Naval Base Subic Bay was the lower part of the base that was connected to U.S. Naval Air Station Cubi Point and abutting the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines.
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  • I was stationed as a mineman at Navmag from 86 to 89. I flew into Manila and had the worst hottest bus ride. In my blues!!! I met my first wife in olongapo at the solid gold club. Divorced in 91 but still chat on f b today. I learned a lot about my self and life by living in olongapo. I don’t regret anything.i was so proud to be an American sailor. Olongapo was considered commercial but barrio was the place to go.
  • I served two tours Mar 1961- May 1962. Jan 1966- Mar 1968. Worked at em galley, YTM 421 and a warehouse, in charge of 22 cooks on the boats.

  • who remembers the classes of busses class A,B,C,D. the Class A was subject to get robbed. We rode class D, wooded benches with folding tarp to keep out the rain, ordering food on the side of the road. A case of open San Miguel gave you unlimited passage on any road

  • nas cubi point 66-68......rm....remember when fire destroyed portions of the city..mostly the lower half.....lived out in town for about3 mos....remember the east inn...paulines i hope i spelled it of the clubs a blur.....olongapo wide open....some sailors were killed going up to mt st. rita....all radioman....a relay station....firetruck stolen and driven thru gate....river what a smell and kids diving for coins......would go back if i could....


  • no, only shore patrol and phillipine military were allowed fire arms. Firearms and weapons were only allowed in kitchens. These were real rattan sticks, because technically we were not stationed there. Our job was to protect americans during martial law. WE were there but technically never stationed there!!!

  • Oh! Rattan sticks is slang for the ar-15.  Right on!  And what did the Philippine army carry?  I heard there was shooting too.  Yes?  I can't remember if the Mayor was reelected.  In fact, I don't remember the Mayor at all.


  • ar-15

  • You had rattan sticks and the Philippine army personnel had...?  Heck, the bar guards downtown had shotguns.

  • we were the guys in the marine fatigues, flight boots, navy insignia pins and armed with rattan sticks and chaperoned by philipine army personnel. my chaperone joined the army because his recruiter told him to join before they would kill his mother

  • So it's true?  3 days!  Must have passed the time on Grande Island and Sampagita Club..  I wasn't sure.  Long time ago.  Thank you AFP for your protection.  And for keeping us safe and intact so we could go pick up where we left off.  

    Now let's see, what bar did I start over at.  Um, a little help here again.

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Subic/Olongapo 1990-91

I'm doing some research and would appreciate feedback from those who were station dito at Cubi or SRF in 1990-91. Personally, I was there in the early 80's so much of my recollection is irrelevant for what I am looking for.  1. Bars and hotelsWhat memorable bars and hotels were around at that time? I remember a few from my time, but I'm sure they were long gone. 2. The JungleWas this still a thing in 90-91? Anyone remember bars from there? 3. SR FenceWhen did the fencing go up on the bridge…

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Those of you looking for information on retiring here in the Philippines might like to check this out.Retired Activities Office (RAO) Subic Bay, Philippines

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What is in Subic and Angeles now.

I am living in Angeles City and have lived here for about 7 years.There have been many many changes BUT... It's still the same Philippines.Have not been down to Olongapo for about a year.The base is still recognizable as a former U.S. Base but it has been its all commercial now.I even have a friend of mine on the base. He is Japanese American and he runs a company making solenoids.There is almost nothing in Olongapo proper that is fun entertainment wise.Barrio Barretto still has many bars,…

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