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  1. Thanks Casey. The image just wows me. So modern and clean. An OCD dream.
  2. Super nice find. I had one, it along with my mother’s pilot gear, flight charts of the Philippines, some of my father’s items, all disappeared. I have suspicions as to who took the items, but cannot prove it.
  3. Right? Everyones “copy paste share” status will die with me. Please put this as your status if you know someone who has been eaten by dragons. Dragons are nearly unstoppable and, in case you didn't know, they can breathe fire. 93% of people won't copy and paste this, because they have been eaten by dragons. The other 7% of people are sitting in the shower armed with fire extinguishers and will (hopefully) put this as their status.
  4. If only that was on the ASVAB. 😂 I remember taking the ASVAB in high school. When I turned it in, the recruiter guy or whoever the military guy was, did not think I was funny when he asked “Do you have any questions?” And I replied “What if I am driving a car at the speed of light, and I turn on the radio?” While the guy next to him was stifling his laugh.
  5. My dad was with 374FMS. He went from Clark to CCK then back to Clark.
  6. I guess I type too slow in the editor it locked me out. as I was saying I might also be able to help. I have a file of my father’s orders. I do recall a few TDY orders with names on them. Keep in mind though, I provided them, (even the letter showing he received HF pay and the CZ exemption) and he was still denied his AO claim.
  7. Been a long time. I just popped back in. Could not access my account and kept coming back to check on it. Sometime during the switch over, the text got all gobbledygook and my username now has characters I can’t even find on the keyboard. So I guess that was probably why I couldn’t access it. Last I posted was five years ago, when my dad passed, and I left you all that important message about getting checked for prostrate cancer. It was hard for me, still is. It was also around the time Dan (on the forum) had passed away. That hit me as well. George Malone (member here and former loadmaster and was my “loadmaster”) and I were still working at transporting special needs students to and from school. George had suffered some medical issues, and the owner of the company we worked for, did him dirty and pushed him out, leaving me with no support and doing all of the hard work on my own. Things just continued to go downhill for me as well. Fighting and advocating for the parent’s and students, wore me down. It culminated in another employee threatening me with violence. There was zero consequences for such an egregious threat. I quit. That was a difficult decision. However, all those years of transporting special needs students led me to my new job, and that is as an educational assistant in a high school class of special needs students. Yes I have a degree or two. I wasn’t just a “dumb broad who drove a bus”. I am still involved in “the Star Wars thing” where I wear my Sandtrooper armor and raise money for charities. The pandemic really killed a lot of fundraising events. George finally got his AO claim approved! And now he is kicking back. We have not had lunch together in a while, pandemic reasons. Oh, and in late in 2019, the karma train made a stop at our former employer and they are no longer in operation. Nice to see some names I still recognize. And some new names I don’t. I will try to return here more often. Maybe try to have Casey fix my forum name to something found on a keyboard. Edit - I forgot to show this - I just purchased this cool itty bitty Herc patch from a shop on Etsy. It reminded me that I should check the forum again and see if I could log in. Finding unique little Herc items that are not the usual sticker or patch has always been a thing for me (remember those blown glass Christmas ornaments in the shape C130s) The shop has an APO address as their location. So I felt like I was buying from “family” Link to their shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/OverlockDesign they have other little C130 patches. It is a small patch. The photo I am uploading, it is placed next to my name tape. That should give you an idea of it’s size.
  8. Hi. I haven't been around in a while. My father passed away in the PI last Friday. Don't know how many people here knew him. We (myself, and another daughter) had spent the last few years of his life fighting with the VA to get him disability for Agent Orange. During this time, he had been diagnosed with prostrate cancer. The cancer had spread to his testicles and then earlier this year, his spine. He was proud and stubborn. Had he not been so stubborn, he probably would have had another year or two. When it spread to his testicles, he refused to have them removed, or any sort of treatments, because he felt that would make him less of a man. Please, if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer or testicular cancer - get it treated. Don't be stubborn.
  9. Yes. I have slept in a C130. It was from CCK to Clark. In a plastic washtub. I was a baby back then. This would have been 71/72. There is a joke in there about a load being secure - but I don't have it.
