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INSIDERS VIEW: MILITARY WOMEN'S MEMORIAL 9.11

September 14, 2021 - The Military Womens Memorial for 9.11 ceremonies concluded a 177 mile run to preserve the memory of the 177 servicewomen...
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INSIDERS VIEW

September 14, 2021 - While the Korea Memorial is under construction there is a limited view of the Memorial but there are ten pages in DC PHO...
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HONOR FLIGHT CHICAGO: BACK IN BUSINESS

September 01, 2021 - Honor Flight Chicago rolled into town today signaling the return of Honor Flights and Good Karma! Jenny Brawley and Doug...
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POLICE ESCORTS

August 14, 2021 - This Wednesday, I'm hoping to see the Park Police Escorts as I pull up to the Iwo Jima Memorial. They've been short on p...
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WELCOME HOME!

August 11, 2021 - This Wednesday August 18th, Honor Flight Chicago will be the first Honor Flight to visit DC in some sixteen months. Sid...
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DOCUMENTING THE MALL

August 06, 2021 - Keeping track of the construction and other obstructions to photography and tourism in Washington and the Mall requires...
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EXPANDED HONOR FLIGHT BOOK PROJECT

July 31, 2021 - Selecting the images for the book is an ongoing project and creating them a labor of love. Hopefully they serve as a rem...
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DEAR DR. FAUCI!

July 01, 2021 - I am fully vaccinated and my paperwork is done for Honor Flight. Getting through TSA is ALWAYS a hassle and so I have CL...
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"GOODBYE DEAR... I'LL BE BACK IN A YEAR"

June 21, 2021 - My nephew Dan resurrected this recording he made some twenty years ago of my father's experiences during WWII. Like most...
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VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2021 EXHIBIT

June 11, 2021 - DC PHOTO BOOKS exhibitor Welcome Back! I have missed getting out to document the hubs and anticipating seeing you at t...
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HONOR FLIGHT: BACK IN BUSINESS!!

June 05, 2021 - After what may have been the longest fifteen months in history, Honor Flight has announced that after August 15th, hubs...
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AN INSIDER'S VIEW: TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS

May 24, 2021 - Most Honor Flights visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and are the only groups allowed to bring a bus into the cemeter...
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ARLINGTON CEMETERY REOPENS

May 24, 2021 - PRESS RELEASE THANKS TO DANIEL ARANT: National Park Volunteer, Vietnam Veteran and Historian. Ahead of Memorial Day wee...
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VIETNAM WALL ETCHINGS BY MICHELE SPRY

May 21, 2021 - Michael O'Brien, NPS volunteer at the Vietnam Wall and I were talking about the transition of Honor Flight to Vietnam Ve...
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AN INSIDER'S VIEW: LEAVING A COIN

May 18, 2021 - Leaving a penny means you visited and want to thank the veteran of the armed forces for their service. A nickel left at...
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AN INSIDER'S VIEW: THE CAPITOL BUILDING

May 16, 2021 - This photo of the Inauguration of President Ronald Reagan--the first held on the West Side of the Capitol appeared in LI...
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AN INSIDER'S VIEW: THE NAVY YARD

May 15, 2021 - The Washington Navy Yard requires Military ID and a phone call. It is one of Washington's best kept secrets. In addition...
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SPRING CLEANING

May 11, 2021 - The website has a new design and the shopping cart is in align with the inventory. I have a new warehouse-- "Internation...
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NO GREATER LOVE: GOLD STAR MOMS

May 09, 2021 - Two mothers making a difference. Founding an Honor Flight Network hub (Honor Flight of Greater Lafayette) @Pam Mow and D...
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AN INSIDER'S VIEW: NATIONAL MALL POSTCARD BOOK

April 28, 2021 - Looking to develop a lower priced product than my books, I edited the images in DC PHOTO BOOK down to thirty eight and p...
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AN INSIDER'S VIEW: CHERRY BLOSSOMS MINI BOOK

April 28, 2021 - Like every DC based photographer, the Cherry Blossoms are a rite of Spring (some may say Passage) that we attend to. Sev...
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AN INSIDER'S VIEW: WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE MEMORIAL

April 23, 2021 - Plan time to visit the WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE TO AMERICA Memorial(WIMSA). DC PHOTO BOOK is the only publication that...
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SPEAKING OF TRAVEL

April 19, 2021 - Marilyn Ball, host of SPEAKING OF TRAVEL, an IHEART MEDIA radio show had me on to chat about photography and travel. Mar...
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SENATOR DOLE ASSUMES HONOR FLIGHT AMBASSADOR ROLE

