Category Archives: Duffys Adventures



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Reprise

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When you next see a Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Airman/woman, Coastguardsman/woman, Veteran… Thank them… …Go out of your way to thank them

Homecoming

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We are five days from San Diego- our first stop mainland Then another four to Everett Even now, excitement builds among the crew Anticipation of embracing loved ones I have been on the other side of this On the pier several times Watching the ship come in, inching toward the dock Being there at the … Continue reading Homecoming

Almost Home

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Hangar bays essentially empty Save for some sailor’s autos being transported back to Everett And pockets of crates and pallets, small tractors and APU’s (auxiliary power units- “portable” electric power for jet) Small games of football, rugby and soccer break out An impromptu invisible joggers’ track surfaces Much less formal activity with the air wing … Continue reading Almost Home

The California Coast and North

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Rocked and rolled all night and into today Access to the fantail is restricted Hangar bay doors are closed Seas are up to thirty feet Into the wind at nineteen knots Flight deck winds reaching almost sixty knots This is not big weather for “Abe’ But enough to batten us down (Probably more for the … Continue reading The California Coast and North

…And Off Again

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We pull the brow at noon And off back through the channel Again, on the flight deck Empty, with aircraft gone Crew has removed the catapult launch cylinders for maintenance Blast fences raised for maintenance, too Going up the coast soon Expecting rollers by mid evening Then, we hit it Rollers She is big and … Continue reading …And Off Again



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