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From my visit to Eglin AFB and the F-35C Lightning II .
Impressive, but I would like my fighter to have 2 engines.
I got up close and personal with the jet, the maintenance officer gave me a tour of the base and plane that very few have the privilege of seeing.

I had a beer in the Officers bar and currently waiting for my beer mug from the RAGMO (Replacement Air Group Maintenance Officer.
 

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 14, 2016) An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, assigned to the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). VFA-101 aircraft and pilots are conducting initial qualifications aboard George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean. The F-35C is expected to be Fleet operational in 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alex L. Smedegard)

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I am out here in California not far from my last station in the Navy NAS Lemoore, the west coast base for the F/A-18's and he F-35's.  the base has a Airshow scheduled in September 21st and 22nd,  i am planning on taking vacation to go.

 

Woodstock HGM

 

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Can only dream about such things -- we've McGill nearby so our lads are your flying fuel trucks.  New plane is coming soon ... which we hope will be in service for decades to come.

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On 2/24/2019 at 11:30 PM, meepmeep said:

Live right down the road from Eglin.

Then you've been to McGuire's then, if you live in Pensacola, FL.

We were at one of the McGuires St Patricks Day 5K Run, we watched with a beer in hand. :)

 

I ain't kissing that moose!

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On 2/25/2019 at 2:06 AM, Woodstock DGM said:

I am out here in California not far from my last station in the Navy NAS Lemoore, the west coast base for the F/A-18's and he F-35's.  the base has a Airshow scheduled in September 21st and 22nd,  i am planning on taking vacation to go.

 

Woodstock HGM

 

I hope to be out that way this year, That guy in the picture has been promoted to commander of Navy NAS Lemoore.

To be more exact we'll be in Hanford soontm.

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Let me know when,  Saturdays thru Wednesdays  evenings Ill be working at the Walmart on 12th ave, just off of the 198  I am off Thursdays and Fridays .   i know the base has an airshow in September,  i already have the week off on vacation so I can go to the Airshow,

 

Woodstock

 

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Some information for you guys, you may know already.

 

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I'm glad I got to see the Eglin base and plane, I'm also glad I got my beer steins from the officers bar, the other stein has my name on it as does this post.
I'll always remember them.

 

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Be ready for the heat when you get here the summers are brutal.  (I.e. egg frying on the side was all hot type of brutal). 

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15 hours ago, Woodstock DGM said:

Be ready for the heat when you get here the summers are brutal.  (I.e. egg frying on the side was all hot type of brutal). 

 

Summer has started in Florida already.  It's the steamy humidity at 95 degrees and everyday that gets ya ... any outdoor work at all, or even stilling still without shade, and your sweat makes your clothes stick to you.  [Leather car seats just aren't helpful in Florida -- you want the cloth ones; lots cooler.]

 

Tampa area [McDill] expected to have mid 90s every day for at least the next week.  Rain?  none expected.

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Here it is the Middle of July and its a Cool 92 Degrees here   we are a bit below our normal July temps,  how ever the weather reports is calling for Triple digits here for the next week or so  due to a retro grade Hi pressure zone over Arizona and Nevada that is projected to move back west over California, So now we will be Shaking (earthquake After & Fore shocks) and Baking from the extra heat, but hey that's the summer in central california, you get used to it,  just Don't drink the water here if you ever visit,  very High mineral and sulfur content .

 

Woodstock HGM  

/me is sitting in the AC drinking a large Iced Tea.

 

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Woodstock, It was nice to see another EBer in person.

If and when my brutal hours change at work I hope to be back playing and working on the game, if the DEVs will still have me.

They say will be on a 3 shift routine by the end of July, I'm not going to hold my breath.

 

Have fun with your JD, they are a fun class to play.

I may try to get on this Tuesday.

Feel free to post your pictures from the other day if you would like.

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Cool,  It was really nice  physically meeting another EnB'er as well  good luck on the work hours,  I'll be on later on Tuesday evening, my wife and i are both off work and have a movie date (Lion King) when we get home ill more than likely get on, sure thing on posting the pic

 

 

Thats ME in the Blue shirt  i had just got off of work  and drove across town to meet up.

 

 

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