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2002

Stefanie Malonie <smaloney@hshs.org>

Hi

I served on the rock in 2002 and I am trying to hunt down the infamous jungle juice recipe that they served at the Seamen's Club. Not sure if u live there but would you be able to help me out or tell me how to get a hold of the club?? Thanks!


Jan 2002 through April 2002

NAME = Ron "Baby" Herman

MY QUEST = Would love to visit DG again with some time off this go around...

VT of a SWALLOW = depends on humidity but slower than Amy Winehouse reaching for crack pipe!

E-MAIL = chief_brock@yahoo.com

NATIONALITY = USA

SERVICE = Air Force

UNIT = Intelligence

RANK/RATE/JOB = MSGT then but now retired.

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Want to Return When the First REAL Club Med Opens

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = I'd Like to Share Precious Memories of Drinking/Fishing/Snorkeling/Sailing on Diego Garcia

MY WARSTORY = ...but I cant.  I was working 7 days a week 15-18 hour shifts to meet the requirements of our launches down range.  I assisted with the Survival Briefs in addition to doing all the Intelligence briefs prior to mission...plus most of the debriefs upon their return.  Work was non-stop for me but it had concrete floors in tents even if they flooded still at end of runway....but I had two periods of relaxation.

The Aussies had their Aussie Day and flew food, beer, etc into DG....worked all day and made it at end of afternoon to the party.  I cant remember her name but met some Aussie chick and three or four of her mates and drank VB "Virgin Beer" LOL with them into the night.

The other was two or three days of snorkeling...started behind dorms of permanent party where the big fish were but the current was strong so left after an hour.  Then we saw signs that said NO SWIMMING. LOL  So we went into the lagoon and snorkeled more....amazing to see fish that I had in my 250gal reef tank at home swimming around free.

Some other memories in no particular order:

1- gay barbers

2- vegemite in chow hall for aussies

3- red crabs with huge claw that would cut open coconuts and eat them

4- steel traps to catch the huge black wharf rats that ran around...and trying to keep everything sandbagged and zipped to keep them out  of tents.

5- going to other side of island and seeing banana plantation and now defunct weather station and exploring some of the ruins on island...unofficially of course

6- visiting at merchant marine hut for food and beer when off shift

7-  THE FREAKING RAIN!!!  My first 31 days in DG it rained 27 days for at least an hour and usually 8-10 hours.  Every freaking day.  It became comical to see new person wondering why we all carried around ponchos or goretex with us when sun was out and hot...then an hour later it would be pouring like a monsoon was going to hit. LMAO and they would be soaked to the bone running...LMMFAO

8-  Having to hear those damn B-52 engine runups in middle of night and early in morning.....since we were at end of runway where they just happened to do this. LOL

Beautiful island though...dont think it would be bad duty for a year in any time other than war.

Oh by the way...there was some aerial refueler there with tankers from  reserve unit in Cali....blonde....hot.....and apparently an adult dancer when not pumping fuel into aircraft.  :)  Nevermind....LOL

 


oct 2002 till mar 2003

NAME = Dana Kirl

MY QUEST = love to go back to DG

E-MAIL = seductiveangeleyez@yahoo.com

NATIONALITY = White

SERVICE = USAF

UNIT = life support

RANK/RATE/JOB = SRA- out of the military

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Stroll Down Memory Lane

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = I'd Like to Share Precious Memories of Drinking/Fishing/Snorkeling/Sailing on Diego Garcia

MY WARSTORY = What can i say.. it was a great time.. what i remember of it that is... i spent most of my time drinking hard whisky with the philipinos on the island and eating straight wasabi... you should try it sometime.. take a shot of jim beam and a container of wasabi.. thats a hard core shot! < green hot stuff in a tube> I spent 6 months on this island.. and was the "island princess" to the local people. It was a good time.. miss the funny a$$ brits as well! Always trying to show their A$$! It was a great time.. miss the people.. miss the island.. even miss all the dang colorful crabs chasing you in the sand.


May 2002 - May 2003

NAME = Todd Stovall

MY QUEST = To find the Holy Grail.

