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  1. Hanging in here, much like everyone else. Beginning to show signs of cabin fever. And bored like other guys here. Have been to the supermarket twice, and over my wife's objection, took my car to the shop. We're following the rules to the letter. Took the worst ass chewing ever from my wife for failing to maintain personal distance. 😡 Think she would have made a great TI.
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  2. Doing house stuff, building up the 302 for my Ranchero.
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  3. Hello fellow Herk lovers. It's been a long time since I last checked in. A few years in fact. Had some health problems to deal with and of course the day to day grind. I'm not real sure if this is the proper place for this "homecoming", but I'm sure it will get moved if need be. I scrolled around a bit before signing in and noticed a few names still left from the old days. I did not see MT Crewchief or gizzard, although over the past few years I have been in personal contact with both of them as well as lee Sills. I made the trip out to Montana several times and Ken and I have become good frie
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  4. A man is dining in a fancy restaurant, and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He had been checking her out since he sat down, but lacked the nerve to talk with her. Suddenly she sneezes and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket towards the man. He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air, and hands it back. "Oh my, I am so sorry," the woman says as she pops her eye back in place. "Let me buy you dessert to make it up to you." They enjoy a wonderful dessert together, and afterwards, the woman invites him to the theater followed by dr
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  5. Excel file I made some time ago, performance accurate to about 0.2% most of the time. Perf PPC v2.1.xlsx
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  6. Lost my uncle, Pfc Lewis Radcliffe on June 17, 1944 KIA during this invasion. Was able to visit Normandy in 1995 and find his grave which no family member had ever visited. I was there with my C-130 unit to honor D Day and ten of my maint. troops went with me to his grave. They were all in uniform and in formation and we had a ceremony where we refolded his flag over his grave. Very sober moment. Bill
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  7. Its so you can check your hair and your shades before stepping out the crew entrance door.
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  8. Just found this while messing around on computer. Since I was one of the loadmasters I want to say these are four of the most wonderful guys that I'm proud to call them my "Brothers" Ralph Bemis.
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  9. Back to work yesterday, all is still well in the land of sand. People obeying the curfew, and while the infection rate may be troubling, situation is under control. Government doing a sterling job of getting a handle on the virus, getting free medical treatment for all, online distance learning for schools, partial salaries guarenteed for companies that had to close.
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  10. Staying in, doing honey -dos, cleaning out stuff. Good time to do spring cleaning. Can't do much else, can't go to the Air Museum to work. Better days ahead😄
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  11. Hello: That design of the door is because of the space the wheel need to go up and down without get stuck. If you go to the emergency and abnormal procedures section of the flight manual, Main Landing gear Extension After Normal and Emergency System Failure, one note say this: Extend the Aft strut firt. The main landing gear doors are opened by a mechanical connection to the aft strut, and damage to the doors could result if the forward strut is extended firt. If the door don't have that shape the wheel would get stuck.
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  12. I was in the six item express lane at the store quietly fuming. Completely ignoring the sign, the woman ahead of me had slipped into the check-out line pushing a cart piled high with groceries. Imagine my delight when the cashier beckoned the woman to come forward looked into the cart and asked sweetly, "So which six items would you like to buy?"
