Airplanes on Sticks

I took a trip over the mountains to NAS Lemoore today. Got a new pair of boots for work(I get reimbursed btw), some swag and some pictures of Airplanes on Sticks.

These three are next to the Station Admin Building in close proximity to a really large grass area that is used for major functions such as changes of command and full dress inspections.

 

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Husband to Sharon for 31 plus years. Dad to four. Grand Dad to five, four of them girls. Retired Navy. Sometime Mechanic, Railroader, Airplane Builder. Currently a Civilian Employee of the USAF at Edwards AFB. Survived Renal Cell Carcinoma. A walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction, Taking every wrong direction on his lonely way back home. Counted the stars on the 4th of July Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky Talking about redemption and leaving things behind As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line
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6 Responses to Airplanes on Sticks

  1. ORPO1 says:

    Reblogged this on The Lexicans.

  2. Jimmy J. says:

    The jets are nice. Now those SPADs. Make my old heart go pit-a-pat. Unless you flew ‘em you wouldn’t understand.

    • Mongo says:

      We had a guy, retired AD Chief, who used SPAD for the F-86; “gol durn SPAD’s”, he’d say.

      • ORPO1 says:

        Cool!
        The colors on this one are VA-25, The Fist of The Fleet. 25 is the Navy squadron that got a Mig with SPADS in Vietnam. It was also in an episode of Dogfights on History Channel

  3. Mongo says:

    Haven’t been to Alameda in a coon’s age, but they used to have a SLUF on a stick coming in the front gate. Back when I was a neighbor to the base, one could cruise through, meander over pierside and see Vinson on one side and Hornet on t’other.

    Always thought it a shame the Navy let that base go, although I understand it took a fair bit of dredging to keep the marina clear of silt.

    • ORPO1 says:

      It was also a result of the political climate in the bay area and the state as well. The greatest reduction in military installations has been in California.

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