posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 08:17 PM
Nice thread Zorgon. I worked on or with a number of things you mention here. I may have to give all pages a closer look as after a time I jumped to
the end of the thread.
I retired from NAWC Wpns Div in 2006 with final eight years or more of my career on San Nicolas Island, "where the rubber meets the road" as one of
our visiting admirals once put it. Seeing how quickly things develop and advance many of the things I had my hands in are now "old stuff" and I have
missed out on being involved in the latest and greatest of the past five years.
Any more I am just concerned about making a better pizza dough and whipping up some new fusion food concoctions but I do kind of miss "the life." I
spend some quiet moments in contemplation at our local pyramid site where I have retired to reflecting on man's history thinking of the projects and
operations I was involved in and contrasting the pyramid I would be sitting on while overlooking Lake Pátzcuaro.
A lot of the acronyms have changed over time and I don't recall or know what many things are called now. It took me several years to get used to Naval
Air Warfare Center Weapons Divisions as my group after many years as Pacific Missile Test Center. I had been involved there since the 70's myself and
earlier since the 1950's when my mother worked for the Pacific Missile Range and Naval Missile Center and later on a project that became Naval
Astronautics Group that developed the first navigational satellites, so it has been in my blood since childhood.
I'll come out and say I never saw any ET peeps I was aware of but I have been involved in many sensitive projects and operations I need to step
lightly about, though much of it is now unclassified and available for public consumption. I know I have become jaded over time as many things I took
for granted I have at times been surprised that many have been in shock and awe over and have had many misconceptions about. Much of it I can speak
freely about though would have to leave out some specific details regarding specific instances - no launch pad mishap gossip, if you know what I
Some of the old stuff is still around. Decades ago in the desert around China Lake some engineers get the idea from the local sidewinder pit viper
rattle snake and its infra-red vision then used the idea for missile target acquisition. It's still in regular use. Some things don't change but just
get better over time.
Yeah, I miss those things that go fast, make a lot of noise, hit direct, and break records but I'm also just happy to hit the greenja and take life
easy. All I can say for myself after all this is, What a long, strange trip it's been.
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