Byron D. "Jug" Varner
Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Dear Friends,

Our beloved Byron passed on peacefully on November 17th, 2006. We hope you will join his family in celebrating his life and character, and what he has meant to so many people throughout the years.

Byron's passion was this Web site and the research and writing that provided information and perspectives for military active and retired families.

In his honor we will keep the site active and each day present a random article from the archives.

Bonnie Varner, Vickie Varner Johnson, Roy Varner, and Gary Varner

Bonnie J. Varner

Bonnie J. Varner (nee Guthrie) of Sarasota, Fla. passed away peacefully on August 28, 2016. Predeceased by her husband of 62 years (2006) Byron D. Varner (USN Ret.), she is survived by her three children, Vickie Johnson (Jerry) of Osprey, Fla., Roy D. Varner (Wendy) of Odessa, Fla., and Gary Varner (Resa) of Findlay, Ohio, and many beloved grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was a homemaker and loving supporter of her family. Her smile was special! She will be dearly missed.

From the archives:  

Forwarded by Colonel Charlie “Gunship” Spicka via BGen Bob Clements, USAF (Ret)

This is a great video (in two parts) of the new Russian Sukhoi SU-35/37. Don't turn it off when the film stops temporarily for buffering or when the first part goes black. Wait for the second part to begin.

The video lasts 6 minutes and 37 seconds and the video frame has a counter. There is sound and you should be able to enlarge this to full screen.

Good stuff… and you get to see the “Cobra” maneuver several times, where the aircraft pitches up, nearly stops moving forward, then continues on it's original flight path.

Take care and FLY SAFE!!!

CLICK HERE to start.