Friday, May 13, 2011

Foreign Friday

Misawa, Japan
1980


The flight-line at Misawa Air Force base was always busy, often with F-4 pilots practicing touch and go runs. It was a busy and noisy place. The end of this hanger reminded all who saw it that the noise was essential.

I can't remember the specific squadron of the planes pictured above, but each squadron had a distinctive tail design. On the back of the photos, I did write that these planes were from the USS Midway. The squadrons rotated in and out of Misawa AFB frequently.

The world has changed considerably since the late 70s. I doubt anyone other than authorized personnel would be allowed in this area to take random photos anymore; however, the sound of freedom is still heard thanks to the crews who are in the air and on the ground. I am grateful for their service.


4 comments:

  1. The world is a different place now. Both my dad and my late husband were security forces commanders and I can tell you the flight line security changed after the Iran Hostage Crisis in 79/80.

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  2. How interesting! I do thank all those that have served... and thank YOU, Nancy, for your service too!

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  3. Thanks to all who serve to keep us free.

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  4. Fancy stitching said it best....things have changed.

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