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At 12:06pm on July 29, 2018, Donald Stoffel said…

I have been traveling for the past few weeks and wanted to update you on Palmdale, CA.

Palmdale slowed down a lot on the defense contractor side in the early 2000s when the B-2 bomber production run was cut short.  The B-1 bomber had been finished here in the 90s and the space shuttle repair was moved to Florida around the same time.

The completed the 14 freeway in the late 70s and early 80s.  We have been a commuter town down to LA for a long time.  The defense contractors maintained R&D facilities here, but sent the plane assembling to other states because of the cost and related poor workforce.  They are gearing up to assemble the new B-21 bomber here over the next few years.

There is over a half million of us here in the Antelope Valley.  My home here is my second home that I use when the wife is displeased with me.  She has a nice home in Pacific Palisades with a nice view of the ocean.

Don Stoffl

At 6:51pm on March 9, 2018, Christopher J Tower said…

Small world! What years did you and he serve?

At 11:49am on November 21, 2017, Steve Ewing said…

No, not me.

At 2:35am on November 5, 2017, Emerson S Conrad Jr said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes. While you were in Six I was taking a break from playing sailor to go to college. Joined Six in 70

At 8:27pm on August 24, 2017, Aaron Smith said…

Thanks, Pete.  Glad I found this website.

At 1:59pm on June 23, 2017, Robert W. Flynn said…

Yep – monkey meat - wooden middle fingers & yes BEER!

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At 6:55am on March 17, 2017, Diane Brown said…

Thank you so very much for thinking of me.   Yes, I still have my Ziggi.  He is still my special kitty...

At 9:24pm on March 12, 2017, Ron Fritz said…

Peter, thanks for the birthday wish and best wishes to you shipmate!!

At 5:18am on November 10, 2016, Jim Bennett said…

Thanks Pete.  Others have asked what model, year it is.  It's a 1970 MB 280SL - Same car I had while at NAS Albany.

At 4:44pm on October 3, 2016, Joe Brandl said…

Thanks on the dog. Yup, he's my good buddy for life. Been to Moultonboro quite often in the past. My son lived there and worked for Independent Marine up until a few years ago. He lived in the Oliver farm house on Sheriden Rd. Nice area, used to come up to see him from Henniker, NH which is where I live.

At 11:26am on May 4, 2016, Edward Keefner said…

Pete, did you ever know a fellow named Brockett....Can't remember his first name, but he was in a few other squadrons before I met in in Heavy-3....Are you a golfer? I live in Sugarmill Woods and golf at World Woods....ED

At 5:03pm on March 18, 2016, David Osentoski said…
Thanks Pete
Hope all is well with you
At 4:22am on February 25, 2016, Larry Quentin Sawyer said…

Peter, I'm gonna keep taking them and celebrating as long as they keep coming.  After 70, I think they are all big, but I had Grandparents on both sides that lived up into their 80's and one in his 90's so I'm kinda looking forward to a few more (I hope).  My Grandfather that lived to be 98 wasn't sick nor frail, in fact he was pursuing some ole broad at the Senior Citizen's home and just didn't notice that she took a left at the top of the stairs.  Sadly he didn't make it to the bottom of the first flight.  You really got to be careful in the pursuit of females, they are crafty and dangerous.

At 12:51pm on December 30, 2015, Harold W. Challis said…

Thanks Peter for your comment.  I was in Dallas and close to the storms.  I actually live close to Austin.  The kids all live in the Dallas area and gave me a party.  Was in VAH-6 from 57 to 59.  So now what does a person do after 80?  PLAY GOLF.

Harold Challis

At 2:33pm on December 26, 2015, Norman E. Royce said…

Thanks for the Birthday wish Pete, 86 now ant seems like eons ago that I was in heavy six. that was before the R;s took over. left there in '63, thanks again for the good wishes.

Norm

At 1:40pm on October 9, 2015, Frederick Drew said…

Pete, I have lived here more than thirty years and have a condo just behind the Holiday Inn and now amusement park but still very near the beach. Plus we have free access to all the facilities. The value in that time went from $29000 to $80000

I haven't been there in some time but my wife says it is well maintained..

About 4 years ago an infection in my legs flared terribly and I lost both legs at the knees it is a bit inconvenient but the VA (treating it as service connected) treated me very well in Houston. There was a 10 minute wait for a bed and a doctor was there at midnight when I arrived from Brownsville. The doc. at the nearby Harlingen, TX clinic must have used strong language!! Thank goodness. I was there for several months anyway - very well taken care of. I am still alive after 6 years military and 24 years in U. S. Customs. down here there is more combat than in the 'Nam. The best to Y'all Ted Drew

At 1:34pm on October 7, 2015, Bob Zadareky (Zad) said…

Hi - The restaurant was at Disney World Saratoga Springs.  We were celebrating our anniversary.  I was in RVAH-5 from April 1965 to August 1967 as a DK-3.  I spent a lot of time with Dennis Hoel, Jack Johnson, Ray Witt and others. 

At 11:25am on September 15, 2015, Frederick Drew said…

You should come back to South Padre Is.for another try. It is far more entertaining (the ladies are even more attractive and bountiful.

Commercial- I even have an efficiency condo near all the entertainment and 50 yards from the beach..

I have been here for 40 years 20 retired and 20 with U.S. Customs

At the moment all is well.

Fred Drew "Ted"

At 10:01pm on September 4, 2015, Robert Colucci said…

Pete

Thanks for the concern, just a little water in our garage. No power for 8 days was the biggest inconvenience

Bob.

At 9:40pm on September 1, 2015, Howard Love said…

not sure about Mike Love, my dad was at Pearl Harbor on the USS Case. I was in Heavy one till 1969

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