Hey! Thanx for the comment. I love Alabama, it is great. And of course it makes me that much closer to the Pensacola navy base. I'm pretty new to this site but I think I'm getting the hang of it. Well I wish your children the best of luck. Keep in touch!
Mark, I see your son will be stationed in Jacksonville. I live approx. 10 miles from NAS Jax. I was not sure if you had been to Jacksonville or not but thought I would offer any help if you would like. My son Curtis just went to Basic Training on Monday and we got "the call" around 2:50 am Fla. Time.... I am looking forward to his first letter.
Hi Mark, thanks for joining the Airdales! Hopefully we can generate some interest here among other aviation-related families. I was blessed to enjoy about 10 years in the P-3 community. I was trained at VP-30 in Jax as a P-3C Update III Weapons System Tech, which means I learned all of the avionics systems onboard. It was a great job, and a bit cushy compared to shipboard life.
Will Stephen be aircrew, or a "ground pounder" (ground maintenance only)?