Okay, so, on a stopover back to the United States, we landed our plane on a small portugal island that the US Air Force has a base on called Azores, somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s actually weird that you can look in every direction and see the water.
My assignment in Aviano AB in Italy when I was in the Air Force. My job was loading and unloading of munitions on the F-16 aircraft.
Over the independence day weekend, we got 4 days off from duty. A few of us rented a Fiat together and drove the 5 hours south to Rome.
Great trip except when I got mugged outside the Colosseum and my wallet stolen. Other than that, a lovely time.
David, on a weekend home with me visiting dad in Shattuck, Oklahoma. where he lived at the time, found ourselves incredibly bored in Shattuck, Oklahoma. I was 20yo at the time. Recently found and converted from VHS.
We did this.
Lowery Air Force Base, Denver, Colorado. Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist School.
Graduation day, Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. My mom came to visit and see me get my training certificate before I leave for Denver for my Technical school training.
A few days in Mexico, our Football team was invited to play against one of the leading colleges in Mexico City.
A trip to Dallas for the weekend with my girlfriend Ericka to visit my mom and Leonard. We decided to go to the top of the Reunion tower in Dallas.
I was so bored on a visit to dad’s in woodward, home from college, that I learned to play Sweet Caroline in one night on the guitar.
It would be years later before I could actually sing.