Category: Events

Friends is Now Over

The t.v. show Friends had its season finale tonight and it was a sad day for many of the shows followers. Friends initially started in 1994 and ran til 2004, it was a good decade for all the friends fans. Have no fear though because now we have Friends reruns to look forward to for …

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Roadside Incident in Afghanistan

When one of those things you never want to happen actually happens you just hope it isn’t one of your brothers in arms. This incident happened near Bagram airfield in Afghanistan.

Company Functions Are Not Too Exciting

Last Thursday April 29th, 2004 our office had an outing because different people from the company came to Hawaii for business. Although this was not mandatory it was highly encouraged to attend. I figured that meant you don’t have to go, but we”ll all be pissed off at you later. Since I don’t have a …

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Issues With Dell

On March 5th, 2004 I decided I had been waiting around long enough to get a new computer. The predicament I kept running into though was that every time I tried customizing a computer on Dell’s website the price would jump up drastically. So I decided to call their phone support to help me with …

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Cell Phone Plus Washing Machine Equals No Worky, Worky

A few weeks ago I had gotten home from work and realized I needed to wash laundry. Since I was washing laundry anyway I decided to wash the shorts I was wearing. So I loaded the washing machine and started the load of laundry. While I was waiting for the laundry to get done I …

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My First Bad Experience on eBay

I recently was looking online for a movie I hadn’t seen for about 12 years, ?If looks could kill?”. While searching around on the internet I wasn’t having much luck. Then I decided to check on eBay. There it was, I managed to find the DVD and starwars9111 was the user selling it. So I …

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Which is Worse, Sitting at Home Alone or Hanging Out With Lamers?

Last night I was bored so I decided to walk over to a friend’s house nearby. While there some other people showed up. Then they start prank calling people who they had in their cell phone address book. I felt like I was back in middle school again so I decided to go back home …

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Put Your Foot in Your Mouth

On Friday I went out with some coworkers at first we talked some work and then later after we had been drinking for a while we started shooting the shit for a while. Everything was great except for the stupid things that kept coming out of my mouth. It seemed that every point I was …

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Iraqi Things

Here are some photos of different Iraqi things.

Convoy to Iraq

Some sights that are seen during the convoy to Iraq.

Pro Bowl

Attended my first Pro Bowl in Hawaii. This was a real fun experience with tailgating, football, Navy Seals, cheerleaders, and an all around enjoyable day watching some football.

North Shore Oahu

I heard the surf is still up on the north shore so I took a drive out to the country to check it out again. I just can’t get enough of the big surf.

Banzai Pipeline Surf

I heard there was going to be some nice waves up on the north shore of Oahu, so I decided to take a drive and snap some photos of the surf at the Banzai Pipeline.

Drive Around Oahu

Took a drive around Oahu to see what things are going on. Along the way I stopped at the North Shore to see the surfing competition. I also stopped along the Pali lookout to soak in that great view. Then I stopped at the Kahala Hotel and Resort to check out the dolphins they have.

Halloween 2002

Typically I’m not very good at carving pumpkins, but this year I decided to give it a try. As you can see I am clearly no artist, but I think it came out decent.

Lake Tahoe

I was in Reno, Nevada for an event and since I’ve never been here I figure it would be nice to take a drive up to Lake Tahoe to see what it was like. Here are some of the photos I took along the way. As you can see there wasn’t much to look at …

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Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana

I went to visit a friend who was stationed at Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana, here are the photos from that visit.

Thailand Stop Sign

Photo of a Thai stop sign, so if you were ever curious as to what they looked like, well here it is.

Korat, Thailand – Wing 1 Military Exercise Complex

Today I went by the Korat Royal Thai Air Force military exercise complex. Here are a couple photos from that.

Thailand Countryside Between Korat and Bangkok

I took a bus from Nakhonratsima, otherwise known as Korat, to Bangkok, Thailand. Here are some photos I took of the countryside while I was riding the bus.

Ratchapruk Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

In Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, or Korat for short, there is the Ratchapruk hotel.  You can see the Main Street the hotel is on and the front of the hotel.  Below are photos of the view out of the back of the hotel.  It shows the what the surrounding area looks like in this spread out …

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Fishing Charter Boat – Oahu, Hawaii

Took a fishing charter boat out and when I wasn’t fishing I took some photos. Here are those photos. One neat thing about this fishing trip was that there was a mother whale and 2 calves. The mother showed the calves how to breach 1 time and then after that those calves kept breaching. It …

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Shark’s Cove Oahu, Hawaii

I went to Shark’s cove on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and did some fishing. Here are some photos I took.

Eskan Village Bazaar

Periodically there would be a bazaar at Eskan Village in Saudi Arabia where some local vendors would be able to come onto the military installation and sell their products. Here are some photos from one of those events.

