Grantville Gazette 77 features several stories of the USE armed forces in the new timeline. Henrik has secret USE Air Force plans in Iver P. Cooper's "Con Air." Marines face military justice in "The Proper and Correct Marine Response: A Tale of the USE Marines" by Tim Sayeau. Next, Anne Keener provides a change of pace with a story about zealous students in "Lord of the Fruit Flies." Navy Lieutenant Commander Matt Tisdel comes home to Grantville in "The Return of the Prodigal Son" by Kerryn Offord. Sergeant Hartmann continues training both officers and men in "Honing the Blade, Part 2" by Nick Lorrance. Iver P. Cooper also has a non-fiction article about airships: "The Wind is the Enemy, Part 2." Bjorn Hasseler discusses "The USE Army." Kristin Kathryn Rusch looks at technology in an urban area in her column "Notes from The Buffer Zone: Discovering a New World" And David Carrico presents "Pendragon," in which a writer receives a mysterious visitor.