Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona. "Established during World War II as a Combat Crew Training Base;
now a B-47 Jet Bomber Base, home of the 36th Air Division, Strategic Air Command--L150". Postmarked July, 1955.

Life at Camp Dix. N.J. The Y.W.C.A. Copy by Underwood & Underwood /censored/.
"Life at Camp Dix. The Y.WC.A. Hostess House has provided for many an enjoyable evening for the men stationed at Camp Dix."

"Fort Dix is named for Major General John Adams Dix, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Construction began in June 1917.
Camp Dix, as it was known at the time, was a training and staging ground for units during World War I. The camp became a demobilization center after the war.
Between the World Wars, Camp Dix was a reception, training and discharge center for the Civilian Conservation Corps. Camp Dix became Fort Dix on March 8, 1939,
and the installation became a permanent Army post. During and after World War II the fort served the same purpose as in the first World War.
It served as a training and staging ground during the war and a demobilization center after the war." [Wikipedia 07-07-07]

Life at Camp Dix, N.J. Buildings from Left to Right are the Officers' Club,
General Administration Building and the Big Y.M.C.A. Auditorium" Copy by Underwood & Underwood, N.Y.

"Our boys at Camp Dix, N.J. have a good understanding. /censored/." Card no. 22 - Pub. by W. H. Bechtel, Asbury Park, N. J.

"Life at Camp Dix, N. J. - censored - On the left are bundles of civilian clothing to be sent home by the new soldiers. On the right are soldiers sending home letters and purchasing postcards at the U.M.C.A. Also library well stocked with good books."

"Life at Camp Dix, N. J. Interior of Y.M.C.A. Hut - Censored. This spacious entertainment hall of a Y.M.C.A. Hut is a haven of rest and recreation for the boys at Camp Dix. Here they may read magazines and newspapers, write letters to their sweethearts and even endulge in a friendly game of checkers and at night enjoy movies, concerts, vaudeville, etc."

"United States Troops crossing Intercity Viaduct, Kansas City, Mo." One-cent postcard no. P-14277

"Parachute Jump, First Graduating Class, U. S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas." Official U. S. Navy Photograph, card no. 3B-H491.

"PBY Taxis on Water, U.S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas." Official U. S. Navy Photograph, One-cent postcard no. 3B-H502.

"Cadets Unload Equipment from PBV after Training Flight, U. S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas." Official U. S. Navy Photograph, One-cent postcard no. 3B-H496.

"Keep'em Flying" Greetings from Corpus Christi, Texas. Copyright Curt Teich & Co., Inc., one-cent postcard no. 1B-H1249.

"SNJ's on the Line at Kingsville Station, U. S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas." Official U. S. Navy Photograph, one-cent postcard no. 3B-H490.

"No. 1601 The Aircraft Carriers Saratoga and Lexington Official Photo U. S. Navy."

According to Geoff Bell at Navsource Online this particular photograph was taken on Feb. 2, 1933 while the two carriers
were getting ready for Fleet Problem XIV on Feb. 6th that same year. Also, the same source states that this particular U.S.S. Lexington sunk 8 May 1942.

This postcard appears to be from the 1940s during WWII since the postcard's back is advertising U.S. War Bonds and Stamps.

"U.S.S. Lexington - CVA - 16." Post Card Purchased May 13, 1959.

"Carrier U.S. Lexington, San Diego, California. Length-889 Feet, Complement - 2970 Men. Douglas Sky Raider Landing at Sea, Jet 'Cutlass' Going below Crane on Deck Ready for Emergency Duty." Post Card purchased May 13, 1959.

Old Commissary Building, erected 1839, Fort Smith, Ark. Postmarked August 20, 1923.

General View, Submarine Base, Groton, Connecticut -- 511C; 14877. Postmarked February, 1945.

"#121 Walker Air Force Base, Roswell, N.M. This powerful, long range, deadly plaine is the major striking power of the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Air Command (SAC). The Seattle-built Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is our first line of defense. The B-52 has eight turbojet engines, a wing span of 185 feet, a weight of 175 tons, speed of more than 650 miles an hour and a ceiling of more than 50,000 feet." Copyright 1959, postmarked 1969. Card No. 50537.

No. 1603 Flight Deck of Aircraft Carrier. Official Photo U. S. Navy. "For Victory Buy United States War Bonds and Stamps."

"Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, Maryland. Built in 1904, dedictated in 1908, the tallest structure in the yard. The many stained glass memorial windows and the crypt of John Paul Jones are reminders of the Navy traditions." Postmarked 1986. Postcard No. 155309.

