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Stuff I saw at work today
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, February 25, 2019 8:36 PM

So,.... there I was  Hauling Concrete for a new Runway ( Location not discussed, due to security) 

When ,suddenly. the hanger next to me opened up and several of these appeared...

 

And,... I had to keep ducking this guy all day...

I will be here all week, so I will see what else I can get picture's of... ( like the C-5 Galaxy at the far end of the runway, next to 2 C-130's and 4 Blackhawk helicopter's ..... and some other stuff I cant tell what it is ...

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, February 25, 2019 9:54 PM

My son's stationed at Huachuca and belongs to a UAV unit of some type. They few a flag inside the aircraft for my birthday several years ago while they were deployed to A'stan. I got a plaque, the flag and a 'remove before flight" tag from the aircraft. Two confirmed HVT kills on that flight if I recall.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 25, 2019 10:54 PM

Please tell me that you have the geo tag location on your camera device turned off. Intel types are good at turning up that sort of stuff. Not to mention those mountains in the background. There are a few more indicators in your photos.

All I can say is, please wait a few weeks before posting such things if you are truly concerned about OPSEC. Been there, done that.

 

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Posted by richs26 on Monday, February 25, 2019 11:30 PM

He can probably expect a visit from AFOSI.  Contractors are warned that this is a no photo area.  But the location can quickly be deduced from watching the show, Jack Ryan.

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Posted by mawright20 on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:38 AM
I second that...
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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:40 AM

Well, thank you for sharing.  Very cool indeed. 

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:33 AM

Rob ;

 Been at Sierra Vista,Az. .Town outside of HuaChuca's gates . I have seen the drones take off . Betchya that's where he was. They also have a Balloon detachment there and the things are up every day .Remember in that Town from certain places you can look right into a small Mexican Town on the other side of the border !  T B      P.S.Pictures there are frowned upon for sure !

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:32 AM
He lives on Plaza De Lanza, but used to stay on Kings Canyon Way in SV.
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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:50 AM

Years ago, stopped under the approach at NAS Moffett Field on a bike ride to watch the P-3s come in.

Got out my little camera and took a few.

Amazing how quickly that conjured up a couple of blue p/u trucks. All had a chuckle, as I was about 10 feet from the shoulder of the 101.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:02 PM

littletimmy

So,.... there I was  Hauling Concrete for a new Runway ( Location not discussed, due to security) 

When ,suddenly. the hanger next to me opened up and several of these appeared...

 

And,... I had to keep ducking this guy all day...

I will be here all week, so I will see what else I can get picture's of... ( like the C-5 Galaxy at the far end of the runway, next to 2 C-130's and 4 Blackhawk helicopter's ..... and some other stuff I cant tell what it is ...

 

 

 

Looks like you’ve already breached security clearance. Saying you can’t disclose location, yet you still took pictures. Not a wise idea. You’re there to work, not take pictures.

Oh, one more thing.... DO NOT TAKE ANY MORE PICS ON A MILITARY BASE WHILE ON THE JOB!! You could very well lose your job if you continue to do so without permission.

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Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:12 PM

littletimmy

...and some other stuff I cant tell what it is ...

Probably don't want to photograph that.  Be careful.  

Cool stuff at any rate.  

T e d

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:12 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour
You’re there to work, not take pictures

That's why there are only a few picture's , instead of dozen's. I took them in-between load's. Sometime, in the near future, I plan on doing a day trip when I'm off work. Then I can spend some time and get better picture's.

BlackSheepTwoOneFour
Oh, one more thing.... DO NOT TAKE ANY MORE PICS ON A MILITARY BASE WHILE ON THE JOB!! You could very well lose your job if you continue to do so without permission.

The general public has access to the same area ( just not as close as I was) and  take picture's all the time. 

I  DID NOT, however, take picture's of the inside of the hanger ( which was full of cool stuff.)

As for not "disclosing" my location, I was just being goofy. ( made it sound like I was doing something Importaint)  Several member's here have already figured it out. There are walking tour's of the base, as well as 2 museum's .... and a Burger King. You check in at the main gate, get your day-pass, and they give you a map and send you on your way.