March 21, 2021 - Senator Bob Dole (above right) has taken on a new role - Chair of the Honor Flight Association Ambassadors Program. On...
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PERSONNEL CHANGE FOR HONOR FLIGHT

March 21, 2021 - After three plus years of extraordinary leadership, Dave Nichols is handing the reins of Honor Flight over to Dave Smith...
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A WARRIOR'S PASSING

March 14, 2021 - Flags of Our Heroes was started by Dave Bauer, a Vietnam Veteran and long time Honor Flight supporter. He passed away a...
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CENTRAL MISSOURI NOVEMBER 12, 2019

September 20, 2020 - LAST FLIGHT OF THE SEASON I met Central Missouri Honor Flight at the airport where once again the DCA Honor Flight Volu...
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FLIGHT OF CHAMPIONS: STARS AND STRIPES 10/19/2019 Part Four Homecoming

September 18, 2020 - Homecoming It's hard to describe the intensity of easily 5000 plus people lined up in a gauntlet which it's a pleasure...
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FLIGHT OF CHAMPIONS: STARS AND STRIPES 10/19/2019 Part Three

September 18, 2020 - MAIL CALL We arrived back at BWI after another exciting United States Park Police escort. It's amazing how traffic di...
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FLIGHT OF CHAMPIONS: STARS AND STRIPES 10/19/2019 Part Two

September 17, 2020 - Once aloft, the Green Bay Packers showed why they are so loved by their Wisconsin fans. As soon as the seat belt sign wa...
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FLIGHT OF CHAMPIONS: STARS AND STRIPES 10/19/2019 Part One

September 15, 2020 - I heard that Stars and Stripes had been approached by the Green Bay Packers to do a special flight with retired Packers...
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SAN DIEGO MAY 5, 2019

June 12, 2019 - There were ten plus Honor Flights coming into BWI this morning and so I found myself going through security multiple tim...
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HERDING CATS: COLUMBUS AND NEVADA

June 02, 2019 - I was at the WWII Memorial to photograph Senator Dole yesterday. And while I intended to make a few frames and leave. Ne...
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BLUE RIDGE HONOR FLIGHT 05-04-2019

May 13, 2019 - This was Blue Ridge's first flight into BWI and they used Allegiant Airlines to save money. Not much of an inconvenience...
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SUPER SATURDAY MAY 12, 2019

May 13, 2019 - Too many hubs to plan anything so I decided to motorcycle around the Mall to see how many hubs I could catch. A bit rand...
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BWI WELCOME 05-04-2019

May 12, 2019 - Living in DC, it's much easier to get to Reagan Airport than BWI but I wanted to cover the ground crew there as well for...
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HONOR FLIGHT SATURDAY 04/27/2019

May 02, 2019 - Breezy winds kept the banners blowing and the spirits high on this beautiful day in April. There were ten hubs on the ro...
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GREATER ST. LOUIS HONOR FLIGHT...April 20,2019

April 24, 2019 - "War Heroes on Board" Arriving at the WWII Memorial, I found Greater St. Louis Honor Flight just getting off the buses.
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TALONS OUT...April 20,2019

April 23, 2019 - The 9/11 MEMORIAL The 9/11 Memorial was our first stop. It's an understated Memorial to the lives lost that day. La...
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DCA HONOR FLIGHT ARRIVAL...April 20,2019

April 23, 2019 - I had the opportunity to visit with three Honor Flights this Saturday and work the crowds at the Reagan gates and take t...
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ON THE ROLL--HF 4/06/2019 Rochester

April 16, 2019 - Rochester Honor Flight was escorted by the BWI Brownies a motorcycle group lead by Keith Gentry, a retired Maryland poli...
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ON THE ROLL--HF 2019 AUSTIN

April 08, 2019 - Austin It was a beautiful day in Paradise as @Honor Flight Austin lined up for pictures. Lead by Tina Lee and Alan Be...
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HONOR FLIGHT DCA AND GUILD TRAINING

March 09, 2019 - Lauren Burycka and W.Bart Smith of Honor Flight DCA with Christina Bauer of The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Was...
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HONOR FLIGHT SUMMIT 2019

February 19, 2019 - Honor Flight continues to grow and prosper. Dave Nichols (aka: Sparky) has streamlined operations and the board's choice...
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BADGER HONOR FLIGHT

December 06, 2018 - Honor Flight DCA put together a special welcome for Jody McClain and Brian Ziegler on their last flight as leaders of Ba...
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SOUTHERN COFFEE COUNTY KANSAS HONOR FLIGHT 11/2018

