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  • June 26
    Posted by Sargesbrat
                   
  • During WWII, they said it like it was.                   Got it?   This guy definately does --             So does this guy --               This guy did...
  • With all the renewed talk of gun control following the massacre in Orlando I thought it time I weighed in on this issue once again. First off...I'm pro gun. One might think that I feel safe on this site because I am preaching to the choir. This is not true, as I know first hand that there are folks ...
  • Here is an article from the Washington Times.  My grandson wrote it and sent it in.     They published it.     Don't talk a lot about my family.  Only excuse I have for them is that they grew up in California. Maybe my entering puberty in Japan where they drive on ...
  • June 6
    Posted by retcolusa
    In case it just kind of slipped past you today is the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944. On this day 72 years ago over 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France and began the long and costly march to Berlin, and the defeat of Nazi Germany. Thousands died on Utah, Sword, Gold, Ju...

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  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat wrote a new blog entry:
    • June 26
    • Sargesbrat
      retcolusa Yep, it's easy to read when it's blank.
      • Tue at 11:55 AM
  • Sargesbrat
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  • Sargesbrat
    Sargesbrat Election thought --
    • June 24
  • MikeVicknair
    MikeVicknair Now it's 2:00 am 2 days later and I'm wide awake ugh! 
    • June 24
    • MikeVicknair
      Sargesbrat Me too. Broke the Katscan machine and waiting for the bill.
      • June 24
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    • TASS
      Sargesbrat Hi, Tass. Long time since hearing about Encinal Hi. Lived in Bay Area 25 years.
      • June 22
    • TASS
      retcolusa John, I KNEW you had been infected with Bay-itis!
      • June 22
    • TASS
      Sargesbrat You get a bad bottle of Bay Rum?
      • June 24
    • TASS
      retcolusa Yea, got it on the net.
      • June 24
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      JuJu Welcome.
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  • gregkerr
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    • June 17
    • gregkerr
      retcolusa The problem with your argument Greg, is that it is oh so logical, while the antis' arguments are always and only emotional, with no logic or facts. They don't care about the Constitution, they just want to "feel better". It's useless trying to...  more
    • gregkerr
      Wolf <> Keep up the good fight Greg <<>> I've long since concluded mutual dialogue is untenable and arguing a waste of calories >> With people that: refuse to take a position that their idyllic lil pink cloned ever-so secure postage sta...  more
    • gregkerr
      Sargesbrat I say with tongue in cheek, the second amendment was created so we can shoot idiots. Whether they are trying to cause bodily harm or just disarm, they are all idiots that we are dealing with.. Those that can not afford a Glock can carry a can of wasp spr...  more
    • gregkerr
      Sargesbrat By the way, don't even think Orlando is a legit terror event either. We have a self loathing spoiled brat of a muslim leader deciding to take it out on his fellow gay friends. During his carnage, he decides that it would be a good time to join the terrori...  more
  • threeer
    threeer For those of us that lived in Mannheim...we all know that the last Americans left a few years ago (well, there are a handful still at Coleman Barracks) and that the German government and private industry have been actively working to convert our old stomp...  more
    • June 17
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    • threeer
      Wolf <> Truly brings home that old quote "you can't go home again" >> Probably more of a reality for Brats than any other entity... I can't think of one place of youth that hasn't changed dramatically or is nonexistent other'n in memory - Itsa stra...  more
  • retcolusa
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    • June 14
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa http://www.cafepress.com/+hillary-for-prison-2016+yard-signs
      • June 14
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat What a shame she will also lose her second amendment rights.
      • June 15
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa And voting!
      • June 15
  • JuJu
    JuJu Happy birthday, U.S. Army.
    • June 14
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      JuJu Welcome.
      • June 14
    • dale
      retcolusa Hi Dale, and welcome.
      • June 14
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      Jimi Hi, welcome
      • June 18
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  • Jimi
    Jimi One of the people interviewed following the terrorist attack on the nightclub in Florida said, [..."I'm not a religious person, but please send prayers our way..."].  If there is a silver lining to all this, it's removing atheism as a reliable b...  more
    • June 12
    • Jimi
      threeer I always find it funny that those that do not believe still call for prayers when something happens.
