WAR STORIES FROM PARADISE
You have traveled back to 2008!
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(Yes two years...Rock on
Name = A.J. =
Service = USN
Outfit = NSF
My_Quest = To
provide the old Salts
with a young Salts impression
= 12.2 feet per
second, depending on whether it's African or European.
Well, I was on "The
Rock" for two years, and enjoyed a lot of things.
Jakes, The Brit (which
was recently renovated), Filmau (the beauty contests
and Phillipino/ Mauritian
Independence days were great), and "The Island Room"
makes the best Long Islands i have ever had) but
the one thing i will
always remember is "The Fair Grounds".
Me and about 8
other MA's and a few AC's lived in BEQ 15. 3 of them
lived on the ocean side,
in rooms stacked on top of each other, on the far end
where they only had one
neighbor. We all would drink there every
friday/saturday/ and duty free night
prior to going to the "Clubs". We really hardly made
it to the
Brit/Island Room/ Jakes, for the pure fact that we
would have so much fun on the
"Fair Grounds". We dubbed it "The Fair Grounds",
the time we started, there would be about 30 people
there, and when the night
was over, you had to wade through all of the stuff
that had made it from the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd decks to the ground.
I miss the BBQ's,
The Snorkling, The people, and the food. But most of
all I miss the beautiful
sunsets and sunrises that happened rain or shine. That
and the fact that the
Navy gave me a free house to live in on a private
island on the beach. If
anyone has questions about what all has changed since
your last vist i am more
than happy to answer!
stationed in Diego From April 77
To April 78. I was an RM2 and worked in Tech Control
at R-Site. I Spent 4
months moored in the the lagoon on the USS Proteus May
to Aug 1984. I retired
in 1990 and worked for the State of Oregon for 18
years. This job opportunity
came up about 8 months ago. I applied and got the job.
When I got my clearance
back in Feb 08 my boss calls me and says "Pack you
bags your going to
Diego Garcia." So here I am again back in paradise. Be
careful what you
say you might just get it. Lots more buildings now and
communications with home
are easier and being a civilian helps but it is still
the same place. I liked
it when I was stationed here and in 1984 when I was
here. It is 2008 and I
still like the place. Some things never change.
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