November 15, 2018 - Jeff True a high school a 29 year social studies teacher and leader of Southern Coffey Honor Flight let me know they wer...
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RAIN OR SHINE: CENTRAL MISSOURI HONOR FLIGHT 11/5/2018

November 12, 2018 - What a treat! Arlington National Cemetery in the rain on a Fall Day with the foliage turning. Riding along with Central...
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Quarters One, Twilight Tattoo and Army Salute Awards

October 16, 2018 - If you love parades, this was not to be missed. This day long event was a salute to civilians who have made significant...
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On the Mall with Blue Ridge Honor Flight: Saturday 10/6/2018

October 11, 2018 - So I was asked and honored to make this picture of Blue Ridge Honor Flight this year. Blue Ridge was on the cover of the...
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DCA HONOR FLIGHT VOLUNTEERS: Weather Or Not! 10/06/2018

October 11, 2018 - A foggy morning on the East Coast delayed Blue Ridge Honor Flight for more than three hours but during that time, we had...
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Honor Flight Super Saturday Sept 29, 2018

October 04, 2018 - HERDING CATS San Diego This Saturday started off with Honor Flight San Diego. Dave Smith and volunteers and guardi...
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FLAG CITY HONOR FLIGHT: October 2, 2018

October 03, 2018 - WWII MEMORIAL Deb Wickerham with Flag City Honor Flight rolled in with four buses and lots of Ohioans waiting at the...
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Central Missouri Honor Flight: A Day in the Life

October 03, 2018 - I've had the opportunity to ride along with Central Missouri a few times. Rain or shine, it's been a picture perfect exp...
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DCA HONOR FLIGHT VOLUNTEERS

September 27, 2018 - The Washington Metro area has stepped up to the plate for Honor Flight. DCA HONOR FLIGHT VOLUNTEERS are the heart of the...
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Honor Flight at the WWII Memorial: September 15, 2018

September 17, 2018 - With seven Honor Flight hubs inbound and a couple of marathons in progress, I decided to get to the WWII Memorial and le...
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9/11/2018 HONOR FLIGHTS GREATER LAYFAYETTE AND WEST COAST FLORIDA

September 11, 2018 - Greater Layfayette Honor Flight So a couple of weeks ago, I ran a blog post entitled "Piper Available" and Dana Vann...
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BUGLER AVAILABLE

September 02, 2018 - Ben Corner is an experienced Bugler looking for work at Honor Flight events and the like. He's got a gift as I've heard...
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PIPER AVAILABLE!

August 30, 2018 - I stopped by the WWII Memorial to photograph Honor Flight of the Ozarks and while waiting, met the bagpiper J.R. Arthur,...
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Marine Corps Silent Drill Team August 8, 2018

August 10, 2018 - As Honor Flight inevitably shifts its focus to Korea and Vietnam, the plaza of the Lincoln Memorial has become a great p...
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HONOR FLIGHT CHICAGO WITH GENERAL POWELL

August 09, 2018 - Honor Flight Chicago was out in force yesterday with one hundred Korean veterans and easily twice as many Guardians, Med...
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Senator Bob Dole June 9, 2018

June 10, 2018 - I went down to the Memorial yesterday to visit with Senator Dole. The last time I saw him was with Jeff Miller in Decemb...
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Honor Flight Chicago 6/6/2018

June 10, 2018 - Fooled 'em again. Rob Williamson and I with the help of all one hundred plus volunteers to keep the area clear were able...
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Honor Flight West Central Florida 6-5-2018

June 06, 2018 - A beautiful day and in need of a walk I headed down to the Lincoln Memorial where I finally had the opportunity to photo...
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SUPER WEDNESDAY HONOR FLIGHT 5_23_2018

May 23, 2018 - I was delighted to be invited by Scott Knauf to visit with Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. I headed down to the WWII Memor...
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NEVER FORGOTTEN AND ND/MN 5/21/2018

May 22, 2018 - HONOR FLIGHT ND/MN As I stepped out of my cab, Honor Flight of ND/MN was just getting into formation for a photograph....
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BADGER HONOR FLIGHT May 12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - I took up Brian Ziegler and Jody Babler McClain of Badger Honor Flight on their invitation to do a "ride along". Once at...
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Honor Flight Chicago May 9, 2018

May 10, 2018 - Today, I met Honor Flight Chicago at the Air Force Memorial. We were quickly enroute to the WWII Memorial. On hand were...
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Honor Flight May 5, 2018 AM

