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Friends, Associates, & Other Stuff Apr 12 - Dec 12
Post Deployment Leave over the Holiday
Random Shots of Various Events/Activities
Enchanted Rock Hike
Chalk Ridge Falls & A Bridge Hike
San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks
San Catalina State Park, Romero Trail & Pools- Tucson, AZ
Random: Kinoshita Circus (couldn't take pictures inside :( Last visit to Oki was 8 years ago....pretty good show)
Flight from KAF to Manas for redeployment
Random: Outside, pre-redeployment lodging (it pays to know folks...20 person tent all to myself), photo with 451 EMXG and EMXS leadership
451 AEW and COMKAF Change of Command
Random: On the flightline shooting for the front office (CC, Chief, and 1st Shirt)
Random: At the Taliban Last Stand
MSgt Cruz going away after dinner photo
First 4 Volleyball Tournament Championship game (5/6 vs Top 3...Top 3 won) and BBQ
Flag dedication for my OICs mother in remembrance of her dad
Hispanic Heritage Celebration...very cool and fun event.
Random: Platelet drive, breakfast with a view, and a sunrise.
Golf at the Pond, Focus 5/6 fundraiser
Military led K9 demo.
Random: French MRE, my birthday cake and choir, and my troop's reenlistment at the Taliban Last Stand
CV-22 Osprey Tour
Random shots of Camp Bradley-Smith...where I live
What do you call seven teams of 10 people (3 Army, 3 Air Force, and 1 British) competing in a 5k, tug-of-war, litter carry, tire flip, push-ups and a humvee push? Combat Olympics!!!! Closing ceremony with BBQ to announce top 3 teams: Bronze- Brits, Silver- Army (team 3), Gold- Air Force (team 2)Organized and led by the FOCUS 5/6...whoot, whoot!
Whit wit some aircraft that kicka$$! C-130J Hercules, F-16C Fighting Falcon, MC-12 Huron, U-21 Blue Devil, MQ-9 Predator, and MQ-1 Reaper. From airlift to ISR these babies are gettin' it done everyday.
Got home and stumbled across a K9 demonstration. Pretty cool stuff. Feisty dogs!! Gonna have to schedule a demonstration so I can get in one of those suits. LOL
KAF monthly birthday celebration (led by the Focus 5/6..exec council baby ;) Lt Gen Goldfein (http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=9475) was visiting the base and attended. Great event with great people and food! Got an executive council photo with the Gen.
Random shots of mornings, weapon cleaning, and badassedness
Casualty detail for medical exercise. SrA Deines managed to photo everything but herself. lol
EMXG/CC AMMO tour and bomb build
Allen & Woods Going Away
Top 3 vs. Focus 5/6...game was fairly late so the photos are really grainy. Side note, we lost.
Volunteering at the Father's Day 5K
MSgt Silvia's Going Away at TGI Friday's
Random shots of stuff and coworkers (SrA Deines & MSgt Silvia)
Flight over w/stop in Liepzig, Germany and Manas near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Along w/my room and the ladies. lol
Seven Days in Taiwan w/my buddy Maki. Had a wonderful guide (Jill Wei) and three very pleasant Holland'ers on holiday. Over 1,400 photos taken with 420ish posted below.
Arrival in Taipei (wandered the streets and checked out Longshan Temple and Taipei 101 building). Stayed at Riveria Hotel (very good location with close subway access to a lot of sights)
Drive to Sun Moon Lake checking out Lukang (visit market, old streets, Ding Historic Mansion). Checked out Peacock Park and stayed at Cherng Yuan Guest House, enjoyed the lake and Wen Wu Temple
Drive to Tainan city (say Chikan Tower, Confucius Temple, then off to Foguangshan Monastery
Kaoshsiung city (saw Spring/Autumn Pavilion and Dragon & Tiger Pagoda, then off to Taitung arriving at Chihpen (stayed at Toyugi Hot Spring)
Rode northeast to visit Siaoyeliou, Dulan (Art center with pacific view), Tunghe Bridge to see wild monkeys, and Sansientai. Also enjoyed East Rift Valley (stayed at Leader Village in Hualien Conuty). Toured a bit of Taroko National Park (Saw Tunnels of Nine Turns and Swallow Grotto . All on the way back to Taipai.
Video of Taroko performances can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NGzEa42iVo
Last day/night in Taipei say night market, CKS Memorial Hall, Peace Park, and Presidential Palace
Video of changing of the guard can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vcGqpmvhh4
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