VT of a SWALLOW = African or European?

E-MAIL = todd.stovall@pentagon.af.mil

NATIONALITY = US

SERVICE = USAF

UNIT = Det 1, 13AF (PACAF)

RANK/RATE/JOB = Then - Major

Now - Lt Col

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Stroll Down Memory Lane

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = There I Was, Passed Out in My Room

MY WARSTORY = Well, that happened only once, thank God, because I puked in my bed as well. That was the end of visit to a Brit destroyer making a port call and a long night of drinking too much gin followed by shotgunning Smirnoff Ice's down in their wardroom.  They had this contraption that you placed on the bottle.  It was like a 3-4 inch sleeve with a little relief valve on the side.  You put the bottle up to your mouth, tipped it up, and the valve.  Just like funneling a beer, the whole contents zipped right down your throat in a flash.  That in itself isn't too bad, but on top of about a 7 gin @ tonics and almost nothing to eat sealed my doom.  Maj Helene Wilson and Keith "Buster" Brown, ROPO extrodinair, were there egging me on.

Lots of great memories--The day the OIF airwar kicked off and the B-2's and B-52's launched out on their first OIF sorties; catching 75 lbs tuna; walking 30 feet from my door and hitting the water to snorkle; just about every Friday at the yacht/Brit club; jungle golf; the tip-to-tip bike ride; tour of the prepo ships; the clearest night sky and the most stars I've ever seen; the list

goes on and on.....

 


From Aaron [penaltyvectoring@yahoo.com]

I'm looking to get in contact w/ any air traffic controllers that were on board from 2000-2002.  Pineapple, 4days, Bertram, Shannon, Jew, Bean, Kat...  where are you guys!?!

            AC2 Aaron "OX" Stregles

 


Apr 02-Jul 02, Aug 03-Oct 03, Jan 05-Feb 05, Mar 05-Apr 05

NAME = Bart

MY QUEST = To NOT visit the island again

VT of a SWALLOW = If it's terminal then the Swallow doesn't really care

E-MAIL = aftiggerintel@yahoo.com

NATIONALITY = USA

SERVICE = Air Force

UNIT = 45 ERS

RANK/RATE/JOB = Too low to matter

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = My Time There is Lost in an Alcoholic Haze, Help Me Remember!

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = I'd Like to Share Precious Memories of Drinking/Fishing/Snorkeling/Sailing on Diego Garcia

MY WARSTORY = The first time I was at DG, it was monsoon season and the old style tent flooded. Right outside the tent we had Lake Placid (I still think a couple chickens drowned in it). Most of the time there was either on the beach, drinking with the Squadron, or trying to figure out how to modify the tent. One night on my trip in Jan 05, we tried to play football on the coral "grass" in the back of tent city. As you can imagine there were several poeple who were bruised and battered after that. My last trip there, we had squadron drinking nights. We'd all start drinking about the same time and instead of whoever passes out first getting drawn on, we drew on anyone who would let us. I think the offical count was 22 people with something written on them by the next morning. That trip we had 2 of our squadron who drank for about 48 hours straight. Man I wish I could keep up with them. Maybe if I get enough practice I can :)

 

 

Nov 2002 - June 2003

NAME = Steve Wilson

MY QUEST = To achieve Maximum Intoxication without hurling off the Yacht Club Deck

VT of a SWALLOW = African?

E-MAIL = steve@stevewilsononline.com

NATIONALITY = Yank

SERVICE = US Air Force, Prior Army

UNIT = 40 EBS

RANK/RATE/JOB = Capt/US Air Force/B-52 Aviator

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = My Time There is Lost in an Alcoholic Haze, Help Me Remember!

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = I'd Like to Share Precious Memories of Drinking/Fishing/Snorkeling/Sailing on Diego Garcia

MY WARSTORY = I'll never forget...um..I mean remember all of...my birthday in May of '03.  After being adopted as an Honorary Brit, the boyz all decided to make it a Toga night.  Onward to the Brit Club after much preparation at the Captain's Corner.

