Category: Travel

A View of Honolulu, Hawaii

Here is a view from Honolulu, Hawaii westward towards Pearl City, Wainae, Kunia, Waikele, Waipahu, Makakilo, etc. Here is a view towards Honolulu harbor or Sand Island from the viewpoint of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Navy Ship Pearl Harbor

Today I was driving across the bridge coming from Ford Island to Halawa and snapped a couple photos of a ship sitting in Pearl Harbor. I don’t know anything about Navy ships, but it looks pretty cool. I know I wouldn’t want to mess with the United States Navy.

USS Arizona Memorial

Went to the USS Arizona Memorial. It certainly was a somber experience to think that 1,177 officers and crewmen died in the blink of an eye. Here are my photos from my experience.

Atlantis Submarine Tour – Honolulu Hawaii

Today I took the Atlantis Submarine tour out of the Hawaiian Hilton Hotel. This tour was superb. First you leave from Waikiki and they take you out on a boat to rendezvous with a submarine that is waiting. You want to be sure to get there early and try to take the earliest tour if …

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Patrols at Bagram Airfield

Patrols at Bagram airfield in Afghanistan can certainly be hazardous to your health. Be sure not to go off the beaten path the life you save could be your own.

Black Hawk Helicopters in Action

Here are some Black Hawk helicopters in action over the skies in Iraq.

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.

Iraqi Things

Here are some photos of different Iraqi things.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Okinawa Route 58

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

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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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.

White’s Bridge

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

15th Reconnaissance Squadron Patch

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.

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.  Just 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.

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.

Welcome to Kadena Air Base in Japan

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

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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