigris’ last voyage track, as of 4.29.15 (Credit: MarineTraffic)

While Revolutionary Guard boats often harass passing vessels, the capture of the MV Maersk Tigris appears to be something new. Here’s my piece at Defense One.

Farewell, and onward!

Today’s my last day at Defense News; defenseoneI’m heading off to be the deputy editor of Defense One, Atlantic Media’s national-security publication.

I couldn’t be more excited about the new job; it’ll put me back in the thick of covering news, and will allow me to work with great folks, some of whom are former colleagues and others I know so far only by reputation.

2002: Navy Times senior reporter John Burlage receives the Superior Public Service Award from Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations. (U.S. Navy photo)

Here’s Navy Times senior reporter John Burlage, a retired Navy master chief journalist and a mentor to me and many others, receiving the Superior Public Service Award from Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, in 2002. (U.S. Navy photo)

But it’s a bittersweet moment as well. I joined Gannett Government Media back in 1997 when it was still Army Times Publishing Company. As a new Navy Times reporter, I learned about covering the military from a retired master chief journalist, who drilled into his charges the importance of serving readers who have chosen the path of military service. I went on to work for Defense News in 2001, later took over Armed Forces Journal (and C4ISR Journal and Training & Simulation Journal as well), and last year moved back to Defense News. At each step, I learned from colleagues and contributors who were generous with their time and thought, and I am grateful for all of their help and counsel.

Now it’s time for new lessons and new challenges. Farewell, Defense News, and hello, Defense One!

Comet comet comet

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken from the Philae lander. (ESA)

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken from the Philae lander. (ESA)

I’m more excited about the European Space Agency’s landing on Comet 67P than I expected. Here’s a bunch of links about it:

Rebuilding the site

Hi, all. Just a note to say that I’m slowly rebuilding the site after some hacker erased it. No, foolishly, I didn’t have a mirror Cheap Jewelry Canada backup. But I do have the text, images, and media, and so I will have it all back online eventually.

Meanwhile, I am also taking the opportunity to move navybook.com to a new ISP and shift it from handcoded HTML to WordPress.

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