They carefully prepared my small glass of "Ale"..also know as a Yard, and set the stopwatch.  That's about where things get fuzzy.  I know I didn't puke.  At least I'm pretty sure.

NOW...onward to good news.  I'll be back this fall.  Prepare the way, and have that removed.  I'll be bringing "Open Mic Night" back to the Seaman's Club...Tuesday nights will never be the same.

  

 

Subject:         DG

Date:              Mon, 6 Jun 2005 17:13:13 -0500

From:            "Wilson Steve D Capt 96 BS/DOC" <Steve.Wilson@BARKSDALE.AF.MIL>

Hey,

     After a 2-year hiatus, Iíll be returning to our favorite Island Paradise and I wanted to find anyone still remaining that was there Nov-2002 until June 2003.  Particular the my Limey Mates from the Brit Club.  Be Advised-Open MIC NIGHT will return!!

http://www.stevewilsononline.com

                          __|__

      ===OO=OO==(_)==OO=OO===

                            / \

Capt Steve "DotCom" Wilson

DSN 781-2498

Unit Deployment Manager

96 BS/DOA

Barksdale AFB, LA

"America's Leader in Combat"

 

 

July/Aug 2002

NAME = Fred (aka Fuzz)

MY QUEST = Revisit

VT of a SWALLOW = Too Fast

E-MAIL = charette.faj@forces.gc.ca

NATIONALITY = Canadian

SERVICE = Army Logistics

UNIT = 1Service Battalion TAV Operation Enduring Freedom

RANK/RATE/JOB = I am currently still serving and am now in the Signals world hoping for a change. I am now a Sargeant looking forward to going to Afghanistan in 2006 and perhaps again visiting Diego to see some old friends.

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = My Time There is Lost in an Alcoholic Haze, Help Me Remember!

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = There I Was, Passed Out on The Beach

MY WARSTORY = Good Day Eh!

     I was tasked with 12 other members from western Canada to catalouge and recieve all vehs, comodities etc back from Kandahar in July/Aug 2002. We were met with great enthusiasm from all involved on the island and boy did I have a good time!!!

     I truly enjoyed my time there and being able to see some truly outstanding birds that your Air Force has in it's arsenal. I will never forget the boys from Barksdale AFB and if any of you boys remember, drop me a line sometime and I know that our sign is hanging in one of the messes in Louisiana.

     And of course I just had to mention that our Canadian beer is far superior to any other beer in the world as was proven at our smoker when you yanks were passed out all over.

     In closing I have to say that I met some truly outstanding people and would go into battle with you guys any day of the week.

GO LEAFS GO!!!!

Fuzz

 

 

14-21 June 2002, 20-27 Jul 2002

NAME = Wayne Green

MY QUEST = Back to Paradise

VT of a SWALLOW = Much Slower than a Canadian running for beer

E-MAIL = rmc_redmen@yahoo.com

NATIONALITY = Canadian

SERVICE = Logistics

UNIT = Just traniting through

RANK/RATE/JOB = Capt

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = My Time There is Lost in an Alcoholic Haze, Help Me Remember!

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = I'd Like to Share Precious Memories of Drinking/Fishing/Snorkeling/Sailing on Diego Garcia

MY WARSTORY = After 6 months in the desert with no beer an a bunch of extra cash, DG was a great treat.  Air conditioned rooms, cheep beer, the Miss Diego Garcia Contest going back to Afghanistan for the last month and a half of the tour was tough.  On the bright side got to come through again on the way home.  Hell of an experience, now if only I had my digital camera for that Miss Diego Garcia pagent I would have be a war hero for the boys back in Kandahar.

 

 

May 2002 - May 2003

NAME = Ramon N. Cejas

MY QUEST = Naval Support

VT of a SWALLOW = dunno...

E-MAIL = rncejas@netzero.com

NATIONALITY = U.S.

SERVICE = U.S.N.

UNIT = Medical Facility, Pharmacy Dept.

RANK/RATE/JOB = E-6/HM1,  Active duty, Transferred to fleet reserved Aug. 2004.

