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Retired Oldtimer
06-03-2013, 04:24 PM
Anyone out there have memories or comments about their assignments to: (1) Lockport AFS, NY, (2) Sembach AB, GE, (3) Chanute AFB, IL, (4) Cannon AFB, NM, (5) Clark AB, PI, (6) Luke AFB, AZ, (7) Anderson AFB, Guam, (8) Shaw AFB, SC, (9) Pirinclik Installation, Turkey, (10) Hickam AFB, HI, (11) or Van Nuys ANGB, CA???

crwchf16
06-03-2013, 04:45 PM
I'm at Shaw now. It's not the worst base I've ever been to but it's not the best either. As with most bases the ops tempo borders on insane. I spent 6 weeks at Cannon about 14 years ago. To sum that one up; from there, Hell is a local phone call.

71Fish
06-03-2013, 05:16 PM
My tech school was at Chanute. Not many memories. I went to taco Bell once. Another time I went to a local club for teen night.

In the mid 90s when Ramstein's run way was closed for repairs/upgrades, we went to Sembach for about a month. Not much going on there, but the Irish House was a happening spot back then. It was on the way to Sembach.

Measure Man
06-03-2013, 05:17 PM
I was at Clark from '86-'90...

LogDog
06-03-2013, 05:37 PM
Anyone out there have memories or comments about their assignments to: (1) Lockport AFS, NY, (2) Sembach AB, GE, (3) Chanute AFB, IL, (4) Cannon AFB, NM, (5) Clark AB, PI, (6) Luke AFB, AZ, (7) Anderson AFB, Guam, (8) Shaw AFB, SC, (9) Pirinclik Installation, Turkey, (10) Hickam AFB, HI, (11) or Van Nuys ANGB, CA???
I was stationed at Cannon from 1988 - 1991. Although it was fairly "isolated" it was actually a good assignment. Personnel on the base were closer than they are at most other bases and that made getting things done easier. Overall, of my 11 assignments, it was probably the best one and that includes places like Myrtle Beach AFB and assignments in England and Germany.

KMD86
06-03-2013, 05:52 PM
Anyone out there have memories or comments about their assignments to: (1) Lockport AFS, NY, (2) Sembach AB, GE, (3) Chanute AFB, IL, (4) Cannon AFB, NM, (5) Clark AB, PI, (6) Luke AFB, AZ, (7) Anderson AFB, Guam, (8) Shaw AFB, SC, (9) Pirinclik Installation, Turkey, (10) Hickam AFB, HI, (11) or Van Nuys ANGB, CA???

grew up 10 miles from lockport NY. never heard of Lockport AFS. there is a niagara falls ARS that is near there. don't remember a station in lockport though... maybe i'm to young.

Absinthe Anecdote
06-03-2013, 06:09 PM
I was within three weeks of leaving for Clark when the volcano blew up.

RobotChicken
06-03-2013, 06:34 PM
:hat Have an AF friend spent many years in the pacific and was stationed at Clark when it was abandoned,15 years of oriental furniture,2 cars gone;spent 2+ years kinda replacing the items,next duty station was Homestead.....Filed his claims again (well trained in process by now) filed his retirement claims,retired to Western North Carolina where Volcano's,Typhoons,Hurricanes,Nor'easters couldn't find him!

BRUWIN
06-03-2013, 07:24 PM
I was at Chanute in 1982. It's a blur now. I remember getting drunk at the bowling alley while in civvies after getting out of school early and stumbling into the missile maintenance tech school flight when they were marching home from school late one Friday afternoon. I knocked over a few folks and people were tripping over each other. The whole flight was laughing and it turned into a monkey pile right there in the road.. The rope marching them was furious tried to get my name and I told him I was John Smith from the firefighting squadron. He knew better and asked for my ID. I said I lost it. He didn't know what to do and eventually they marched on. A few buddies of mine from basic were in that flight and said that rope looked for me...John Smith...for weeks.

JD2780
06-03-2013, 07:35 PM
Hickam was my first assignment. Got married on the beach, had my son, deployed and went TDY quite a bit. Almost killed myself on a crotch rocket while riding like an idiot.

Lots of nice scenery and quite a bit to do if you get off your butt and find it.

eman_osan
06-03-2013, 11:38 PM
I was stationed at Chanute from Jun 73 - Dec 74. Met my first wife there. Cold as hell for this southern boy.

Retired Oldtimer
06-04-2013, 04:02 AM
I was stationed at Hickam from 1981 to 1984. Liked the base and island. Worked in the Base Commcenter at the Pacaf Building. It was very, very busy there. Lived in Base Housing next to (at the time) the fence that divided Hickam from Pearl Harbor.

VFFTSGT
06-04-2013, 05:04 AM
I was at Clark from '86-'90...

I was in elementary school then. :biggrin

LogDog
06-04-2013, 06:07 AM
I was within three weeks of leaving for Clark when the volcano blew up.
I had orders for Clark but they got cancelled because the position I was going to fill was deleted. Instead, I got orders for Osan, which I wanted, and just before I got there the volcano blew up so like you I just avoided it. While at Osan, we got in a SrA who was suppose to go to Clark but his assignment was diverted to Osan because of the volcano. His household goods had been shipped to Clark but were somewhere in transit. After waiting months, he was just about to file his claim when he was notified that it had been found. Apparently, his shipment was sent to Clark then back to the U.S. then to Anderson AB then back to the U.S. before they finally figured out where he was stationed.

Pullinteeth
06-04-2013, 01:56 PM
Spent three years at Sembach (loved it) and three years at Cannon (survived it).

RobotChicken
06-04-2013, 06:12 PM
:clock Is the gate guard a chopper now? (was a '86 if I remember)

MACHINE666
06-04-2013, 06:20 PM
Sembach has been given to the Army and it's now known as USAG Sembach. Haven't been out there since the transition, however I'm glad to hear that new life is being pumped into the place....even if it is Army...

RobotChicken
06-04-2013, 06:23 PM
:clock Is the gate guard a chopper now? (was a '86 if I remember)

wildman
06-05-2013, 03:45 AM
Was at Sembach AB 1978 -1980. Worked in the C.B.P.O. Reese AFB TX next. Retired out of Reese in 1988.

Wildman

eman_osan
06-05-2013, 03:48 AM
Fire Empire, Holy City Zoo, Nipa Hut. Do they ring a bell?


I was at Clark from '86-'90...