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After 8 Years in Memphis , I was up for orders for sea-duty , and after several months of “negotiating?” , sort of , as the navy sends you where they need you. I got orders to HC-2 in Norfolk , where my brother was stationed , so he helped me find a trailer-park for my trailer. My Home was towed ,  and me and my son drove separately , my enlistment date was in december , so I was already used to the cool-weather , but me and  my young son were rather cramped in our small Suzuki-Swift. And the many Hotel stops on the road with a young boy and a single dad was quite the adventure for sure. Just the road trip was a story in itself. After reaching Virginia it took a few weeks for the trailer to get tied-down and settled in the new park , but we were already used to our “home” in the other state. The month off on leave gave us plenty of time to get used yo out new neighborhood. I reported  to HC-2 @ NAS-Norfolk and another chapter for us was just begging.

Plenty more next time…

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Millington part 4….

Being an instructor at the basic aviation-electrical-systems  school was neat for me. Many years ago I was an E-1 student in the school , just out of boot-camp , now to be an E-5 in the front of the class room , was quite a change for me. Several of my students later served with me,  Learning our trade on retired A-4 jets in the hangar was a good lesson , but working on real planes in the real-world was quite another story. Not just our job , but also life in and around the aircraft on the flight-decks. Keeping aircraft flying was job 1 , but F.O.D.(foreign object damage) , trash can be dangerous too , not just to the jet engines , but helicopters can stir them up too. This blog being up-dated  the day before  9-11 , kind of brings a different light to the military , so i’ll share more next time