Towerrat, on Jan 26 2012 - 22:40, said:
I don't know brother, I can't recall seeing any of you guys working the pad on that midnight to 6 am shift. I hated that one so I eventually worked my way into manning tower 6 ( the one with the controls for the perimeter alarms)At least in that tower you stayed in it the whole shift and could hear your squad ldr trying to sneak up that metal staircase, lol.
Prolly cuz the whole pad layout was backwards, and the Bunkers were blocking the view! Hell, when we pulled pad duty, we worked it 24/7 in 4-6 rotations. Unless we got stuck on pad during a call out...then it turned into indefinite- 4 or even 2 off.
Yea, I remember the Metal tower. I also remember that on a good day you could pick up comblock broadcasts on the prc. In fact, a buddy of mine got investigated for possible espionage cause he got bored and was listening in and forget to change the freq back.
A10 Low Cap flybys were pretty cool though...all ya'd hear was the soft whine as they floated over.
Fortunately I only did a yr with them, then went to a "real" line company in '80.