J. David Rogers'
Military Service
NAS Cubi Point, Philippines

A warmer outpost known throughout the Navy for its legendary shenanigans, this is Naval Air Station Cubi Point, on the edge of Subic Bay in the Philippines.  The Officers Club sported an enormous collection of WESTPAC deployment plaques, now in the custody of the Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola.

Runway approach at NAS Cubi Point, with Subic Bay and dormant volcanoes in the background.  During the eruption of Mt Pinatubo in June 1991, most personnel were was evacuated to Maactan International Airport in Cebu. Tons of ash from the eruption covered the facility, causing many roofs to collapse.  The clean-up cost millions, but the base was given to the Philippine government less than a year later.

This is view of the flight line at Cubi Point during my first visit in early 1988.  The Bataan Peninsula abuts Subic Bay.  The peninsula is filled with relics of the Second World War, which I enjoyed exploring.

Patwing One ASWOC at Cubi Point.  We tried to have a meaningful dialogue with the operators here, but failed to convince them of our doctrines.  A number of Soviet subs gracefully evaded this ASWOC's attempts to detect South China Sea transits.  Through it all I learned some things about organizational behavior.

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