It's true, that I do have a "Higher" security badge, so I will keep your concerns in mind.

( When I worked at Portland International Airport, you had to have a "note" from God to be anywhere near the runway..... I had that note !)

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:38 PM

Obviously the location of your job site is at or near a military air base in Arizona. Not really much of a secret....

But do heed everyone’s advice. Be careful what photos you take. Personally, I wouldn’t risk my job taking pictures on a military base - between loads or not. But hey, it’s your job, not mine. Just saying....

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Posted by Snake36Bravo on Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:26 PM

Relax people. Geez.

If anyone really wanted to conduct OSINT gathering it's all out there on Zuckerbergs circus or courtesy of the US Military itself. They learned NOTHING despite our unit's attempts to get them to see the error of their way via JWRACS-Joint Web Risk Assessment Cells. The amount of data that should not be out there is staggering.

littletimmy isnt given anything away showing us *** poor resolution images of the Army's newest drone the Gray Eagle or a distant MH-60M. The friggin US Military has already given us better images of the Gray Eagle anyway courtesy of Spc. Latoya Wiggins/DVIDS.

And to illustrate what I mean by OSINT and how incredibly easy it is to find for anyone, friend or foe worldwide, there is this fine piece from our friends at Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

 

 

 I DO agree with BlackSheepTwoOneFour though, not worth your job and ability to continue working DoD contracts if someone asks what your doing.

Also, thanks for supporting the Warfighter!

 

Si vis pacem, Para Bellum!

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Posted by Ted4321 on Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:47 PM

Snake36Bravo

Zuckerbergs circus

 

This is priceless  Big Smile

T e d

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:48 PM

Snake36Bravo
littletimmy isnt given anything away showing us *** poor resolution images of the Army's newest drone the Gray Eagle or a distant MH-60M.

Thank you !  Like I said, in my previous post, I wasn't photographing anything that the general public did'nt have access to. and yes, my camera "suck's" ( what do ya expect, from a $25 camera...)

Snake36Bravo
 I DO agree with BlackSheepTwoOneFour though, not worth your job and ability to continue working DoD contracts if someone asks what your doing.

No worry's..... It's not as if I was standing there for an hour, waiting for something to "Fly by ". ( But, we do "stand-by" for hour's , waiting for other stuff to move . The Concrete spreading machine  only has a top speed of ONE MPH ! )

But, since you are all concerend about it,  I'll just leave my camera at home.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 28, 2019 9:46 PM

My 2 cents. I ride by a naval facility regularly my bike rides. Fairly often I will see a warship there in port. And I sometimes take photos of that warship. Two things that I will do, one, not include the hull numbers in the photo, and two, wait several days or even weeks before uploading the photos to my image hosting site. Yeah, I know that satellites can track a ships movements in real time while a ship is in port due to ports being an obvious place to catch them. But just in case, I like to think I’m not helping the other side with my photos. Old Cold War habits die hard...

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Snake36Bravo on Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:30 PM

Pooping and snooping at a mighty 1mph. You sir have concrete stones. Just the kind of man we need for a special mission.

The next time you see a crew with one of those MQ-1Cs ask them if you can see Titan 13 for a decal sheet. If you're really feeling wiley ask them if you can fly one of the UAS simulators. I hear they are a very friendly group and since they are trainers you actually might get some stick time and a lasting memory. There is an unclassified section for visitors so they wont have to gouge your eyes and cut your tongue out.

If your mission succeeds take pictures. Otherwise it never happened.

Si vis pacem, Para Bellum!

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, March 01, 2019 5:09 AM

I've been looking at the background of these photos and I would swear that's Area 51!

Never knew you can get guided tours of that place!

LOL ;-)

I always took my Nikon gear and lenses everywhere even when deployed and I have photos that will never see the light of day, so to speak, and my main "walkabout" lens still shows bullet damage but works fine with no issues or damage to the glass. I could have it repaired, but the cost would be more than a new lens.

It is a genuine Nikkor lens and a fantastic example. My reasoning goes:

This works fine with no issues at all despite the chunks missing. Repair, replace or a new model kit..... Hmmmmm!