  10. Just received word that George had passed on September 3rd. George was my godfather. The Spectre Association posted a brief obit. "Retired Air Force Colonel George F. Shipp of Gladys, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014, in his daughter's home in Fayetteville. He was born on January 14, 1941, in Concord, Massachusetts, to the late Frederick E. Shipp and Genevieve Shipp. During his 28 years of service in the Air Force as a pilot, he completed three Southeast Asia tours and commanded the 16SOS, AC-130 Spectre squadron. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor J. Shipp. He is survived by daughters, Christy Shipp of Dallas, Texas, and Robyn S. Rodriguez, husband Raymond; and son, Jacob of Fayetteville. The funeral service will be at a future date at Arlington Cemetery in D.C. Memories and condolences should be sent to George's daughter, Robyn ("Cricket") at [email protected] or Robyn Rodriguez 4752 Rockabye Lane Fayetteville, NC 28312-7413"
  11. First - I'm going to provide a link. I have intentionally broken it, so the seller won't see analytics coming from here and then maybe pull the listing. Etsy is like a fancy pants eBay. People mostly sell hand made items. But there are people who sell ephemera, so hipsters can decorate their home like an 80s era Chilis. I usually scour it for items that could be illegal. Today I found this https://www.etsy.com/listing/150522303/ vintage-ww2-document-ros-206th-us-army?ref=related-4 I broke the link after the final backslash Granted that this soldier may already be dead. But identity thieves look for SS numbers of deceased people. I also know that certain documents are required to be destroyed. I could report it to the Etsy people, but they don't do shit about anything. Is there some sort of government entity to report this to?
  12. My dad was working at Lockheed during that time. I can ask.
  13. I missed Christmas wishes to you all. Here's to everyone having a better, happier, and healthier new year.
  14. Yes. That is far more attractive than a pair of steel bull balls.
  15. Finally was able to reach my dad. He said it was no big thing. It was like Irma in 74. Which took the roof off the house. Which was a 4. He said if you lived in Manila and north, it was just really windy and felt like a regular typhoon. Neighbors GI sheeting in your yard. Floods. Knee deep water at the bar. Same old. But down south is more of a mess than it was before the typhoon hit. If you are trying to reach friends or family, try facebook.
  16. Move here to Albuquerque. You can watch what I like to call "Touch n Go Tuesdays" out by the Target on Eubank. And sometimes you can sit outside and hear that drone from miles away and then when you hear the rumble draw near - you jump up out of your chair to run and wave.
  17. Not sure who it was - but someone's interesting load was me. The flight from CCK to Clark. This was the days before baby car seats. Load had to be secured and all personnel had to be strapped in. I was put into one of those plastic washtubs and secured.
  18. I had come here to catch up on things, and to ask him for a little gun expertise and to see how the back problem was proceeding. Dan was a great guy. I did not know him IRL but online he was great and am saddened that I did not know him off the board. I raise my glass to you. And I will berate the next dirty hippy I encounter, in your memory sir.
  19. Get back to kicking ass. Work that leg muscle.
  20. I remember playing with one. Five year old me thought it was some sort of ruler sun dial thing. Yes, I was trying to measure the sun.
  21. I usually type in the doctors name and the word lawsuit or malpractice. There is a site that is like an independent review, but I cant remember the name. (edit - Muff posted it. it is Healthgrades) You can also do a search in public court records. I dont know how to do that for your state, but i could tell you how to do it for NM. I discovered that I had lucked out on my last spine doc. My insurance would not cover the injection. And this doc turned out to be "the best in the state" but he was also racking up the DUIs and two lawsuits. So yay for insurance not wanting to cover something for a change. I have been looking into Mesoblast http://www.mesoblast (dot)com/ . Mom is going to sign up for the trials. I dont know how long the screening process takes. But I have been doing lots of research on it, and it does look like it works. The FDA approved Mesoblast’s Phase 2 Stem Cell trials in the US. And the spine place down in Texas is participating. And to me, that place is like the know all of spines. I trust their judgement. Best of luck to you. I hate dealing with lawyers as well. Sometimes you just take the loss rather than dealing with them.
  22. BUMP Okay $300 and I will wear my Stormtrooper armor.
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