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Stroll Down Memory Lane

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = I'd Like to Share Precious Memories of Drinking/Fishing/Snorkeling/Sailing on Diego Garcia

MY WARSTORY = When I got there May 2002, I caught the tail end of Enduring Freedom, but was there the whole time during the beginning of Iraqi Freedom till fall of Saddam's regime. The place is awesome. Best memories I have had. Best fishing, sailing, snorkling, physical fitness, had nice facilities, gym, tennis, basketball, bicycling, and 5 to 10K or marathon or tip to tip cycling race. or if you want to learn self-defense free lessons at the gym. White sandy beach..Oh by the way you can also collect different seashells.

     And if you like to sing like me, you can actually sing with the live band performing at the club.

 

 

May 02-May 03

NAME = Darrin (Mad Man) Webster

MY QUEST = I seek the holy grail

VT of a SWALLOW = afircan or european

E-MAIL = thewebsterzoo@msn.com

NATIONALITY = US

SERVICE = US Navy

UNIT = NSF Security

RANK/RATE/JOB = MA1, Wacth commander

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Other

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = This is a No-Shit 'How I Put One Over On My Senior Chief' Story

MY WARSTORY = I would like to know if the "do as I say, not as I do" still aply to the chief?  I working is security in sep 02.  we had a suppervisor meeting.  One suppervisor asked if we could stop provideing curtice rides to the admin personnel of security.  The ops chief sied "if the watch commander thinks its BS than, he does not have to do it".  In Jan 03 the Ops chief called up form the Chiefs clbu after having a few drinks, and asked for a ride to the E6 and below club.  I thinking this was inaproprate for, a MA in a marked patrol car to drop off a drunk Chief at a bar to keep driking.  Told him NO.  I was fired as a watch commander, and was told if I got to the EO I would be sent to Mast.

 

 

2002

NAME = "Blonde"

MY QUEST = To Seek the Holy Beer Can

VT of a SWALLOW = 1260 F/S

E-MAIL = jlemons@mwr.is

NATIONALITY = American

SERVICE = USN

UNIT = NMC/AFN Diego Garcia

RANK/RATE/JOB = JO3

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Green Eco-Freak Who Hates How the Brits Have Taken Such Good Care of The Island

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = This is a No-Shit Drinking Story

MY WARSTORY = 32 MGDs (rotten like all the beer) in 23 hours before passing out face down near the cannon on the point. I awoke to crabs pinching at my face and legs. Is that good enough?

 

 

28 May 2002

NAME = Bubba

MY QUEST = Forget about every part of the planet below 82 degrees F.

VT of a SWALLOW =

E-MAIL = eod@AA.com

NATIONALITY = US

SERVICE = FANG

UNIT = EOD

RANK/RATE/JOB = SSG

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Professional Adventurer Looking For The Ultimate Get Away

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = I'd Like to Share Precious Memories of Drinking/Fishing/Snorkeling/Sailing on Diego Garcia

MY WARSTORY = I have never packed so much crap for so little work (I stopped counting at 7 bags)!  Next time just bring shorts and better flip flops, not those cheap-ass shower shoes.  I got to DG after the 28 hour flight.  One of the multiple stops was Bharain.  Thats about all of the middle east I ever need to see for the rest of my life...brown..hot..ugly.  We got picked up by one of the EOD dudes we were replacing.  When we got to Camp swampy by the sea, we drove to the furthest end of the KOA, where our specific tent(s) were.  Since we originally were scheduled to take a vacation in Kerga..Kirga...Kyrgastan (SP?), I was somewhat stoked to be in a coconut tree (crab)covered, paradise.  I think we were part of the Budweiser tribe from last seasons survivor.  I brought my Wilson (the red faced volley ball)from castaway fame.  After dropping off our bags, I asked where the beach was, since it was 4am and pitch black.  The guys said about 20 feet that way.  I was so excited me and my two adult care givers walked down to the beach.  Theres a big cement pad at the end of the trail. I peeled off my clothes down to my skivies, and jumped in.  The sunrise was starting to kick in, so, it was getting lighter out (later I found out that there are a large amount of hammer head sharks in there).  Due to adult onset of alzheimers, I don't know what happened for the next 85 days.  I think they sold Bud light though $3 a six pack.

