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A week and a half ago I happily became a married man. We left on our honeymoon to Hawaii early the next morning. The entire time was spent on Oahu and we had a great time together on the north shore and visiting Pearl Harbor.

 

While sunning on the beach the show was:

P-3 Orion

Coast Guard C-130 variant

Seahawk of some kind

Coast Guard Dauphin

 

At Pearl Harbor the show (besides the WWII attractions):

F-22s in open air revetments

F-22 in the air with USS Missouri in the foreground, F-22 doing what looked like a wicked sliding turn at low level, something you'd only want to do with an excess of power

F-15s on the ground

4 x Burkes! (so many in one spot was a surprise)

1 x Tico

 

Back to work today, hopefully some Harpoon time later in the week after all of the excitement!

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Oh, somehow I forgot that a sea based x-band radar was hanging out at Pearl too. I wonder if the collection of platforms was in large part for the SM-3 test http://www.spacenews.com/military/120627-s...oys-target.html . I don't think my CG photo has the penant number but we'll see if I can spot it as Lake Erie.

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Oh, somehow I forgot that a sea based x-band radar was hanging out at Pearl too. I wonder if the collection of platforms was in large part for the SM-3 test http://www.spacenews.com/military/120627-s...oys-target.html . I don't think my CG photo has the penant number but we'll see if I can spot it as Lake Erie.

Just in this same moment reading about Ground Based Interceptor and THAAD. THAAD and his TDY-2 radar was operationally deployed in Hawaii in 2009 (it's longtime in the DB):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_High...de_Area_Defense

In June 2009, the United States deployed a THAAD unit to Hawaii, along with a sea-based radar, to defend against a possible North Korean launch targeted at the archipelago.

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=new...id=aOrc17s0Mz7g

TDY-2 radar picture here:

http://media.defenseindustrydaily.com/imag...HAAD_GBR_lg.jpg

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The entire time was spent on Oahu and we had a great time together on the north shore and visiting Pearl Harbor.

 

You're such a romantic Tony, two weeks in close proximity to one of the world's major naval bases ... Mrs E is so lucky :P

and don't say you didn't choose the location, I won't believe you B)

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The entire time was spent on Oahu and we had a great time together on the north shore and visiting Pearl Harbor.

 

You're such a romantic Tony, two weeks in close proximity to one of the world's major naval bases ... Mrs E is so lucky :P

and don't say you didn't choose the location, I won't believe you B)

 

Reminds me of Tim Allen on "Home Improvement" wanting to take his wife on a second honeymoon to the Porsche factory :)

 

Buddha

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Thanks all, and Greg especially for the suggested reading. "Five Love Languages" has been my go to book on relationships for years. I'll share more photos somehwere along the line, just got back from a long 4th of July weekend and will need to catch up again...

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congratulations and welcome back Tony. I'd have to say that in picture #1 the grin on your face is due to blowing off the warning not to turn nobs or toggle switches.

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congratulations and welcome back Tony. I'd have to say that in picture #1 the grin on your face is due to blowing off the warning not to turn nobs or toggle switches.

 

Oops, did I do that?

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