    • Jimi
      Wolf <> Hedging bets juuuust incase, eh, the height of powerless panic driven hypocrisy to my way of thinking >> In no way however lessens the sad, shameful, unfortunately historic event as well as being emblematic of how pathetically unsecure the...  more
      • June 14
    • Jimi
      Sargesbrat Hard to believe they were out gunned by one man with a single shooter and not a machine gun as so many believe an AR-15 is. Just one man that could shoot straight could have ended the whole thing.
      • June 15
    • Jimi
      Wolf <> Ahhh John but there are seemingly an over abundance that do not feel the ends justify the means >> Life is to be cherished and an aborted one reason for sorrowful platitudes but not to the extend of being adequately defended... A circle jer...  more
      • June 15
    • Jimi
      Sargesbrat Me too, Wolf. Me too.
      • June 19
  • threeer
    threeer So I was reading (as I do every day) the European edition of the Stars and Stripes, which I will always consider my *hometown* paper.  Today's edition listed all of the graduating seniors for our OCONUS graduates.  What made me pause was how much smaller ...  more
    • June 8
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    • threeer
      Wolf <> Yep itsa nuther chapter of "Strange New World", eh >> However while some Brats came to age under the cloak and dagger of Cold War conditions later generations cross to bear is that of terror like indiscriminate slaughter of non-combatants a...  more
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    • NancyBurton
      Sargesbrat Nancy, out paths must certainly have crossed. Dad was also OSI and we lived in Tokyo. Sophomore at Narimasu and Camp Drake Junior hi. Evacuated in 1958.
      • June 11
    • NancyBurton
      NancyBurton I lived on Washington Heights and spent a lot of time at the teen club and the swimning pool behind the Officers club. I are lunch while at Narimasu at Grant Heights Teen club and was also there on Saturdays for a small broadcast on the radio. I loved my...  more
      • June 11
    • NancyBurton
      Sargesbrat The swimming pool at Grant Heights was the main hangout for the teens. You could go anytime and see friends and play cards. The teen center had just opened up but, the pool remained the most popular spot. Pool supplies were stored in an old Kamikaze re...  more
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      Vann Hello and welcome to MBO.
      • June 8
  • georgettedoyon
    georgettedoyonGOOSE BAY REUNION - ALL YEARS WELCOME!: REUNION - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 18 - 23
    ALL YEARS WELCOME!
    John Pilgrim has locked in the Drury Inn, Nashville, for 9/18 - 9/23 but we risk not having enough rooms for all of us unless you book now (easy to cancel later if it doesn't work for y...  more
    • June 7
    • georgettedoyon
      Wolf <> Good luck with your reunion Georgette, they're no easy to pull off successfully w/o work & ambition, eh >> 1969 caught a nat'l guard time i the air hop out of Mcguire AFB headed to Frankfurt by way of Madrid and Goose Bay >>> Got s...  more
      • June 8
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    • June 6
  • threeer
    threeer And just for fun, my *new* daughter posing just beyond the flight line with one of "big brother's" C-17s in the background!
    • June 6
    • threeer
      retcolusa Nice. Send me your email.
      • June 6
    • threeer
      Sargesbrat Is that a plastic penguin in the grass to her left?
    • threeer
      threeer Nah...power outlet for flightline marker is what it looks like. But a plastic penguin would be much funnier!
      • June 13
    • threeer
      retcolusa A pink flamingo would be hilarious!
      • June 13
    • threeer
      Sargesbrat Some demented soul should sneak out at night with a bucket of pink paint. Aren't there any brats on that base?
      • June 16
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  • retcolusa
    retcolusa Hey, Sargesbrat, I noticed it was 115 in Phoenix today.  You need to get over here to TX where it in the 80's and has rained every day for two weeks.
    • June 4
    • retcolusa
      Wolf <> A little too much rain for many from what i've witnessed >> Real shame about the what is it up to now 9 Ft Hood troopers lost in floodwaters >>> Ma Nature's got a wicked attitude when it comes to moisture in the drought stricken, b...  more
      • June 5
    • retcolusa
      Sargesbrat What Wolf said. You guys doing ok?
      • June 6
    • retcolusa
      Jimi Yea seriously, are you guys alright ? Been in a couple of floods - those things are no fun
      • June 6
    • retcolusa
      retcolusa Not flooding in our part of the state (yet), thank God.
      • June 6
  • SuzanneWichman76
    SuzanneWichman76 Thank you Sargesbrat and Jimi for the messages. It's nice to be home with my fellow brats!
    • June 4
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  • dwm10649
    dwm10649K-Town American High School: I was at K-Town during my sophamore year 64-65.
