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ASM826 sent me this one from back in the day… These are the Jeepneys lined up along Magsaysay in Olongapo, a bit later than when I was there… The street is paved in this picture! 🙂 And a jeepney is … Continue reading

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One of those places that ‘literally’ was for the birds… Any guesses??? … Continue reading

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From an old friend via the mil-email string… Occasionally, I venture back to NAS, Meridian, where I’m greeted by animposing security guard who looks carefully at my identification card, handsit back and says, “Have a good day, Master Chief”.   Every time I … Continue reading

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Back in the day, sailors had their bars… Sometimes a whole bunch of them… Olongapo City, back in the 1970s, over 200 bars… Sometimes it was just one bar… George the Crooks in the Azores… There were always places that sailors … Continue reading

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Culled from an email thread back in 2007… I found this when I inadvertently flipped the received dates… There were about eight of us in the discussion, and it went on for about three days. It started as a discussion … Continue reading

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Down in JAX for the MPRA Symposium, and this is a perfect fit… PBY- WWII P-2V7 This one is painted as VP-5 crew nine for a reason… This is the reason… 38 years, but they were returned to their families… … Continue reading

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For those that think ‘drones’ are a new thing… United States Naval Photographic Center film #11473. Antiaircraft practice aboard ship. Footage of Radioplane OQ-2 target drone. From 1945! And in other news, the USAF is converting F-16s to QF-16 drones … Continue reading

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Comfort food! Growing up, a ‘comfort food’ was my grandma’s biscuits. I always remember there being a plate of them in the bread box. I was allowed two, and ONLY two. She’d split them and butter them and I was … Continue reading

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One ‘old school’ and a holiday one for ya… See if you remember these… And how many fought to be the one to run it, and get out of class for a while? Remember the smell??? 🙂 I know they … Continue reading

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Or how you KNOW you’re old… Sigh… On the road for a couple of days, happen to be in a meeting with a couple of old friends, as we’re chatting, and old fart (White hair, white moustache), comes up and … Continue reading