Glad to make your monday Cyn...I wish I was 40 years younger and at Cheerless to light one up with you..
we could have had a lot of fun old corps style (which is all i remember)
I just got back from school in Biloxi Mississippi, I was there pre and post hurricane katrina, and I can honestly say I am happy to be back. However, now that I am back, I understand why everyone wants out. I refuse to go to Jacksonville, too many Marines down there for me, and Greenville is just too far for me. New Bern smells bad, and Atlantic Beach is full of 15 year olds that think they're 25. So aside from that this place is pretty awesome. I forgot to mention that I was here from July 2001 to May 2005 as well. I just got back in January.
Was at the Pit from 96-04. Used to go to BW3's and a couple other joints up in G-vegas that I can't remember the name of- for obvious reasons. They still not letting people in without a college ID? I remember that's one of the reasons I quit going. Getting married was the other. The Sheraton in New Bern was OK if you were into picking up 30 or 40-something divorced chicks, or dependents with husbands on det (always looked for the tan line on the ring finger and avoided it appropriately). BT's down Atlantic Beach and a couple bars in More-head were OK places to chill out away from the "Sha-Barracks" crowd. How many names has that place had? It was Sha-boom most of the time I was there. I couldn't stand Havenot, and when I got hitched, we found a place up in New Bern so I didn't have Harriers flying low and slow over my backyard at all hours of the night. Had to drive 22 miles one way, but it was worth it.
I was up at Gville a few weeks ago and with the exception of the "21+ only" bars I got in just fine without a college ID to just about every bar downtown.
Also did you ever look at getting a place at Emerald Isle rather than New Bern? My brother's stationed at Lejeune and him and some buddies have a house out there and its about 30 minutes to either base (Lejuene/CP) It's a really good crowd out there, lots of officers, but as long as your not an azz they don't even mention rank or the military so it's all good. The Emerald Club is also a pretty good place to be, nothing better than a beach-bar.
ps. I see you DEP'd out of Harrisburg, what part of PA you from? I'm from Bedford and also went through Harrisburg.
Good to hear about G-ville and the ID thing. I was talking about 00-01 timeframe, so it probably changed if it was really in effect for that long at all. I'm at a super-pogue job now at Bell Helicopter Ft. Worth (I&I sorta thing), but if I ever am unfortunate enough to get stuck back at CP, I'll look at Emerald Isle. Two things kept me out of there before- hurricanes, and rent seemed to be kinda high compared to other areas. Harrisburg is my hometown, Penbrook to be exact. Lived there since I was 5, Philly before that. Is the Two Step still open up in G-ville? Lots of Airfoce females used to frequent that establishment from what I recall.
spent 4.5 years at cherry doing ATC with H&HS 28 from 85-89.
lots of good and bad around that place. oh the memories.........
AND HOW!!! Cherry point was one of the best duty stations I was at in the 70's. me and my buddys lived in a trailer outside of New Bern and was at the beach at Moorehead city and atlantic beach every spare minute we were off duty. there was a bar called "the silver dollar and there were always some fine ladies to be had!and some good fights too! was there in 74 and 75. VMA(aw) 224-THE BENGALS!! CAN DO!!
served from 91-95 in mals-32 then mals-14 pp's. loved the area and miss it. atlantic beach was a good time, also kickin back down on the boardwalk in beaufort listening to all the great bands next to all the sailboats. one of these days i'll make my way back down there. good times up in greenville also............whooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
To Old Fart I was at the point in SOES in the mid 70s. Had my M60 crane & RT school at Bogue field, Tractor/trailer at CPNC, Special weapons at CPNC and was on the saluting battery out in front of the Hdqts. Bldg. back then. I worked at station wpns then. I also shot on the rifle team while there and took high service shooter in the East Coast Nationals NRA match held at CPNC under CWO4 Minturn in 76. Any idea on how I might be able to get the old SOES squadron Road Runner patch since I can't find it on milcom shopping? and all ordies 6521/31/41's have a nice day.
Gawd...Havelock...more like ACK-lock! I am NOT looking forward to going back, but it looks like we will be headed back that way after December, and Ronnie is going to be a C-school instructor! At least my parents are going to be back from Okinawa and stationed at CLNC! So if there is anyone else up there right now that know of any new places to live that does not include the words "double-wide" or "fixer-up" in the description...let us know...
