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Expat58

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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 19:04

Upperheyford was commonly called "Upper Hemroid", and Lakenheath was referred to as "Lakengrief".
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 20:35

Home of the 9th Air Force "Show" Air Force Place in Scumter, South Carolina...

MacThrill (especially during Desert Storm) AFB, Florida

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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 21:34

Welcome to "Hell AFB" (Hill)
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 21:50

Some people have referred to Shaw as an accronym for "Sharing Husbands And Wives", also "Stay Here A While"

Eielson at some point was called "Eskimo Air Force Base" and "Little Sun AFB" recently

Sheppard AFB, Also known as "Shitturd AFB"

Hope that keeps this going, I like reading this
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 23:26

"Shady J" for Seymour Johnson, or stupid jerks,

How about "don't shoot 'm Chanute 'em" BRAC'd in the 90s
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 23:51

SJ - "See My Johnson"... :lmao:
Burning debris never reversed on anyone…

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Unread post29 Mar 2007, 00:00

THat is a good one....
More than likely have "been there and done that at some point", it sure keeps you young if done correctly
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Unread post29 Mar 2007, 00:02

We call Seymour Johnson sh*t and Junk.
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Unread post29 Mar 2007, 00:04

Meathook,

When were you at VietHahn? I was a Lucky Puppy back in the late 80's until we put the padlock on the front gate in late 1991.
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Unread post29 Mar 2007, 00:16

71, deployed out of Clark (PI)...also, Hahn was fun overall, but as you know, exercises were a serious pain (sorry, I misunderstood - Hahn was 82 to 85, Blue Zoo Expediter then Senior Controller at the MOC
More than likely have "been there and done that at some point", it sure keeps you young if done correctly
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Unread post29 Mar 2007, 01:35

Ahhh, The Gay Blades.........LOL, Good bunch of guys in the 10th. You must of worked for Chief Killian then?
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Unread post29 Mar 2007, 01:53

When I was in Germany in the early 80's Bitburg was called "the bush" and Spangdahlem was 'the rock".
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Unread post29 Mar 2007, 02:27

SMS Tom Thornton, was my Superintendent (then), then about a year and a half later, SMS John Seiago (spelling, ex - weapons guy, was my boss in the MOC with Captain Wetekam, who is now a Two Star).

Did you ever meet (know) a Capt Glenda Flick (she was ex-enlisted), her hubby was a Maintenance Supervision Chief (Flick - real old looking dude)...we always wondered how they hooked up and nobody ever complained..officer and enlisted thing and all..but they got away with it back then.

Strange times but fun...you there when a maintenance guy hung himself in front of his kids (from a bunk bed) because "mom" was stepping out on him with a "brother" (bad racial thing then). Man, everybody was shocked the guy took his own life in front of his kids...you ever hear about that?

It was Happy Hahn alright, crazy Hahn is more like it....but there were lots of fun times too, just that the bad seemed to get more attention. Col Wright was the DCM when I was there towards the end of my tour...ever meet him, a real bullie at meetings but he had his sh*t together really.

I wonder if we ever met there, I went to Ramstein countless times for one reason or another...how about you, ever go to the "Stein"?

Killian sound familiar but I don't remember him
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Unread post29 Mar 2007, 05:39

You must of worked for Chief Killian then?

I worked for "AGGIE" 496TH,86-90, I actually liked the man, you always knew where you stood with, A real straight shooter, But don't cross the man. He could be meaner than a rattler......

But, oh yea, back to the topic. We called Kadena "The rock" Or "Okinowhere"
If you're in a fair fight, Your tactics suck !!
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Unread post29 Mar 2007, 07:16

Also, at Luke, they use to say it was hell, but I would tell them It's not hell, but you can see It from the flightline.
If you're in a fair fight, Your tactics suck !!
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