Thanksgiving at Eskan Village

Have you ever wondered what it is like for US service members serving overseas during the holidays? This is how Thanksgiving was celebrated, after the September 11th terrorist attacks, at Eskan Village which is 22 miles outside of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The funny thing was that the only real turkey was the one on display. …

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Sights Around Eskan Village

Here are some different things that can be seen around Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia.

Welcome to Eskan Village Saudi Arabia

I was sent on temporary duty to Eskan Village in Saudi Arabia. Eskan is located 22 miles southeast of Riyadh and it was originally built for the bedouin in 1983, however when the Saudi government built the village they did not accommodate the livestock so the bedouin’s turned down the use of the buildings. In …

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Hale’iwa Beach North Shore Hawaii

Hanging out on the north shore of Oahu at the Hale’iwa beach park. This photo is taken looking back at the harbor.

Waimea Bay Beach Park

Driving around the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii I drove past the Waimea Bay beach park. This is where they have the Eddie Aikao surfing competition when the waves are consistently over 50 feet tall.

View from Aloha Tower in Honolulu, Hawaii

Went over to the Aloha Tower in Honolulu, Hawaii today. I decided to take some directional photos from the top of the tower. Here is what the views look like from that point of view.

Typhoon Saomoi

While stationed in Okinawa I had the privilege to sit through a many of typhoons. Here was one of the typhoons that I got to endure. These images were downloaded from the Japanese national weather service.

Sunset View From Kadena-cho Seawall

Walked down to the seawall in Kadena-cho to watch the sunset. It was quite a beautiful evening.

Okinawa, Japan – Kadena-cho Seawall After Typhoon Jelawat

Walked down to the seawall in Kadena-cho in Okinawa, Japan today after Typhoon Jelawat. Here are a few photos I took.

Waiting Out a Typhoon in Okinawa

Typhoons are a rather common occurrence in Okinawa, Japan during the months of April through November. Usually when there are typhoons you just wait it out by staying indoors as most businesses will be closed. This can be a very long and boring time. Sometimes the typhoons can even last up to a week or …

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Okinawa Route 58

Driving up route 58 in Okinawa near the East China Sea and Kadena marina.

Kadena Circuit Actions

Kadena circuit actions airman hard at work.

Pallet Building

During Joint military exercise Cobra Gold here are some United States Airmen building a pallet at the Wing 1 exercise complex in Korat, Thailand.

First Thai Kickboxing Experience

While in Thailand for joint military exercise Cobra Gold I took the opportunity to see a live Muay Thai kickboxing event. During the event they started out with the lower weight classes and worked their way up to the main event fight. From my observations the lower age and weight class fighters were primarily just …

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Deutsches Haus

After a 12 hour shift and then a 1 hour bus ride back to the hotel, during Cobra Gold 2000 in Nakhon Ratashima, Thailand I enjoyed going out to a local restaurant called the Deutsches Haus. It was owned by the nicest German man named George. George would cook up some good food, sing karaoke, …

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Navy F-18’s at Cobra Gold 2000

During Joint Military exercise Cobra Gold 2000 the U.S. Navy had some F-18 hornet’s on the flight line at Wing 1 of Korat air base in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Cobra Gold 2000 Technical Control

After a 12 hour shift this Technical Control airman is waiting to go back to the hotel during Cobra Gold 2000 in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Welcome to Thailand

This is my first time ever to Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand I took a couple photos looking out of my hotel room window to see what Korat had to offer. Then I decided to go for a walk to see for myself. While walking down the street there was a guy riding an elephant, so I …

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Joint Military Exercise Cobra Gold

Here is a group photo of the communications team that was taken during the joint military exercise Cobra Gold that was held in the kingdom of Thailand.

F-15 Versus Air Force Security Forces

While serving in the Air Force I received an e-mail with this safety briefing about an accident that happened at Eglin Air Force base in Florida. Even though they say it was an accident, every part of this looks like people were screwing around.

White’s Bridge

Went over to White’s Bridge near Lowell, Michigan to see the historic covered bridge.

Ali Al Salem Air Base Facilities

Here are some of the facilities at Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait. You can see the base exchange, the recreation center, and the gym in the photos above.

Explosive Ordinance Disposal

While at Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait my commander was an ex-Explosive Ordinance Disposal (E.O.D.) person so he asked me if I wanted to go out and watch EOD blow some things up. That’s how I was afforded the opportunity to go out with EOD and watch them blow up 24 sticks of …

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Digging Cable Trenches

Ali Al Salem air base was a tactical base that was quickly setup and it has a mess of cables all over the place. To try to clean the cables up and run them neatly through trenches. The biggest problem though was that it was all rock and digging through that was not easy.

Radio Tower View of Ali Al Salem Air Base

The view of Ali Al Salem Air Base from the radio tower. This definitely gives a bird’s eye perspective of what it was like on this base. You may notice a swimming pool in the photos. The swimming pool was only 3 feet deep and the main reason it was there was because it was …

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Sights around Kuwait

Here are some different things you can see around Kuwait.