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  1. I was a senior in High School when that happened. In the 70s at the nationals in Atlanta, someone had a landing diorama with the caption, "Houston, we have a problem". One of the astronauts was looking at a crater where he found a Coors can.
  2. That being said, and this has most likely been mentioned too: What would be the best way to do the patterns on the "A" and the "NX" in terms of what colors and material?
  3. I got to check out a FN pistol at the local gun shop. The fit wasn't right for me. Also, you can't use them at the local ranges. The rounds are too damaging against the back stop. The effect is like taking an M-16 and and tearing up the metal stop.
  4. There were a couple cracks in it. Unfortunately, he still has it. He used to have a place in town but has since moved. He claimed to have produced the costume for the Orlando Predator indoor football team. Who knows. I haven't heard from him for a long time.
  5. I had a viper helmet some time ago a friend sent me but it was damaged in transit. Another friend that worked of things like that said he could fix it for me for a reasonable price. Never saw him again. At least I have the laser and belt/holster assembly.
  6. In Star Wars, Han's pistol was made from a Broomhandle Mauser. What did they use on the new Battlestar Galactica for rifles and pistols? They look familar but I can't quite place them.
  7. On the bright side, we have been a drought for a few years. trouble is we also have hurricane season comming.
  8. ikar

    Security Police, 1970s

    The first time I had MREs was at Minot in about 1984 during a attack exercise. At least with the "C" rats you could use the cans as an alarm system with rocks and tripwire, stick the lid in the ground with the edge up, and so on.
  9. ikar

    Security Police, 1970s

    You should have seen it when they cut off our food supplies from the water port. It got to the point where I was feeling sorry for food service and what they were puting up with from the "customers". They had to resort to issuing "C" rats on plates and powdered milk. It was all they had left. Wonderful, round meals on plates with rings on them from the cans. At lest we knew which ones not to take. Learned that from AZR.
  10. Someone needs to finish the engine nacels.
  11. That looks good. I always liked that beast. I'll see you there.
  12. ikar

    Security Police, 1970s

    What I found out after I returned to the states and was assigned to the 436th at Dover was an after effect I didn't consider. Since I grew up in Jersey and was stationed in Delaware, I would go home once in a while. My first Thanksgiving back I went home because I was scheduled to work over Christmas. When it was time to eat I discovered that somehow after a year of turkey in those box nasties, I couldn't eat the stuff for a couple years. My mother was a bit surprised but I got the feeling that my father expected something like that would happen. Fortunately we also had ham that year.
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    Security Police, 1970s

    At U-Tapao I came up with a system for box lunches. When they arrived I would take the milk cartons and put them in my water container and wait. Eventually the food(?) would get to C.S.C. and they would eat it. Everyday they would come over the radio and tell up what was and wasn't safe to eat. Usually the strange asting milk was bad because it sat in teh sun for hours at the kitchen on top of the hill behind me after it was trucked in from the deep water port. The mystery meat remained that, and what you were usually left with was a turkey sandwich, a piece of candy, and a hopefully hard
  14. ikar

    Security Police, 1970s

    I don't know. Sometimes it had its moments.Chasing speeders, breaking up fights, responding to alarms and fires. My last working day at Littlerock I was sent to a disturbance in housing to find the first patrol and a husband holding down his topless wife who had gone over the edge and tried to stab him with a garden steak. Have youiwver noticed that you could get a table at the dining hall and noone would sit there except other cops? The only time someone else did was at Lorning and just as we started to eat we got a call about a possible bomg=b in base housing and had to leave. You loos
  15. ikar

    Security Police, 1970s

    Remember the wreckage of the B-52 that was above the alert pad? I've got some shots on a disc that I'm having trouble accessing. If I can, I'll post them for you. While at Ellsworth in 1972 did you notice a decrease in how many "G" models you had on base? The two sedans and the six pack were taken at Dover when I was there in 1973. The picture with the two trucks and the LUV were at Littlerock. The one with us behind our vehicles was posed for the papers. The LUV was used on and off the flightline. Mostly, I'm happy to say, off. It came in that baby blue color because Jimmy Carter said
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