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Old 02-17-2005, 22:53   #16
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Pics of the old SFUWO area, IIRC, beside the seaplane hangar.

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Old 02-17-2005, 22:55   #17
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In the first and third pictures, you can see a thin structure to the left and right of the sign, respectively. What is it?
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Old 02-17-2005, 22:57   #18
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Thanks for the pics Top. It looks like we took over the Navy facility.
The current school is on the tip of Fleming Key, past the Naval Magazine and the animal quarrantine facility.

I believe that was the old Navy facility, but a lot of Army construction was done there as well, like the dive tower in the last pic of the first series.

I think that the old Army School was up by the seaplane hangar at the other end of Fleming Key as seen in the above pics.

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In the first and third pictures, you can see a thin structure to the left and right of the sign, respectively. What is it?
Obstacle course, cargo net climb.

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Old 02-17-2005, 22:59   #20
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I lived in a hangar like that in Panama.

When I was at Fleming key, the only buildings I recall were a couple of temp buildings. I think they were quonset huts. I may have a pic.
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Can't see the whole building but this is one of them. Bata Boot is in the black T-shirt.
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I Knew Bata Boot Bennett and his wife. Great people.

The boat dock is in this pic, almost at the tip of Fleming, looking north of Sigsbee. Second pic is from Fleming towards Sigsbee.

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While we were at Key West in 69 for re-qual, Bata Boot had a new .357 mag. power head. While on a rec dive he shot a couple of fish with it. Soon there after my buddy and I saw a formation of lemon sharks orbit us. We swam to the boat underwater then surfaced. Whoever was in the boat asked what we were doing and we told him of the sharks. He said that if we were scared to get into the boat. That did it. Ain't nobody calling me a pussy so we continued our dive. Again a few more formations of sharks circled and we said "Screw this shit!!". By the time we got to the surface we were the only dummies left in the water. Moral, don't go diving with someone who has and intends to use a powerhead.
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Wow!! Those boats are nice. I thought our Boston Whalers were something!!
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Obstacle course, cargo net climb.

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Duh.

Cheers, TR. Cool pics BTW.
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In Panama we had an LCM at our disposal. When we went outside the breakwater to go out for deep dives the water could get a little choppy. Those flat bottomed landing craft weren't very smooth riding. The students were in the cargo well while we gathered around on the wheel house deck. We used to open up cans of Ham and Lima Beans and eat them cold. We would let the nasty cold grease slither down our jowls. It never failed to evoke a couple of green faces and students heading to the rail to call "RALPF!!"
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I think that the old Army School was up by the seaplane hangar at the other end of Fleming Key as seen in the above pics.TR
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In 75 the school was in the small block buildings at the north end of Fleming Key. Same place the Navy pistol range was but on the other side of the street. Any body who screwed up had to take a bucket over there and dig enough bullets for about ten pounds of weights. The students lived in one of the two story barracks just south of the bridge.

Somewhere by around 1980 the school had moved off Fleming Key and was in a couple of the two story barracks right by the bridge. IIRC they had built a dive tower by the hanger. I think it was more like 35' and a little wider. I had spent a lot more time in the 50' one at the old Navy dive site on the other side of the island and remember it better.

The road and the scrubby pines look the same though, thanks for the pictures.

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Can't see the whole building but this is one of them. Bata Boot is in the black T-shirt.
Ahhhhh, the old yellow NCO stripes on the fatigue shirt, OC 107, I believe!!

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The boat dock is in this pic, almost at the tip of Fleming, looking north of Sigsbee.TR
Here is a team picture taken during a requal around 1979. Somebody was getting an award.

This was taken at just about the same place. The old instructors building is on the left. You can just see the side wall and the picture window they had. The boat dock is just out of picture to the right. The boat house is on the other side of the parking lot and just out of picture to the left.

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There is a SCUBA jump sequence 1/2 down this page. That is yours truly on the floor spotting the jump and"helping" jumpers out the door.

http://www.sfcommo.com/memoriesofasp...ldier/id8.html
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