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  1. One day a man decided to retire. He booked himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of his life, that is, until the ship sank. He soon found himself on an island with no other people, no supplies, nothing, only bananas and coconuts. After about four months, he is lying on the beach one day when the most gorgeous woman he has ever seen rows up to the shore. In disbelief, he asks, "Where did you come from? How did you get here?" She replies, "I rowed over from the other side of the island where I landed when my cruise ship sank." "Amazing," he notes. "You were really lucky to have a rowboat wash up with you." "Oh, this thing?" explains the woman. " I made the boat out of some raw material I found on the island. The oars were whittled from gum tree branches. I wove the bottom from palm tree branches, and the sides and stern came from a Eucalyptus tree." "But, where did you get the tools?" "Oh, that was no problem," replied the woman. " On the south side of the island, a very unusual stratum of alluvial rock is exposed I found that if I fired it to a certain temperature in my kiln, it melted into ductile iron and I used that to make tools and used the tools to make the hardware." The guy is stunned. "Let's row over to my place," she says "and I'll give you a tour." So, after a short time of rowing, she soon docks the boat at a small wharf. As the man looks to shore, he nearly falls off the boat. Before him is a long stone walk leading to a cabin and treehouse. While the woman ties up the rowboat with an expertly woven hemp rope, the man can only stare ahead, dumbstruck. As they walk into the house, she says casually, "It's not much, but I call it home. Please sit down." "Would you like a drink?" "No! No thank you," the man blurts out, still dazed. "I can't take another drop of coconut juice." "Oh, it's not coconut juice," winks the woman. "I have a still. How would you like a Tropical Spritz?" Trying to hide his continued amazement, the man accepts, and they sit down on her couch to talk. After they exchange their individual survival stories, the woman announces, "I'm going to slip into something more comfortable. Would you like to take a shower and shave? There's a razor in the bathroom cabinet upstairs. No longer questioning anything, the man goes upstairs into the bathroom. There, in the cabinet is a razor made from a piece of tortoise bone. Two shells honed to a hollow ground edge are fastened on to its end inside a swivel mechanism. "This woman is amazing," he muses. "What's next?" When he returns, she greets him wearing nothing but some small flowers on tiny vines, each strategically positioned, she smelled faintly of gardenias. She then beckons for him to sit down next to her. "Tell me," she begins suggestively, slithering closer to him, "We've both been out here for many months. You must have been lonely. When was the last time you played around? She stares into his eyes. He can't believe what he's hearing. "You mean.." he swallows excitedly as tears start to form in his eyes, "You've built a Golf Course too?"
  2. Yokota Air Base The first C-130J Super Hercules left for Guam this morning in support of the 70th Anniversary of Operation Christmas Drop. Over the coming days, alongside our partners and allies, members from the 374th Airlift Wing will conduct critical Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief training while providing food and supplies to more than 20,000 islanders throughout the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau. Andersen Air Force Base, Guam | U.S. Pacific Air Forces
  3. The United States military made history yesterday when it landed a C-130 aircraft on Highway 287 north of Rawlins during a joint training exercise. Moments after sunrise, the cargo plane burst through storm clouds to the east of the roadway at about 240 miles per hour. 500 feet off each wingtip was an A10. Known also as “flying guns,” A10’s are the Air Force’s primary low-altitude close support aircraft. Until yesterday, the Air Force had never landed a C130 on an American highway, although two A10’s landed on a Michigan highway earlier this month. Prior to that, such a feat had only been done in Estonia during the Cold War. With a wingspan of more than 132 feet, the four-engine C130 is over 97 feet long and has a 42,000 pound payload. It’s manned by a five-person crew including two pilots, a navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster. The US military has used the C130 since 1956 as a troop, medevac and cargo transport aircraft. It is designed for landings and takeoffs on short, unprepared airstrips in combat zones. Despite gusty winds, a wet road surface, heavy cloud cover and a speed of 120 miles per hour, the pilots set the C130 down perfectly on the centerline of the highway -- making history. View Original Article: https://bigfoot99.com/bigfoot99-news/air-force-pilots-test-landing-skills-on-highway-287-during-military-exercise/?fbclid=IwAR0Y2NcaFh-9Udl1PAFRRYGFkFA2mOeZ6xrmGdc0VFsO5zsyFtf0f69DV3M
  4. The United States military made history yesterday when it landed a C-130 aircraft on Highway 287 north of Rawlins during a joint training exercise. Moments after sunrise, the cargo plane burst through storm clouds to the east of the roadway at about 240 miles per hour. 500 feet off each wingtip was an A10. Known also as “flying guns,” A10’s are the Air Force’s primary low-altitude close support aircraft. Until yesterday, the Air Force had never landed a C130 on an American highway, although two A10’s landed on a Michigan highway earlier this month. Prior to that, such a feat had only been done in Estonia during the Cold War. With a wingspan of more than 132 feet, the four-engine C130 is over 97 feet long and has a 42,000 pound payload. It’s manned by a five-person crew including two pilots, a navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster. The US military has used the C130 since 1956 as a troop, medevac and cargo transport aircraft. It is designed for landings and takeoffs on short, unprepared airstrips in combat zones. Despite gusty winds, a wet road surface, heavy cloud cover and a speed of 120 miles per hour, the pilots set the C130 down perfectly on the centerline of the highway -- making history. View Original Article: https://bigfoot99.com/bigfoot99-news/air-force-pilots-test-landing-skills-on-highway-287-during-military-exercise/?fbclid=IwAR0Y2NcaFh-9Udl1PAFRRYGFkFA2mOeZ6xrmGdc0VFsO5zsyFtf0f69DV3M View full article
  5. The United States military made history yesterday when it landed a C-130 aircraft on Highway 287 north of Rawlins during a joint training exercise. Moments after sunrise, the cargo plane burst through storm clouds to the east of the roadway at about 240 miles per hour. 500 feet off each wingtip was an A10. Known also as “flying guns,” A10’s are the Air Force’s primary low-altitude close support aircraft. Until yesterday, the Air Force had never landed a C130 on an American highway, although two A10’s landed on a Michigan highway earlier this month. Prior to that, such a feat had only been done in Estonia during the Cold War. With a wingspan of more than 132 feet, the four-engine C130 is over 97 feet long and has a 42,000 pound payload. It’s manned by a five-person crew including two pilots, a navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster. The US military has used the C130 since 1956 as a troop, medevac and cargo transport aircraft. It is designed for landings and takeoffs on short, unprepared airstrips in combat zones. Despite gusty winds, a wet road surface, heavy cloud cover and a speed of 120 miles per hour, the pilots set the C130 down perfectly on the centerline of the highway -- making history. View Original Article: https://bigfoot99.com/bigfoot99-news/air-force-pilots-test-landing-skills-on-highway-287-during-military-exercise/?fbclid=IwAR0Y2NcaFh-9Udl1PAFRRYGFkFA2mOeZ6xrmGdc0VFsO5zsyFtf0f69DV3M
  6. Pins should always go in from front of aircraft to back of aircraft. Harder to come out that way!
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  8. My wifes first husband Billy Max Warr was Killed in this accident!
  9. Coming in December. My wifes husband was killed in this crash. He was SSGT Billy M. Warr. https://www.myhorrynews.com/news/victims-of-1972-horry-county-plane-crash-to-be-memorialized/article_c61a52b2-1ec3-11eb-95c2-bf11e4c19ce1.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR0phCuV0iWlkefyx9wJ2Ufq6067hI8UmZhw66ESy2DwoExRUIRbk_OkFPk
  10. I was in the 41 TAS from June 67-Dec 68. We had balls acft in our squadron. The one I remember was 009! I was a crew chief and flew on a lot of them. They were all "A" models.
  11. I crewed A models at Ubon and CRB, 1967-1968 and E models at POPE, 1969-1970.
  12. Just staying at home. Doing well.
  13. Just an update, I have had a couple of hearing tests and was found to have a lot of high frequency hearing loss. I was approved for hearing aids and have gone for the ear fitting appointment. I will get them in about six weeks. I am having trouble distinguishing speech sounds from TV and people I am talking with. It all seems to run together sometimes. Just as a side note, the VA only wants the very best hearing aids. These are quite costly if I had to pay for them myself. Hope this helps others! Dallas
  14. nascarpop

