I know it seems strange to have an Inland Naval Base in the heart of the South. It trained mostly Navy Airmen.
Not that way on our Navy base now. Might have been when it was a training base. But when it went BUPERS, paper pushers, all we saw was an increase in Exchange prices to high end goods, and we lost our hospital and base medical. Medical is now only for Active duty. Tricare Prime.
Yes we lined the streets to see the Blue Angels, much easier than going on base.
Strange but true story. We went to Pottsville, TN for the Joey and Rory show at their barn and ate at his sister’s small country cooking restaurant, and met them both there. Rory was stationed as a Marine at the Millington, Naval Air Station back before he went into a music career. Course he and hubby hit it off and talked each others ears off. Real down to earth Christians, and old fashion country music.