could it possibly be restricted to military personnel only who have a pasword to the site? Some of Derek's military site links are that way so he can view them but others can't.
I?M BACK-K-K-K from parts middle & east & beyond.
AIRBORNE A.S. DUBYA IZ4EVER!!!: Over the two score plus one score more years from 1945 to 1992, we Navy Wings of Gold wearin? P5, P2, P3, Stoof, S3 flyin? & fixin? A.S. Dubya?erz and our fuselageon Tube-Mates Beat the Red October drivin? Russkies down to Parade Rest. We won the Airborne ASW Cold War that started in 1945 and ended in 1992 when, per Uncle Ronnie?s Bring Down This Wall order, we caused Russky RED OCTOBERs in the oceans across our blue marble planet to surface and salute the ASW Red, White & Blue as Uncle ?Yankee Doodle? Sam brought down the Berlin Wall and we A.S. Dubya?erz waggled our wings as we marked on top of their sails shouting NOW, NOW, NOW?WE WON THE ASW COLD WAR!!!
My very Black and skinny South China Sea lovin? VP-4 Patrol Squadron Skinny Dragon of yore is now Fat and a Persian Gulf flyin? Dubya War Buckz Lovin? ASW Green. Boeing?s new Multi-Mission Boeing 737 will soon be replacing the high flying maritime surveillance & reconnaissance P3, but this Airborne A.S. Dubya Pioneer who earned his first Flight $kin USD at 18 Knowz Airborne A.S. Dubya IZ4EVER!!! As long as there is a wet ocean that one non-US submarine can hide in, Airborne ASW will be needed.
I WANT TO GET AWAY?I WANT TO FLY IT AWAY-Y-Y: Through it all and into today, the new Phat & Green Persian Gulf $kinny Dragons and other Orion Hunters have been, and continue to be, Simply Spectacular. AIN?T Y2K+5 TECHNOLOGY GREAT!!! All I have in the way of Squadron Cruise Books is three musty, aged, circa 1971, 1972 & 1974 old style cruise books with very silent printed paper pages and grainy black & white litho?ed photos of OPS in ?Nam Daze. Enter digital technology in the 21st Century >>> let me point you all to The Simply Spectacular VP-4 2004-2005 Operation Iraqi Freedom Cruise Video:
Click on < http://www.nol.navy.mil/homepages/vp4/Photogallerypics/VP-4%20video/VP4CRUISE2004_2005.wmv >
I think the Phat & Green $kinny Dragons of today?s Iraqi Freedom War Navy did a commendable Rock ?N Roll job in 256 Living Colors, with the included, great IR ?IRAQI WAR? video footage the frosting on the camel pie. You are invited to click on and enjoy this VP-4 Skinny Dragons 2004-2005 Cruise video link with my compliments.
COUSCOUS & CAMEL FODDER: It makes this old Sea Dawg ? War Horse chomp at the bit?a bit and?want to get away?want to fly it away-y-y-y? ALMOST!!! Alas, my Young Buck, A.S. Dubya War Buckz Warfightin? Daze are long past and in the fine young hands of a new crop of young tube inhabiting sailors. All these fine young All-American Blue Jackets can fly 120+ hours per month in and around the Persian Gulf ZONE with NO PROBLEMA just like we did in THE ZONE back in THE DAY. Like fellow Blues Brother Chicagoan Elwood, our Band of Brothers were on ?A MISSION FROM GOD.?
We were sustained by mass ?medicinal? quantities of cold Bud, San Miguel (Magoo), Kirin and Thai ?holy water? (water potability could not be trusted, you see). We attended daily ?High Mass? rolling bar dice for Black Russians, Sake, Brandy & J.D. ?Shooters? serving as substitutes for ?communion wine.? ?Communion hosts? were Rice Cakes, Lumpia and Yakisoba noodles. These 21st Century high flying acolytes will just have to get used to sustaining themselves with couscous slathered with harissa and other camel jockey cuisine, and using strong middle eastern black tea and bread for communion wine and hosts at their High Altitude Masses.
HUNTIN? RED OCTOBER ?NUKES? FROM NOSE CLASS: Deez Daze I do all my A.S. Dubya?in reclining up in ?nose class? with my Bride-For-Life fuselageon TUBE-MATE.? The only ?Nukes? in that rarefied, pressurized air are the Nuked cashews nuts served by the ?stew attendant? accompanied by the California vintage RED OCTOBER Merlot she ?HUNTS? DOWN FOR ME.
Now that?s what I call GENTLEMANZ A.S. Dubya time in the tube. Deez Daze I say GIVE PEACE A CHANCE?the pi