|The Old AF Sarge and the Old Retired PO1|
Sandy Eggo, 09 April 2014
On Board USS Ronald Reagan
The WSO and a couple of retired military types, Yours Truly and my blog-buddy ORPO1 (who has already told his side of things here, in photos, some of which I have
I love that lead-in photo, The WSO took it as we were heading out. Best thing about it? You can't tell that ORPO1 and I are "slightly" past our prime. We could still get the job done if we had to, but it would take us longer to recover. Hey, ain't nobody getting any younger!
|Yours Truly takes over VFA-2's Ready Room|
|The WSO checks the schedule.|
As the sun rose over Sandy Eggo and the Reagan slipped away from the pier...
|The WSO and Yours Truly after checking out the Growler.|
|Looking aft you can see all of the jets which would launch today.|
(Hhmm, how did that pretty lady get in the shot? And why is her husband looking at me like that?)
|The Island in the light of a Sandy Eggo morning.|
|Honors were rendered by us as we steamed past Lex's final resting place.|
|Once we were out to sea, the fun began!|
|The Command Group is ready!|
(Yours Truly, The WSO and ORPO1)
|The crew is ready!|
(Yours Truly, The WSO, Bubbles and Mrs Bubbles)
|Standby to launch aircraft!|
|The Plane Guard helo is airborne.|
|Launching the Hummer (E-2C Hawkeye of VAW-113)|
|Rhino launch preparations.|
(VFA-137 Kestrels - "CAG" bird, #00 - Double Nuts)
(Don't tell Big Time!)
|Ma Deuce Live Fire Exercise|
(M-2 .50 caliber machine gun)
|The Crew is pleased.|
Did we have a great time that day?
Why yes, yes we did!
More stories to come, here's a teaser:
If I were to say "Bubbles and the Winnebago".
What would you think that means?
It isn't what you think. (The Bullets know!)