 

 

May 1989 thru Sep 1999, 2001, thru 2003

NAME = George M. Laughlin (YA-HOO)

MY QUEST = Citizenship from some place

VT of a SWALLOW = Below sea level or above??

E-MAIL = bubblincrude@hotmail.com

NATIONALITY = USA

SERVICE = USN RET

UNIT = IPAC and BJS until 1999, NFCU fm 2001 to 2003

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Stroll Down Memory Lane

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = Actually, I Have a Real Story To Tell

MY WARSTORY =  One of my fondest years on Dg was back when Capt. Check (CO) and CDR Bob Collard(SUPO), would call me and my buddy, Flightline Freddie to the O Club so we could drink for free all night coz the O's could not play Hosre Collar. That was fun, even when the Marine XO would climb into the rafters and pour beer on us. Another grand time was getting with Jack and the gang and building the Golf Course, then playng it. There was the two years that BJS golfers would play the Brit Party every Tuesday. It started out being a fun once a month deal, for beer and build your own at the Expac afterward, but with the wipping that we (BJS) gave the Brits the first time. The Brit Rep. CDR Gram Niven changed the program to weekly. We even had a trophy at the Club House with the weekly score posted. I'd have to say the we (BJS) won 98% of the time. Grand times at the course. If anyone wants to complain at not having a good time on the island for several years I was the one who brought the EAP Charter to the island and you missed out. Even though the EAP turned into the Dave Burges Fan Club. More stories to come. YA-HOO

 

March 2002

     NAME = Coz

     MY QUEST = To never again play softball on crushed coral!!

     VT of a SWALLOW = slower than "Her Majestie's Crabs"

     E-MAIL = banddcosner@hotmail.com

     NATIONALITY = US of A

     SERVICE = Air National Guard

     UNIT = Lodging

     RANK/RATE/JOB = SSGT just made TSGT today!!!

     MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Irritated World Citizen/Communist/Religious Extremist

     SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = Actually, I Have a Real Story To Tell

     MY WARSTORY = I can truly say that i would have had a good time on Diego, if it were not for my supervisor, TSgt Cairl. That guy got all of the money I put into those confounded slot machines. He just kept winning and winning. Poor me!! I met some great people and I want to shout hello to them..

     Melinda (whisner's girl), Duvie, Bhudda, John Morgan, Bittle, The wrestling pack, Chad, the "Beckies", Christie, Aumack, Devil (the Spiderman fanatic), Al, Osama Will Laden, Amy (the Ice Princess), Kanooooop, Amber, and all the gang on the softball team.

     Thanks for making Diego bearable while I was away from my family

 

March - June 2002

NAME = Rick Duvendack

MY QUEST = Never again to have "Tiger Beer" or "Pork Adobo"; and of course "World Peace."

VT of a SWALLOW = WHAT?????????? Think it depends on how many beers they are selling each person at the Camp Justice Depot.

E-MAIL = duven@hotmail.com

NATIONALITY = American German

SERVICE = U.S.A. Air National Guard

UNIT = Just a simple cook at beautiful Camp Justice!

RANK/RATE/JOB = Of the Sergeant type, won't be specific. Still, all that, just another day closer to retirement. Any day now???

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Want to Return When the First REAL Club Med Opens

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = Actually, I Have a Real Story To Tell

MY WARSTORY = Call me crazy (many people do), but I feel very lucky to have been one of the few to get deployed to DG. Don't get me wrong. I did miss my family immensely. Luckily though, my comrades and I were only stranded on the Island for 90 days, unlike the 1 year tour of our Navy friends. All in all, after a couple of weeks adjusting to the drenching humidity and torrential downpours, life was good.

