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Learned skills that will come in handy after I finish my manifesto and try to take over the world.
 

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Hey Lox,

What base was that picture taken on? I was stationed at Kadena, but spent time on all the bases on Okinawa for one reason or another. Camp Lester they pretty much gave all back to the Okinawans except for the hospital now.

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On 2007-02-17 11:38, cobra935o wrote:
Hey Lox,

What base was that picture taken on? I was stationed at Kadena, but spent time on all the bases on Okinawa for one reason or another. Camp Lester they pretty much gave all back to the Okinawans except for the hospital now.

Nathan
It was taken just outside of our barracks on Futema. The Marine Corps Air Station. I left November 1977 and they were in the process of giving it back to the Japanese actually. They were in the process of changing back to driving on the "Wrong" left side of the road. In fact the older Okinawans absolutley hated that and the Japanese in general. For good reason too.
 

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USMC 1979-1987 - five of that on the ROCK (okinawa) and the rest at MCAS Tustin and El Toro - All Air Winger
USMCR 1990-1999 - Intel - Desert Storm, Bosnia, Stuttgart and Hawaii. US Space Command

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Thanks for keeping me busy Motley, made the time go by really quick, PS, I hope the guys I shot were not freinds or family, yes good times indeed.
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Absolutly, If you were 7 UDR I probably already have had a few drinks with you, were were you based? :-D

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Futenma was still alive and well when I left there in 2004. They were talking about moving that base up to somewhere north on the island though cause of all the complaining the Okinawans were making about the helo's and 130s there. They were also complaining about the proposed site of the new base, you would think there was no pleasing them, they were to the point of wanting all US mil off the island. Okinawa was already suffereing with a decrease in tourism, and business moving out, can you imagine if all the US mil moved out of there as well.

On another note, it was always strange to see the stop lights on both sides of the roads, cause they never took the others down, just put em up on the other side of the road when they changed over to driving on the left.

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On 2007-02-18 16:43, doodledog wrote:
Absolutly, If you were 7 UDR I probably already have had a few drinks with you, were were you based? :-D
Bravo Coy. out of 'Ards (Newtownards), spent a fair bit of time at Palace Barracks though. Did a lot of drinking in Bangor, befriended quite a few squaddies at the pubs. I figured those guys just needed to spend some time in a "normal" atmosphere, so my buddies and I invited them to "hang-out" with us. I think the boys appreciated it.

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USN IT/E5 (formerly known as radioman) Right now I'm serving onboard the USS Constitution"Old Ironsides" The oldest commisioned warship afloat. And yes, she still sails and we get underway 8 times a year. Not bad for a 209 year old ship. Before this I was on some DDG's (destroyers) and did two lovely tours off the coast of Iraq.
 

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On 2007-02-19 11:11, Motley wrote:
Bravo Coy. out of 'Ards (Newtownards), spent a fair bit of time at Palace Barracks though. Did a lot of drinking in Bangor, befriended quite a few squaddies at the pubs. I figured those guys just needed to spend some time in a "normal" atmosphere, so my buddies and I invited them to "hang-out" with us. I think the boys appreciated it.
OH well maybe not then, I knew a lot of the Guys at Magrafelt, and also at the old airfield camp outside Enniskillen. :-D
 

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The oldest commisioned warship afloat.

I think Nelson's HMS Victory has it there Smackdoogle, it is still in commission with the Royal Navy and has it's own captain and crew and is afloat but I don't think it sails anymore.

Built between 1759-65 and was of course instrumental in the Battle of Trafalgar.

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Here's an old thread!

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I'd go back and do it again.

Ahhhh...to be single, 24, and in Italy again!
 

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Ok it looks like we're restoring an old thread so I'll chip in.

68W (Combat Medic) in the Army Reserve 2006-2014. Part of me still missing going to drills. In hindsight one of the best decisions I have made in terms of sheer variety of experiences it exposed myself to. A certain part of me thinks that we would live in a better world if military service was compulsory- at a minimum it teaches discipline and how to work with people vastly different than you which otherwise you would have no desire to interact with (two character traits that are at a premium in these days). My biggest regret is that I never got deployed overseas.
 

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Sure, I'll jump in too, keep it going...

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11B for my first three years, wised up and spent the rest of my career in Attack Aviation.
Ft Lewis, WA; Camp Eagle, Wonju, Korea; Ft Campbell, KY; Fliegerhorst Kaserne, Hessen, Germany; Ft Eustis, VA; Portland, OR; Ft Hood, TX, and back to JBLM, WA.
Two trips to Iraq.
Despite the username, I retired an SFC.
 

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Ahhhh...to be single, 24, and in Italy again!
Hang onto those memories! Was in Nice a few years back. Doubt you'd recognize those places. :sick:
 

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Yeah, to be 22 and in Sicily again. I loved it.
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Pensacola repairing T28 and T34 trainer aircraft.
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1970 Triumph Bonneville 650 on and around Mt Etna.
 

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I love old threads. I was an Army brat from birth to 18, then NROTC Marine Option for three years after that. OCS didn't go so well for me, so I did a lateral to the Navy and did two years active: 2000-2002. Construction Mechanic with NMCB One. After some time out, I went back in as a reservist in '06. I'm still in. Most of that time has been with NMCB18. Four more years and I can retire.
 
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