Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/06/17 ~ HIROSHIMA ANNIVERSARY
4 Bombers sent stuff: 
Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65)
Tedd CADD ('66), Pam EHINGER ('67)

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>>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64)

To: Frank WHITESIDE ('63)

I enjoyed looking at all the pictures of your home and
surroundings. I've never known such a full amount of amenities
that you have going on in your community. Good luck in selling
and hope you don't have to wait months and months to sell.

-Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick   Still
      so very smoky and looks as though it's going to be for 
      the next week or so. We just need some wind to push the 
      smoke out of the area. Would you believe we would have 
      higher temps if it weren't for the smoke? Here in 
      Kennewick we have yet to reach 100, but that's not 
      saying that 99 is much cooler :)
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Fooooooooooooooooooooooore

I remember just a couple of years ago this lucky duck (grew up
inna house full of Bomber-babes) got a hole in one on his
birthday... what are the chances... well it's true... his wife
told me and wives don't lie about their husband's golf... oh 
I know the husbands do but not the wives... oh by the way... I
kinda hope Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) doesn't see this cuz I always
ask about homers when her other half is out golfing... so
mumm's the word... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike SHEERAN ('66) on your
special day, August 6, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Tedd CADD ('66)

Re: I love the US Coast Guard

I joined the Coast Guard Reserve in 1983 as a Yeoman 3rd class
(having spent 6.5 years on active duty in the USAF as a photo
intelligence guy including a tour in Vietnam).

A couple of years later, I was commissioned as an Ensign. While
the saying is that you don't trust Ensigns with pointy things
like knives and ships, my first assignment as a USCGR Ensign
was to design a containerized cargo inspection program for 
the Port of Seattle. The Coast Guard doesn't have sufficient
resources to allow anybody to slack off. So they use their
people to accomplish the job at hand.

I was successful in figuring out that about half a dozen
agencies and companies had to be there when we opened a
container. I put the basic plan in place and we opened the
first 6 containers. All but one had packing violations: Lack of
dunnaging (material designed to hold the cargo in place) for
one gallon cans of gasoline (the cans had fallen all over each
other-a miracle that some of them hadn't sprung a leak), a
powdered oxidizing material that was supposed to be packed in
no larger than 1Kg bags where the container had one 1,000 Kg
bag, a container of hazardous waste in open drums that
contained incompatible waste (possible very nasty chemical
interactions) and the like.

One of the things that makes the US Coast Guard Reserve stand
out is that we were given real work to do. When the Reservists
came aboard, our active duty counterparts went home for the
weekend. We got the same training and qualifications. 

I held two jobs (aside from Reserve unit responsibilities
Training Officer and then XO): I was a marine casualty
investigator: first responder to any marine casualty upstream
of Bonneville Dam and I was the senior reserve contingency
planning officer. That second job was to create the contingency
plans for multi-agency responses to any natural or man-made
disaster in Oregon, Eastern Washington and Idaho (parts of
Montana). Oil spills, earthquakes, and the like.

That was a real eye-opener: trying to make sure we knew how the
responses of various agencies (City, County, State, Tribal,
commercial, Federal) fit under the authority of the USCG and
how we fit into their plans.

Part way through these things, the USCG did the really cool
thing: The entire Reserve force was assigned to the active duty
command. Rather than being a separate entity with its
"overhead," we became qualified part-time resources.

That move prevented misunderstanding like this one that
happened earlier:

One of our 32' boat's engine (Cummins) broke down. One of my
MKs offered to fix it and had his tools with him. The active
duty command decided they wanted to bring in the pro from the
local Cummins dealership. So, the Monday next, my MK showed up
in a different uniform and did the work at a greatly larger
        {What's an"MK"?   -Maren]

I was also responsible for some of the security at the
unlimited hydroplane races here locally. I even got to
participate in a rescue when a boat sank on the upstream side
of the race course.

I loved my 18.5 years in the CG and love being a Coastie.

-LCDR Tedd CADD, USCGR Retired ('66)
>>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67)

To: Jerry COFFEE ('66)

Happy Birthday a day late Jerry!

What's it like to be 70ty? Or is it 71-year-old! Are you still
in Texas? I'm live in Omak WA. Hope you had a Great B-Day!

Bombers Rule
-Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67)
That's it for today. Please send more.