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  13. Hey Chris, it's good to see you back on the forum. I kind of slowed down, but I am starting to miss you guys so am on here more often. I realize I am way behind on our "picture war", and I will be getting back in touch soon via e-mail or phone call. So, be expecting an e-mail soon loaded with pictures! By the way, I wished everybody a happy new year on the 31st of Dec. Anyway, old buddy good to see you here, Ken PS Up by Woodbine
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  14. Naha FB group, I just found this a couple of weeks ago. For those of us who were stationed at Naha AB you may want to check this out and consider joining the group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/73013675579 Bob Podboy 374th Jet MX
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  15. A man walked into a supermarket with his zipper down. A checkout chick walked up to him and said, "Your barracks door is open." Not a phrase that men normally use, he went on his way looking a bit puzzled. When he was just about done shopping, a man came up and said, "Your fly is open." He zipped up and finished his shopping. At the checkout, he intentionally got in the line where the girl was that told him about his "barracks door." He was planning to have a little fun with her, so when he reached the counter he said, "When you saw my barracks door open, did you see a soldier stan
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  16. An investment counselor decided to go out on her own. She was shrewd and diligent, so business kept coming in, and pretty soon she realized that she needed an in-house counsel. She began to interview young lawyers. "As I'm sure you can understand," she started off with one of the first applicants, "in a business like this, our personal integrity must be beyond question." She leaned forward. "Mr. Peterson, are you an honest lawyer?" "Honest?" replied the job prospect. "Let me tell you something about honest. Why, I'm so honest
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  17. My dear brother I agree with you Thanks Best Regards Munir Abbasi home Hercules Pakistan
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  18. I was also involved in this evacuation! My father (Ray Harris), worked as an Instructor at the Military School in MIS. He'd worked in Iran for 2 years and I visited twice during school holidays. It was during my second visit, arriving in December 1978, that the situation suddenly became awkward and hostile. We were moved from our accommodation to a more secure compound with many other families, but unfortunately, I cannot remember what this area was called. Everyone was frantically selling cars, motorbikes, furniture etc. etc. to local people where possible and also trying to decide what
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  19. It was originally supposed to be a replacement program for MC-130H losses Project Dragon Spear started in 2009 and it went full blown blank check at that point They were releasing weapons as MC-130W. First W kill was as a MC-130W. All MC-130W changed to AC-130W MDS in 2012.
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  20. Kindling Attached file Best regards Munir Abbasi Formation Light.docx
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  21. The doctor said, 'Joe, the good news is I can cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require castration. You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press on your spine and the pressure creates one hell of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles.' Joe was shocked and depressed. He wondered if he had anything to live for. He had no choice but to go under the knife. When he left the hospital, he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but he felt like he was missing an important part of himself. As he wa
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  22. Mr. Smith goes to the doctor's office to collect his wife's test results. The lab tech says to him, "I'm sorry, sir, but there has been a bit of a mix-up and we have a problem. When we sent the samples from your wife to the lab, the samples from another Mrs. Smith were sent as well and we are now uncertain which one is your wife's. Frankly, that's either bad or terrible." "What do you mean?" "Well, one Mrs. Smith has tested positive for Alzheimer's disease and the other for AIDS. We can't tell
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  23. A photographer, who was also a confirmed atheist, decided to go into the woods to get photos of the fall foliage. It was a beautiful day....fall colors, birds chirping, babbling brook, and a gentle breeze rustling the leaves. While snapping shots, the atheist heard a noise behind him, and whirled around to see a huge bear coming through the bushes. He dropped his camera and ran. And kept running....... and looking behind him, he noticed the bear was gaining on him. He was so scared that tears came to his eyes. He ran faster, b
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  24. I remember one C-130E Acft I crew'ed before I joined E-Flight . I was with the 345th and assigned to 62-1804
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  25. For what it’s worth! Remembering a flight out of Ubon with my friend Melvin. Making_the_Pathway_Bright.docx
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  26. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today." The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said... "How do you make babies?" "It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."
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  27. C-130E 69-6578 c/n 4353. Critique/feedback is appreciated. Get a closer look in our print viewer Prints may be purchased in our C-130 Print Shop
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  28. Actually, some commercial Hercs have paratroop doors. I was an FE on a brand new one in 1991 in Angola. They're called "aft entry doors." Don R.
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  29. Ok, well I have to admit I don’t remember Herk in my early C-130 career....but, I do know that wouldn’t be the only thing I wasn’t aware of! Thanks for the info hehe. ok, now I can redirect my grumpiness to something else!
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  30. When we get older we think differently, don't we? This letter was sent to the Principal's office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for the elderly. An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door prize and was writing to say thank you. This story is a credit to all humankind ..........especially if you are familiar with the elderly. Dear Kean Elementary, God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent Senior Citizens' luncheon. I am 84 years old and live at the Springer Home for the Aged. All of my family has passed away. I am all
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  31. 你留中文老外哪看的懂😆 據老教官說法TD修正量最大60度C,溫控840+60=900.所以推到910可以研判有無修正,參考參考。
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  32. Looks like a prison mirror that somebody put there. Definitely not standard on all C-130.
