Somewhere in The Antelope Valley

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Archive for November, 2009

Picture a day

Posted by retiredpo1 on 11/30/2009

Where I live.

Our house in California City that we are renting.

Here is home. We still have the house in Wichita. The daughter, son-in-law and five grandchildren are moving into it.

The picture in the header is of the Tehachapi Mountains, between here and Bakersfield and the Southern San Joaquin. And California City is in Kern County.

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Still thinking about leaving Blogger

Posted by retiredpo1 on 11/29/2009

What say all about possibly making a change? Or should I keep both of them? Each has it’s good and bad and peculiar quirks. Word Press is a bit quirky in that respect.

But I may do both just to see what happens. But the blogger place allows a bit more flexibility in layouts being more customizable.

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Here I am at WordPress

Posted by retiredpo1 on 11/29/2009

I thought about just importing the Old Retired Petty Officer but I figured…………what the heck?! Why not try something a little different? I have a lot of you on my blog roll here too. Like Buck, Jeff/Kath, Joy, KC, Swampie, Chrissie and the gang.

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Hello world!

Posted by retiredpo1 on 11/29/2009

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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Diamondback CAG Bird

Posted by retiredpo1 on 11/29/2009


I never was in a Hornette Squadron but the CAG birds are usually very sharp. One of the sharpest is VFA-102 over there in Atsugi, Japan riding the USS George Washington. A long time ago, they were flying Phantoms from the USS Independence. Used to chock and tie those airplanes.
I did a new shot in the header because it has airplanes that represent 11 years or so of my career. Nine in the A-6 and two in the T-2. The pic is of the bone yard at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson.
There is a site called Air Fighters at http://airfighters.com/ that has a section devoted to bone yards.
I have one down the road in Mojave. ANA 747s, about a half dozen Air Canada 767s including the Gimli Glider.
For the non aircraft enthusiast, places like Davis Monthan, Mojave, Victorville, Kingman and Marana are where airplanes go to die. Sometimes they do get a reprieve, a fair number are given heavy checks and serviced and sold to other countries.

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