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  1. haparnold

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    Afternoon all,

    I'm a long-time lurker who's been smoking a pipe for about 7 years. I'm a USAF veteran currently working on my PhD in economics.

    As I write this, I'm breaking in a new Morgan Bones bulldog with some GLP Westminster. Looking forward to discovering more English blends, as well as entering the world of Virginias.

    V/R

    haparnold

    De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
    Posted 8 months ago #
  2. techie

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    Welcome! Thank you for your service to this great country.

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    Welcome. Bombs away, my friend!

    A man who serves his country is a patriot. A man who serves his government is an employee. The two are not always the same thing.
    Posted 8 months ago #
  4. mso489

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    Welcome aboard. Quite a few vets on the site. I'm USN '68 to '72, enlisted. Have a college senior graduating next year in statistics who might be tending toward economics, unless medical research gets him first. We'll see if he's pulled to grad school or a job ladder ... hopefully first one then the other.

    Posted 8 months ago #
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    Welcome! (US Army 1972-1974). I accepted an invitation from Richard Nixon to be inducted in the draft of 1971.

    Pipestud
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  6. puffy

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    Welcome

    Life's most valuable treasure is..Love
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  7. jaytex969

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    Hello, haparnold.

    Happy to have you here!

    US Army 86-93

    That Westminster is good stuff.

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
    Posted 8 months ago #
  8. mikethompson

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    I thought there was another fan of Black Frigate here judging by the thread title!

    Welcome to the forum!

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  9. cwpiperman

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    I thought there was another fan of Black Frigate here judging by the thread title!

    Exactly what I thought. Welcome to the forum. These folks are GREAT!

    CW

    Black Frigate Scurvy Dog, 4th Class...Savvy?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  10. anantaandroscoggin

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    My birthday's draft number was something like 285, so I figured I was pretty safe, but I succumbed to the idea of my bunk and the Galley/Mess Deck always being where I was sent, and spent 1972 to 1982 in the U.S. Coast Guard. Took up the pipe in '73 while I was in GM class A school on Governor's Island, New York Harbor. (While there, during one barracks inspection, myself and one other had pouches of chewing tobacco in our lockers. The Inspectors remarked that it was the first time in years they'd seen students with the stuff.)

    Kinda figured what with all the extra "work" involved with a pipe, I wouldn't be spending all my days and nights with a cigarette sticking out of my face like so many shipmates.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  11. james72

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    Welcome to the forum, bud. There are a few former Air Force pilots in my family.

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  12. bnichols23

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    Welcome, Hap! Aim High! (Yeah, I know it's not the motto any more, but I like it.) And *I* thought it was more BF too!

    Bill

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
    Posted 8 months ago #
  13. pastorpiper

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    Welcome aboard! Great group of people here.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  14. ravkesef

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    HapArnold is a great name for an AF vet. Welcome Aboard. I’m a retired U.S. Naval Officer, and I installed a pipe rack on the bridge so I could keep my pipes handy while I was on watch. Great, except during heavy weather.

    Eric
    Posted 8 months ago #
  15. haparnold

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    Eric, that's genius! Unfortunately the DoD is a little more anti-tobacco these days. I can get away with a discreet chaw on occasion, but I've never smoked a pipe in uniform. Quite a far cry from MacArthur, Chesty Puller, LeMay, etc.

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  16. bnichols23

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    For a while during WWII seemed like every senior officer (O-6 & up) used a pipe. I'm almost certain I remember a picture of Vinegar Joe Stilwell poring over a battle an with a stem clenched.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  17. magicpiper

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    Pipestud...was nice of Nixon to invite you. My old man got one of those invitations in ‘66 from
    Johnson. He used to say he grabbed his extra underwear and left home for good. Got two free round trips to Vietnam. What a deal!

    Posted 8 months ago #
  18. scooterdoo

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    Welcome aboard.

    USMC 2009-2015.

    Would love to hear thoughts on the bones pipe.

    Posted 8 months ago #

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