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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: 74
Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2018

Discussion Forum

Subic/Olongapo 1990-91

Started by Vegas Vic Mar 24, 2016. 0 Replies

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…Continue

What is in Subic and Angeles now.

Started by Charles Cook. Last reply by william c. mitchell Aug 25, 2015. 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

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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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Comment by Robert I. Reed on July 1, 2014 at 8:12pm
Okey Sir...
My Mother told me that Robert worked at the office in Subic..She didn't know what exactly his worked there.Robert usually traveled back and forth from PI and in the US because of his worked...And Robert had two Filipino friends Mr. Mabini and Atty. Pascual..Mr. Mabini was the one who introduced Robert to my mother who worked as a cashier at Half Moon Beach Villa,Rovisa.My Mother told me that sometimes when Robert visited her at Villa Rovisa he drove a colored maroon sports car..They met each other December 1974....I was born October 1975.My mothers name is Rosita "Rose" Berdos......Thank you for your help Sir...I appreciated it..
Comment by Jerry Plumlee on January 23, 2014 at 6:45pm

I remember the Toppers at Club Oro singing all the 4 Seasons hits. They were one of the best groups on the strip,

Comment by Jimmy Hassell on January 19, 2014 at 10:44am

I was on the USS FORRESTAL july 1967. My first vist there, oh my, what a place.

Comment by Kevin Warner on October 8, 2013 at 12:14am

I just moved from Angeles City to Subic, and what a clean up going on in Baloy Beach, try to post pictures soon!

Comment by Norman Atwater HTCS on July 24, 2013 at 7:38pm

Here is a god web site on Subic

Comment by John Van Warrebey on July 24, 2013 at 7:25pm

@ David A. Combs.


I saw your post asking info on the base clean up after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. I was stationed there from 1990 to June 1992 on my second shore tour in Subic. I can tell you that those few days were hell. I had my wife come down to pick me up from work as we were told to go home before the eruption. On the way home was very difficult as the ash was coming down hard and fast. We ran out of windshield fluid before we even go to the exchange area. I filled it up with water and a bottle I had to get us up to the housing area. My wife was driving and was scared as hell as the roads were getting full of ash, could not see the lines in the road, etc. She wanted to park the car and walk home. I said NO as we would need the car. I told her to drive or let me drive. We made it home and I can tell you I was glad we got the word to go home. If they would have waited an other hour or so, the roads would have been closed. Clark AF Base evacuated the day before, so we had an Air Force family staying with us. That night and the entire next day was total blackness. 12 noon looked like mid night. I also had some of my wife's family up from the island and they were just as surprised as we were in the total darkness and the continued shaking of the house with all the eruptions. Our china cabinet was dancing on the floor and we had to take down the upper section before it fell over. Sunday morning, when it finally settled down, we went outside and to see the damage to all the coconut trees around us was like waking up on the moon. I had 18 inches of ashes and some rocks on our housing unit. Cars that were not under the car port was buried in ash. Of course we did not have power and my wife and her brother walked from the housing area all the way down to the main gate to go in town and find some drinks, charcoal, etc. so we could survive. We had a freezer full of food, but no way to cook it. The family were sent home over the next few weeks and we were left behind to clean up. The ash was removed from all the roofs by local Filipinos and trucked to areas on the base were it mostly was used for land fill. The swap area near the exchange on the left as you came from the main gate had an area that they filled up. Some was dumped into Subic Bay around Cubi  Pt.  As the months went by and the clean up was on going, the dust from the dry ash was all over the place. In the air especially. I think that is why I've had three sinus surgeries over the years and continue to have sinus problems. I know  a few others who have had the same medical issues but the VA fails to investigate.

Comment by John Van Warrebey on July 24, 2013 at 6:57pm

Any one here living in the Subic area?


If yes, can you email me.

Comment by Kevin Warner on July 23, 2013 at 9:48pm



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