this is how the navy sends there stuff back to us when they de-mob here with us. i aint bashing on the navy but damn lol.....its a mess....
It's your laundry. It's in a pile. There aren't any shelves in the truck. No worse than an airport baggage turnstile. Ask the Concierge for a Bellman next time. Now seabags--they all have wheels.
the promblem is that when they send it back too us more than half dont have their names or ss or anything really on it so we can clear there hand recipt so they can be clear to de mob but the navy do it way different than everywhere else...oh well its cool
is that your connex or a baggage truck?
sorry its a connex we have be working on emptyin that the navy sent back because they didnt come back here to de mob
its 1 of 3 navy connex
It got there didn't it?1!?!?!?!?!?
It's all good! Of all the times demobilising everything I wanted and needed to bring back made it fine.
Heck most of the time our crews boxes were placed on pallets and flew with us.
I like the Air Force...every time we had to go someplace to fight they would give us and our gear a ride, LOL.
Those C-5's were draughty, the in flight meal (WHITE BOX) sucked and the inflight movie was not much better, ROFLOL.
Before i start rambling i have to tell you guys that yesterday as i was taking the trash out to the road i heard a reciprocal flying.. You aviation guys all know the sound im talking about.. NOTHING sounds like a multi engine recip.. Not sure as it was already a good 5k over me, but think it could have been a stagger wing beach.. know it was a BIG single multi.. couldn't get anything else except it was on a SW heading out of Prescott.. so guessing LA or Diego.. First flight ever was to see brother graduate from OCS down in Benning, DC-3 out of Peoria in 1964..
we did the high latitude from ME to the PI. on C-141.. still remember going thru our hanger and WOW was that puppy big.. From A school at Millington TN to B at pax river MD.. we never had anything really huge.. 141's are huge.. not C-5 huge.. but big enough that on that single strip in ME it was pretty imposing, and still remember how close to the ground those wings hung..For some reason we had a chartered 707 on the way back.. think this was something that the airline companies worked out with the gov.. as the stewardess were all pretty non military. and for a lot of guys the first "round eye" in a while.. Went south latitude on the way back..
The big circle north was thru AK, south was thru HI.. Our Iceland tour was all P-3.. but had an unscheduled hop over to Germany on an old C-54...love them big radial engines.. Funny that flight was the only time i was afraid.. and sure enough engine (generator on one of the inboards) problems put us down in England.. Took another C-141 to the Med tour in Rota Spain, and a C-130 (jump seats) back.. Good days indeed..
Favorite all time flight was when we hosted a reserve squadron out of Illinois.. They were flying old P-2 Neptune's.. (two turning, two burning) the turning were big P&W radials.. not sure on the jets.. anyway i flew radio which was located in the tail..you got there by going thru a tunnel over the wing on a creeper.. had one rope on two pulleys.. laid down and pulled yourself thru the tunnel.. We were out of Rota and did a loop down the med to Italy.
Neptune's have a big plexi nose cone like WWII birds. (came on line in 46 so...) anyway i came forward to deliver a msg to the capt.. and got permission to sit up front in the nose.. this was thru a hatch on the floor of the flight deck.. i climbed out.. your sitting completely surrounded by glass.. only thing holding you is the two steel beams the seats on.. Guys i will never in my life forget that view.. One of those things that are to perfect for words and (to me) proof of the good Lords existence.
the things I could have done to that Air Force officer never even using my hands, umm um.
My detachment flew from Alameda CA to Norfolk VA in an old Douglas Tail dragger, stopped at Tinker AFB Oklahoma City to check fuel level and fill the engines with oil.
Flew Trans Caribbean charter from PI to Honolulu with close to 100% military aboard. I had to sit next to the one and only female dependent, a motor-mouth blond. I was sick and suffering the world's worst hang over and she would not shut up. I told her I had the clap, she just kept blathering. It was a lie but I thought it would quiet her.
What a plane. At open house at Dyess AFB we strolled through one, long walk.
Then about a thousand of us stood in the shade of the wings and watched the air show.
I see a 3 of 'em airborne nearly every time I head home on Hwy 83 just north of Childress, TX.
I figure they are out of Wichita Falls or somewhere in south OK.
several years ago, huge! I think they're still the world's largest.
The Pregnant Guppys were based the same place I was, now that is a weird plane.
Tinker (Midwest City) is the main Depot for the Air Force where I pulled my permanent duty.
I've flown out of there several times to both Hawai'i and Europe.
They cut out almost all "hops" but I still like staying in temp quarters when I'm there.
I have never heard the term 'reciprocal' as to an engine type other than reciprocally rotating...which could be just about any engine that 'turns', please elaborate.