In April of 2008, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) was well underway across Afghanistan and neighboring regions. The campaign had been launched in response of a coordinated terrorist attack on American soil on 11 September 2001. The situation in the Afghani territory of Helmand in early April of 2008 was thatContinue Reading

Title: Teaching History Type: Presentation Date: Friday, 22 January 2021 Time: 19:00 CDT – 20:00 CDT Location: The Havoc on Twitch Streaming: HistoryKid Live Stream Availability: Open to the Public   History is a fickle thing.  She is not a kind mistress nor a peaceful one.  For many young peopleContinue Reading

Title: From the Shadows: The SR-71 Blackbird Type: Presentation Date: Friday, 27 November 2020 Time: 18:00 CDT – 19:00 CDT Location: The Havoc on Twitch Streaming: HistoryKid Live Stream Availability: Open to the Public   The SR-71 Blackbird is perhaps one of the most iconic aircraft from the Cold War era. Continue Reading

Title: The Ghosts of Quarters One Type: Presentation Date: Friday, 9 October 2020 Time: 18:00 CDT – 19:00 CDT Location: The Havoc on Twitch Streaming: HistoryKid Live Stream Availability: Open to the Public   Nestled into the banks of Arsenal Island in the Mississippi River, Quarters One has a richContinue Reading

The article listed below is what I like to call, evidence of education through trial and error.  This was composed my second year of undergrad – at a university that offered no military history courses and barely afforded any honor or homage to the military profession.  It has a sisterContinue Reading

Title: She was called Annie: The History of the Triple Threat Weapon Type: Presentation Date: Saturday, 12 September 2020 Time: 18:00 CDT – 19:00 CDT Location: The Havoc on Twitch Streaming: HistoryKid Live Stream Availability: Open to the Public Presentation Slide Deck: THON.PPT.200910.001   This event has already occurred andContinue Reading

Greetings and salutations one and all.  I hope everyone has had a great August.  Here at Havoc HQ it has blown by in more ways than one.  I have a few updates to share, a couple of apologies to make, and some updates on what we have going on inContinue Reading

On Monday 10 August 2020, a severe weather event known as a derecho raced across Iowa, Illinois, and into parts of states adjacent.  In the wake of that storm, tens to hundreds of thousands of people (myself included) were without power.  Some still are.  The economic, business, and agricultural damageContinue Reading