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Old 08-15-2015, 12:27 AM   #1
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The Air Force, in their infinite wisdom, has determined that I did not have enough fun in my last two tours of Korea; they're sending me back in January for one more year there.

Any other pipers in the area of Osan/Songtan, or maybe even Seoul?
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Old 08-15-2015, 05:56 AM   #2
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The Air Force, in their infinite wisdom, has determined that I did not have enough fun in my last two tours of Korea; they're sending me back in January for one more year there.

Any other pipers in the area of Osan/Songtan, or maybe even Seoul?
Good luck with that. In the early '90's coincidentally while on business hops to Seoul from Hong kong where i was living i was pleased to see/hear one of the hrhbw Pipers up from Stanley Fort HK for a St pats day gig or other UK 'holiday' excuse. I stayed at the westin chosun hotel and the Piper made a walkabout;...if I reckon correctly..it was (then) Sgt Stevie Small i saw on one trip.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:11 AM   #3
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Ask the Deployment Genie for a change of orders; You'll have better luck stumbling across other pipers at Sembach in Germany and there used to be a decent Irish type pub down by K-town.

As for Korea, You may have to lower your self esteem and standards, Check with the publicans around Camp Casey and see what the Army may bare. Also shoot a e-mail request to the UK and Aussies there you may have more luck finding pipers that way.

Not any pipers in the Arf Farce over at Keesler AFB, unless they are passing through the schools from the other Service Branches. But if you are ever unfortunate enough to be reassigned to this little corner of Hell, we can hook you up with a small eclectic bunch of bag beaters.

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Old 08-15-2015, 10:31 AM   #4
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I'm off to San Antonio after Osan. Much better luck there.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:37 AM   #5
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There is a group of pipers and drummers in Biloxi area, The Gulf Coast Pipes & Drums, so there are pipers at Keesler. There are Highland Games planned for end of October at Beauvoir.


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Ask the Deployment Genie for a change of orders; You'll have better luck stumbling across other pipers at Sembach in Germany and there used to be a decent Irish type pub down by K-town.

As for Korea, You may have to lower your self esteem and standards, Check with the publicans around Camp Casey and see what the Army may bare. Also shoot a e-mail request to the UK and Aussies there you may have more luck finding pipers that way.

Not any pipers in the Arf Farce over at Keesler AFB, unless they are passing through the schools from the other Service Branches. But if you are ever unfortunate enough to be reassigned to this little corner of Hell, we can hook you up with a small eclectic bunch of bag beaters.

Hoo-ah!
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Ask the Deployment Genie for a change of orders; You'll have better luck stumbling across other pipers at Sembach in Germany and there used to be a decent Irish type pub down by K-town.

As for Korea, You may have to lower your self esteem and standards, Check with the publicans around Camp Casey and see what the Army may bare. Also shoot a e-mail request to the UK and Aussies there you may have more luck finding pipers that way.

Not any pipers in the Arf Farce over at Keesler AFB, unless they are passing through the schools from the other Service Branches. But if you are ever unfortunate enough to be reassigned to this little corner of Hell, we can hook you up with a small eclectic bunch of bag beaters.

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Slightly off-topic, but my late father did some of his training at Keesler Field As it was known then back in WWII.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:58 PM   #7
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Any other pipers in the area of Osan/Songtan, or maybe even Seoul?
There's a forum member I'm sure I've seen posting this year called Seoul-piper.
May be worth a PM......
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:29 PM   #8
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I'm off to San Antonio after Osan. Much better luck there.
You'll find pipers in San Antonio. I got my start there 12 or so years ago with the Black Bexar pipe band. There also is/was a band called the San Antonio Pipes & Drums. There may be others, and I apologize for not knowing who they may be as I've not been in the area for 9 years.

Around April you can hit up the San Antonio Highland Games in Helotes (just outside 1604 if memory hasn't failed). There's others not far from San Antonio, and if you get involved with a band there, they'll for sure let you know what's what in the area.
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:33 AM   #9
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Ask the Deployment Genie for a change of orders; You'll have better luck stumbling across other pipers at Sembach in Germany and there used to be a decent Irish type pub down by K-town.

As for Korea, You may have to lower your self esteem and standards, Check with the publicans around Camp Casey and see what the Army may bare. Also shoot a e-mail request to the UK and Aussies there you may have more luck finding pipers that way.

Not any pipers in the Arf Farce over at Keesler AFB, unless they are passing through the schools from the other Service Branches. But if you are ever unfortunate enough to be reassigned to this little corner of Hell, we can hook you up with a small eclectic bunch of bag beaters.

Hoo-ah!
Arf Farce eh? At least you didn't say Chair Force...
My job ain't either... but the view from the top of a 90ft antenna tower is pretty special.
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:09 PM   #10
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I know the view well from tall minimally supported structures. Always had fun climbing the 110 foot aerial (ladder) on the job when I was at the Childrens' Home on the Hudson (aka USMA). Fun though was dangling from a single line under a UH60 when I wore my other uniform or running amok in the woods of places named after Civil War Generals. Cheers.
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