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  33. Thanks you very much for your answer. We took many actions: We changed the oil tank with new oil level flotant, the flexible hose that connect the oil tank with the gearbox oil pump, the shutoff valve locate below of the oil tank and we repeated the prodedure of fill oil tank with new oil. Also, we changed the oil filter because the filter was very dirty. Then of this, the problem dissapeared. I hope that our experiencie will serve you. Regards.
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  34. Seems like it. we'll wait for the BoI to figure it out ...
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  36. Why were you fired? I used to be a butcher, but I backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in my work. I used to be an optician, but I made a spectacle of myself. I worked on screen doors, but I strained myself. I used to work as a hot-air balloon pilot, but my status was up in the air. I used to work in a frozen food factory, but I got fresh and then they canned me. I used to work in a dairy. I got fired for getting in the whey. I lost my job at the massage parlor. I rubbed people the wrong way. I wanted to get a job as a g
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  37. Just staying at home. Doing well.
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  38. Doing well for now but the craziness is ramping.
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  39. I'm one of the lucky ones who can work remotely. Suspended office work 10 days ago. Apart from a few trips to the grocery and doctors, pretty well hunkered down. Hope all are well.
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  40. I remember being in awe of you Loadmasters hustling around all over the cargo compartment putting on and tightening straps while I was thinking I was helping you while trying to make one strap work! I got better as time went on, but I learned to stay out of your way when in-country and time was of essence! I have been wanting to say that for a long time! Ken
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  41. I was at CCK when the crash occurred. The loadmaster, Frank Wilson was a buddy and ran with our group. The plane hit a mountain in a remote area leaving TPE. I doubt you can get to the site. It was on a mountain side. Any one of us could have been on that crew but were not. We all had one thing in common. We loved to fly and would go anywhere at any time. All of us crew members were Brothers. Good luck to you in finding the location.
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  42. Hi folks, Sherm here. Anyone out there have copy of the photo of the C-130 which went off the runway at Cape Romanzof back in the '80s? Story goes the 17th guys couldn't fly that day (winds out of limits at the site) and another unit - TDY to Elmendorf - took the trip and were blown off the strip into the gully on the left side. Damage to outboard fuel tank caused a leak and fire. A man with a front-end loader scooped up a load of snow and extinguished the fire. A crane was frozen into place in a makeshift pond created by damming the ditch draining the right side of the runway. Aircraft
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  43. My roommate, Sgt, Bob Malott, was the Crew Chief on 57-0472 in '68. I have a couple of pictures of her with bullet holes somewhere.
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  44. Photo taken at Tan Sun Nhut shortly after the 1972 rescue and later printed in the Airlifter Newsletter. Several of those who were rescued are not in the picture because they were evaced to 3rd Field Hospital for injuries.
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  45. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/19/vietnam-war-heroes-honored-silver-star-45-years-amazing-rescue/ Spc. Leonard “Bruce” Shearer of Indianapolis, Chief Warrant Officer Robert Monette, Capt. Robert Frank, and Spc. John DesLauriers saved five men from a burning plane, WTHR reported. They followed a burning C-130 transport plane that crashed near Saigon in 1972 when they took enemy fire, returned fire of their own, and pulled five men from the burning plane into their Army UH-1H “Huey.” All of the men, including two men who were rescued by a nearby helicopter, surviv
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  46. Hi C-130 Technical Forum, Can anyone tell me the T.O./Publication Number for a Gull Airborne Fuel Quantity Indicator (INBD Wing Tank) Part No:200-037-003 (LAC: 695797-53)? This Indicator is very similar to a Honeywell JG402A53 FQI, but unfortunately I am having trouble locating any Technical Information that relates to this Gull Airborne Indicator. Many Thanks Deputy Dog
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  47. Joe Spigone was in the other section of my nav school class. The other guy from our class that got that CCK assignment was Jeff Speetjens, as I recall. They were both passengers on the airplane that crashed fall of '70, enroute to their first ops assignment. If I'd known anything about anything at the time, I'd have tried hard for the CCK assignment when we made our choices. As it was, I stayed at Mather for NBT.
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  48. I had a good friend Joe Spigone who was a replacement Nav for the 21st
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