"Battleship Texas . . . acquired by the State of Texas and officially transferred to the state on April 21st, 1948, is berthed permanently at the San Jacinto Battle Grounds near Houston, where she is serving as a monument to her valiant deeds while in the serivce of her country. This battleship is viewed by thousands of visitors daily." Card No. 45636. Postmarked April 2, 1968.

USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. "Sunset Over the Arizona" "The Arizona Memorial spans the sunken hull of the Battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) which rests in 38 feet of water at the bottom of Peal Harbor. The Memorial, touching no part of the ship itself, is divided into three sections: the museum room, housing momentums from the ship, the assembly area, which can accommodate 200 persons for ceremonies, and the shrine room, where the names of the 1177 Navymen and Marines who were killed aboard the ARIZONA during the Pearl Harbor Attack are engraved in marble." Postmarked December 1, 1981.

"Yard Patrol Craft (YP) U. S. Naval Academy, Anapolis. The Naval Academy's Yard Patrol Craft are a familiar sight on the Chesapeake Bay. These trim, gray 80-foot craft play an important part in the professional training of midshipmen (USNA PHOTO)" Card No. 163,483, postmarked 1987.

Battleship Texas -- The Battleship Texas was officially transferred to the state of Texas in 1948, now permanently berthed at San Jacinto Battleground, near Houston, Texas, where she is serving as a monument to her valiant deeds while in the service of her country." Card purchased January 25, 1975.

"Del Rio, Texas - Entrance to Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas." Card No. 21925.

"Entrance to Fort Jackson, S.C. Main Entrance to the huge, Infantry TRaining Center on the outskirts of Columbia, S.C. One of the South's oldest active Military Reservations. Ft. Jackson is a symbol of the strength of the Peace Time Army." Postmarked 1976.

"Corpus Christi, Texas, USS Lexington/Texas State Aquarium" Card No. FW-200. "U.S.S. Lexington CV-16/Texas State Aquarium. The Blue Ghost. . . a floating Naval Museum on Corpus Christi Bay. . . is berthed just offshore from the Texas State Aquarium overlooking the sun-drenched shores of Corpus Christi Beach." Card was purchased May 26, 1999.

"Corpus Christi, Texas, USS Lexington 'The Blue Ghost'." Card No. FW-336. "USS Lexington CV-16. A scene to be admired while driving over Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge at Disk. . .the beautifully lighted BLUE GHOST. . . so named because Japan's Navy made numerous claims to have sunk her. The Lady Lex is a floating Museum berthed jus offshore from Texas State Aquarium and Corpus Christi Beach." Card purchased May 23, 1999.

"The "SARGO" Takes to the Water. Built and launched at Mare Island Navy Shipyards, Vallejo, Calif. at north end of San Pablo Bay." Card No. C10196, ca. 1960s.

"WK-100--U. S. Army and Navy Hospital, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas." "We Bathe The World"

"Air Force Missile Test Center, U.S.A.F. SM-75 Douglas THOR. The THOR is an Air Force intermediate range missile undergoing test flights over the 5000-mile test range of the Air Force Missile Test Center." Card No. S-9604-B, postmarked July 2, 1963.

"R6D. This is the Navy Transport Aircraft of the VR-6 Squadron based at McGuire Air Force Base. The Naval Squadron plays a vital role in the MATS mission." Card No. 84593, Postmarked January 24, 1961.

"U.S.S. Iwo Jima (LPH-2) The first LPH built from the keel up to implement the technique of vertical envelopment assault with Marine troops. Named for the famous battle of WW II, the 'IWO' was constructed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington and commissioned on 26 August 1961." Postmarked 1970.

"Entrance to Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas" Card No. 23589.

"F-100 Super Saber -- Edwards AFB, California. New supersonic air superiority fighter, with a 45 degree sweep on the wing and tail. Also shown is the new Maintenance and Modification Hangar, the largest in the Air Force, which, with adjoining shops covers over nine acres. Edwards AFFTC is one of ten Centers of the Air Research and Development Command." Post Card No. H-2200 -- 18228, postmarked August 24, 1956.

"USA-40 Boeing B-17 'Flying Fortress'." One-cent post card, postmarked October 12, 1944.

"Golden Gate Bridge from Presidio of San Francisco. This view looks over some permanent barrack buildings in this U.S. Army Headquarters Base." Post Card No. C9113.

"We're In The Army Now"

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