It's always a good time when the Prowler Boys from VAQ-140 stop by. AnodeMan and I enjoyed re-told stories about O-Face, Country Jam, Critters (literally and figuratively), Rabies Medal Ceremonies, and on and on. Just an evening full of fun and laughter meeting new friends and reminiscing with "old" friends like Topper, Crash, and Roto. (Be sure to "clink the link" and check out some pretty amazing photos on their site.)
It's also an opportunity for us to let them know how much we appreciate their dedication to our country...and especially to express our thanks to their families...the wives who are at home with the children...the wives who are at home expecting new babies...
Someday I'll have a stronger flash for shots like this one.
If you think you've seen some of these faces before, well, you're correct. We were lucky enough to host Crash, Roto, and Wipes for several days last summer. This post and this post might jog your memory.
Wait a minute. Wipes ? Where's Wipes ? At least his duffel bag made it to NAS-GJT. Wipes, just do as I do on a trip...go shopping and buy some new clothes, and maybe some two-ply tissue paper.
Have a productive time in Norfolk and FLY SAFE.