    AC-130

    Interesting article: https://www.dm.af.mil/Media/Article-View/Article/1940777/ac-130u-spooky-gunship-rolls-into-retirement/fbclid/IwAR10UFtKav9cS9AHUVtfE5XAiRDq69CCjKO47XmnuoIV0FYjmKI0XxO1I3U/
  15. I went to the local VA with my copies of records. They did the filing for me. I just had to sign on the dotted line. I had requested my medical records from the records department and there was a visit to the hospital in CRB. I must have had a cold or something, I don't remember. Just go to your local VA office and they will help you. Make an appointment first! I received a DD215 to attach to my DD214. Good luck.
  16. I just received a letter from Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB that my Vietnam service time has been added to my DD-214. I was TDY from Okinawa quite often and It never was reflected in my service records. I was awarded Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. They determined I had 5 months and 10 days in country. It only took two years to get the correction letter after I submitted paperwork through the local VA office. I am just more proof it can be accomplished.
  17. I just received a letter from Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB that my Vietnam service time has been added to my DD-214. I was TDY from Okinawa quite often and It never was reflected in my service records. I was awarded Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. They determined I had 5 months and 10 days in country. It only took two years to get the correction letter after I submitted paperwork through the local VA office. I am just more proof it can be accomplished.
  18. nascarpop

    Flag Day

    That is because only 1% of the population serve. Too bad it isn't taught better in schools!
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  20. I don't remember ice tires either. On a side note, this is how we worked, down on your knees and it didn't matter how dirty or dusty it was. No nice clean spaces. And you worked until the aircraft was ready to fly. Sometimes that was a day or two if you had no relief.
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