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Nightmare Scrapbook For October, 2001


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The Nineth Month Of Command



We Strike At Night!

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In the aftermath of America's entry into a war on terrorism last month, updates to this website will continue to be written. However, in the interest of operational security and force protection, there may be pauses from time to time until updates can be published without compromising our mission. The Flying Nightmares are highly motivated, well-trained and combat ready. Should there be any delays, be confident in the knowledge that the Nightmares are well.

Semper Fidelis!

The few, the proud...

A landing at AUX-II as seen
through night vision goggles

Preparing for takeoff on goggles



In preparation for deployment, the Nightmares conducted FCLP's (field carrier landing practice) out in the desert at "Aux II" (auxiliary landing site made of steel matting--shown above). Afterward, two of our LSO's (landing signal officers) flew to San Diego to train the flight deck personnel aboard an LHD at San Diego. The Cow accompanied them to meet with the ship's Captain and the Air Boss. The scenes that follow were taken on the flight line at NAS North Island and aboard the USS Boat, where Screech and Critter conducted training for 120 sailors.

First, a FOD walk

Screech conduct show & tell

Critter does the same at the adjacent
aircraft

Screech loves an audience

Time for taxi director practice

Heading out to the Boat

Where the Cow bangs his head...

Phase I brief in the Wardroom

Critter puts 'em to sleep

Headed to the boat!

Jolly watches Fraggle come
aboard

Decelereting abeam the port side of the 
ship to land at helicopter landing spot 7

Landing behind the next launch aircraft

Somewhere in that gray
superstructure, a guy with a cup of coffee is yelling at me...

Reliable Nightmare Plane Captains are a 
welcome sight when Nightmare pilots land on the boat!

Sailors in purple refuel the Cow's 
aircraft


Ivy takes a break from his work
as a Landing Signals Officer in the ship's superstructure

Chunks begs for a ride off the boat 
after his Harrier springs a hydraulic leak

Laughing as we leave Chunks 
behind to sleep with the Squids

Headed home...bye Chunks!

Bye Chunks, be good!

Jolly looks for his wingman,
but the Cow is above him taking a picture

A family-style promotion to Staff Sergeant


Three reenlistments!


Is he happy or sad?
Average term of enlistment: 4 years
Average time to the rank of Corporal: +/- 30 months
A motivational promotion speech from your CO: Terrific
Seeing your Sergeant Major cry as the CO pins you: PRICELESS




Coming soon...




"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!"


-- Samuel Adams


The new Nightmare Stein



An image snapped by 'Fraggle'
from the ship's tower

All Nightmare pilots are day, night, and night vision goggle current for aircraft carrier operations.

Another image by 'Fraggle'
-- this time looking aft

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