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Naval Base Subic Bay

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.

Location: Bataan Peninsula, Philippines.
Veterans: 68
Latest Activity: Oct 11

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What is in Subic and Angeles now.

Started by Charles Cook. Last reply by william c. mitchell Aug 25. 5 Replies

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…Continue

Subic Naval Station

Started by Kevin Warner Jun 14, 2013. 0 Replies

There is a new group on Face Book "I remember Subic Naval Station" come and JOIN!Continue


Started by Kevin Warner Feb 1, 2013. 0 Replies

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

Subic Naval Base

Started by Kevin Warner. Last reply by Donald Smith Jan 11, 2012. 7 Replies

I am looking for picture of the base if you have any please post here ,Thanks Kevin in SubicContinue

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Comment by john clark on October 11, 2015 at 3:02pm

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

Comment by julian lupienski on October 11, 2015 at 2:46pm

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....


Comment by john clark on October 11, 2015 at 9:44am

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!!!

Comment by Adrian Hernandez on October 11, 2015 at 12:04am

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.


Comment by john clark on October 10, 2015 at 11:35pm


Comment by Adrian Hernandez on October 10, 2015 at 11:34pm

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

Comment by john clark on October 10, 2015 at 11:19pm

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

Comment by Adrian Hernandez on October 10, 2015 at 11:08pm

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.

Comment by john clark on October 10, 2015 at 10:49pm

don't forget the AFP!!!  We made sure you didn't get beat for 3 days

Comment by Adrian Hernandez on October 10, 2015 at 10:39pm

I seem to remember something about downtown Olongapo being off limits during it's political elections in 1969-70.  And the base was sealed off.  And that it got pretty violent in town.  Military personnel were unable to go  downtown during this period because we might get caught up in some unpleasantness.  After the elections were over.  We were allowed to return to our liberty,ahem, activities.  Anybody remember anything like this?

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