May 06, 2018 - LIVING IN PARADISE: AM Saturday AM. Court Van Sickler of Honor Flight San Antonio had started to arrange his group for...
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Stars and Stripes Honor Flight May 5, 2018 PM

May 05, 2018 - Honor Flight May 5, 2018 PM It was nice to get out to the 9-11 Memorial to meet Stars and Stripes out of Wisconsin. I u...
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Central Missouri Honor Flight April 26, 2018

April 27, 2018 - With the new copies of the new HONOR FLIGHT photo book in hand, I headed down to visit with Central Missouri Honor Fligh...
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HONOR FLIGHT APRIL 17, 2018

April 17, 2018 - WEEKDAY WARRIORS Today there were three hubs in town. All were escorted by the National Park Police. As my cab near...
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HONOR FLIGHT CHICAGO APRIL 11, 2018

April 10, 2018 - HONOR FLIGHT CHICAGO April 11, 2018 Life is sweet! When I need a break from DC's endless chatter, I jump on my scooter...
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DC PHOTO BOOK: THIRD EDITION

June 15, 2016 - It was a great treat to heft the weight of the new DC PHOTO BOOK. At 160 pages and forty new pages of new memorials and...
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Rain or Shine: Honor Flight Chicago's 70th Flight

May 14, 2016 - A gallery of selects from Honor Flight Chicago's May 11, 2016 flight It was an amazing time at the WWII Memorial with 10...
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SUPER SATURDAY APRIL 2, 2016

April 08, 2016 - A rainy morning didn't deter DC Guardians and National Park Service volunteers from getting down to the Memorial. The fl...
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Honor Flight 2016 looks Rosie

April 05, 2016 - The 2016 Flying Season began with the "Rosies" brought to DC by Talons Out Honor Flight and sponsored by Ford Motor Comp...
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Cherry Blossoms for 2017

March 26, 2016 - I am publishing a "mini book" of Cherry Blossom images. It should be available in mid May. Like every DC based photograp...
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SPRING 2015

March 14, 2015 - FREE SHIPPING through the end of May to Honor Flights. These books call forth a lifetime of memories and are both inexpe...
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AN INSIDER'S VIEW: HERDING CATS

February 21, 2015 - HONOR FLIGHT SUMMIT 2015 PHOTOGRAPHY: PLANNING, LOCATION, PHOTO WORK-FLOW AND CREATING A VISUAL DATABASE Memorializin...
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2014 FALL HONOR FLIGHT WRAP UP

November 12, 2014 - WWII MEMORIAL: 2014 FALL SEASON WRAP UP As we coast to the end of the Honor Flight Flying Season, I’ve already made...
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Honor Flight cofounders win "Caring Award"

October 14, 2014 - Jeff Miller and Earl Morse, co- founders of @ Honor Flight Networ k at the WWII Memorial with @Rolland Kidder of Frtiend...
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FALL FLYING SEASON

September 29, 2014 - "BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!" The Fall Flying Season is on and Honor Flight Hubs are arriving almost daily. There are...
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Moto Photo: The Finger Lakes 2014/ Part One

August 24, 2014 - A "find" on a BMW F800ST motorcycle located just above the Finger Lakes in Camden, New York presented an opportunity for...
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Cruising the Chesapeake

June 02, 2014 - In my never-ending quest to get out on the water and play with new gear, I've been taking day trips down around the Bay.
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DC BLOOMING! HONOR FLIGHTS ON THE ROLL!

April 13, 2014 - I have the good fortune to have chosen Washington, DC as a lifestyle completely mixing my professional and business life...
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DC PHOTO BOOK AT SPY MUSEUM

March 05, 2014 - DC PHOTO BOOK SIGNING AT SPY MUSEUM Spring is fast approaching but not even spies know when the Cherry Blossoms will...
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WWII Memorial Exhibit at WIMSA

February 16, 2014 - WIMSA (WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE TO AMERICA) is probably the best-kept secret in Washington, DC. It is is one of the mor...
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Infrared Photography II: DC PHOTO BOOK

January 23, 2014 - White balance seems to be the key to infrared photography. It’s been bitterly cold in Washington, DC and I am still not...
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Infrared Imaging: DC PHOTO BOOK

January 19, 2014 - As an early adopter of digital imaging, I have had the opportunity to explore and write about the transition from film t...
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DC PHOTO BOOK: The C&O Canal

December 09, 2013 - The C&O Canal at 30th Street. The Canal was a project set in motion up by George Washington. He saw it as the Nation’s G...
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