Especially helpful was the non-stop flow of "care packages" from family and friends, to supply all the little things that Ship Store couldn't. With their help, I think I may have set an all-time record for care packages received in a 90 day period. Who knows, there may even be some floating around out there somewhere. Anyway, I'm sure that future generations of Camp Justice inmates will enjoy the Christmas lights we left behind, or the party deck that Bittle and I constructed on the back of our tent.

I'll never forget the fun in the sun, the lagoon, the beaches, free golf, cheap bowling, free movies, the Mongolian BBQ at the Turner Club, Sunday Brunch at the Officer's Club, chilling out and watching the waves at the Internet Cafe, and so much more.

Anyone who doesn't mind being isolated from the real world should love Diego Garcia. I know I did. Aloha friends!

 

 

14 Apr 02 to 21 May 02

NAME = Mick

MY QUEST = Tell me about your experience when the Aussies from 3 Squadron were there.

VT of a SWALLOW = 240 km/sec/sec

E-MAIL = zedman@idl.com.au

NATIONALITY = Australian

SERVICE = Royal Australian Airforce

UNIT = 3 sqn top cover for enduring freedom

RANK/RATE/JOB = corporal rank (equevalent to senior airmen USAF) permenant airforce

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = My Time There is Lost in an Alcoholic Haze, Help Me Remember!

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = There I Was, Passed Out in the Club

MY WARSTORY = Who remembers the cross dressing Aussies at the Brit club, turner club, yatch club? Certanly a bit of comic relief, this is a one in a life time attachment and I wouldn't have missed it for any thing. Hello to Charley at the Weather station if your still there, and to Frank ( Kick stand suvant Band  member, US Navy). BY THE WAY DON'T EAT THE DONKEY ON A STICK AT THE BRIT CLUB.  Also Hi to Nick, form the royal marines, and Sean the BIOT copper.

Mick

NOW

NAME = DAVID MALLOY

VT of a SWALLOW = BEER OR LIQUOR

E-MAIL = VZE24382@VERIZON.NET

MY WARSTORY = STORY BEING COMPILED..WILL RETURN SOON TO UPDATE

 

FEB 2002 - JULY 2002

NAME = Tom Pollock

MY QUEST = to consume all the beer on the island

VT of a SWALLOW = before or after i got him drunk

E-MAIL = subsalr673@yahoo.com

NATIONALITY = us; UNIT = COMPSRON 2; RANK/RATE/JOB = civilian contractor

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Want to Drink A Lot, Cheap

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = Actually, I Have a Real Story To Tell

MY WARSTORY = ive heard alot about diego when i was in the navy but never had the chance to be stationed here when i was in. took getting out of the navy and getting a job as a contractor to come to this little place. the navy in its infinate wisdom decided to replace the navy communications people on msc ships with civilian contractors. and for those of you that were part of the NCTS here its all civilian now too.  fortunatly i only have to do 4 month tours here but i love the place. the worst time i had was when the beer boat arrived and had no beer. the beer supply on the island was dwindeling rapidly then the prices started going up. to advert beer riots they flew in tiger beer and fosters till the beer boat came back with beer( once a month trip). this island has the best mwr i have ever seen great festivals free t-shirts to replace the ones my wife decided to throw away while i was here.

 

2002

David S. Kelly <KELLY.MPS2@MSCAFLOAT.MSC.NAVY.MIL>

Your web site is great!!  I am currently stationed in DGAR, but my time is quickly coming to an end.  65 days left.

V/R

IT2 David S. Kelly

March 10,2002 to June ish 2002

NAME = Rich

MY QUEST = See every nook and cranny of this paradise island

E-MAIL = rich12572@hotmail.com

NATIONALITY = American; SERVICE = Air Force; UNIT = 40th AEW/Services Residing at The penthouse in the 100 Getto; RANK/RATE/JOB = SrA, Air Guard out of New York

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Want to Return When the First REAL Club Med Opens

SUBJECT OF MY STORY: = I'd Like to Share Precious Memories of Drinking/Fishing/Snorkeling/Sailing on Diego Garcia

