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To: Arrowhead1952; buffyt; AntiJen
Is there still an AF base there?
We have been invited to meet a Kansas (liberal) cousin this winter in either San Antonio or San Padre.
I have been planning a coastal drive south some winter but not to stay anywhere very long. I do prefer the ocean(which I hear now).
Suggestions?
4 posted on 11/14/2003 6:03:25 AM PST by larryjohnson (USAF(Ret))
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To: larryjohnson
Is there still an AF base there? We have been invited to meet a Kansas (liberal) cousin this winter in either San Antonio or San Padre.

There is still an AF base in San Antonio. The one in Austin is now ABIA (Austin Bergstrom International [really means inconvenient] Airport.

Did you mean South Padre? I haven't been down there this year, other than the Corpus Christi area. The Naval Air Station is still open. They were remodeling the Breezeway Inn (housing) last year July.

5 posted on 11/14/2003 6:16:03 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter are living proof that not all blondes are dumb.)
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To: larryjohnson
There used to be a military base there but now the Marine Military Academy occupies the site. That's in Harlingen... near the tip of Texas. Corpus Christi is farther north and San Antonio is a lot farther north.

that old base in Harlingen Texas that is now the Academy has the original "cast" of the Iwo Jima Memorial which was donated to the school by the sculptor and Harlan Block's remains were transfered to the school by permission of the family who felt the school and memorial would be a fitting place to honor him. Any Freepers that are in the South Texas Area should visit Harlingen, Texas and the memorial site. It's very impressive to see that not all the young men in this country opt for an easy road. The small museum has interesting relics from Marine Corp history.

I'm very proud of the school.......... as any alumni would be of his alma mater. ;-)

8 posted on 11/14/2003 6:55:44 AM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is .)
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To: larryjohnson
Yes, GA has AFBs. Moody AFB, Robins AFB and Dobbins AFRB. Are you coming this far South? I don't live on the coast, but it's not too far. You should spend some time in Savannah.
10 posted on 11/14/2003 9:40:18 AM PST by Jen (Support our troops! Share the news of our military's successes that the liberal media won't report.)
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