MIL As promised, a few *PICS* (56k don't bother)

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  1. mrduke

    mrduke OT Supporter

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    As promised, some pics from my recent WestPac deployment. I was on the USS Abraham Lincoln for 5 months and 1 day, about 20 days spent in port during that time. We pulled into Hong Kong, Thailand ('the show' is something else :eek3:), Singapore, Japan and Hawaii. Fun was had by all, but life ashore has much better sleeping accommodations :bigthumb:

    Anyhow, on to the pics.

    My home, the stinkin Lincoln, moored in Pearl Harbor, HI. You can see the battleship Missouri in the background, and the Arizona memorial is just out of the picture to the right.
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    The USS Kitty Hawk and the Reagan in the background, we were steaming in formation for a photo-ex.
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    One of the photos from said photo-ex, the AF brought some of their toys out. There's a few 15's and 16's in there if you look closely.
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    Another shot of the boat, from the air this time.
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    Some of our escorts, 2 destroyers and a guided missile cruiser.
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    The flight deck is where I end up doing lots of my work. It's loud and dangerous and I love it :big grin:

    The 4 row on the bow, spotted and ready to go.
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    Hawkeye on cat 1, Prowler behind him waiting for his turn. Those Prowler's are the loudest thing on the deck - if you stand on the shot line when they're at full power (~20ft from the nozzles), it will clear your sinuses :eek4:
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    These guys are final checking on the cats, basically when they go thumbs up they're telling the cat officer that the airplane is good to go flying. The airplane is already in tension at full power when this was taken, and they fire the cat about 4 seconds after you say it's good.
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    Looking aft from between the bow cats, you can see the ordies (red jerseys) waiting for recovery to begin.
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    Recovery! A Super Hornet from my squadron coming over the round down here (in route to a 3 wire trap, naturally) :x:
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    A Prowler catching the wire.
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    Misc. aircraft shots. Super Hornet tanking a Prowler:
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    Super Hornet during an air demo.
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    The helo guys doing a SAR demo.
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    Carrier Air Wing 2 in formation.
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    The jet shop has a test cell on the fantail to run up engines that they're worked on. This is a Super Hornet engine at afterburner.
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    I have more pics if anyone wants to see them. Hope you enjoyed these :wavey:
     
  2. Fearan

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    Awesome pics! :bigthumb:
     
  3. ElCidKid

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    sweet pics? what do you do in the squadron?
     
  4. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Cool as shit. What's the job of the Prowler?
     
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    wow awesome. i did not know that super hornets could do tanking. thats kool
     
  6. mrduke

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    I'm an electrician, so I chase wires. The flight controls system is mine though, which is freakin cool :bigthumb:
     
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    It's an electronic attack aircraft. Those pods hanging under the wings have all sorts of classified shit in them that they use to jam radar and things like that. They have 4 aircrew, 1 pilot and 3 ECMO's (Electronic Countermeasures Officers) to operate all of their systems. It's a pretty cool airplane, this link has way more info on it: http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/ea-6b_prowler.htm
     
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    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    Awesome stuff! And about posting more pics, hell yeah, show them pics off!
     
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    i did line handlers to moore you guys in hawaii :bigthumb:
     
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    i almost considered the navy, almost
     
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    I saw your aircraft carrier down there at pearl harbor when I was there about 1.5months ago.
     
  12. mrduke

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    The sound of those guns shooting the lines over is like no other :big grin: Were you there in early or late July?
     
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    Good shit.

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  14. EYOB

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    I know there was/is another thread with similiar if not the same pics, but I can't find it.

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  15. mrduke

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    :dunno: Except for the pic with the B-2, all of these were taken with my camera.
     
  16. EYOB

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    Yeah, it had a few B-2 Bomber pics, carriers, officials from different militaries including china, various formations, etc...
     
  17. mrduke

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    Valiant Shield was a pretty big exercise, so that's probably where the pics came from. We did that formation at the beginning of the exercise.
     
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    very cool :cool:.
     
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    haha yea when youre standing at parade rest for an hour it makes you jump a little even though you know its coming ;)

    my ship has been in port for a few months straight now, were in drydock and have been in port for change of command and some workups for a few months before that also
     
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    :confused:
     
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    very cool photos
     
  24. mrduke

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    It would be more appropriate to describe it in Afterhours :mamoru:

    To be mild, it involved females shooting balloons with a dart gun at ranges of 25+ feet, without using their mouths. Plus lots of other tricks that I can't type out nearly as g-rated as that :big grin:
     
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    No need, I've seen pretty much the same routine :wiggle:
     

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