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    So you have been looking

    So you have been looking
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    Being new to the WAB you don't know the long...

    Being new to the WAB you don't know the long sordid history the Colonel has with Miss Dion. It even makes this old Marine cringe at times.

    But he is finally out of the denial stage and thats the...
  3. Thread: Tumbledown

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    Thanks for posting. I had a few beers with...

    Thanks for posting.

    I had a few beers with some of the RMs a few weeks after they came back to Portsmouth. They just back, us young Marines headed to Beirut.
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    The truth finally comes out

    The truth finally comes out
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    Trade wars are so easy to win. So says the Orange...

    Trade wars are so easy to win. So says the Orange Idiot

    https://www.wtae.com/article/us-steel-expects-150-layoffs-by-idling-indiana-plant/28800841
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    Sticky: My son spent the night on Mount Fuji last night....

    My son spent the night on Mount Fuji last night. Finished the climb this morning so he could watch the sun rise from the summit. On his way down as I type this.

    Here is the cool part. When he...
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    Sticky: Correct. Your question

    Correct. Your question
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    Sticky: Hint #2 The Arizona Balloon Buster has an...

    Hint #2


    The Arizona Balloon Buster has an Air Force base named after him in his home town
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    Sticky: This pilot flew 10 sorties in 8 days. Shot down...

    This pilot flew 10 sorties in 8 days. Shot down 14 balloons and 4 aircraft to become the second highest scoring ace of the American Expeditionary Force. He was the first pilot to earn the Medal Of...
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    Sticky: The first precision guided bomb ever used in...

    The first precision guided bomb ever used in combat.

    The WW2 German Fritz antiship guided bomb. Most famous for sinking the Italian Battleship Roma
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    Bravo Zulu guys.

    Bravo Zulu guys.
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    That "phenomenon exist all over the planet. The...

    That "phenomenon exist all over the planet. The variation being different depending on your latitude.

    Where I live (Panhandle of Florida) sits at 30 Deg lat. The deviation during the solstice's...
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    You do know that the sun rises due east and sets...

    You do know that the sun rises due east and sets due west only 2 days out of the year. Depending on your latitude the variation between sunrise direction in midsummer and mid winter can be as much...
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    I have finally beat this thing into submission....

    I have finally beat this thing into submission. The canopy was a nightmare. To narrow, warped like a banana. But hot water lots of clamps and a little white glue to fill in the gaps between it and...
  15. A note on the picket line. The navy had expanded...

    A note on the picket line. The navy had expanded the "Big Blue Blanket" for the invasion to include airborne Early Warning planes using radar developed in Project Cadillac. TBMs and B-17s (PB-1s).
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    Treadheads. I'm guessing the number of info...

    Treadheads. I'm guessing the number of info screens that causes confusion, loss of SA would be two (I'm being generous)



    As John Allen once told us, when he was my battalion Commander, "You...
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    Not much work this week. I did get the colors...

    Not much work this week. I did get the colors painted.

    The LED lights don't show the difference between the Lemon Yellow tail and the Chrome Yellow wings. But it does show off the slight...
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    I've seen them do it on the EAF at the Stumps. ...

    I've seen them do it on the EAF at the Stumps.

    IIRC,They were all bringing back ord during a summer CAX
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    Probably the most famous one ...

    Probably the most famous one

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988_Black_Sea_bumping_incident
  20. Thread: Near miss

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    I guess no one is left in the Navy that served...

    I guess no one is left in the Navy that served during the 70s and 80s. Cause 50 meters is nothing.

    Back in the day, we/they would sometimes bump each other and it wouldn't even be news worthy....
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