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Three Ladies and a Pair of Nylons

As superintendent of one of the wing level sections I was required to attend annual conferences to discuss regulation updates, upcoming operational test and evaluation projects, standardizing operations throughout the command, as well as other items at both Numbered Air Force and Tactical Air Command levels.  1,368 more words

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Think Quick

Anderson Air Force Base (AFB) is located on one end of the island of Guam; Naval Air Station, Agana was located about 30 miles away at the other end of the island.  635 more words

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Swimming With the Big White Fish... or Not

While in the United States Air Force (USAF) I did a stint down at Keesler AFB in Mississippi for technical training.  My family and I arrived there in January, and were to be stationed there for several months.  800 more words

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Beer and a Bite

Having joined the military in 1970, I found myself on several temporary duty (TDY) assignments to Okinawa, Philippines and Guam during the closing years of the Viet Nam Conflict.  629 more words

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One Good Turn Deserves Another

Being stationed in the Philippines at Clark Air Base was a great time!  I learned how to “negotiate” prices when buying off-base; attended the United States Air Force Jungle Survival School; went out into the Negrito village and met the native nomadic people; spent a lot of time shopping for wood carvings, clothes, and local foods; and did a fair amount of bar hopping.  792 more words

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The Changing of the Guard... Not

One of my downfalls while in the military was being a stickler for following the regulations.  After all, a regulation is an order signed by a general.  1,061 more words

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Almost Stepped in It

The other “episode” which took place while at Mildenhall AB was my encounter with a United States Congressman.  It was near the end of the year… Christmas shopping time; apparently, members of Congress have pressing official business at many overseas regions each year at this particular time.  443 more words

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