More training at Bogue. Full article is located here.
A great pair of articles and photos by Mike Barton on the kidnapping of the Bogue Rat in 1983. Mr. Barton worked at Public Affairs back then and documented the events for the Windsock. Now, lucky for us, he is still a working at PAO and has released a followup on Facebook. You can find the original article after the break.
Time to upgrade the site to use SSL certificates to improve security and block out all those hackers and bots that assail this site daily. I haven’t had a breach but doesn’t hurt to lay down some barbed wire on the perimeter. The links and images may get a bit jumbled as I move things around.
UPDATE: Migration is completed, the PX was moved and updated to speed checkout. If you are experiencing any problems, please let me know.
Just saw an awesome post on the Cherry Point Facebook page of Marines from 271 slamming mat at Bogue Field. Go checkout the full story there. Nice to see the best things in the Corps never change!
You can now purchase two versions of the Bogue Rat patch in the store! I will only have a few on hand so if it is out of stock and you want one, send me a message or post on this site and I’ll drive up to ET’s in Havelock and pick up some more.
The price will vary depending on the deal they give me.
That’s it, just a quick report came in from SSgt Goodwin. Sounds like the Marines at Bogue are finally getting some good action on the airfield.
Wow, this is rare. I was lucky to see this bird circling overhead around the time of the arrestment. Wish I had stopped in at Bogue to see the action. Talked with one of the EAF Marines and he said that this was the first actual arrestment for his crew but they handled themselves well and took care of business. Semper Fi, my hat’s off to the Rat’s of Bogue!
See the full article in this edition of the Cherry Point Windsock.
Check out the video here.
Some of you may have done this before! Another matting project underway at MCALF Bogue to improve FOD prevention and convert the simulated LHA into an LHD. I started planning the conversion in 2008 and I just missed the execution as I retire this month. You can check out the full article here. I recognize SSgt Goodwin down there on the right with the oversized Bogue Rat patch from E T’s Military Surplus. Semper Fi, Brother!!
Now I have the 3d Printer running and it is just amazing what you can create with a little melted plastic.
I bought a laser engraver off eBay earlier this year and have come up with some EAF VTOL Coasters that you might enjoy. The designs are similar to the old CAL sites and the current CALA pads. Check out the store at http://px.boguerat.com. Most the proceeds will go toward the fees for the Bogue Rat website.
I have created a couple pages devoted to the visual history of Bogue. Send me your photographs to help create the worlds largest collection of stuff on MCALF Bogue! Looking for aerial shots and group photos right now. Post others to the guestbook with a great story (real or otherwise)!?…
I finally posted the history page. Stop by and learn the history of MCALF Bogue.
We have 40 posts since the guestbook was added. Thank you all for sharing your experiences at Bogue. I left last year for Cherry Point and I miss being away from the flagpole.
Just got back from a trip to the hangers in Vaernes, Norway where I presented a coin (previously offered on this site) to JT, the Supervisor there. He manages a whole lot of gear for the Corps. I previously posted a coin at the World Trade Center memorial site back in ’07. Sorry for the lack of a photo in Norway as it was a spur of the moment thing.
Just approved a slew of comments for the guestbook, et.al. I’m not receiving notices from the site when you post so I’ll get in there a bit more often to check on new activity.
Facilities Maintenance got around to knocking down a huge amount of trees off the approach of 23 and I was able to reclaim three huge sections of pine that I’m looking to transform into plaque material. I have it out in the backyard drying right now and will keep ya’ll posted on what I end up doing with it. If you live close to Bogue and can still get on the base, you can get a permit to take fallen logs for firewood.
…since I updated the site with features or information so here you go. A new picture of the Bogue Rat and a Guestbook
I’ve received some interest in locating friends and comrades that worked together at MCALF Bogue. Stop by and drop a note or crusty story in the new Guestbook by following the link over there on the right.
Finished cleaning up a digital picture of an older Bogue Rat. I’m trying to provide some higher quality images of the rat that you can scale down as needed. So here you go…
Another deployment, another sandstorm. This one is not as pretty as in 2005 but it is just as menacing.