MY WARSTORY = Hmmmmm Day 1 Wow swiming in the Lagoon, Whooooo Sun is HOT!,Tiger Beer ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!(But it Worked)Speaking of work were is it. I was one of the Lodging Goons Making your stay at Camp Justice A 6 star exspirence( 6 to a tent) I cleaned up after those messy C-5 Crews that would never clean up after themselves.  So your local maid services from the 40 AEW lodging staff would turn your room back to "normal" Its day 66 we have out dated bud miller here but sure does taste good.  "Got Ice" Cheap Beer and few women (ratio 1 to 10) later I am still here and got a great tan and the A/C tents are still messed up( not to mention The Warehouse" By the way can you get Voted off Diego Garcia? Still Wondering! Well almost out of here and i think i may have "been there done that"  One more thing before I leave when the next event so I can get a free t-shirt.

P.S. The Aussies Throw A Kick-a@# Party.

2nd email:   We stay in tent city called Camp Justice.   Aussies were here then left about two weeks ago.  Koreans stay with us and the Army too.  I  go downtown and do the store and bar thing.  We have rec area with lg tv, games, video games, movie room, email room.  Got bikes for the camp coming in a couple of weeks .  Wing picnic like once a month too.

 

 

198.26.122.14

YEARS = Heading there VERY shortly.... (Classified, ya' know?!)

NAME = Tony B.

MY QUEST = Sign me up!~!

E-MAIL = gearjam1@yahoo.com

NATIONALITY = U.S.; SERVICE = AF; UNIT = Can't disclose; RANK/RATE/JOB = Tsgt

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Professional Adventurer Looking For The Ultimate Get Away [editor's note: the rest was garbled in transmission...]

Right Now (see his 1989 war story) - also in 1996

NAME = Taylor Clear

E-MAIL = Bilgeman@aol.com

MY WARSTORY =  Egads!   I leave this island for six years, and it turns into a yuppie-scum sanctuary.

      It is my sad duty to inform one and all that the "Hash House" is no more. It has been transmogrified into...(gasp)...an internet cafe.

      Oh the humanity! Complete with big coffee urns and frothed/steamed milk and biscotti and all the rest of that pseudo-Seattle crapola.

      Lord, gone are the days when it was the nearest thing to a neighborhood saloon,with, IMHO, the absolute BEST beach for sleeping off a drunk on.

      Now, I'm all for Economic Development and all that...but hey, heritage and culture count for something too, y'know.

      Let's face it, this island started an inevitable decline when that broad pitched a bitch and had the "Stars and Stripes Bookstore" shutdown. (If you weren't aware of that, then my apologies for doubling the bad news).

      And there is only one bar on the island where you can still spark a Winston with your whiskey...the Good Ole Seamen's Club.   So there, for you goobers who put down the Merchant Marine...WE held the line and stopped the "Oxygen Nazis" at our front door while the rest of you mugs capitulated ignominiously.(BTW, Filipino Marlboros are still $8.50 a carton here).

      The Powers That Be have also shut down "for renovations", the Ex-Pat Club, so there's been no "Pizza by the Pound" nights anymore. God only knows what dastardly plan they have in store for that location.   I'd like to see a Casino, it'll probably resurrect as a Handicrafts Center.

      This place is going to hell in a handbasket.   "Oh, waiter, bring me a frappucino and an almond biscotti, s'il vous plait."

Never been.  Hopefully soon.

NAME = Michael Hott

MY QUEST = To get to DG

VT of a SWALLOW = I believe it's a fully laiden swallow, but in the end it depends upon the size and if he's in a dive.

E-MAIL = mhott@clearsource.net

NATIONALITY = Native (I was born here) American; SERVICE = UNITED STATES NAVY; UNIT = N/A; RANK/RATE/JOB = CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, UNITED STATES NAVY.

MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Decided to Join A Monastery, But Couldn't Find One Stateside

MY WARSTORY = There I was, passed out on a table at Las Cruces Airport.

Ted is that you?  Damn your an old fart.  In '69 I was FIVE!  I got to looking into DG after talking to you about my old CO. That's how I found your page.  I'm going.  Wish Me Luck.  Mike

 



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