National Association of Atomic Veterans Convention, Las Vegas, Sept 14

Sandra and I were in Las Vegas for the annual convention of the National Association of Atomic Veterans (NAAV) … a non-profit Veterans Service Organization founded in 1979 for the purpose of assisting America’s atomic vets secure proof of their participating in ionizing radiation exposure events while on active duty. We highly recommend a visit to…

The Short Life of the USS Fall River (CA-131)

The media has been following in real-time the E/V Nautilus (the initials stand for Exploration Vessel) as she explores the underwater wreckage of the American aircraft carrier, USS Independence (CVL-22), one of the 95 target vessels blasted by two atomic bombs at the Bikini Atoll in July 1946 as part of Operation CROSSROADS. Though heavily damaged, the “Indy” was towed…