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04-26-12, 07:55 PM #31
04-26-12, 09:13 PM #32
I can imagine 25 years ago being quite different then it is now. Okinawa over all has become increasingly strict to further try and prevent any wrong doings from ever occuring and when caught usually goes with quite a punishment. But of course some Marines find their own way to enjoy Okinawa.
I heard stories about Okinawa in the 90's and how great it was... I bet in the 80's and 70's you probably could get away with murder.
04-27-12, 05:02 AM #33
I was there in 62. Cinderalla liberty except on weekends. Steam bath, massage and honk job 2.00. Live in with female 15.00 per month. No auto except officers. Ashi beer 5 cents, Tory or Suntory 25-40 cents. Had to buy the bottle and leave in your fav bar. E club was 5 cents for beer 10 cents for shots. 50 drunk with 4 other buddies drinking boilermakers out of a lazy susan.
04-27-12, 05:12 AM #34
Just read a few minutes ago that 9000 Marines will be leaving Okinawa to Guam and other Asian bases to 'thin' our presence on the Island. Our presence has been 'thinned' worldwide while Korea, China, Iran and others are beefing up their military. Makes me worry what another 35 years of change will do....
04-27-12, 07:01 AM #35
If you get up to Camp Hanson ,check out Kinville and let some of us older Marines know ,if Chinanight or Dreamland, Club Hawaii,Snack Boogie, are still operating???? Spent lots of time and$$$$ in those clubs.... 1983-1984/ 1988-1989 with 6 months in PoHang ,Team Spirit 84...........
04-27-12, 08:01 AM #36
Yes sir, I was there 76 -77 I'm sure it's much different now. Kadena AFB chow hall was nice, they had people that came and cleared the table for you. You could get as much as you could eat. Club Cannon had a Band there that was pretty good, lets not forget the famous "Banana show". Yep it was fun. Good old days.
04-27-12, 08:10 AM #37
Howdy Bodidly58. What unit were you with on Oki, I was there 76-77 with Hq&Hq-18, MACG-18. I was in Pohang mar-apr and on Fortress Lightning in Sep-Oct 77. That's when that chopper went down. I was supposed to be on that bird but missed it because I had to get batteries for the radio and got there late. The only time I was ever late in the Corps and it likely saved my life.
04-27-12, 10:47 AM #38
04-27-12, 11:22 AM #39
Whatever you do, don't try and take orders for CLNC once you are done there. That place is what caused me to get out of the Corps due to the insanity that permeates everything and anything at the base. I had orders for 29 Palms and really regret not taking them because I probably would have had a better experience there instead of CLNC.
04-27-12, 11:26 AM #40
Jarhead1975 H&S Co. 3rd Combat Engineers Bn. (3rd DSG, then) I had been back from Pohang with 1/9 only 5 days before leaving to Mindoro, PI on Fortress Lightning. Yep, remember that CH 53 going down vividly. Not a good day. Still gets to me at times. The whole op was a disaster. A long story I probably will never tell...
04-27-12, 11:34 AM #41
04-28-12, 11:34 AM #42
04-28-12, 12:40 PM #43
During my time I worked with the volunteer,and we went on some great tours
And like top said there are some great places to snorkel so enjoy your stay.
Stephen Doc Hansen HM3 FMF
04-28-12, 01:20 PM #44
04-28-12, 01:53 PM #45
I was actually excited about leaving next week, but now that they're relocating 9,000 Marines from Oki, not so much.
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