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Community Builder Avatar Brad Williamson
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Speaking of Boat Tour Coordinators, while we still need one, the pressure is off. I spoke to the PAO's office at Kitsap today ...

Community Builder Avatar George M. Sands
1 month 6 days

Brad, I was stationed at the Subase at Bangor, in Seattle, it is very expensive to visit. The Bremerton area is better and th ...

Community Builder Avatar Jacob Gunnarson
1 month 8 days

What's the status of the Piping TAB?

Community Builder Avatar Brad Williamson
1 month 21 days

Frank, I sure would like to see those photos of the last WestPac return, and anything from the Decomm ceremony - let me know ...

Community Builder Avatar Joe Smith
1 month 27 days

I just read the sad news that Eric (Hobb) Hudnell has passed. I wanted to share a little memory that has been anchored in ...

Community Builder Avatar Chris Vesper
2 months 2 days

Godspeed Hobb, we're all that much better for having known you.

Community Builder Avatar Lee Johnson
2 months 2 days

I had lunch with Dave Gordon and "Hobb" the last time I was in Olympia a couple of years ago. We shared some good memories an ...

Community Builder Avatar Chris Vesper
2 months 17 days

You are entirely correct, that was the most/best beach party ever.... from what I remember.

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