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The Navy is planning on bringing in some F-15/16/18 (one of those three!) squadrons here in the few years and the growth/planning has already started, there are TONS of new apartments and housing complexes being built. This also includes the expansion of base housing. I'm not sure of your situation and what size house your looking for, but my personal reccomendation would be somewhere near Cape Carteret/Emerald Isle. It's only about a 20-30 minute drive from the Point and about 30-40 minutes from Lejeune. I got some buddies down at CL and they live at Emerald Isle. They all love it, the 30 mile commute every day is worth it.
If the beach isn't your thing, or you want something closer, then I suggest either Newport or New Bern.
I love Emerald Isle, only thing is, I lived there with the LT (A LOOOOOONG TIME AGO!), and I don't think my hubby would like that. But maybe once he saw it he would fall in love with the area. We both love the beach. We are looking for a 2-3 bedroom. So if you know any good realtors in the area, pass the info on...I would greatly appreciate it!
IYAOYAS wife 4 life...
Cherry Point was my and my wife, Lynn's first duty stations. I was there May 1967 - October 1969. I was an air traffic controller assigned to Station Operations and Engineering Squadron, SOES. I really enjoyed Atlantic Beach, Sanitary Fish Market, Moorehead City, Cape Hatteras and New Bern. Spent quite a few "debriefings" at the Rendevous outside the front gate.
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right out of "A" school, 1965-66, VMCJ2. loved it!
Then, like Mike, in 75-77 spent time there flying "Pedro" replacement, up from New River. My first HAC flight was a night Medivac for CP, "Pedro". Young Marine got drunk and tried an to be Evil Kneivel and was torn up badly. Weather was really rotten that night and CP Naval Hospital wanted him transported up to Norfolk. Took a while to transport him to the Flt Line, so I checked the Wx and a line of thunderstorms was moving across the line of flight.
When the ambulance got there the kid went flat line and they worked him for about 45 mins (lost him 3 times) trying to get him stable enuff to transport. The 4th time they couldnt resusitate; the Dr declared him and we went home to NR. Lookin back it was probly just as well......playing in T storms in daylight is a fools errand, Nites is almost suicide, so we probly would have been forced to turn around anyway.
I was in H&MS-27 in 70 and 71. I took night classes at ECU but we went to class at Havelock High School. I dated some WM's and had a few good encounters with local girls but stateside duty stations suck. If you want to have fun, get stationed on Okinawa. You can always get in a good fight with 2 or 3 doggies from Sukiran or lay up in the bars or some girl's house if you pay the rent.
I was at New River in '73. I spent the weekends near New Bern at a Marine's house. He was overseas and told me to go by when I got back to the world. His wife introduced me to all the girls she knew.
Mustered out of Cherry Pointe in Oct '57. With MWSG-27. Return to visit 2001,could hardly recognise anything. Barracks gone, replaced with brick,fast food places everywhere. Had a time getting aboard until I showed Marine Corps League membership.
I left Active Duty in 1995 from Cherry Point and have stayed in Morehead City/Atlantic Beach ever since. I have not been up to Havelock in years, other than passing through on the way to the Ferry or Airport. This place has changed so much since I first got to "The Pit" in 1992.
~All, I was wondering where i can purchase an Officers' Dress Blues Uniform . My father was a Colonel in the Marine Corps, and unfortunately he is not expected to live too much longer. I am interested in getting him a dress uniform, and also interested in information about a full military funeral with honors and flyby, he was a Marine Aviator (VMF-212) Any help on these subjects would be greatly appreciated.
My condolences on your fathers failing health.
I would suggest that you contact your nearest VA facility concerning the full military funeral or, any military organization like the Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, etc...these organizations will have the most up to date information and/or forms that you would need.
As for the fly by, you may have to contact someone in a higher position, but again someone at the VA most likely can give you that information.
Now, concerning the Uniform, if you know of any of your father's retired friends, you might want to get in contact with them and see if they can purchase one on a base close by to them (if feasible) or through the MCX catalog; although that would be quite expensive.
I know that people sometimes sell MC Uniforms on E-Bay, but I don't know if you want to go that route...you might also want to try some Army Navy Surplus stores or websites.
I do wish you much luck in getting all this together for your ailing father; GOD bless you and him, as well as your family. Please thank and salute him for me, a Veteran Marine Corps Aviation Ordnance Repair Tech, for his service to our country please.
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