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    Retired USAFR Mar 7 2009
    Last duty station Pope AFB 440th MXG Avionics Branch Chief
    Willow Grove ARS 1984- 2007 913th AW Avionics Comm/Nav supervisor2003-2007, 1999-2003 Pro - Super, 1990- 1999 Avionics AGCS supervisor, 1986- 1990 WG-13 AGCS Technician, 1984-1986- WG08 AGE Technician--- 1968-1970 C-130A electrician Naha AB Okinawa- 1971-1972 8th TFW Ubon RTAFB-
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  1. Ken forgets while he was at Naha he was TDY from CCK, so Sonny is 1 up on him here! Ha Ha!
  2. Sonny I have a copy of the paper and will somehow get it to you!
  3. Sonny, got back from Eglin cant sleep thought I'd get back to you about the Ubon Reunion. Only ran into 1 Blind Bat person just as we were assembling for outside picture by the SR-71. We talked a bit he saw my7 BB pin told him i would see him and give him 1 on return from Hurlburt, this was Wednesday did not see him rest of reunion did not get his name. I will post and see if he responds. A lot of Spectre people in fack the local newspaper did an interview with Spectre guys who crewed First Lady which sits outside munitions museum by Eglin. Hurlburt was pretty cool. We walked around MC - 130 and were let insiude AC-130U with sensor operators to answer questions later we were given brief on the new AC-130J. I think I surprised the Flight Engineer with the Questions I asked but I finally found out what the bubble or protrusion is just forward of the right wing root up top. I dont think I can talk about it on thgis website for its classified. Hey Ken you still look young in the photos!
  4. Tiny, we thought the APN/241 colored radar was the nuts ! just take a look at this mean nosed MC-130J gives it a mean look doesn't it? far cry from the AWADS at Pope!
  5. Naha Okinawa 374th FMS Electric shop 4 Sqdns of C-130As, 21st, 35th, 817th, 40yworst (41St) being so close to ocean Anti Skid, and anyone out there who was there will back me up the "A" Model fire light (fire warning) was a nightmare. And 1 of the S@#$ jobs was replacing or repairing terminal strips under flt deck just inches from the removable steps about 8 inches from floor upside down on a shelf. I would do it all over again in a minute!
  6. I was Pro Sup at Masera in 03-04 there is a monument of the 8 Airman lost Desert ! the mission coin has the monument on the 1 side dedication on the 1 side.
  7. Sonny, after Chanute Aircraft Electricians school I went straight to Naha, took a bus from Kadena to Naha was put in FMS barracks "the hill" looked down on flight line and gasped what in the world is this the A model Herc. I worked a few other frames most notable the F-4 at Ubon 71-72, but spent the rest of my career as an ART on E model 130s 63 models to be exact. I spent the last 4 years of my career at Pope as Avionics Branch Chief the 440th on 87-88 models from Milwaukee . Yes the Herc is was and always will be a great aircraft . Anytime, Anywhere, you call we haul!
  8. Thanks Bob, now there are ! pictures to show my son, to help him understand how life was for a nineteen yr old kid from Pennsylvasnia first time away from home doing 90 - 120 days TDY in country then to fly 8 hrs to Okinawa, shower catch a skoshie cab and head down town Namanoue
  9. Sonny, what can I say I am speechless! It was a time 65- to 72 where we grew up real quick! Naha for me was my first real time away from home and at 19 yrs old . I met some of the greatest people and to this day I would do it all over again! Ken will remember being sent down from CCK because we were undermanned in the FMS. When I got to the 374th FMS Electric shop Tsgt Lucero was the NCOIC, most of our 5-7 levels were either at TSN, CRB, or up in Ubon, plus can't forget "E" flt ( Vinny A.) oh and we were working 12's with no days off. When I left in June of 70 we had a SMSGT as NCOIC, the work schedule was 8 hr rolling shifts 4 on 3 off and each shift had at least 4 MSgt.s
  10. Thanks Ken, now I'm getting nostalgic, time to hit you tube for that song again, you know the road to Naminoue!! Have an Orion on me Ken!
  11. I remember a C-141 which went in after takeoff sometime around 1968-1969. And theres a B-52 in the water at Anderson which went in on takeoff don't remember the date on that one.
  12. T.C. I guess now I am passed the staute of limitations having been retired since 09, but I remember back in the 90s as we were sending our old "E"s to Sheppard there were 2 airframes I went along to CANN (oops) E-4 auto pilot, Directional Gyros, N-1 compass parts (stash) strictly for trouble shooting purposes only! I once canned a fire loop from a T-56 we were taking to Kelly so I could get our bird home to Pa. from Texas on a Sunday but thats another story. Take care T.C.
  13. I should have said us maintainence guys were pissed when then (C/C) s were told to remove the art work because the Spectre guys were upset at Ubon. "E" Flt and Blind Bat birds always got a little more special attention.
  14. Yes remember Charlie from the many times I paralleled the generators on his bird either on the line or over in engine conditioning after ISO.
  15. Sonny , do you remember all the "BAT" planes that had names such as Batmobile, Azreal, pissed a lot of us flt line main guys off when they did that!
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