Category: Photos

Reenlistment Ceremony

While at Ali Al Salem air base I reenlisted in the Air Force. Here are some photos of the reenlistment ceremony in front of “The Rock.”

Air Force Predator Aircraft

During my time at Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait it was common occurrence to see the Air Force Predator aircraft. This plane is pretty cool because it is an unmanned aircraft and has virtually a lawnmower engine to power it. There was a lot of debate between different types of pilots about if …

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Hardened Aircraft Shelter at Ali Al Salem

Here are some photos of the hardened aircraft shelter’s (HAS) at Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait. The story behind the HAS was that they were built by the French and they were designed with 10 foot reinforced concrete. Apparently the French who built them for the Kuwaiti’s sold them as being bomb proof. …

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Welcome to Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait

After 34 hours of flight travel I finally arrived at Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait. This base was 39 miles from the Iraqi boarder. Here are a few photos of C-130 aircraft with a photo of the base out of the back of a C-130. ┬áJust a few of the things I saw …

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Dragon Boat Race

Went to watch the dragon boat races at Tomarin in Okinawa. This was a pretty neat event. There were teams with Okinawan people from different places and there were also teams from different military bases in Okinawa. It seemed as though they were building friendships through friendly competition while experiencing some of the Okinawan culture.

Fighter Jets

Here is a photo of an Air Force F-117 stealth fighter while it is refueling and a photo of a Navy F-18 static display at Kadena air base “Friendship Festival.”

18th Communications Squadron Flag Football

18th Communications Squadron from Kadena Air Base playing flag football against Marines on Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan.

Jason Newsted (Former Metallica Bassist) the Unknown Story

In 1998 I was in Okinawa, Japan when I received my Metallica fan club magazine which informed me of the bands upcoming tour. It was actually happening, Metallica was coming to Japan. I knew immediately I had to get tickets. So I checked with the Metallica club to see if I could get tickets through …

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Sapporo Building

While in Tokyo, Japan I went to Asakusa and on the way back I stopped and snapped this photo of the Sapporo building. Sapporo is a big beverage company in Japan and they are best known for their beer.

Habu Sake

I went to the botanical gardens in Okinawa with some friends to see a Christmas light event that was going on. While there I was walking through a gift store and saw this Habu sake. In Okinawa “Habu” means snake and sake is Japanese rice wine. So you literally buy a bottle of wine that …

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Kadena Technical Control Best in the Pacific

While stationed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan the 18th Communications Squadron facility I worked in received a Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) best technical control facility in the Pacific award.

Analog Circuit Testing

19961203 – DDForm1697 While stationed at Kadena air base in Okinawa, Japan I had to occasionally perform circuit test and acceptance tests. Here are the results of one of the tests I conducted.

First Night in Okinawa

In 1996 I was new to the United States Air Force and just arrived in Okinawa a little after 11 PM, when I walked off the plane and met my sponsor for the first time. On the way driving back to base he was driving like a madman. He was cutting through traffic just to …

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Welcome to Kadena Air Base in Japan

Here is an arial photograph of the flight line of Kadena air base in Okinawa, Japan.

335th Training Squadron Gazebo

While attending Air Force Technical Training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi I had time to kill until the next training started so I got together with some other airman and we worked on this gazebo. The gazebo was outside the 335th Training Squadron in the section of the base called the “triangle.” …

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Welcome to Keesler Air Force Base

Upon completion of Basic Military Training I flew from San Antonio Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana where I caught a bus to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. I will be at Keesler for the next 16 weeks while attending technical training and learning how to do the job I signed up to do …

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Detroit Lions vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This was the first NFL football game that I ever saw. Here is my ticket stub from the game. From what I remember I saw Barry Sanders come running right towards my direction for a touchdown. It was a pretty awesome.