    • May 30
    • dwm10649
      Vann During my senior year at Frankfurt American High School, several fellow art students and I went to a regional art show for students in K-Town, so I have been to your school though just for a day. This was in 1974,
      • June 3
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  • Wolf
    Wolf  <> I'll keep it civil with you need not limit verification to The Washington Examiner & need more be said !!! <<>> "Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Monday compared the length
    of time veterans wait to receive heal...  more
    • May 23
    • Wolf
      retcolusa I agree. We should measure success by the number of vets who die waiting in line for their "ride". By that measure, they flunk miserably.
      • May 23
    • Wolf
      Jimi If that's his way of admitting that the VA is a Mickey Mouse operation...
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      Jimi Welcome
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    • davemann
      Sargesbrat Welcome to a fellow Corvette nut. What ya working on now?
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      JuJu Welcome
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      Sargesbrat Welcome Martina
      • May 14
    • martinabrown
      Wolf <> Hey there Martina... We have footprints at: Vietn­am, Mannh­eim, German­y, Fort Ril­ey, Kansa­s in common... While my youngest is stationed at F­ort Belvoi­r, VA and just completed a TDY tour at Vicenza­, Italy/
      • May 14
    • martinabrown
      retcolusa Welcome, Martina
      • May 14
  • Z02695
    Z02695 Every time we moved I thought the civilians were different. Now that I think about it, I know they were! Sometimes good. Sometimes bad.
    • May 13
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      Wolf <> Wouldn't mind seeing you elaborate on that conclusion... What i always found hypocritically interesting was the often negative near-bye civilian attitude towards military installations while simultaneously taking full advantage of the economic op...  more
    • Z02695
      Jimi Yep, they loved Stallone and Schwarzenegger, but hated "the GIs". Meanwhile, their "value system" was based on clothes and weird stuff. Like the guy with the "God Bless America" sticker on his truck throwing his trash out the window
      • May 14
    • Z02695
      Sargesbrat Civilians: Can't live with them. can't live without them. Thank you for your taxes.
      • May 14
  • wilcha08
    wilcha08 I appreciate you looking at it and if you know anyone who may be able to help out, please send them my way. I only need 20 people to help out. Thank you :) 
    • May 10
  • Z02695
    Z02695 Thank you for the welcome.
    • May 10
    • Z02695
      Wolf <> FYI Diana if you want to extend or comment something pertinent to an existing thread click on the blue "comment" tab... Kinda allows for a better flow of thought and simplifies/
      • May 13
  • wilcha08
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    • May 10
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      Wolf <> This i could probably have assisted with from a DOB 5/9/51 born in Europe perspective which is no doubt apples & oranges compared to later Brat generations experiences <<>> However i can't commit to the lengthy phone requirements indi...  more
      • May 10
    • wilcha08
      wilcha08 I was curious to see how the generations would impact the study but I appreciate you looking at it. If you know anyone who may be able to help out, please send them my way. I only need 20 people to help out. Thank you :)
      • May 10
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      retcolusa Welcome Diana
    • Z02695
      Sargesbrat Welcome. We were at a couple of same bases and are the same age. Looks like you are also into photography. Did you find the civilians at Colorado Springs "different?"
      • May 13
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  • JuJu
    JuJu Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona grew up on a military base.  She is not a brat herself.  Her dad was civilian, but she wants to do something to improve the lot of brats.  Good for her.
    • May 6
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    • JuJu
      Jimi Well, and the fact remains that it's "trendy' now, so there's the motivation. These folks had nothing to say before 9/11 and before the funding for PTSD intervention. I actually had a Senator tell me in 2010, "You mental health folks should start mentio...  more
      • May 11
    • JuJu
      Sargesbrat Terry -- Sorry, have been away. You quote my hero Sam Clemens who has a million notable bits of wisdom for us all such as "A speech should be like a lady's bathing costume. Long enough to cover the subject and short enough to keep it interesting." Bre...  more
      • May 13
    • JuJu
      retcolusa Yea but I still love her for sticking her finger in Numbnut's face.
    • JuJu
      Wolf <> Amen Terry... I'd like to think something like "look you hypocritical, kowtowing, inept seat warming, global crisis assisting, malignant, gas-bagging, crank-wanker" was exchanged but then again i'm feeling kind & considerate today/
    • JuJu
      Sargesbrat Did Sam also say "Even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then"?
      • June 5