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Posted by Snake36Bravo on Friday, March 01, 2019 12:32 PM

Its not Dreamland from those in the know. Otherwise poor littletimmy would be in a rubber room with some serious characters to play with.

Keep your old lens for the memories. It's been there, done that and has a story to tell.

Si vis pacem, Para Bellum!

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 01, 2019 1:58 PM

snapdragonxxx

I've been looking at the background of these photos and I would swear that's Area 51!

Never knew you can get guided tours of that place!

LOL ;-)

I always took my Nikon gear and lenses everywhere even when deployed and I have photos that will never see the light of day, so to speak, and my main "walkabout" lens still shows bullet damage but works fine with no issues or damage to the glass. I could have it repaired, but the cost would be more than a new lens.

It is a genuine Nikkor lens and a fantastic example. My reasoning goes:

This works fine with no issues at all despite the chunks missing. Repair, replace or a new model kit..... Hmmmmm!

 

First of all, I'd keep the lens just for the story. It's kind of priceless, your grandkids would be interested.

I had a Nikkormat with the best lens I've ever owned.

As for Nikon, they have a lifetime warranty pretty much on everything.

My F-in-Law ahd a set of Nikon binoculars that went to Reno with him every year for decades.

Finally, the elements started to get a little loose and it didn't work well.

I sent it back to Nikon. They wrote and said that they hadn't seen a pair of these in so long; they'd really like to keep it for the parts and would give him a new high performance pair. He had no problem with that, and so they did.

Eventually he passed away, I think my B-in-Law has them now.

I think we've given Timmy plenty of grief here! Bigger problems if a set of truck keys with the fob "Little Timmy" is found in the turbine of a jet!

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, March 01, 2019 8:02 PM

snapdragonxxx
I've been looking at the background of these photos and I would swear that's Area 51!

Funny, you should mention "Area 51 "........ I'v been there twice.

Taken picture's there too ...... mostly shot's of the fence. But I do have one picture of Guard's approching ....., as I ran away...

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, March 01, 2019 9:57 PM

Snake36Bravo
The next time you see a crew with one of those MQ-1Cs ask them if you can see Titan 13 for a decal sheet

Today, I had a chance to see a Dis-assembled Drone, in it;s shipping contaner. ( I didn;t even ask if I could take picture's .... I figured that would just make them mad at me. )

I'm going to "Try" to build a diorama of it. Just gotta remember what bit's I saw, and where.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, March 02, 2019 1:15 AM

stikpusher

Please tell me that you have the geo tag location on your camera device turned off. Intel types are good at turning up that sort of stuff. Not to mention those mountains in the background. There are a few more indicators in your photos.

All I can say is, please wait a few weeks before posting such things if you are truly concerned about OPSEC. Been there, done that. 

Got to agree with stik - OPSEC is very serious. This is the kind of stuff that can get you fired, and, even worse, investigated/interrogated by the US Government. 

Devil Dawg

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 02, 2019 8:11 AM

Hey Tim! Wanna know what I saw at work today? I saw a bunch of lazy disfunctional people.

What you saw is way cooler.Yes

 

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, March 02, 2019 9:32 AM

I thought, " So,.... there I was  Hauling Concrete for a new Runway ( Location not discussed, due to security)" meant he could tell us; but then he would've had to kill us.

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Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, March 02, 2019 9:46 AM

[quote user="Tanker - Builder"]Remember in that Town from certain places you can look right into a small Mexican Town on the other side of the border !  T B [/quote

For now maybe?

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:07 PM

littletimmy

 

 
snapdragonxxx
I've been looking at the background of these photos and I would swear that's Area 51!

 

Funny, you should mention "Area 51 "........ I'v been there twice.

Taken picture's there too ...... mostly shot's of the fence. But I do have one picture of Guard's approching ....., as I ran away...

 

 

'Sir, are you the Earth creature known as Timmy? If so we need to have a little talk...'

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

fox
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Posted by fox on Saturday, March 02, 2019 9:26 PM

Uh-Oh! Looks like you're in trouble now Timmy.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, March 02, 2019 10:09 PM

Bakster

Hey Tim! Wanna know what I saw at work today? I saw a bunch of lazy disfunctional people.

What you saw is way cooler.Yes

 

 

I saw my wife.

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